The main objective of a dashboard is to present the data in an accurate and contextualised manor so that the information is legible and leads to appropriate decisions and actions.
The use of dashboards provides many benefits: from managing and automating large volumes of contrasting data, and sharing information in a structured format, to increasing the frequency of decision-making, implementing action plans, etc …
Pitfalls to avoid when building a dashboard
However unfortunately, dashboards are often created in a hurry, with little consideration prior to establishment of the objectives to be pursued, the data to be processed or of the people using this. This lack of structure can lead to incomplete, incorrect, overloaded and inappropriate dashboards... this leads to a poor understanding of the organisation and can encourage unreliable decision making.
White paper: How to build a dashboard (PDF)
This white paper provides you with a simple and comprehensive methodology to enable you to build and adapt a dashboard to your organisation. This will enable a better understanding of your company and help put in place an evidence-based decision-making culture. In addition, properly defined dashboards, used wisely will also allow you to anticipate the evolution of your company and help speed up your decision-making processes.