Scenarios enabled by DataPoint and crowdbeamer
Sharing project performance during team meetings
KPI dashboards providing easy access to real-time project performance data are crucial to monitor if a project is on track or needs a reallocation of resources. Connecting DataPoint to Microsoft Project or an online project management tool makes it possible to feed up-to-date project data into an easy-to-read KPI dashboard inside a PowerPoint presentation.
Each time the presentation opens, PowerPoint will automatically update the graphs, charts, and gauges that report on project costs, budget, workload, progress, risks, and issues. That makes it straightforward to share the current project performance during team meetings. And by using crowdbeamer, everybody on the team can leave the meeting with a snapshot of where the project stands. None of that demands any special preparation nor does it require any reporting afterward, keeping everybody focused on the project itself.
Organizing polls among seminar participants
DataPoint can connect in real time to virtually any external data source, including databases underlying website Content Management Systems. That opens many exciting opportunities, such as polling participants before or during a seminar. If participants are provided with the proper credentials to access polls that are privately hosted on a website, DataPoint can pick up the poll results in real time. DataPoint will then display the latest poll results inside a PowerPoint presentation — even as votes are coming in during the seminar.
Using crowdbeamer, all poll results can be shared in real time with all seminar participants. Even better, everybody can take snapshots right away. There’s no other way to provide participants with seminar handouts that include an up-to-date copy of all presentations – including the poll results.
Sharing pricing information with prospects
Using DataPoint and crowdbeamer provides some incredible opportunities during meetings with prospective customers, either in a showroom or at their home.
With DataPoint running inside PowerPoint, pricing information can be presented using beautiful infographics, graphs or charts that hide the underlying data tables. However complex those underlying data tables may be, DataPoint automatically keeps the commercial presentation up to date whenever any parameter changes. That makes DataPoint a very convenient solution for selling tailor-made products or complex products such as insurance policies or investment funds.
Thanks to crowdbeamer, customers can view everything directly on their tablet or smartphone. There is no longer any need to turn the presentation laptop to let them watch the commercial presentation, and customers can instantly store up-to-date presentation screenshots on their device of choice.