For Sarbanes-Oxley compilance (SOX), we have this look at an enterprise dashboard screenshot of a balance sheet comparision. Nothing shocking on this dashboard. We have a grid with rows representing the balance sheet items such as accounts receivable, cash, inventory, current assets, current liabilities, equity, etc. On the left side of the sheet we have the internal numbers against the white background. On the right side of the dashboard, we have a blue background representing the auditor's numbers.
The right-most side of the enterprise dashboard has the Maximum Variance allowed and the calculated tolerance field. This critical KPI has a red/green/yellow visual attached to summarize the SOX compliance.
Homework: SOX or the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was the result of the Enron-type hijink era. It's a big field for enterprise dashboards so study up on it. Here are some books on Sarbanes-Oxley. If SOX is totally new to you, start with Sarbanes-Oxley For Dummies.
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_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy's favorite books.