CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2013
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Meijer is a regional supercenter providing quality food and merchandise in five states throughout the Midwest. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Meijer has nearly 200 stores and over 60,000 employees.

In order to provide the best service possible for its customers, Meijer makes significant use of a wide variety of information technologies that are managed by a large group of information technology (IT) professionals who are led by the Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Our Chief Information Officer Dashboard provides the CIO with an at-a-glance status of all of the major IT functions throughout Meijer.

Our CIO dashboard summarizes large amounts of complex data on a single display using eight subsections of color-coded charts and graphs. Green, yellow and red are used to indicate performance with red zones requiring attention.

Many of the eight subsections support so-called drill-down views. Clicking on a chart or graph reveals more detailed views that display more detailed information, which can be used to determine the cause of a problem.

The main CIO dashboard view combined with drill-down views provides the Chief Information Officer with a single easy-to-use source of information of all of Meijer’s IT systems.

The CIO Dashboard uses Microsoft’s SQL Server Reporting Services and is hosted by Microsoft’s Report Server.