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A top level guide to getting up and running with a dashboard solution that will teach you about KPIs, metrics, data and dashboard implementation.

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9
May
2018
Did You Know Ep. 3 - External URLs
Welcome to episode 3 in our "Did You Know" video series. This week we're going to look at adding an External URL to a Dashboard. This is particularly useful for TV Dashboards displayed in your offices. You could add a news feed, sports scores, or a page on your website. Anything with an HTTPS URL can be displayed in any way. [Read More]
 
 
25
April
2018
Did You Know Ep. 2 - Multiple Charts
Welcome to episode 2 in our "Did You Know" video series. This week we're going to look at some different ways of adding chart types together to best effect. This could be for showing performance against a target, or tracking two different metrics in one graph. Take a few minutes to have a look at the video and learn what it has to offer. Who knows, you might find something that helps you achieve your objectives even easier. [Read More]
 
 
17
April
2018
Did You Know Ep. 1 - One-Click Drilldowns
The first instalment in our new "Did You Know" video series, which looks at common features of Target Dashboard that often get overlooked. This episode looks at the One-Click Drilldown feature of the site, which allows you to analyse certain areas of your data in greater detail with just a few clicks. [Read More]
 
 
25
January
2018
The Importance of Visualising Healthcare Associated Infection Data
Since 2008 Healthcare Associated Infections have been at the forefront of some of the greatest minds in Scottish Healthcare. This was instigated and spurred on by the introduction of the National Standards for Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) in March of that year. With the rise of the MRSA “superbug” being a media focus, coupled with a new strain of flu emerging every couple of years, there is increased pressure on hospitals and healthcare authorities to act on this. [Read More]
 
 
4
January
2018
Infographic: Big Data in the Public Sector
BIG DATA sounds scary. But it’s just DATA. Data is gathered by every organisation in the public sector every day. What’s important about BIG DATA is the ability to compare one DATASET to another to MAKE BETTER DECISIONS [Read More]
 
 
18
December
2017
A Christmas Case Study
Target Dashboard are pleased to present to you a very special case study at a very special time of year. The client in question is a global logistics and distribution organisation with a highly seasonal workload. It delivers billions of parcels to billions of households around this time of year. [Read More]
 
 
9
May
2014
How to Analyse Surveys for KPI data
Organisations often use surveys to collect crucial KPI information, such as customer satisfaction. However, the resulting data can be difficult to analyze and spot trends from, as the responses have to be organized in an understandable way. This article will show you how to use dashboard software to quickly get useful information from surveys. [Read More]
 
 
27
September
2013
Turning a Great Dashboard into a Greater Presentation
While having a well-designed business dashboard helps you find important information to make decisions, a great presentation lets you communicate this information to others. However, you don't have to create both from scratch, as a dashboard can be turned into a captivating presentation with little effort. This article will show you how. [Read More]
 
 
12
June
2013
Why you should use Dashboard software over Excel Dashboards
Excel is great tool for managing your numerical data. But, when you need to visualize this data for decision making, it can be hard to get what you need with Excel. Using specialist dashboard software makes data visualization instead of excel saves you time and effort , and is a this article will show you why. [Read More]
 
 
7
June
2013
Build great client KPI reports to communicate your value!
Building a great report for your clients is essential. The way which you present your work to clients is as important as the work itself - if your clients don't understand what you've done, all your work becomes near-useless. This article will show you how you can create great client reports which show your value to your clients. [Read More]
 
 
30
April
2013
How to avoid problems with date standards in KPI management
In KPI management, knowing when you measured your data is crucial to analysing it correctly. But even if you think you've measured the right date, your company's date system could mean that you compare the wrong values together. Read this post to learn what you need to know about three different business date standards, and how to avoid using the wrong data! [Read More]
 
 
20
March
2013
A Quick Guide to Building a KPI Dashboard: Part 3
In the final part of this quick guide, you will learn how to refine and add to your KPI dashboard to make it an effective decision making tool. This third installment will focus on refining your KPI charts and customising your dashboard for you users. [Read More]
 
 
18
February
2013
Departmental Dashboards: Great Tips to Make Yours More Effective
Creating Dashboards is not simply a case of finding 'one size fits all'. Different Business functions measure different KPIs, and so they need dashboards suited to their department goals. This article will give you some useful tips for constructing dashboards for Sales, Human Resources and Marketing Departments. [Read More]
 
 
11
February
2013
A guide to Applying Filters in Target Dashboard
If you have data that contains a "categorised" text based column then you can apply filters to the data. This can be particularly powerful. Let’s take a look. [Read More]
 
 
4
February
2013
Using the right KPIs in your Management Software
Being able to find trends in your Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data with KPI Management Software is all well and good, but doing so is only meaningful when you have the right KPIs. This article revisits the definition of KPIs, and gives tips on how to find the right KPIs for your company. [Read More]
 
 
1
February
2013
How to take back control of your KPI dashboards
While KPI dashboards have been criticised for a lack of substance, and reduced decision-making power,these problems stem from the lack of control managers have over their KPI dashboards. Emerging technologies can allow this control to be handed back, and this blog post will show you how they do this. [Read More]
 
 
30
January
2013
The Misunderstood Dashboard
I recently read a very informative article by American writer Alan R. Earls. Earls' article shows the opinions of various professionals regarding the problems of using business dashboards. However, I believe that these problems are largely due to misconceptions of their use. This post will therefore show you some ways which dashboard software can reduce these misconceptions. [Read More]
 
 
25
January
2013
3 Ways to use Raw Data in your KPI Dashboard
Dashboards usually contain mostly graphs, gauges and charts. These can be a little hard to get information from quickly by themselves, however. Adding numerical data to your charts can illuminate your dashboards to readers, and this post is here to show you three ways of doing this. [Read More]
 
 
23
January
2013
Dashboard Tips: Spotting Overlooked KPI Trends
With the amount of KPI data that is collected, Managers can find it hard to spot meaningful trends which require action. Trends can also be spotted too late, resulting in missed opportunities. In this post, I will show you four tips for making your dashboard charts easier to understand. [Read More]
 
 
17
January
2013
The importance of multiple outputs in KPI dashboards
With recent technological advances, business people need quick, convenient access to their KPIs. Dashboarding software such as Target Dashboard can achieve this need by outputting to multiple formats, but which do business people use? This post discusses three crucial business platforms, and why dashboard software must be accessible on them. [Read More]
 
 
14
January
2013
Upgraded Table Summary Options
We've upgraded our Table Summary options, and just want to let you know how they can help to improve your dashboards! [Read More]
 
 
6
November
2012
KPI, BI & Dashboard Glossary of Terms
A useful glossary of terms for all KPI, BI and dashboard phrases [Read More]
 
26
October
2012
Top 5 Reasons Busy Execs Choose Online Dashboards
As online security standards have increased, businesses are increasingly moving their software into the cloud and therefore reducing their costs, maintenance and becoming more dynamic and quicker to react to change. Most in-house dashboard solutions are a complete management nightmare..... [Read More]
 
 
1
October
2012
Before you build a KPI dashboard read this first
Some key thoughts and ideas on how to build your KPI Dashboards. [Read More]
 
 
28
September
2012
Dashboard Software: Online or offline - Which is best?
Online dashboard software has risen rapidly and put, normally out of reach, Enterprise tools into the hands of smaller businesses. But which is best: the online dashboard software or a more traditional offline Enterprise application? [Read More]
 
19
September
2012
How to Build a KPI Dashboard in 4 Steps
Building a KPI Dashboard for a business or department is often a task where managers are unsure where they should start. They often jump straight into the visuals without considering some more important aspects and as result end up wasting a lot of time and having unsuccessful corporate dashboards. [Read More]
 
9
December
2011
How to Pivot your Data
Pivoting your data allows you to spot trends over time. [Read More]