The Dashboard Spy

March 20, 2006

Product Management Dashboard – tracking competition in a domain space

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 3:40 pm

There's a Product Manager's dashboard at trendIQ.com that, as they explain, attempts to answer the following questions:

What strategies and tactics are your competitors using?
Which customers are likely to be the most interested in your product?
What channels are right for your product?
Is your advertising campaign successful?
Who are your competitors in this market?
Who has what share in each market?

Here is the enterprise dashboard screenshot:

Product management enterprise dashboard

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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 of an enterprise dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy's favorite books.

The Excel 2007 final look and feel – brace yourselves for plenty of do-it-yourself dashboards and scorecards

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 2:48 pm

As mentioned on the MSDN Excel 2007 nee Excel 12 blog, the final UI screenshots of the new Excel were released. With a lot of built-in dashboard-friendly features, once Office 2007 comes out we are going to see an awful lot of business dashboards look like the following screenshots. With the incredible number of excel users out there and the easy ability to dashboard, we’ll see this sort of do-it-yourself analysis everywhere. The question will be, “Is sure looks nice, but what does it mean?” Information analysts and architects, brace yourselves!

Excel Dashboard

Excel scorecards

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 of an enterprise dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.

Airline Ticket Processing Dashboard – Example of a Business Service Management Dashboard

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 12:00 pm

This Airline Ticket Processing Dashboard screenshot is an example of Indicative's Business Service Dashboard offering. As they state: "Business Service Dashboards are for IT and business managers who need up to the minute information about business service key performance indicators (KPIs) of their critical business processes across the entire value chain. Relevant information is presented "at-a-glance" with contextual drill-down that gives executives and managers exactly the business service information they need to make informed decisions and to effectively communicate the true state of the business. A consolidated view of end-user experience correlated to infrastructure health and application and infrastructure performance modeling:

Airline Ticket Processing Dashboard Screenshot

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 send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy's favorite books.

Family Dashboard – literally a mom and pop dashboard

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 10:47 am

So enterprise dashboards have reached even the household level. Check out this family dashboard from mediabee. This screenshot is an animated gif that shows the various functions such as calendar, groupware, list organizer, phone book, memo pad, etc. They call it a “dashboard for life”.

Family Dashboard Screenshot

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 send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.

A Business Service Management Dashboard – tying business to its supporting infrastructure

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 10:34 am

Found this sample of a business service management dashboard at micromuse. As they state, “By drawing more clearly than ever the lines that connect the business to the underlying infrastructure, [BSM dashboards] are enabling smarter business decision-making. The following screens show an example with Earthlink: “A BSM initiative around a few specific business-to-IT alignment challenges, as follows: – Link realtime customer subscription levels (IT data) with sales forecasts (business data) – Link system downtime information (IT data) with contact center call volume (business data) – Link scheduled system downtime (IT process) with ITIL change management initiative (business process). EarthLink chose to hone in on three primary “business services” subscription-based revenue, customer call center volume, and their ITIL change management initiative to manage initially, with plans to bring more business services, processes, and transactions under the BSM umbrella over time.”

You can see from the screenshots that you can drill down via a geographical slicing of data.

BSM Dashboard Screenshot

Business Service Management Dashboard Screenshot 

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 send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.

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