"The book tackles the question from the ground up, explaining what dashboards are and what they're for, before diving deeply into data architecture and visual design, with tons of examples and illustrations. It even explains why dashboards are so popular." (Accounting Today
, June 1-14, 2009)
From the Back Cover
An essential guide for successful deployment of dashboardtechnology for optimal organizational performance
In order for managers to make the best possible decisions in theshortest amount of time, it is essential to turn data intostructured information and then present this information in aformat that is easy to read and that supports analysis. BusinessDashboards: A Visual Catalog for Design and Deployment isdesigned to empower companies and government organizations todeploy dashboards that enable their employees to optimizeperformance management.
Extremely user-friendly, this book is based on three underlyingprinciples: the power of process, providing step-by-steptools that can be used in a real-world implementation; the powerof examples, presenting a large number of dashboard examples inorder to give you and your project team as many ideas as possiblefor your dashboard project; and the critical essence of gooddata architecture, illustrated in the authors' vision of asolid and carefully planned data architecture to supportsustainable and successful dashboards.
A practical resource for what can be a daunting topic,Business Dashboards is filled with real-world examples andprovides you with an understanding of:
- Why Dashboards Have Become so Popular
The Role of Dashboards in a Business Intelligence Solution
The Best Types of Dashboards for Your Company
Designing Metrics and Key Performance Indicators
How to Prepare for Implementation
Creating the Right Business Intelligence Architecture forDashboards
Why a Good Architecture Is Important
Data Warehouse Techniques
Examining all the various activities and technologies you shouldknow about before, during, and after a dashboard implementation,Business Dashboards is your go-to resource for quick,relevant ideas to help your organization benefit from this powerfultechnology.