“a visual display of the most important information needed to achieve one or more objectives; consolidated and arranged on a single screen so the information can be monitored at a glance”
A dashboard is intended for all parts of the organization, such as: human resources, sales, operations, security, information, technology, project management, customer relationship management, etc. Managers can also view instant sales, staffing, actual profits and running costs, and any other information they need about their company on a single page in the form of various images and charts.
Different types of dashboard!
Basically, dashboards are divided into three categories:
- Strategic Dashboard
Strategic dashboards are often used to compare the status of the organization with strategic goals. These dashboards allow a quick and general overview of the current state of the organization and help managers to make executive decisions – such as setting short-term, medium-term and long-term goals. These dashboards are created using periodic information.
- Analytical Dashboard
By analyzing information, they help the manager to make a decision. These dashboards include reviewing and comparing annual information and evaluating the organization’s performance. They are often useful when complex categorized information is massive and broad, and need visualization to perform a clear analysis of generated data.
- Operational Dashboard
Operational dashboards investigate the critical functions and allow managers to be aware of the status of such functions. These dashboards are for those monitoring activities and events that are constantly changing and may require attention all the time. These dashboards do not use statistical information and are not used for analysis. A good operational dashboard is instant, fast and executable. Such dashboards are used more by mid-managers in different sectors of the organization rather than the executive level. Operational dashboards provide detailed insights.