Dashboards can be used to show important KPIs (key performance indicators) for all sorts of industries and work processes. If you can measure it, you can definitely dashboard it!
Imagine you are the new CFO. You took over the position in the new firm and you want to look at the firm’s latest balance sheet.
The effect of a well designed dashboard is you are able to survey more data in a glance, and make quicker assessments for faster decisions. Here is a Singapore unemployment dashboard.
Why not create dashboards in Microsoft Excel? Microsoft Excel is rich in database features and its easy to create charts in worksheets.
Sales activity is the life blood for all businesses. People who are responsible for sales must have their fingers on this vital pulse at all times. Traditionally, managers read sales reports in tables of numbers.
Most analysts know how to create charts in Excel. Getting them to look good is another matter. It’s hard to imagine you can create magazine quality dashboards like these without dedicated software.