KPI Arrows rather than smileys


One thing I think would be a great addition to Phocas is KPI’s with arrows. Currently we have:

  • Smileys
  • Traffic lights

Outr business works alot with trending data and arrows are pretty important, these are much clearer and more professional than smiley faces.
Here is what I propose:

Would this be possible in a future release?




Great suggestion!


Hi Jon

One way to do this would be to use emoji’s as a prefix or suffix.

I use which allows you to copy and paste the emoji.

Admittedly these wont be dynamic and change if a target value has been hit but helps visualising if the value is good or bad.

I hope this helps.


Hi @stewart.wood

Yeah, thanks. I saw this solution on another forum post. Good to know you can place icons in Phocas.
Unfortunately, these need to be dynamic. I am not sure what value adding a static emoji would be for KPIs.


Thanks again Jon for another great suggestion! Actually we’re currently investigating a few options around conditional formatting, which include arrows very similar to the ones you’ve suggested. Nothing is confirmed yet, or on the road map, but we’re on the right track…