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Example of a Casino Game Comparison Dashboard for Hospitality Companies

What is a Casino Game Comparison Dashboard?

Game Comparison Dashboards are considered operational analysis tools and are used by casino managers and financial analysts to benchmark game metrics. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it provides six different perspectives, including: 1) Revenue per game, 2) Monthly revenue trend, 3) Wagers per hour per game, 4) Monthly wagers trend, 5) Average bet per game, and 6) Monthly trend in average bets. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Casino Game Comparison Dashboards

Hospitality companies use Casino Game Comparison Dashboards to enable performance benchmarking across the company’s game offerings. When used as part of good business practices in casino operations departments, a company can improve its game services analysis and revenue optimization, and it can reduce the chances that any individual game offering under- or over-performs without receiving proper analysis.

Example of a Casino Game Comparison Dashboard

Here is an example of a Game Comparison Dashboard with monthly trend analysis and benchmarking of revenues, average wagers and average bets.

Example of a Casino Game Comparison Dashboard for Hospitality Companies

Example of a Casino Game Comparison Dashboard for Hospitality Companies

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: Casino managers and Analysts.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Casino Game Comparison Dashboards

Progressive casino operations departments sometimes use several different Casino Game Comparison Dashboards, along with detailed gaming revenue reports, revenue budgets and forecasts, annual budgets, profit & loss reports, KPI dashboards 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)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a Casino Comparison Dashboard for Hospitality Companies

What is a Casino Comparison Dashboard?

Casino Comparison Dashboards are considered performance analysis tools and are used by executives and financial analysts to benchmark casino metrics. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it provides six different perspectives, including: 1) Revenue per casino, 2) Monthly revenue trend, 3) Wagers per hour per casino, 4) Monthly wagers trend, 5) Average bet per casino, and 6) Monthly trend in average bets. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Casino Comparison Dashboards

Hospitality companies use Casino Comparison Dashboards to enable performance benchmarking across the company’s casinos. When used as part of good business practices in FP&A and Executive departments, a company can improve its growth strategies and revenues, and it can reduce the chances that any individual casino under- or overperforms without receiving proper analysis.

Example of a Casino Comparison Dashboard

Here is an example of a Casino Comparison Dashboard with monthly trend analysis and benchmarking of revenues, average wagers and average bets.

Example of a Casino Comparison Dashboard for Hospitality Companies

Example of a Casino Comparison Dashboard for Hospitality Companies

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: CEOs, COOs, CFOs, casino managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Casino Comparison Dashboards

Progressive FP&A and Executive departments sometimes use several different Casino Comparison Dashboards, along with detailed revenue reports, revenue budgets and forecasts, annual budgets, profit & loss reports, KPI dashboards 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)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a Revenue Comparison Dashboard for Media Companies

What is a Revenue Comparison Dashboard?

Revenue Comparison Dashboards are considered benchmarking tools and are used by executives to compare revenues and sales across their media companies. Some of the main functionality in this type of report is that it provides sales comparisons from two different perspectives: 1) Actual and budget benchmark across the company’s subsidiaries, 2) Revenue trend for each subsidiary with actual and budget comparison. You find an example of dashboard report below.

Purpose of Revenue Comparison Dashboards

Media companies use Revenue Comparison Dashboards to benchmark sales performance and analyze monthly trends with budget variances. When used as part of good business practices in Executive and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, a company can improve its revenue growth strategies, and it can reduce the chances that managers don’t see important under- or over-performers with resulting delays in decision-making.

Example of a Revenue Comparison Dashboard

Here is an example of a Revenue Dashboard with subsidiary comparison, budget to actual and trend analysis.

Example of a Revenue Comparison Dashboard for Media Companies

Example of a Revenue Comparison Dashboard for Media Companies

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard report?

The typical users of this type of dashboard report are: Executives, VP of Sales, Sales Managers, Budget Managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Revenue Comparison Dashboards

Progressive Executive and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Revenue Comparison Tools, along with sales dashboards, sales forecasts, consolidating profit & loss reports, annual budgets, financial dashboards, KPI dashboards 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)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a KPI Benchmark Report for Public Sector Organizations

What is a KPI Benchmark Report?

KPI Benchmark Reports and Dashboards are considered strategic decision-support tools and are used by Executives and Planners to analyze how their institution is performing compared to other similar public sector organizations. Some of the main functionality in this type of comparative report is that it can include any type of benchmark metric for any number of years. In the example below there are four benchmark KPIs: 1) Annual trend in property rates compared to the benchmark average, 2) Current year property rate compared to selected other governments, 3) Per capita income to debt annual trend compared to the benchmark average, and 4) Per capita income to debt compared to selected governments. Any other publicly available information can be used as KPIs in this benchmark report. You find an example of this type of comparative report below.

Purpose of KPI Benchmark Reports

Public Sector organizations use KPI Benchmark Reports to assist leaders in aligning strategic goals with comparative government organizations. When used as part of good business practices in Planning and Executive departments, a government entity can improve its accuracy when setting budget targets and multi-year goals, and it can reduce the chances that time and investments are wasted on initiatives to achieve unrealistic or under-stated goals.

Example of a KPI Benchmark Report

Here is an example of a KPI Benchmark Report with examples of metrics compared to other state and local government organizations and averages.

Example of a KPI Benchmark Report for Public Sector Organizations

Example of a KPI Benchmark Report for Public Sector Organizations

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Comparative report?

The typical users of this type of comparative report are: Executives, strategic planners, budget officers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with KPI Benchmark Reports

Progressive Planning and Executive departments sometimes use several different KPI Benchmark Reports, along with strategic plans, financial budget dashboards, strategic plans, annual budgets, government KPI dashboards 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)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a Budgeting Benchmark Dashboard for Public Sector Organizations

What is a Budgeting Benchmark Dashboard?

Budgeting Benchmark Dashboards and Reports are considered strategic planning tools and are used by Executives and Planners to analyze how their institution is performing compared to other similar public sector organizations. Some of the main functionality in this type of comparative report is that it can include any type of benchmark metric for any number of future or historical years. In the example below there are five benchmark KPIs: 1) FTEs compared to other similar entities as well as the average, 2) FTEs in a particular department such a Public Safety compared with the benchmark, 3) FTEs in a Culture and Recreation department compared to the benchmark, 4) Total FTEs for the current year compared to similar entities and the average, and (not visible in the screenshot) 5) Population ten year trend compared to the benchmark average. You find an example of this type of comparative report below.

Purpose of Budget Benchmark Dashboards

Public Sector organizations use Budget Benchmark Dashboards to assist leaders in aligning strategic goals with comparative government organizations. When used as part of good business practices in Planning and Executive departments, a government entity can improve its accuracy when setting budget targets and multi-year goals, and it can reduce the chances that time and investments are wasted on initiatives to achieve unrealistic or that have under-stated goals.

Example of a Budget Benchmark Dashboard

Here is an example of a Budget Benchmark Dashboard with examples of metrics compared to other organizations and averages.

Example of a Budgeting Benchmark Dashboard for Public Sector Organizations

Example of a Budgeting Benchmark Dashboard for Public Sector Organizations

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Comparative report?

The typical users of this type of comparative report are: Executives, strategic planners, budget officers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Budget Benchmark Dashboards

Progressive Planning and Executive departments sometimes use several different Budget Benchmark Dashboards, along with strategic plans, financial budget dashboards, annual budgets, government KPI dashboards and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from government scorecards and professional budgeting and planning tools. Sometimes these types of metrics are also entered through the organization’s 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)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a Benchmarking Dashboard for Insurance Companies

What is a Benchmarking Dashboard?

Benchmarking Dashboard are considered comparison analysis tools and are used by Executives and Analysts to compare and contrast the company’s KPIs against those of industry peers. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it shows benchmarking of claims paid and premiums written, including for: Your own company, several selected competitors and the industry average. The time periods are quarters as that align with when public filings are available. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Benchmarking Dashboards for Insurance Companies

Insurance companies use Benchmarking Dashboards to monitor internal performance with that of the external marketplace, as well as to conduct reality checks on growth targets and other metrics. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, an organization can improve its strategic targets and related tactical decisions, and it can reduce the chances that a singular focus on internal metrics may sub-optimize planning processes.

Example of a Benchmarking Dashboard

Here is an example of a Benchmarking Dashboard with comparisons to select competitors as well as the industry average.

Example of a Benchmarking Dashboard for Insurance Companies

Example of a Benchmarking Dashboard for Insurance Companies

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: Executives, boards, CFO’s, analysts.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Benchmarking Dashboards

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Benchmarking Dashboards, along with financial reports, budgets, multi-year forecasts and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The external data typically comes from a web-site or database with public data such as EDGAR and Yahoo Finance. Internal data 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)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboard for a Manufacturing Company

What is a Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboard?

Capacity Utilization Dashboards are considered operational analysis tools and are used by Plant- and Production Managers to monitor capacity and utilization metrics. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it provides analysis from three different angles, including: 1) Capacity utilization – current and prior year monthly metrics by plant with tons (weight), output and utilization %, 2) Chart that compares current and prior year utilization across selected plants, and 3) Capacity utilization trend for current and prior year. The user can select and unselect plants and years on the top of the screen. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboards

Manufacturing companies use Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboards to enable production and plant managers to benchmark utilization metrics across their plants as well as analyze trends. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and operations departments, an organization can improve its efficiency and process improvement focus, and it can reduce the chances that low performers or outlier metrics are missed for longer than necessary.

Example of a Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboard

Here is an example of a Capacity Utilization Dashboard with plant benchmarking and trend analysis.

Example of a Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboard for a Manufacturing Company

Example of a Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboard for a Manufacturing Company

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: Executives, analysts, plant managers, production managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboards

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and operations departments sometimes use several different Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboards, along with efficiency reports, sales forecasts, production planning, backlog reports, open orders reports, profitability dashboards 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)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a Benchmarking Dashboard for Manufacturing Companies

What is a Benchmarking Dashboard?

Benchmarking dashboards are considered competitive comparison tools and are used by CFOs and Executives to analyze internal KPIs against those of the manufacturing industry. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it enables the user to select which companies (including the industry average) and year to use in the analysis, and then it will provide graphical comparison. The dashboard includes quarterly data for: 1) EBITDA, 2) Gross Margin, 3) Profit Margin, and 4) Revenue Growth. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Benchmarking Dashboards

Manufacturing companies use Benchmarking Dashboards to make executives aware of- and accountable for the company’s performance in comparison to other businesses and the industry average. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, an organization can improve and speed up its strategies, and it can reduce the chances that the company falls behind competition because it is only measuring itself against internal targets.

Example of a Benchmarking Dashboard

Here is an example of a Dashboard that benchmarks your own KPIs against selected companies and the industry average.

Example of a Benchmarking Dashboard for Manufacturing Companies

Example of a Benchmarking Dashboard for Manufacturing Companies

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: Board members, executives, CFOs, analysts.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Benchmarking Dashboards

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Benchmarking Dashboards, along with profit & loss reports, balance sheets, cash flow statements, KPI dashboards 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)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a Regional Sales KPI Dashboard for Real Estate Companies

What is a Regional Sales KPI Dashboard?

Geographic focused real estate sales dashboards are considered sales analysis tools and are used by Executives and sales leaders to analyze regional performance. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it provides KPI analysis from seven different perspectives. These include 1) Sales (%) for the top 5 states, 2) Sold units for the top 5 states, 3) Available units by state (map), 4) Available stock ranked by state, 5) Sold units ranked by state, 6) Monthly average speed (days to turn over real estate inventory), and 7) Grand total KPIs for available units, sold units, and total units. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Regional Sales Dashboards for Real Estate Companies

Real Estate organizations use Regional Sales Dashboards to give managers an easy way to compare performance across all their geographic regions. 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 regional strategies and grow revenues, and it can reduce the chances that managers don’t quickly catch location-related anomalies.

Example of a Regional Sales Dashboards for Real Estate Companies

Here is an example of a Regional Real Estate Sales Dashboard with ranking based on KPIs.

Example of a Regional Sales KPI Dashboard for Real Estate Companies

Example of a Regional Sales KPI Dashboard for Real Estate Companies

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

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

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Regional Sales Dashboards for Real Estate Companies

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Regional Sales Dashboards, along with financial dashboards, consolidated and local office profit & loss reports, sales reports, 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)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a Transportation Carrier Comparison Dashboard

What is a Transportation Carrier Comparison Dashboard?

Carrier comparison dashboards are considered valuable benchmarking tools and are used by logistics managers to compare performance and cost across their carriers. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it provides graphical analysis for six key transportation metrics. These include: 1) Truck turnaround time (hours), 2) Average revenue per hour, 3) Truckload capacity utilized, 4) Transit time (hours), 5) Average revenue per mile, and 6) On time pickup. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Carrier Comparison Dashboards

Distribution businesses use Carrier Comparison Dashboards to benchmark their carriers. When used as part of good business practices in a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) department, a company can improve its logistics strategies and decision-speed, and it can reduce the chances that managers don’t quickly notice problems and outliers amongst their carriers.

Carrier Comparison Dashboard Example

Here is an example of a Transportation Carrier Comparison Dashboard to compare logistical KPIs.

Example of a Transportation Carrier Comparison Dashboard

Example of a Transportation Carrier Comparison Dashboard

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: Logistics managers, transportation executives, COOs.

Other Dashboards Often Used in Conjunction with Carrier Comparison Dashboards

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Carrier Comparison Dashboards, along with  inventory reports, demand forecasts, supplier reports, transportation rate forecasts, cost budgets and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from management systems or 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)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples