combines the advantages of tickers and sparklines
SparkTicker reads data from Excel, generates sparklines and shows them as a ticker on your Windows desktop or on websites.
Tickers show numerical data in an extremely compact way. In an endless loop, an arbitrary number of values is passed before the eye of the onlooker, without any need for user interaction. The marquee consumes little space and leaves plenty of room for other or additional displays. The presentation within the marquee is clear enough to enable perfect readability. Yet it lets users stay with whatever they are doing. Always present, the ticker is ready for whatever short time slot may become available.
Since your own data is present at all times, noteworthy changes are detected much earlier than standard controlling would permit. Adding process information to the ticker data helps identify problems much faster, so that they can be eliminated before an irreversible result occurs. If the number of calls to the help desk is shown, for example, a maximum indicates the need for action. Controlling is often criticized for its rear-mirror perspective. SparkTicker defeats this weakness effectively. Word graphics provide contextual information permanently. Value legends can be skipped without a loss in quality. Because the most current value is depicted both numerically and graphically, the eye is capable of safely measuring the magnitude of the unlabeled values.
SparkTicker's information density relieves users: They are not forced into heavy parameterization, page turning, or query execution. Instead, they may remain focused on understanding and interpreting their data.
Tickering sparklines on the web
SparkTicker exports your data to both your personal ticker on your screen and/or to a marquee you can post on a website - just like the one you see on the bottom of all our pages.