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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 Revenue Dashboard for Higher Education Institutions

What is a Revenue Dashboard for Higher Education Institutions?

Revenue Dashboard are considered funding analysis tools and are used by executives and CFOs to quickly understand revenue sources and variances. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it gives the user a simple way to analyze funding sources from six different perspectives: 1) Top five revenue sources with comparison of actual, actual last year and budget. Sources listed in the example include: Tuition, Web courses, Education sponsor, Consulting fees, Parking fees, 2) Total annual revenue with actual and budget comparison, 3) Table with ranked listing of all revenue sources and comparison of actual figures with actual last year, variance (%), budget and budget variance, 4) Build up of components of actual revenue, 5) Revenue by campus, and 6) Revenue by school. The user can apply filters using the “Filter Menu” on top of the screen. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Higher Ed Revenue Dashboards

Universities and colleges use Higher Ed Revenue Dashboards to provide executives with different ways to slice and compare revenue streams. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, an organization can improve its decision speed and revenues, and it can reduce the chances that leaders miss important performance issues.

Example of a Higher Ed Revenue Dashboard

Here is an example of a Revenue Dashboard with comparison of different sources of funds as well as budget variances.

Example of a Revenue Dashboard for Higher Education Institutions

Example of a Revenue Dashboard for Higher Education Institutions

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: Boards, Executives and Office of Finance.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Higher Ed Revenue Dashboards

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Higher Ed Revenue Dashboards, along with Financial statements, detailed funding reports, annual budgets, 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 Customer and Product Revenue Dashboard for Distributors

What is a Customer and Product Revenue Dashboard?

Customer and Product Revenue Dashboards are considered sales and tactical analysis tools and are used by sales & marketing executives and product managers to explore key revenue drivers from multiple perspectives. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it offers interactive graphical KPI analysis, including views of: 1) New customer and product count, 2) Sales and margin ranked by customer, 3) Revenues ranked by top product performers, 4) Individual product sales as a % of total sales, 5) Revenue and customer rating, and 6) Revenue versus customer attitude. The filters on the top right of the screen enables drill-down to customer, business unit and period. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Customer and Product Dashboards

Distributors use Customer and Product Dashboards to enable managers to easily monitor key sales, margin and rating metrics with visibility to customers and products. When used as part of good business practices in a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Sales department, an organization can improve and speed up its strategic product and go-to-market decisions, and it can reduce the chances that managers only pay attention to higher level revenue figures because they don’t have easy anywhere, anytime access to drill down to detailed data.

Customer and Product Dashboard Example

Here is an example of a Customer and Product Dashboard with revenue, margin and rating analysis.

Distribution – Customer and Product Analysis

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: Sales and marketing executives, product managers, analysts.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Customer and Product Dashboards

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Sales departments sometimes use several different Customer and Product Dashboards, along with detailed sales reports, trend reports, financial dashboards, sales forecasts, financial statements 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

Higher Education Revenue Dashboard Example

What is a Higher Education Revenue Dashboard?

Revenue dashboards are considered executive analysis tools and are used by financial officers and leaders to analyze trends and budget variances for the institution’s revenues. Some of the main functionality in this type of visualization report is that it provides insight into revenues from five different perspectives: 1) Actual versus budget for the current period, 2) Actual versus budget broken down by major revenue categories such as for Alumni, Tuition and Other, 3) Actual and budget revenue trend, 4) Revenue trend consolidated for all schools and/or campuses, and 5) Revenue for the current period broken down by detail account. You find an example of this type of visualization report below.

Purpose of Revenue Dashboards

Universities and colleges use Revenue Dashboards to provide executives with an easy, self-service method of analyzing essential revenue metrics. When used as part of good business practices in a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) department, a higher education institution can improve its revenue-related strategies, and it can reduce the chances that the decisions are slowed down because managers lack clear and on-demand revenue insights.

Revenue Dashboard Example

Here is an example of a Revenue Dashboard with trends and budget variances.

Higher Education Revenue Dashboard Example

Higher Education Revenue Dashboard Example

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Visualization report?

The typical users of this type of visualization report are: Financial officers, executives, boards.

Other Visualization and Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Revenue Dashboards

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Revenue Dashboards, along with  trial balances, consolidation reports, sources and uses of funds, balance sheets, KPI dashboards, transactional revenue reports 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