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5 Best Practices for Creating Effective Dashboards
and 7 mistakes you don’t want to make

by Tableau Software, Tableau SoftwareTuesday, September 6, 2011

You’ve been there: no matter how many reports, formal meetings, casual conversations or emailed memos, someone important inevitably claims they didn’t know about some important fact or insight and says "we should have a dashboard to monitor the performance of X."

Or maybe you’ve been here: you’ve said “yes, let’s have a dashboard. It will help us improve return on investment (ROI) if everyone can see how X is performing and be able to quickly respond. I’ll update it weekly.” Unfortunately, by week 3, you realize you’re killing several hours a week integrating data from multiple sources to update a dashboard you’re not sure anyone is actually using.

Yet, dashboards have been all the rage and with good reason. They can help you and your coworkers achieve a better grasp on the data—one of your most important, and often overlooked assets. You’ve read how they help organizations get on the same page, speed decision making and improve ROI. They help create organizational alignment because everyone is looking at the same thing.

So dashboards can be effective. They can work. The question becomes: How can you get one to work for you? Download this free white paper on creating effective dashboards.

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