When we last looked at the enterprise dashboards in the demo area and gallery at Dundas, we complimented the design sense behind the dashboards. The marketing director wrote back with praise and pride about his team of designers. Here we look at more of their gorgeous work – their marketing dashboard demo. It's an interactive demo, so you should visit the site to try out the dropdowns and such, but here are a couple of dashboard screenshots.
This enterprise dashboard for the marketing team starts off with a summary page. Reporting period and products are selected via dropdown boxes. The featured chart is a funnel that tracks the stages of a sale – website vist, evaluation download, valid contacts, qualified leads, quotes and closes. The chart on the right shows Revenue vs. Marketing Cost. The KPIs shown by the guage controls are cost per sale, sales per download, revenue per sale and profit per sale.
Here is the marketing costs tab which is a dashboard that tracks marketing expenses such as magazine ads, web banner advertising, trade shows, direct mail, etc.
This is the Web Banners tab.
This is the dashboard focusing on the website:
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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 enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot of a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy's favorite books.