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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HR Financial Data and Benefits Enterprise Dashboard Screenshot

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Dashboard Topic: Human Capital Dashboards, HR Financials Dashboard Here is an excellent enterprise dashboard-style depiction of key HR financials data. These financial dashboards draw upon consolidated payroll data and other key financial metrics to present an "at-a-glance" summary of payroll data rolled up as corporate financial health metrics. The first financial dashboard is titled "Workforce Cost Dashboard" and features the following KPIs: Revenue per Employee, Profit per Employee, Total Workforce Cost, Value Added Per Employee, Human Capital ROI. The second dashboard is called "Compen

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Situation Awareness and Incident Management Dashboards

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Dashboard Spy readers are everywhere - even within groups of ex-military. Thanks for these exciting dashboard screenshots from Isreal! Dashboards add a lot of value to Situation Awareness and Incident Management systems. We are now seeing them appear more and more. Traditionally, security incident type systems are based on video only, but now the latest technologies allow for integration of video with animated simulations and enterprise dashboard displays. Perfect for situation awareness and threat management scenarios. Today we look at the cutting edge work from a security firm based in Isr

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Performance Dashboard Screenshot - A university research division scorecard based on excel

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The Division for Research at the University of Albany (SUNY) publishes this performance dashboard to show how they are doing in the areas of research development, grant/contract administration, awards, reporting, and post-award activities. This scorecard looks like it was generated by excel. Each thumbnail graph has a green/red, up/down arrow to show state and trend. I would note that the graphs can be grouped more clearly. They seem to be in vertical order but the groups go across columns. I would dedicated each column to one group and have the column heights jagged instead of being even acr

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Remote Server Monitoring Dashboard Screenshot - shows state of system services

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Almost every digital dashboard uses color to indicate KPI states. Often the indicator is a little ball or box that is red, yellow or green. Dashboard designers struggle with end-user clarity issues such as color blindness, printing on a black and white printer, or simply too many different possible states. Thanks to a Dashboard Spy out there interested in server status enterprise dashboards, we have this screenshot of a remote server monitoring panel that has 7 possible states. To deal with the color issue (color blindness or printing on a b/w printer), we see that the red/green/yellow balls h

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Example of a Hopelessly Complicated Dashboard

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Dashboards are at their best when they are outrageously simple. Their "at-a-glance" nature takes advantage of universal human perception into order to bring instant understanding of data trends. This example is outrageously complicated instead of simple. Sorry, but I would hate to have to attempt to understand this particular excel dashboard. See if you can make heads or tails out of it.

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Simon Sinek on WHY

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Dashboard Spy email newsletter readers responded very favorably when I sent them this video by Simon Sinek. It's a TED Talks presentation on "The Golden Circle". It's an amazing explanation of the WHAT-HOW-WHY of why some people or organizations are so purposeful and innovative. Take a look. The Apply explanation is incredible. After the video I'm going to share a great comment from a reader. Wasn't that fantastic? Here's some feedback I got from Therese Bernier, PMP a Dashboard Spy reader who is a Project Manager in Healthcare IT that really sums it up. Hi Hubert, I finally got around

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Is Business Analytics Replacing Business Intelligence?

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What's in a name? Or should I ask, "What's in an acronym?". We all know and love "BI" or "Business Intelligence". But have you noticed the movement from the major vendors in the industry shift to the use of "Business Analytics" rather than "Business Intelligence"? I believe that business analytics is meant to imply more than business intelligence, but beyond that functional distinction, I think that the marketers are having more fun with "analytics" as a concept. The recent Gartner BI Summit 2012 held in London had a category name change. Gartner now calls the category "Business Analytic

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Reasons for Adoption of Dashboards, Scorecards & Performance Alerts

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Dashboard Spy Update: Dear readers - sorry for the wrong URL for the "Keeping Score Survey" pdf. I've fixed the link. See below: Once a business intelligence project gets underway, there is a flurry of analysis, design, construction and testing. We get so busy that we sometimes lose sight as to the reasons why we adopt our dashboards, scorecards and performance alerting systems in the first place. Let's take a step back and look at the reasons behind the trend of the last few years toward enterprise dashboards, executive scorecards and other performance measuring applications. In September

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IT Managed Services

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Dashboard Example: Service Desk Dashboard - For the enterprise help desk team, a service desk dashboard is a critical tool in their daily workflow. We have this enterprise dashboard screenshot submission that features an implementation of the NimBUS Business Dashboard product. Yes, the same folks that gave us the soda machine dashboard. From the Dashboard Spy at nimsoft.com: "The attached dashboard image visually splits the IT Service Desk function into two halves. The left side of the dashboard view graphically depicts Netstal's Service Desk process flow. You can see problem/incident inputs

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Google Local Search Dashboard

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Dashboards By Example readers will recall the sneak peek of the new upcoming search engine, Microsoft Bing, and it's use of a dashboard/scorecard to present reviews of certain local search results such as restaurants. See Microsoft Bing Scorecard. In a similar vein, Google has rolled out today (June 1, 2009) a dashboard layout for its local search results. Thanks goes to the Dashboard Spy who sent me the screenshot with the early preview. The Google Local Business Center Dashboard is basically a "Search Analysis Dashboard". It is for users of Google's Local Business Center, a service that all

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Enterprise Dashboard Cosmetics

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On this blog, we focus on the value that the "cosmetic" elements can give to business intelligence dashboards. I'll probably get into big trouble for this post, but a long-time reader of The Dashboard Spy sent me this graphic and I just have to show it to you. As the submitter explains: Hello Dashboard Spy, I have submitted a few sas/graph dashboards in the past. But this one is not like my previous dashboard screenshots, and it is just for "fun" (and please keep my name anonymous 😉  Hopefully it won't offend the women-drivers too much (use your own discretion about how much trouble posti

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When Dashboards Are Not Enough

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As much as digital dashboards rock my world, I have to keep in mind that business intelligence is much more than a dashboard. In terms of that old tired metaphor, if a dashboard shows me the metrics of my vehicle in a small location right in front of me, then business intelligence is everything else that I need to know - the view around the car, the view out the windshield, the sound of the engine, etc. In this example, the dashboard alone is not sufficient for me to drive the car. I need the additional input of the world around me to get to my destination. Wait a minute, you say, pilots can

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Sales Pipeline Enterprise Dashboard - Opportunity Metrics Analysis

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Sales Dashboards: Dashboard Spy readers keep us in tune with the many ways enterprise dashboards are being used in today's corporations. Earlier this week I was sent to this sales conversion analysis article. It features these two screenshots of an enterprise sales dashboard. For successful enterprises, sales dashboards are certain to become the norm rather than exception. I have clipped the analysis commentary below the screenshots: Enterprise Dashboard Screenshot # 1 (These dashboards are based on the On2Biz product) This is a pipeline for one month for a particular sales person. The

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Excel Dashboard - Sales Performance

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Business Dashboard Example: Sales Dashboard A sales performance dashboard is an invaluable tool for sales management professionals. In the era of following-up web-based sales leads which grow stale faster than white bread, a sales dashboard can mean the difference between high-performance and lackluster results. An excellent resource on using Microsoft Excel to power dashboards is exceluser.com where the article "Six Ways Excel Dashboards Can Improve Cash Flows" by Charly Kyd appears: http://www.exceluser.com/dash/dashcash.htm. The author offers this graphic as a way to show a whole lot of

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Manufacturing Operations Dashboard

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A reader sent me these pictures of a manufacturing dashboard to post. Take a look. The first shot shows an executive dashboard mounted on the wall of a conference room. I'm pretty sure that dashboard is fake (photoshopped) unless it's a poster on the wall. Here's a close up of the data. It's hard to see, but the table displays important statistics about a particular product type at one location: How many are presently in process? On average, how long does it take to move a unit through the floor? What's the first pass yield? Are shipments on plan? When's the last time anyone tested a

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Actuate I-Server Enterprise Reporting Dashboards

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Dashboard Reporting Topic: Actuate Dashboards and Dashboard Reports In the last couple of posts on The Dashboard Spy, we've been examining random enterprise dashboard screenshots of reporting portals and enterprise dashboards. For a look at the highlights and detailed results please check the post on the enterprise dashboard vendor ratings. Moving on to another vendor covered by Meta Group in their rating of vendors for Enterprise Reporting and Enterprise Dashboards, we look at Actuate. Actuate and Business Objects tied for second place with a rating of 5.4 which was just a bit behind the l

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Rescue Wing Digital Dashboard

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Have you seen the flash-based digital dashboard reported by Adobe/Macromedia at http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/showcase/index.cfm?event=casestudydetail&casestudyid=86831&loc=en_us? The idea was "to highlight how dashboard technology can rapidly speed information-to-decision cycles for critical groups such as the special operations community. Similar to many other government entities, key decision makers at the 129th RQW need real-time information in a single, user-friendly interface that allows them to rapidly evaluate various data sets, including operational and deployment viabilit

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Excel dashboard before and after advice from Edward Tufte

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Another excellent tidbit from exceluser.com is this excel dashboard. Edward Tufte, noted guru of information presentation, expressed the opinion that the first report below had too much color. The second dashboard is the result of the change.     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 online, he was amazed t

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How to Build a Project Management Template in Excel

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Excellent tutorial and templates on using Microsoft Excel for project management. Yes, it's a paid resource, but not very costly and well worth it. What am I talking about? The Chandoo Project Management Templates. Here's the scoop. Go to this link: Project Management Templates and you'll see that the first section is entirely about project management templates using Excel. Here's a great post explaining how to build a project status dashboard: Project Status Dashboard in Excel You'll go from this to this:

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The Selling Out of Infographics

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For quite a while now, Dashboard Spy readers know that I've been warning people about the "dark side" of infographics. I had a long conversation with someone who took me to task for being so cynical. Here's basically how the conversation went. This person LOVES INFOGRAPHICS. I asked him to show me the kinds of infographics he loved - and I ABSOLUTELY AGREE. These were real, legitimate information visualizations with lots of care and effort put into it. When done right, and with respect to the very real principles behind information visualization, there is nothing like an infographic to turn o

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