You can call them dashboards or data visualizations, charts, graphs, or scorecards, but it doesn’t matter – they’re nearly ubiquitous. And that is because if you do a quick search on the internet about the top software priorities, specifically in the BI realm, dashboards are #1 for executives. Because business is moving faster than ever (or so it seems), analytics that are quickly accessible and easily digestible is essential. Dashboards deliver just that: graphs, charts, and scorecards illustrate trajectories, victories, and challenges through key performance indicators (KPIs) and your information to effectively keep a project, a department, or the whole organization on track.
It really doesn’t matter if you call them dashboards, data visualizations, charts, or graphical scorecards, they’re everywhere nowadays. This is probably due to the fact that they are the #1 priority in terms of software that executives are seeking, based on Gartner’s survey on Financial Executive International CFO Technology. Since it seems like we are moving at the speed of light in business, easily accessible, quickly digestible data analyses are extremely valuable. Dashboards provide precisely that – charts, graphs, and scorecards demonstrate trends, successes, and problem areas through key performance indicators (KPIs) and data to best keep a project, a department, or the entire company on track.