KPI Performance Management dashboard technology offers two ways to import data; automatic- or manual data upload. For using automatic upload, a data collector is required. The data collector will be safely placed on a server behind your firewall. It is used to collect data from various datasources and to send the data to the KPIPM Data Integrator. The KPIPM Business Intelligence server retrieves the data from the KPIPM database through a secured connection and visualizes it in the dashboards.
Instead of using automatic upload with a preset interval, it is also possible to manually upload data. This can be done by importing spreadsheets or .csv files. When using the manual method, there is no need for a data collector. The data is uploaded straight into the database of the KPIPM Business Intelligence server. It is needless to say KPIPM always uses a secure connection (HTTPS) to keep your data safe.