City of Tallahassee

Case Study Brief: Increased visual of KPIs leading to better timeline decision making

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City Government
Water Utility

Client Benefit

BI Capability Demonstration
Work Management Metrics
Time & Labor Dashboard
Finance Budget Dashboard


SAP BusinessObjects
Dashboard Builder
Performance Manager
CMC User Administration


Hardware – Various
Database – MS SQL
Platform – Windows


The Municipal Water Utility (MWU) for City of Tallahassee, FL is owned by the citizens of Tallahassee, Florida and operated for the people of that community. The MWU is dedicated to protecting and enriching the quality of life in the Tallahassee community, and committed to providing reliable utility services, environmental leadership, and customer service excellence.

Project Description

The primary objective was to create an interactive Performance Management tool using a SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise (BOE) to help MWU understand metrics and goals. The results provided a visual representation of existing key performance indicators MWU users could “see at a glance” information to understand how they were performing to plan. As part of the installation, Drill-Down capability from metrics to the underlying detailed reports was also deployed.

Scope of Services

Database connection, SAP BusinessObjects administration, and Drillable Dashboards for a visual representation of existing key performance indicators for MWU Administration. This included technical support, training, BusinessObjects administration, MySQL database coding, project management, and documentation.


Utility Administration personnel could visualize, see alerts, and drill into goal-based metrics of water utility key performance indicators. This allows for them to have more accurate viewing of information and timeline decision making.

Accomplishments Included:

Work Management
  • View and study trends against every Mobile Work Order
  • Observe work orders of 10 different classifications meeting or failing expected volumes
  • Threshold Indicators and icons can be clicked to reveal detailed charts and graphs over time.
Time & Labor Dashboard
  • Drillable from Earning Code ⇒ Dept ⇒ Workgroup ⇒ Employee
  • Study hours per Employee per Earnings Code over time
Finance Dashboard
  • By department and project, indicates expenditures accumulate to meet budgeted
  • Recreated Data Mart & SAP BusinessObjects Universe
  • The project was completed on time and budget, producing a three-piece set of dashboards.


“Allowed for greater visibility without extensive report research.”

Brian Scott
MWU Administration

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