Profile Manager: Why?
Profile Manager will store information you find in a structured manner, allowing for benchmarking. It is also possible to create your own types for profile sheets, meaning that you can bend this format to match your needs and start to compare brands, companies, products, people, whatever, in the way that you need. In this way Profile Manager becomes an ideal tool for keeping groups of people up to date with complex subject areas:
- Sales reps who need to know details about their own product range and those of the competitors.
- Those preparing to meet with clients or prospects who need to get a quick glimpse of recent news about a company.
- Decision makers who are interested in the latest financial information about listed companies.
- R&D teams who need to keep up to date with patents and academic studies.
This example uses a profile sheet that was created to compare different blood glucose meters, used by diabetics to measure their sugar levels.
This information can also be published onto a shared dashboard, so that users can access the information very quickly. It is possible to select all of the information that is contained in the profiles, or just a part of it, as in this example. Users can then click on the title to see the profile sheet in full.
To do this you need to create profile types that match the product descriptions, or modify the existing product profile type so that it contains all the fields you need.
Latest News and Updates
This profile has been created to look for the latest news from Warner concerning new film or movie releases:
Clicking on any of the summaries will open up the story in full, so that users can get both a quick overview of important events, and then dig deeper into the stories that interest them most.
To do this you need to include a field in the profile type that draws information from the DCF. When creating a profile sheet, specify the query you would like to run in the DCF in the field provided for this:
You can include any of the operators that you would normally use in the DCF.
Financial Information at Your Fingertips
Details of companies listed on global financial stock markets can be displayed on a dashboard:
Clicking on the names of the companies will open the profile sheet, and from here you can see the latest financial information:
To do this you need to have the Financial Data Service activated on your Digimind, and then add this to the company profile type, or create your own profile type that includes this service.
Using Profiles in combination with Digimind's powerful monitoring capabilities, it is possible to keep records of recent patents. On this dashboard, I can see the subject areas that have recently had new patents, along with the date of the latest updates:
When I click on the title of one of the subject areas, the profile sheet opens and then I can see the recent patents:
From here I can click on the titles to read the information in full:
To do this, you need to have a folder in which you are storing information. This folder can then be included in a profile type, so that any new stored information will be displayed.
Need More Information?
It is possible to create and modify profile types so that they exactly meet your needs. Please contact your Digimind Consultant if you would like guidance or help on how to do this.