Business Intelligence Dashboard Examples

Here are some featured Business Intelligence Dashboard Examples to view and consider for your own dashboard project.

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Business Intelligence Best Practices Benchmark Report

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Dashboard Spy resource: Business Intelligence Best Practices Benchmark Report A new business intelligence white paper has come out that's worth getting. It features detailed examples of ROI from business intelligence projects, a summary of the drivers and obstacles of BI projects and metrics for tracking and measuring the success of BI implementations. What's different about this one is the emphasis on quick ROI - they stress the importance of immediate results over long drawn out perfect system architecture-type projects. Get the white paper here: Business Intelligence Best Practices Benc

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Sharepoint Dashboard for IT System Management

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Sharepoint Dashboard Example from http://dashboardsbyexample.com : Information technology System Management Dashboard. The IT Challenge Information technology administrators and IT support staff need easier access to key information about incident and problem resolution, change control, and its configuration management database. System Center Service Manager orchestrates activities and connects knowledge from System Center Operations Manager, System Center Configuration Manager, and Active Directory Domain Services. IT needs the ability to track this information without having access to a S

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SAS BI Dashboards to Get Slick KPI Gauges Out-of-the-Box In Next Release

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BI Dashboard News: SAS dashboarder and long time Dashboard Spy, Robert Allison gives us a sneak peek at the upcoming dashboard-friendly features to be found in the next version of SAS (v9.2). Heavily influenced by the trend in business intelligence (BI) visualization towards graphically-rich KPI displays such as sliders, gauges, traffic-light icons and bullet graphs, the SAS dashboard programmer will be able to easily produce such visuals by simply passing parameters to the new functions. The look and feel of the KPI graphics are clean and professional. They'll add a nice look to your S

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The Oracle Fusion Dashboard Widget

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Dashboard Spy Update: Using desktop widget technology for information delivery and visualization is a cutting edge idea that is catching on. By bringing the information up to the desktop layer, the user gets the information even sooner than launching a browser or application. For a related post on how Business Objects is doing Dashboard Widgets, be sure to visit this post: Business Intelligence Dashboard Widgets. Oracle Fusion is the company's massive project to come up with a new suite of java-based ERP applications that combine the various products Oracle has acquired with the original eBu

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2009 Year of the Mashup Dashboard

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If poring over another year's worth of business intelligence dashboards has taught me anything, it's that the very form and structure of a digital dashboard is what gives it such value and utility. We've heard it said over and over from many a dashboard design guru that a dashboard should be a single page, easy-to-absorb, summary of your most key performance indicators. I agree that this "at-a-glance" nature of a business dashboard is its most core attribute. Just as imagery can be such a powerful device in poetry, the snapshot that a dashboard provides can be the strongest call-to-action for

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NCAA Tournament Dashboard

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So how is March Madness going for you Dashboard Spies? Did you predict the Sweet 16 successfully? What? Don't tell me you didn't apply all that analytical skill and business intelligence savvy you have to your pool picks? You can model sales forecasts in the face of the worst economy since the Great Depression, but you can't forecast a college basketball tournament? What are you going to do when sports betting comes to Atlantic City? Well, don't worry, at the end of this post you'll find a quick Sweet 16 rundown courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel newspaper. Have you seen this 2009 College Baske

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Excel Dashboard With Essential Metrics for Online Marketers

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Like many data-rich subjects, online marketing represents a challenge when it comes to clearly seeing real and actionable information. Cutting through the clutter requires one to stay focused on metrics with true meaning and purpose. For example, web analytics dashboards that focus too much on click-thorugh rates and not enough on conversion rates will hurt the online marketer because he or she will "forget" that their real goal is to increase those activities that bring maximize ROI - i.e. bring the most conversions. How can that be, you ask. Are people that silly? Well, put a complicated da

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Trends in Business Analytics

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Watch this video to see how Colin White explores the impact that trends such as analytic RDBMSes, Hadoop and MapReduce, the NoSQL movement, smarter and real-time analytics, and self-service business intelligence will have on businesses. These trends can be used in various ways to extend existing business analytics infrastructure to enable businesses to reach new levels of innovation.

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Stephen Few on Pervasive Hurdles to Effective Enterprise Dashboard Design

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Enterprise dashboard design guru, Stephen Few - author of the incredible book on dashboard design - Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data, points out in his most recent enterprise dashboard article, Pervasive Hurdles to Effective Dashboard Design, that: Most dashboard products are not able to produce dashboards that communicate effectively. This is usually due to one of more of the following three problems, which I describe and illustrate in this article: 1) Important dashboard display media are not provided 2) Display media are poorly designed for dashboar

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GIS Dashboards for an Operations Monitoring Center

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Mapping tools, enterprise GIS and executive dashboard technologies and practices are combining in an exciting way to create feature-rich, yet intuitive interfaces for the presentation of business intelligence.  Here is a really good article on one company's (Thetus Corporation) approach: Geospatial Knowledge Modeling - Connecting Discoveries, Locations and Predictive Models. The real value of the article is the presentation of a solid knowledge discovery, abstraction and presentation framework. Here are  images of various models that I grabbed from their site: The Knowlege Abstraction M

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Pie Chart Runs Amok

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As business intelligence professionals, we often present our observations and findings in front of an audience. As I rule, I am seldom nervous about the content, but I am often worried about the technology. How many times have you had technical difficulties in your presentations? But have you ever had it happen in front of a national audience? Someone brought this video to my attention. It really cracked me up. A real case of distracting graphics. No one is listening to the speaker - everyone's watching the pie chart fail! Business Intelligence Dashboards often feature the pie chart beca

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Bling My Dashboard

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Here's a proposal for a new dashboarding technique that lets your dashboard users control the amount of "eye candy" that they see on thier dashboards and scorecards. How about a "bling" button that you can use to "turn up" the graphic volume of your business dashboards? Imagine being able to toggle back and forth between a minimally styled chart and a more lavish approach to graphing? The idea comes from SAS dashboarding guru, Robert Allison, who has done some unique work in this area. Take a look at these two versions of his Oil Refinery Production dashboard. Note the "Bling Button" at the t

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Microsoft Silverlight for Dashboards

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Continuing our examination of cutting-edge business dashboards using RIA (Rich Internet Application) technologies, we now look at the state of the art of Microsoft Silverlight dashboards. Never heard of a Silverlight dashboard? Well, it's no wonder. By comparison, business intelligence dashboards using Flash, Flex, AJAX and other RIA approaches are commonplace. Working silverlight dashboards, however, are hard to find. Because of the vast differences between older versions of Silverlight (current version is 2.0), dashboard examples found on the web often no longer work. Additionally, not ever

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Lazy Man Guide to Dashboards

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Dashboard Topic: A quick 2 page brief that effectively serves as a "lazy man's guide" to dashboarding courtesy of the U.S. Navy IT Department. For a while now, I've noticed that The Dashboard Spy is avidly read by military IT staffers. Our log files show plenty of interest from .mil domains. Let's hope it's because our armed forces are embracing the power of using the dashboard design pattern as an effective business intelligence system interface, and not a mis-directed interest in the "Spy" part of our name. Gulp! All kidding aside, to all you Dashboard Spy readers in our military forces (e

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A Peek at the Larry Ellison Netsuite Dashboard

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An Enterprise Dashboard is how Larry Ellison runs his empire? Yep, take a look at the article linked to in this post and you'll see that he is one of those guys that liked a product so much that he bought the company! Ellison owns 50% of the enterprise dashboard company, Netsuite. Here is a screenshot of a portlet from Larry Ellison's Netsuite dashboard. It's featured in http://www.cio-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=41605. Also, here's a business week article on executive dashboards that explain's how Ellison uses his dashboard. Update: What do you think of this categorization of enterpr

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iDash PowerPoint Template for Dashboard Style Presentations

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Dashboard Spy reader and seasoned IT consultant Pete Brown, who I've come to think of as "Dashboard Pete", has provided us dashboarding enthusiasts with a powerful PowerPoint template to use when we want to structure a presentation in the dashboard style. Recent posts have explored the growing use of dashboard-style navigation in PowerPoint. See Using PowerPoint as a Presentation Dashboard over on the main Dashboard Spy site. Also, we spoke recently of how many dashboards themselves rely on PowerPoint as a distribution method. See Project Status Dashboards in PowerPoint. The iDash template (

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Business Intelligence Dashboard Widgets

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Newcomers to the Business Intelligence Dashboard space sometimes get caught up in the nomenclature of the topic. In fact, even regular practioners have trouble with the terms. What exactly makes something an enterprise dashboard, an executive dashboard, a business scorecard, a performance measurement summary, a BI application, or an enterprise reporting system? As you've seen in the past year, new versions of reporting products and spreadsheets now offer classical dashboarding functionality. To confound the matter even further, it is quite easy to mix up the terms used for the technology with

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Taking Data Chart Minimalism Too Far

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Show the data and nothing but the data, right? We've all seen the trend towards minimalism in our charts and graphs. Sometimes this results in business dashboards populated by mysterious and tiny scratchings that only a true data visualization expert can understand. In the recent issue of his Visual Business Intelligence Newsletter: Sometimes We Must Raise Our Voices, Stephen Few explains what he calls a "rare disagreement" with the principles of graph design as espoused by Edward Tufte (See The Visual Display of Quantitative Information ). Few begins with an explanation of the title of this

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Shareholder Financial Dashboard - using an enterprise dashboard approach to reporting performance to shareholders

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The at-a-glance approach that is so critical to enterprise dashboards is so compelling that it is becoming prevalent in corporate communications. The 2005 annual report for TNT, a world-wide transportation management company, used a visually pleasing financial dashboard approach to communicate the year's financial results. Note: Hey, Dashboard Spies!: Do you know how smart you are getting by reading The Dashboard Spy? From pig production to airplane crew size optimization to monitoring presidential campaigns, we've examined enterprise dashboards from all aspects of business. I'll do my sh

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Microstrategy Report Services Enterprise Dashboard Screenshots

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Dashboard Topic: Enterprise Dashboards Rounding out the sample executive dashboard screenshots from the enterprise dashboard vendors reviewed in the 2005 Meta Group rankings of enterprise reporting and dashboard vendors, is this set of Microstrategy management dashboards.  Microstrategy scored lower due mostly to the newness of its enterprise dashboard product offerring. As the Meta Group commented: MicroStrategy 8: Report Services, NarrowCast, and MicroStrategy Office  MicroStrategy has greatly improved its enterprise reporting and dashboard offering with the 8.0 release of Report Service

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