Dynamic Charts is the name given to the fully interactive analysis system that allows subscribers to investigate critical chemical industry data. This data covers all the areas analysed by Nexant in its ChemSystems offering and includes:
All of these areas (aside the Production economics) can be viewed for both historic (actual) and forecast (scenario specific) periods.
Access to the information and analysis presented in Dynamic Charts requires a subscription to the ChemSystems PPE program.
The Top Navigation allows subscribers to quickly review analysis for a given product and region. The drop downs should be filled in the order in which they present options to the user (product, then analysis then finally region). The drop downs initially include guidelines on the information required - the user can choose to answer these options in either of the following two ways:
Pressing the "go" button to the right of the three option boxes will immediately open a chart for the user for a default time period provided the product and analysis is available in the users subscription. A subscribing user can then use the Left Navigation and Time Line to further refine the results set. A non subscriber meanwhile will be redirected to a default set of results for demonstration.
The Left Navigation provides the user with complete control over navigation. Each drop down initially populates with a suitable default value. Any further options are recompiled after a user selection in related drop downs to ensure that only those options that can return useful results are offered to the user (Nexant only presents ChemSystems analysis of profitability and prices in the main price setting regions, whereas capacity information is available for all countries)
The number of drop downs will also change dependent on the analysis type selected, with profitability and prices including options on currency e.t.c in addition to those available in other analysis areas. In each instance these drop downs will populate with suitable defaults and then allow the user to select an alternative option.
The user may be able to select options that lie outside their companies subscription agreement with Nexant. The website will not return the results in this instance.
The Time Line is located immediately below the Chart/Table area. Dynamic Charts includes options to select default time ranges (2 year, 5 year e.t.c.) as well as using an interactive Time Line to focus the results set on the time period of interest to the user. The Time Line needs to be clicked once to activate it, thereafter it can be used in two separate modes:
In each instance the year can be changed by clicking and holding the relevant red triangle on the Time Line, and then dragging and releasing it at the chosen year.
A number of charts/tables allow further analysis of the results by adjusting a drop down within the chart/table area (Capacity Ownership, Plant Costs, Production and Consumption Reports). Screens with just one drop down will automatically recalculate results immediately after the user has changed the selection. Those with more than one box however will only recalculate when the associated "go" button is pressed to allow the user to complete any changes before the results are displayed.
Dynamic Charts includes a series of text boxes that support the analysis chosen by the user. The text is grouped into four separate areas: