A picture is worth a thousand words and the same can be said of dashboards. Good dashboards succinctly paint a picture of the underlying data. With very large amounts of data it becomes hard to monitor the important metrics. A good dashboard provides the company with well communicated clear goals of what the company is striving for.
Company financials - Create a dashboard that follows your key performance indicators. Display current cash flow, 52 week revenue or earnings extracted directly from your accounting system.
Production issues - View current hours worked or items shipped per number of employees at any time. If you have the data store in your system, a dashboard element can be created to track it. Identify strategic decision points well ahead of time to keep your business operating efficiently.
Communication - Automatically send dashboard summaries on a daily or weekly basis, ensuring all stakeholders know the current performance metrics and any issues impacting the company.