"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 dashboard technology for optimal organizational performance
In order for managers to make the best possible decisions in the shortest amount of time, it is essential to turn data into structured information and then present this information in a format that is easy to read and that supports analysis. Business Dashboards: A Visual Catalog for Design and Deployment is designed to empower companies and government organizations to deploy dashboards that enable their employees to optimize performance management.
Extremely user-friendly, this book is based on three underlying principles: the power of process, providing step-by-step tools that can be used in a real-world implementation; the power of examples, presenting a large number of dashboard examples in order to give you and your project team as many ideas as possible for your dashboard project; and the critical essence of good data architecture, illustrated in the authors' vision of a solid and carefully planned data architecture to support sustainable and successful dashboards.
A practical resource for what can be a daunting topic, Business Dashboards is filled with real-world examples and provides 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 for Dashboards
Why a Good Architecture Is Important
Data Warehouse Techniques
Examining all the various activities and technologies you should know 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 powerful technology.