KPI Dashboard Resources

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The Public Sector Guide to Implementing Dashboards
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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.

29 Pages of tips and examples

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KPI Dashboard Design Best Practice
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The Dashboard Best Practice Guide is packed with tips and contains essential information for building useful, powerful reports.

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/ Dashboard Design
31
January
2018
5 Tips for Beautiful Dashboards
You’ve spent time on creating the most functional and informative dashboard you can, but why not make it beautiful too! Here are 5 easy ways to give your dashboards the WOW factor. These tips are functional too, as they make the data more varied and easy to read. [Read More]
 
 
7
May
2014
A Quick Guide to Building KPI Dashboards
It is often difficult and time consuming for business managers to build their own KPI dashboards. In this quick guide, you will learn the 8 basic steps to consider when building KPI dashboards for your data. [Read More]
 
 
24
February
2014
Motivate Staff and Monitor Targets with a Big Screen KPI Display
Have you ever wanted to make it easier for managers to collaborate using KPIs, or motivate your salesforce by letting them see sales figures as they happen? Using a Big Screen KPI Display, you can do this easily. However, displaying KPIs on a large screen isn't the same as on a dashboard, as their purposes are different. This article will give you some great tips on displaying your data on a big screen, as well as a few inventive ideas for using big screen dashboards. [Read More]
 
 
28
October
2013
Automate your Data Analysis Now!
While Dashboarding Software makes data management easier, people still need to monitor and update data every so often to ensure that information remains current and useful. However, dashboard providers are coming up with ways to automate dashboards and data for people. Here are a few things you should look out for when considering dashboards for your company. [Read More]
 
 
23
July
2013
Service Dashboards – 5 Dashboard Features You Should Have
Do you run an online business service which gives clients access to data, such as a marketing or finance software? To show this data in a meaningful way, online services are increasingly outsourcing KPI data visualization to external providers. However, to ensure your clients have an excellent user experience, your choice of dashboard software should have 5 essential features. This article will show you what they are. [Read More]
 
 
16
July
2013
Visual Aids: Make Your Dashboards Easier to Use for Viewers
When designing a KPI dashboard, it makes sense to consider the end user, and their need for actionable information at a glance. To ensure that your dashboard is effective for users, visual aids such as legends, colors and additional numbers can make your data much clearer to see and easier to absorb. This article will show you how. [Read More]
 
 
25
June
2013
Create Interactive Dashboards for More Efficient Decision Making
While KPI Dashboards allow you to manage your data effectively, they still need users to edit them to get different perspectives on their data. This delays analysis and decision-making. By introducing interactive elements to dashboards, users can instantly find the information they need. This article will show you 3 ways to create interactive dashboards. [Read More]
 
 
19
June
2013
Case Study of a Marketing Dashboard
Measuring Marketing Success and ROI can be very hard - there can be many factors which contribute to a campaign's effectiveness which you can't control. However, using KPI reporting software, you can analyse the data you collect from your marketing efforts, helping you improve your marketing. This case study of a marketing dashboard will give you a starting point for finding the information you need. [Read More]
 
 
9
May
2013
Create the Perfect Executive Dashboard with these tips
KPI dashboards are used by all levels of employees in a company, including executives at the highest level of authority/ Executives have specific needs which they require from dashboards, and require quite complex information to do their jobs properly.This article gives you some great tips of designing a dashboard for executives, and how you can use them to create focused, impressive business tools. [Read More]
 
 
12
March
2013
A Quick Guide for Building KPI Dashboards: Part 2
In the first part of this guide to building a KPI dashboard, we concentrated on choosing KPIs and deciding on the layout of your dashboard. In this second part, I will give tips on choosing the right charts to visualise your KPIs, and fill this dashboard with meaningful information. [Read More]
 
 
8
March
2013
A Quick Guide for Building KPI Dashboards: Part 1
It is often difficult and time consuming for business managers to build their own KPI dashboards. In the first of a three part guide, you will learn how to build your own KPI dashboards in 10 simple steps! [Read More]
 
 
19
October
2012
How to Build the Perfect Scorecard
Scorecards are a very popular and powerful way to visualise the numerical values of your metrics. In this post I'm going to look at how to make, what I believe is, a perfect scorecard to fit onto your dashboards. [Read More]
 
 
12
October
2012
Why Experts say: Don't' Use Gauges on KPI Dashboards
Adding a gauge to your KPI dashboards is a very contentious thing to do. Gauges are loved by people building dashboards but disliked by many performance consultants. [Read More]
 
 
17
September
2012
Can Your Dashboarding Software Do This?
Dashboard reporting software ranges from simple Excel based systems to large and expensive enterprise systems. Most dashboarding software has at its core the ability to produce charts and other visual indicators which aim to communicate your numerical data in a clearer way. However, there are a several features that you should look out for over and above the basics which will, in time, make your implementation more successful. [Read More]
 
13
September
2012
5 Awful Dashboard Mistakes to Avoid
Find out how to avoid these 5 KPI dashboard mistakes by learning to create actionable management reports which inform and impress. [Read More]
 
6
July
2012
The benefits of using a scorecard
A scorecard is probably the best way to summarise KPIs from different areas and provided there is a target, you can get traffic light style colouring. [Read More]
 
 
19
June
2012
8 Tips For Building a KPI Dashboard
8 important tips to make sure you setup an effective KPI Dashboard [Read More]
 
 
22
September
2011
Create Slide Shows in 2 minutes
We have just launched our brand new slideshow /presentation module. This module allows you to take your performance charts and graphs and create an annotated slide show. This slide show can be automatic and self running or can be manually advanced. [Read More]