An excellent resource on using Microsoft Excel to power dashboards is exceluser.com where the article “Six Ways Excel Dashboards
Can Improve Cash Flows” by Charly Kyd appears: http://www.exceluser.com/dash/dashcash.htm. The author offers this graphic as a way to show a whole lot of info in a small space. “This image shows a page with the sales performance for 110 products. Each tiny figure includes the product code, two key metrics, and a chart of the most-recent 13 months of performance.”
So What or Who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of business dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot to share, please leave a comment or send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.