These were custom built direct against a data source in AppStudio. No PMF in sight.
These widgets look nice, but it depends on what you are looking for - widgets built in AppStudio are great, but if you're looking for deep taxonomy, easy to map content drills, feedback, ability to dynamically set targets, tolerances, map to higher level goals, weight them dynamically, automatically generate trends, etc., you need PMF.
These widgets sure do look nice, and we are always working to keep PMF pretty. PMF has a similar "big number" gadget today. It doesn't have a vari-colored background. Then again, the colors don't mean anything, they're colors; we will have the background map to the performance indicator so you get an eyeful on performance as well.
In the next release - 8.1, just a couple months away - PMF will gain a new Dashboard UI with lots more drag-to-deploy pre-built gadgets, with all the benefits you have today, that look great, and the Dashboard will also be even more mobile-ready and responsive to any device, in a new way that you'll like. It will be more lightweight, thus much faster than anything you've seen before.
We never stop improving our software at IB. That's one reason customers like us.
Bob Jude Ferrante
Director of Business and Development
WebFOCUS Performance Management
I'll take any questions about PMF - business or technical - anytime!