Five web-based business dashboard apps
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In this era of big data, companies are gathering tons ofrninformation. But much of that data is stored in ways that make it difficult forrnemployees and managers to access it. One solution has been to write reports tornshare critical information. However, reports usually tell only one story orrndisplay just one piece of information.
Enter dashboards. Dashboards provide one spot to display keyrnpieces of information at the same time to a common group of informationrnconsumers. Creating dashboards can be a cumbersome task, but luckily, there arerntools that make it easier and deliver great results.
Let’s take a look at five web-based dashboard appsrnthat connect to a variety of data sources and offer a variety of “look andrnfeel” choices to suit your needs.
Note: This gallery is also available as an article.
Dashzen connects to a variety of data sources.It uses a clean, black work surface.
Oddly enough, Dashzen supports connection to World of Warcraftrndata, displaying basic character statistics.
In addition to WoW, Dashzen displays things likernRSS feeds and YouTube video stats.
For example, Salesforce Desk allows you torndisplay help desk statistics.
One of the examples is this full dashboard for a marketing team.
This is the previous dashboard switched to Display Mode, which hidesrnthe grid layout.
Dash has a simple, clean-looking interface. There are several choices for widgets,rnincluding some unique ones like static images and text as well as clock andrnweather widgets.
Adding a widget is easy; just answer a few questions.
This dashboard includes an RSS feed from TechRepublic, arnclock, and a tables of sales figures.