What is a Revenue and Contribution Margin per Employee Dashboard?

Revenue and Margin per Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Dashboards are considered productivity analysis tools and are used by financial analysts, regional and store managers to analyze KPIs related to productivity and staffing. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it provides analysis of revenue and contribution margin from five different perspectives as well as with two KPI indicators: 1) Monthly trend in contribution margin and revenue per FTE, 2) Number of FTEs, average revenue per FTE and average contribution margin per FTE for regions and stores, 3) Average revenue and contribution margin per FTE per month, 4) Revenue per FTE ranked by store, 5) Contribution margin per FTE ranked by store, and KPIs for Total average revenue per FTE as well as Total average margin per FTE. The parameter slider in the top left corner enables the user to see all the dashboard values for any given date range. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Revenue and Contribution Margin per Employee Dashboards

Retail organizations use Revenue and Contribution Margin per Employee Dashboards to make is easy to analyze overall productivity and efficiency trends, as well as to do benchmarking of individual retail locations across key FTE-related metrics. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and sales departments, an organization can improve and speed up its margins and profitability, and it can reduce the chances that overstaffing or other FTE issues leads to loss-making stores.

Revenue and Contribution Margin per Employee Dashboard Example

Here is an example of a Revenue and Contribution Margin by FTE Dashboard with store benchmarking and trend analysis.

Example of a Revenue and Contribution Margin per Employee Dashboard for Retail Companies

Example of a Revenue and Contribution Margin per Employee Dashboard for Retail Companies

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Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: CFOs, analysts, regional managers, store managers, ecommerce managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Revenue and Contribution Margin per Employee Dashboards

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Revenue and Contribution Margin Dashboards, along with financial dashboards, consolidated and store-level profit & loss reports, sales reports, payroll and headcount reports, payroll and staffing budgets, sales forecast, annual budgets and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

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