The Dashboard Spy

May 26, 2006

Excel Dashboarding Spreadsheet Download – nice presentation of dashboard KPIs

Excel Dashboards Update:

Video on Excel Dashboards.

Looking for a great example of an Excel Dashboard? How about some excel dashboard templates?

And in this new hour long Excel Dashboard Tutorial, you can watch a real-life excel dashboard being designed and constructed.

Here’s what the excel dashboard looks like:
Excel dashboard

Excel dashboards, KPI and charting examples are among the business intelligence resources that Dashboard Spy readers find at the new site.  With your great interest and contributions of your own dashboards, The Dashboard Spy Blog has grown to over 1000 examples of all sorts of Business Intelligence dashboards.  Excel, Xcelsius, Sharepoint, AJAX and Flex are only some of the underlying dashboarding technologies covered.  This unique enterprise dashboard reference can now be found at a new URL:  And for your convenience, the posts on the various dashboard screenshots are collected together on the  enterprise dashboard sitemap. The move to the new url allows exciting new functionality such as videos on excel dashboard related information.

And now back to our unique enterprise dashboarding content such as this post on Excel Dashboards:

Dashboards speak an international language, right? In that case, you’ll have lots of fun figuring out these italian excel-based dashboards. Take a look at these MS Excel dashboard screenshots. The first shows the portlet-style presentation of the dashboard KPIs. The second shows the regular input view of the excel spreadsheet. Here is a link to a generic xls file. This link is to the production kpi dashboard and this link is the one to the marketing KPI version. Have fun with these excel dashboards.

Also, as a Dashboard Spy reader points out: “If you take the time to look over the dashboard, there’s some pretty cool things – unprotect the sheet with the charts and look how they did the gauge – It’s a pie chart with fancy formatting. It also fits very nicely on a single screen when you view it full-screen. In all, a very good job considering the tool used.”

Update: This just in from the Italian Dashboard team!:

I have seen some nice traffic coming from dashboardspy, so we translated the Italian page into english. There could be some errors (sorry for this!), but please have a look at the page:

I will keep you posted on updates, but you can count on the fact that there will be a lot of new cool excel dashboards. I you have suggestion, please tell us 🙂

Best Regards,
Gianclaudio Floria
President & Founding Partner

Excel Dashboard

Excel input view

Tags: Excel Dashboarding, Sample Dashboard Download,

Excel Dashboard

Homework: If you need to review graphing using excel, check out these books on excel charts .

PS: If you find yourself part of an enterprise dashboard effort, you must study Enterprise Dashboards: Designs & Best Practices for IT, the only book on actually implementing enterprise dashboards.

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 enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) 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 a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.


  1. If you take the time to look over the dashboard, there’s some pretty cool things – unprotect the sheet with the charts and look how they did the gauge – It’s a pie chart with fancy formatting.

    It also fits very nicely on a single screen when you view it full-screen. In all, a very good job considering the tool used.

    Comment by Alex Kerin — May 30, 2006 @ 2:38 pm

  2. I am trying to create a similiar excel dashboard for my company. This helps. I want to use my firm’s standard look and feel (colors, logos) but put it nicely into an excel spreadsheet with a dashboard tab. Excel dashboards rule.

    Comment by Tom the Excel User — June 16, 2006 @ 7:52 am

  3. May I suggest that you check out the sample Excel dashboards at this link?:

    Also, with regard to gauges in dashboards, you might be interested in “Down With Gauges!” at this link:


    Charley Kyd

    Comment by Charley Kyd — October 5, 2006 @ 7:07 pm

  4. Check out MicroCharts for Excel dashboards:

    MicroCharts enhances Excel with sparklines, bullet graphs and other in-cell charts.

    The MicroCharts dashboard won of the 2006 Data Visualization Competition:

    Comment by Andreas Flockermann — October 31, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

  5. Do you have any Xcelsius Dashboard examples for us to download? I understand that Business Objects Crystal Xcelsius is an easy way to put a Flash front end on an excel spreadsheet. Wouldn’t that be good for an enterprise dashboard?

    Comment by Excel User — November 13, 2007 @ 11:02 am

  6. Excel dashboards are what I like. Microsoft Excel 2007 is a leap beyond what we see here. How about updating these dashboards to take advantage of the new dashboard features in Excel 2007? There is nice conditional formatting and dashboard indicators. Excel Dashboards.!

    Comment by Italia Dashboard Excel — November 22, 2007 @ 12:27 am

  7. What is the password for the protect file for itlalin excel dasboard?

    Comment by mel — December 26, 2007 @ 1:10 pm

  8. Access has the capability for the same dashboards as Excel. Are there Access examples that users will share?


    Comment by David — January 12, 2008 @ 11:15 pm

  9. Now there’s a tool that combines Access and Excel… It’s pretty cool… worth a gander…

    Comment by Elad — February 26, 2008 @ 6:59 pm

  10. I love these dashboard examples, unfortunately I just have the basic 2007 Microsoft Suite. I am a small business owner and would love to implement KPI dashboards. Are there any downloads for some basic Excel plugins similar to the dashboard charts you display on this page?

    Comment by Eric — September 10, 2008 @ 3:59 pm

  11. I wish to appraise my team members as they work in various processes.

    I need a statistics ranking file template.

    Please help

    Comment by Rajesh Rachamalla — October 26, 2008 @ 4:36 am

  12. You can find an additional source for dashboards at

    thanks – dave

    Comment by David Thielen — October 7, 2009 @ 9:11 pm

  13. BEGRAPHIC.COM gives for free 3 new types of graphics inside Excel :

    – new types of charts for showing performance, known as gauges and meters

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    – the largest collection of sparklines / in-cell graphics

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