In Database, Big DataBy PDG ConsultingSeptember 14, 2022

Getting the Most Out of Your Business Intelligence Dashboard

Business Intelligence (BI) Dashboard Solutions

Business intelligence (BI) solutions serve a dual purpose. First, they offer a way to understand your business better by leveraging data to discover what’s happening, when, and why. Secondly, they underpin improved decision-making by giving C-suite executives and department leaders the relevant and accurate data they need to determine optimal business strategies.

The caveat? Getting the most out of BI dashboards means using the right type in the right way for the right audience. Here’s how.

BI Dashboard Basics

  • Executive dashboards: Meant for C-suites and are designed to present data in a visual, simple way that gets the intended message across without veering into technical details or complicated processes
  • Operational dashboards: Used by engineers to monitor specific systems day in and day out. As a result, they require real-time data that indicates the current health of network systems
  • Analytic dashboards: Determine root causes when something goes wrong or unexpected events occur. In this case, data must be targeted and relevant to the issue at hand

5 Questions to Help Make the Most of Your BI Dashboard

1. Who is your audience?

2. What does your audience need to know?

3. Which tool fits best?

4. What type of visualizations do you need?

5. How can processes be improved?

Delivering on Dashboard Potential