Creating a list of variables in your value proposition is a great way to offer the presenter a method for gathering and / or confirming data during a presentation. The Comparison functionality in LeveragePoint offers a quick way to create such a list.
Below is an example of a common Comparison use, a Discovery slide, from a value proposition for a fictitious company. We'll use this Comparison as an example throughout this article.
Comparisons have a similar layout to the standard LeveragePoint value driver page, with a name on the top left of the screen and a message below (in this demo slide, we have chosen to not use a message). The key distinctive element on this page is the list of variables. Each data point on the list represent a variable from the underlying value model.
How to Build a Comparison
To build or modify a Comparison, users must use the Comparisons subtab under the 1. Message tab in the Value Communication tool.
To create a new Comparison, select the Add link.
The editable options immediately available are:
- Label: the name for the Comparison. In the slide featured above, the label is "Discovery".
- Message: message for the Comparison. In the slide featured above, there is no message, but whatever written here will appear above the list of variables.
- Tags: use to categorize Comparisons. This may be useful if you have multiple Comparisons that are grouped to gather data on specific items.
- Select: where Comparison slide content is selected.
Click on the Select link to open a dialog where you can build out the list of variables that will appear on a Comparison slide.
First on the Select tab, you will see a list of all the variables in your Value Model. You can add variables to your Comparison by clicking the Select button next to your variable. You can shorten your list of variables using the search field above your list of variables.
To remove a variable from your Comparison list, click the Unselect button next to the variable.
Once you have chosen the variables to appear in your Comparison slide, you can define the order in which they appear using the Order tab.
Click on the gray dots to the left of the variable name to drag and drop variables into your preferred order.
Once you close this dialog, your list of variables will appear with the Comparison you created under the Comparison sub-tab.
To change your list of variables, or to reorder them, click directly on the list of variables.