Importance Of Dashboards

January 16 2021
Lottie Perrelle Lottie Perrelle

Behind every bespoke piece of software there is always a main dashboard where you are able to see how things are performing, at a glance. This allows you to track some of the core KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) that are important to your business, and easily see how these are improving over time. By having access to real-time KPIs you are able to make quick, proactive decisions before the issues you have noticed start to impact the bottom line. Let’s have a look at the importance of dashboards within a business.

Visualising The Data

Data can be very hard to get your head around when all you can see is a spreadsheet of numbers and figures with little meaning. Dashboards are the perfect way to present KPIs and data in a visual format that is easy to understand. Software is used to collect, connect and correlate data from multiple sources and parts of the business, bringing them all together in one place.

Dashboards can help to save businesses a lot of time as it means employees don’t have to go through and sort pages upon pages of excel spreadsheets in order to make head or tail of the data! This time can be put to better use analysing the data and making quick, informed business decisions.

Benefits Of A Dashboard

A dashboard has many different functions, so there are lots of benefits too. Here are just a selection:

1. Accountability

Whilst it is nice to see what you are doing right in business, it is just as important to see areas where you may be slipping up slightly. Bespoke dashboards can quickly highlight troublesome areas, and give you the information you need to make an improvement. As they can be visible throughout the company, dashboards are also great to keep each department accountable for their actions.

2. Interactivity

The best dashboards provide a dynamic experience for their users. Rather than having static information, it is always useful to be able to filter certain things and sort by categories too. Interactive charts are also a great way to see changes over time, such as seasonal fluctuations. They can be tailored to your individual needs too, displaying as much or as little detail on specific KPIs as you like.

3. Gamification

Gamification is the use of game mechanics and design to help engage and motivate people. The metrics included on your dashboard are the key figures that you want to keep improving on, and some of the top businesses have used this in order to increase the likelihood of customer retention.

We hope this has helped to shed some light on the importance of dashboards. If you would like more information on the bespoke software solutions that we deliver please get in touch today and we will be more than happy to answer any questions that you have. Call us on 0800 254 5359 or email us at [email protected].

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