Reports and Dashboards
The number of reports and the information on the dashboard is too limited. A dashboard showing the overall rank advancements is needed. A dashboard showing the overall required merit badges earned is also needed. If these things are already available there are not readily visible.
Jeremy, there’s a more detailed report of each scout on the Scout Profile page. If you click on one of the scouts on the dashboard you’ll see a preview show up on the right with a “View Full Profile” link. The profile page shows the dates of each rank advancement and all of the completed and partial merit badges.
If you’re looking for additional reports that relate to the entire troop, then I would love to get your ideas, as well as anyone else’s, on what kinds of reports would be most helpful.
Thanks for your help and suggestions.
Make a link to print an individual boys progress "report" that shows what he has done, what is under way and details what remains on each item he is working on and on the group tracking grid, it would be helpful to have each boys name listed as I don't always have pictures of every boy up and it is hard to tell who has what finished in that view
Jeremy, that makes more sense to me now and I agree that it would be helpful to see the entire troop's progress toward eagle in a single view. That's something I've been thinking about for a while now. I'll add that to a the new features I plan on buiding.
In the meantime, there is an "Advancement At A Glance" view on the dashboard that show's the entire troop in a horizontal axis view like your talking about. It's set up to show all of the scout's progress on a particular rank or merit badge. The initial view is set up to show progress on the 1st Class Rank, but you can change that by clicking on the button to the right.
It's not quite as handy as getting the whole view at once, but it does help when you're looking to see any holes in progress for a rank or badge.
Jeremy Bach commented
My complements on the quick response. The group grid is a good layout. If I select a particular advancement, as you indicated, it shows me each boys accomplishment toward that advancement. It would also be very useful to have an option to select "overall advancement" or something like that and it would show you the advancements as the horizontal axis and the boys as the veritcal axis and you could then see your whole troops advancement toward eagle in one shot. A similar grid for the required merit badges would be really useful as well. In this case the horizontal axis would be the required badges and the vertical axis would be the boys.
I hope this makes sense. If it doesn't let me know.