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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Airport Ground Operations Dashboard Screenshots - Traffic visualization, runway status, weather conditions

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Operations dashboards are used to monitor and optimize ground traffic operations at airports. A leading package, Aerobahn, comes from a company called Sensis. Obviously, a dashboard of this nature must accurately deal with real-time conditions and provide absolutely reliable data. You woudn't want two jumbo jets occupying the same space at the same time. And you thought your enterprise dashboard was tough! The first dashboard screenshot shows the status of ground operations such as runway status, arrivals and departures.   The second dashboard screenshot is a query for runway occupanc

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Florida School District Performance Dashboard - using education dashboards to promote citizen journalism and local political action

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We are well familiar with the usual ways big business uses performance dashboards - to measure and improve corporate measures, quicken agility in the market, boost shareholder value, blah, blah. It is quite refreshing to see performance dashboards used in a different light. Thanks to long time Dashboard Spy reader, Clint, we have this Florida School District Education Dashboard to study. This performance dashboard tracks the performance of school districts in Florida. It is done using Crystal Xcelsius. What is really of interest to me is how the dashboard is being used as the core of a local p

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How to Hold a Business Intelligence Dashboard Technology Bake-off

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The best way to compare the relative merits of one dashboard platform to another is to build the same business intelligence dashboard in both technologies. That way, you get to experience the strengths and weaknesses of the various software products and technologies. Now, to really get a sense of what each software product brings to the table, one should not merely try to replicate the dashboard pixel for pixel. Rather, start right from the beginning (remember that pesky user requirements phase?) and see if you can apply a unique solution to some of the data visualization challenges at hand.

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The Hierarchy of Visual Understanding

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From The Dashboard Spy. We business intelligence dashboard practitioners and project sponsors often hear (and use) the phrase "from data to knowledge" when evangelizing the business intelligence projects we undertake. Take a look at this diagram called the Hierachy of Visual Understanding: David McCandless over at InformationIsBeautiful.net presents this "thinkpiece". See Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom. Visit the blog post. He's looking for thoughtful commentary on that diagram. I think the discussion will benefit from contributions from Business Intelligence experts. The top of the

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Multiple Language Infographics

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Multiple Language Infographics

Information visualization analysts in countries with multiple language preferences by the user community have to work harder than the rest of us. Here's a look at an infographic that comes in an English language version as well as the original Hebrew version. This one in particular makes for a good example. You don't just have the challenge of translation, but all the left to right, right to left parsing issue. It's almost twice the work! You can read more about this infographic at this link: http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2012/6/5/market-and-competitive-intelligence-trends.html

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Oracle PeopleSoft Scorecard and KPI Dashboard

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In chatting with an enterprise dashboard designer who is starting a balanced scorecard project for a major corporation, I was pressed to look at the PeopleSoft scorecard applications. It seems that they have a set of industry and role-based enterprise scorecards that come pre-configured with commonly used KPIs and metrics. The available scorecard dashboards include: Customer Scorecard, Healthcare Scorecard, Manufacturing Scorecard, Project Portfolio Management and Supplier Rating System. I'll get a hold of sample screenshots to show you, but I thought I'd feature today a general dashboard scr

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Youtube embraces dashboard layout in videos

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Enterprise Dashboard Digest readers know how I like to point out the ever-increasing adoption by the public of the dashboard layout as a design pattern. I'm always pointing out examples of dashboard-like layouts in popular software applications. I believe that the prevalence of the dashboard design is what makes today's business intelligence dashboards so easy to adopt and embrace. I just noticed that Youtube is now laying out "related videos" in a dashboard-like pattern at the end of their videos. Have you noticed what it now looks like? Take a look at these examples:

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Terrorism Incident Dashboards - Tracking incidents, fatalities, injuries with a knowledge base

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Unfortunately, terrorism has not gone away. A comprehensive terrorism activity database with data reaching back as far as 1968 is available at http://www.tkb.org/AnalyticalTools.jsp The database is presented via a dashboard-type interface as the following screenshots show. One can only hope, that in some way, our advances in Knowledge Management, Business Intelligence and Enterprise Dashboards can contribute to the fight against this terrible activity. Homework: Read up on terrorism here: books on terrorism If you are on an enterprise dashboard project, do yourself a favor and take a

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Federal Government Agency Program Management Office Dashboard

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Update: New Federal Dashboard compiles I.T. Spending metrics from over 30 federal agencies. See screenshot at that link or watch the Federal Dashboard Video. Government agencies, both civilian and defense, have been under intense pressure to show value in their projects and alignment of programs with their charters and goals. This has lead to a swell in implementations of PMOs and their associated business intelligence systems. Here are a couple of quick enterprise dashboard screenshots of one agency's Program Management Office dashboard. Sorry for the lack of detail. These pmo dashboards see

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Helmet dashboard screenshots - a digital dashboard that can mean the difference between life and death

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Talk about a need for real time tracking on an executive dashboard! The next generation joint strike fighter, the F-35, will not have a Heads Up Display on the windshield but will have a special helmet-mounted dashboard that will sync to all onboard systems. Read about this real-lilfe, physical dashboard and see more screenshots at jsf.mil. PS. People ask me why I like to post so many physical items when this is a blog about digital dashboards. My background in design leads me to firmly believe that unless digital dashboard designs offer an acceptable "realne

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Flex Dashboard at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, aka the "Boston Fed", is one of the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks that make up the central banking system of the United States. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Fed serves the First Reserve District (a grouping of 6 New England states). Enough of playing tour guide - what does the Boston Fed have to do with enterprise dashboards? Well, thanks to a tip from Dashboard Spy reader Doug Marttila, we have a great example of a Flex Dashboard by the Boston Fed. As Doug says: "It's cool to see the Federal Bank making dashboards in Flex." By

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Cognos Mobile Dashboards & Scorecards

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The idea of "Business Intelligence On the Go" relies squarely on the business dashboard. The ability to convey big ideas in a small space makes the dashboard, specifically the small portlets or widgets contained in dashboards, the perfect vehicle to provide business metrics to people on the go. The problem has been the platforms that these tiny dashboards can be distributed to. After years of bleeding edge experimentation, it appears that Windows Mobile, RIM (Blackberry) and Symbian devices have survived to be the default platforms that mobile business intelligence can be brought to. Let's lo

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VOIP Enterprise Dashboard - tracking telecommunications system performance metrics

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This is a digital dashboard submission by an Italian Dashboard Spy. Grazie, signore. We have here an enterprise dashboard system for use in a telecommunications company to track performance metrics of a Voice Over IP or VOIP network. The various gauges track the number of calls by various criteria. I'm puzzled as to what the number labels in the metrics mean but that's simply because of lack of subject matter expertise. I suppose they represent certain telephone lines or groups? Also, what exactly are the "Units" in the Last 5 Minutes of Calls metric? How is volume measured? So what or wh

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Meta Group Rating of Vendors for Enterprise Reporting and Enterprise Dashboards

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Dashboard Spy Reader Update: Dashboarders looking for a recent Enterprise Business Intelligence Tool Vendor Ranking Report should see this Dashboard Spy post about the 2007 IDC BI Tool Vendor Study: http://enterprise-dashboard.com/2007/09/06/top-5-business-intelligence-tool-vendors-2007/ Back in March of 2005, the information technology research and advisory company, Meta Group, released a vendor evaluation study of companies offering solutions in the category of "Enterprise Reporting and Dashboards". There were 9 criteria used to judge the competing enterprise dashboard vendors: Presence, C

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Infographic on Teen Opinion on Email

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Dashboard Spy on Infographic Example: What do teens think of email? Aweber has done an infographic on the future of email use as seen through the teenager viewpoint. Here is the infographic: Here is the synopsis of the infographic. Note that the data is based on a survey distributed to the teenagers: The majority of those who believe email is dying say that email is not fast enough, and isn’t mobile. They don’t realize that phones can handle email alerts along with Facebook updates. This misconception may stem from the fact that the majority of smartphone users are not in high school.

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NCAA Basketball Dashboard

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NCAA Basketball Dashboard

Update: Here is the iDashboards NCAA dashboard updated with the final four: Fans of both business intelligence dashboards and March Madness basketball are thrilled that for the third consecutive year iDashboards is offering a free dashboard for tracking the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament. Basketball enthusiasts have been be able to follow their team’s journey through the tournament, gaining in-depth insight into player and statistics through the use of interactive intelligence and drilldown capabilities. The tournament dashboard can be found at http://live.idashboards.com/basketball/

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Metrics scorecard delivered via powerpoint

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Have to protect the Dashboard Spy who sent me this screenshot of a dashboard / balanced scorecard, but I will say that it is a critical measure of success at one of the world's biggest companies. Each month, the dashboard is created in excel and delivered via powerpoint.   So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of business dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots onli

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Xcelsius Total Expenses Dial Gauge

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Tags: Xcelsius Gauges, Enterprise Dashboard, Xcelsius Dashboard. The following post is a continuation of the look at some individual Xcelsius controls and graphics. Note this Total Expenses guage from an xcelsius dashboard demo. For the sake of the demo, it's actually an animated gif, which makes it suitable (and wonderful) for use in your wireframes and mockups  Also from http://www.bobjects.com/email_imp/smb/xcelsiusedm/it/index.html is this Total Expense dial gauge: So What or Who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the desi

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Energy Management Dashboard Screenshot from 1995 - monitor home energy use through cable tv

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From the dusty vaults of interactive tv ideas, comes this 1995 dashboard collaboration between Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Microsoft and TCI. PG&E provided the energy applications software and the in-house LAN, Microsoft provided the OS and TCI was responsible for the energy management unit, networking and TV set-top box. The idea was to let a utility customer bring up a dashboard on their TV that allowed them to see and manage their energy usage. This concept was piloted to 30 homes in Walnut Creek in 1995. The trial had to be shut down (too early for its time - costly and cumb

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The Horizon Graph

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Should you have a Horizon Graph for your dashboard? When a new information visualization technique is invented, it's interesting news. The ones that are worthwhile find themselves in our mental toolboxes and eventually on our dashboards. Sparklines, bullet graphs, treemaps come to mind as recent inventions of note. When a new infomation visualization technique comes out and is lauded by Stephen Few, however, then it becomes not just interesting, but important! Stephen Few, author of Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data, is the developer of the bullet graph

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