In QPR Metrics, a model refers to your organization. When you create a model of your organization, a scorecard is automatically created as well. If the organization requires, it can be very useful to develop additional scorecards to represent different sub-groups, or business units, within the organization. The idea that you can have a model with numerous scorecards is important for two reasons: firstly, it is not necessary to create separate models for different scorecards, and secondly, it can assist in visualizing, evaluating and improving the links up and down the organizational hierarchy as well as between scorecards.
In QPR Metrics you can customize your views and graphics in many ways for maximum impact and ease of communication. Many graphics options are closely related to a functionality of the software.
For more information about using models, select from the following topics:
Models in the QPR Metrics are saved to the QPR Metrics Server. Once a model has been exported to a file format, then it can be easily handled like any other file, e.g. saved to disk, attached to an e-mail, etc.
For more information concerning model management in the QPR Metrics, select from the following topics:
Things to Note Before Developing Your Model
|•||One Model: Only one model can be opened at a time. When you have a model open and then request to open another, the current model is closed before the next model is opened.|
|•||Automatic Saving: QPR Metrics does not contain a separate Save function because all changes made to the model are automatically saved to the server.|
|•||Default Language: The default language of the software is English but it can be changed to any of the other available languages in the QPR Metrics Options window accessible from the Application Menu.|
|•||Availability of Models: Only models that reside on the server can be opened in QPR Metrics. To open any other model, it must be imported into the system before it can be opened in QPR Metrics.|
|•||Model Duplicates: You can make a copy of your model when you want to experiment with modifications without jeopardizing the original model.|
|•||Multiple Server Support: QPR Metrics allows easy switching between servers. To switch to another server (usually containing different models), select the desired server from the Server submenu under the Model menu.|
Additional information about developing your first model can be found in the QPR Metrics Getting Started Guide. Otherwise you can start creating a new model.