An executive reporting dashboard is a central monitoring tool for a company’s real-time performance data tailored to the needs of executives. The dashboard tracks the most important KPIs from various business departments to inform decision-making and monitor performance.
What is an executive dashboard?
An executive dashboard is a visual interface that displays company KPIs and metrics using data visualizations and graphical elements. The objective of an executive dashboard is to provide CEOs and other executives with a bird's eye view of company performance. This may be done by providing an executive summary of the top KPIs across business units or by providing high-level reporting dashboards for each department in the company.
What should be on an executive dashboard?
An executive dashboard should be composed of company-level KPIs, allowing quick performance review. Each executive in your company will benefit from a customized dashboard with departmental KPIs. For example, A CEO dashboard may display KPIs from each department. Here's an example of what to include in a CEO dashboard to monitor a software company's performance.
How do you build an executive dashboard?
To build an effective executive dashboard, you need to consider your audience and consult with them about their dashboard and reporting needs. Each executive on your team will use different KPIs to monitor their performance – it's essential to understand then these KPIs.
Here's a simple process to follow when building an executive dashboard.
Consult with your executive team
Define your KPIs and metrics
Create a basic mockup of your dashboard
Select your executive dashboard Application
Connect to data sources
Create data visualizations
Deploy and continue improving the data story
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