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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Illegal Cigarette Sales Dashboard - using dashboarding to combat youth smoking in Wisconsin

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Here's a noble effort in enterprise dashboarding. The State of Wisconsin has a program called Wisconsin Wins to combat youth smoking. If you go to the link and click on "Scorecard", you'll see the following digital dashboard. It tracks the results of the retailer testing program for detecting illegal sales of cigarettes. They send in test buyers to see if retailers follow the rules about selling tobacco to minors. According to the dashboard, federal targets a violation rate of 20%. It looks like Wisconsin is doing well. Try out the link and you'll see that the design and usability can use

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Management Transparency through Dashboards

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Enterprise Dashboard Topic: Xcelsius Dashboard Case Study from The Dashboard Spy Unless we're careful, we dashboard designers may fall into the trap of becoming ivory tower theorists. Isolated from the nitty gritty of real life, we would be unable to tie our dashboards to the real wants and needs of our users. How so? Well, in designing a dashboard, we explore several fields that rely heavily on theory and fundamentals: usability, cognitive behavior, information visualization, data graphing and representation, graphic design, etc. In all these fields, we avidly read the rules and practices es

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Mashups on Enterprise Dashboards - Is Mash-Dash the 2.0 of Enterprise Dashboards?

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Enterprise dashboard implementation teams know that these business dashboards have always "mashed" together content from multiple sources. In fact, a big rationale for both enterprise dashboards and portals, is always the bringing together in a single view, content from sometimes far-flung systems across the enterprise. What's new in the current buzz about "mashups", is the ease of bringing together content from target systems, both from your enterprise and from outside. This idea is not new (web services, syndicated feeds, sharing webparts in Sharepoint, etc), but this current ease of use (a

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USA Immigration Infographic

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USA Immigration Infographic

A Dashboard Spy reader was working on the creation of an infographic and called me for help. He's not ready to show his work on this blog yet, but I wanted to share some inspiration I shared with him. He was looking to do something cool with a bar chart and I showed him this example. It shows United States immigration statistics in a cool layout. The bar chart is done in the shape of the U.S. flag. It's a few years old, but definitely worth studying as an example. Take a look: You'll definitely want to see the original here in its full size. Click on this link to view a larger versio

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4 Principles for Dashboard Gauges

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In a recent Dashboards by Example post titled Dashboard Eye Candy, we poked fun at the usage of big honking dashboard gauges. Like them or not, however, they do indeed have their place on business intelligence applications. One of the example gauges used in the article came from the folks at Perpetuum Software, maker of .NET Dashboard Suite, a set of dial/gauge/charting components. In response to the post, they submitted an article to The Dashboard Spy detailing 4 principles to observe when using gauges in digital dashboards and business applications. The article explores the basic principl

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IT Project Tracking Digital Dashboard

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Digital Dashboards Digital Dashboard Example: Software project management has its own little world of relevant KPIs that focus on resource issues (availabilty of business analysts, programmers, testers, dbas, etc), quality metrics (QA defects, sla), dependencies, etc. It's an area that is perfect for monitoring and optimizing through the visual approach of digital dashboards. We've all spent years pumping out project after project. Most of the time, the focus is entirely on the project artifacts (for most of the team members). It's not often that engagement-level metrics are surfaced. This s

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Polling Management Dashboard - tracking opinions and feedback via surveys

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Many websites use polls and surveys to solicit opinion and feedback. What the heck is the difference between a poll and a survey anyway? Well, on the web at least, a poll usually denotes a quick question that can be answered in a click. Often you will see on a news page or sports site a little poll portlet that asks a question such as "Do you think the Yankees will win the series?". A survey, on the other hand, is a more involved endeavor on the part of the user. It certainly has many questions, and indeed, often goes multi-screen. There can be conditional logic behind the presentation of the

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Web Analytics - The Avinash Gazillion Metrics Dashboard

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Selecting the correct KPIs and metrics to place on your dashboard is arguably the most important phase of a enterprise dashboard project. All too often, in its rush to step along the software development life cycle as quickly and painlessly as possible, the IT department and project sponsors don't give enough time for the business subject matter experts to think about the best metrics to create dashboard charts, tables and alerts for. This point came to mind as some Dashboard Spies and I watched a video by Avinash Kaushik, a big figure in the world of web analytics. If you don't know this ver

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Information Technology Management Scorecard - measuring performance in six areas

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Back in 2000, the Canadian Pacific Railway pushed a big scorecard initiative. A Dashboard Spy in the Information Systems department (a nice Canadian who calls his company the "choo-choo, eh?") sent me a screenshot of the IS department's digital scorecard. Ratings are gathered in the six areas of IT Leadership, Project Management, Service Delivery, People Management, Client Satisfaction and Technology Management. Red/Yellow/Green dials indicate the scores. Of course, Red was not an option. Homework: If you are using dashboards to measure project performance, a must-read book is The Project M

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Groupsite Enterprise Dashboard

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Groupsite Enterprise Dashboard

Dashboard Spies love it when I show them business intelligence dashboard project artifacts. Here's a look at a high fidelity mockup of the recently developed enterprise dashboard for Groupsite. It allows an enterprise to have a bird's eye view of the digital communities spread across an organization. This description is from the internal document that was leaked to me: With the coming release of Groupsite’s Enterprise Dashboard, organizations are now empowered to gain actionable insights from all communities across their enterprise to spot trends, opportunities and potential probl

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The Click to Play Dashboard

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Dashboard Example: Unemployment Data Dashboard. Thanks to Dashboard Spy reader and project management ace Mike Piche of Honeywell Ltd. for spotting this innovative data visualization. I agree with you, Mike - this is one cool dashboard. Something in particular is catching my eye. Take a quick look at this "History of Unemployment in Canada" dashboard and tell me if you see what I see. For a hint of what I'm focusing on, think about the title of this post, "The Click to Play Dashboard". Did you notice the "Play Triangle" in the upper left corner of the data dashboard? Go to the actual das

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Dashboard Metrics Status Indicators

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Every dashboard needs to display the status of various KPIs and metrics, right? We're all familiar with the red, green, yellow statuses as indicated by little icons. Here are some of my favorites. Maybe they'll be useful to you: Be careful to think through what the colors mean. You may think that the meaning of green is totally clear, but here is an example where, to me at least, there is some confusion as to whether green means take an action or don't take an action. You'll see in this video that green actually means "No" in the context of whether or not to go ahead. Strange? Take a look.

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8 Steps Towards a CIO Dashboard

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CIO Dashboards can wind up helping or hindering the management of an IT organization. On the whole however, a CIO Dashboard project is well worth doing if you do it right. That's basically the summary of a great article from Information Week titled Hunting the Elusive CIO Dashboard. The article stresses the importance of selecting the right metrics, managing well upon receiving the right information, and taking the time to properly prepare the data necessary for the project. Take a look at these 8 Steps Towards a CIO Dashboard: Here are the steps for those that can't see the graphic:

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Sales Representative Performance Dashboard

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A Dashboard Spy reader found a paper detailing specific problems when applying business intelligence solutions to sales force field performance management. First, let's cut to the chase by showing what they feel makes for a good solution. Take a look at these two dashboard screenshots: Now, here's what they say many people make in terms of mistakes: Timely and accurate sales performance information provides necessary feedback to help sales managers manage and reps stay focused. Unfortunately, many companies struggle to provide clear and meaningful information to their field sales organiz

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Excel Infographics

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Dashboard Spy Topic: Excel Dashboard Example. Excel dashboard guru Chandoo offers a download of an excellent infographic he created using Excel 2010. Did you know that Excel 2010 has sparklines? Take a look at this awesome excel dashboard done in an infographic poster style. Visit his post to download the excel file: Sachin Tendulkar Statistics Excel Infographic Poster Chandoo offers other examples of information visualization done using Microsoft Excel.

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IT Project Management Dashboard - track/approve resource timesheets

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This is the final enterprise dashboard screenshot in our series from http://www.itcsoftware.com/art-globalsoftwaremgtIntro.htm.  Of course, when dealing with an IT consulting project, we always want to track time spent on the project (funny thing - people want to get paid!).  Here, we see the section of the engagement management application that deals with tracking timesheets. This dashboard shows the project resources, their hourly pay rates, and a mechanism to approve or reject the timesheets. Hope you enjoyed this series of executive dashboard screenshots. For those of

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Features of Real Time Dashboards

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A couple of years ago, Juice Analytics ran a picture that I featured on The Dashboard Spy of a large Network Operations Center dashboard. Here's the photo as seen on their blog: It's worth reviewing the features that real time dashboards must have to offer real value to their users: A summary status that indicates how things stand overall. Users need to be able to tell at a glance whether they should worry or not. Reflect a well-understood structure of the business. By the time you design a real-time dashboard, you should have a strong theory for how the pieces of the business fit togeth

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Free Excel Dashboard Templates from L3 Analytics

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Excel dashboard expert and long time Dashboard Spy reader Peter O'Neill is the founder of London based business consultancy L3 Analytics. Peter is thrilled to share with fellow Dashboard Spy readers his collection of free EXCEL DASHBOARD TEMPLATES. Take a look at this screenshot and then look for the links below to the excel dashboards. Here's his note to me: Hi Hubert, Thanks again for this, going to be great to get onto a blog such as yours. The blog post introducing the dashboards can be found at http://www.l3analytics.com/2011/05/16/free-excel-dashboard-template/.  It describes wh

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Financial Dashboards - using Crystal Xcelsius to present views of Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow

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One of the easiest ways to create a slick dashboard is to use Crystal Xcelsius to portray your data, and the relationships between your data, in an interactive flash movie.  The output is an swf file that you can put on the web or stick into powerpoint, email or a word document. We've looked at a range of examples before and continue our tour of different implementations with this look at a Financial Dashboard demo from analysisfactory.com. Previous examples from a multitude of sources have focused on what-if analysis functionality where you use sliders and dials to change parameters to se

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Sales Throughput Dashboard with LED Meters

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Dashboard designer and SAS/GRAPH expert Robert Allison walks us through the thinking behind his latest dashboard - a sales throughput dashboard complete with LED meters. Thank you Robert! Dashboard Spy, a while back, you featured a sales dashboard with LED-meters . It measured sales order throughput and was accompanied by some negative commentary from Stephen Few. Your readers may recall Stephen Few's comments and his opinion that the display was poor : “Enormous effort was dedicated to the creation of display widgets that look like controls that you might find on an old electronic contr

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