Key Performance Indicators (KPI) report is designed to show the current progress of a metric. For example, the KPI report below compares the current quarterly profit to the previous quarterly profit. The arrow up indicates that the profit went up this quarter. If a user moves the mouse over the arrow she will see the tool tip describing percent increase. To build a KPI report:
The KPI report designer gets to decide how many percent of goal reaches constitutes the completion (green threshold, default value is 100%) and many percent of goal reaches constitutes falling behind (yellow threshold, default value is 90%).
Sometimes the goal of KPI is to minimize a metric. Cost is one example. In this instance the yellow threshold should exceed the green threshold.