The Dashboard Spy

June 21, 2006

Executive Analytics Dashboard for Manufacturing Orders and Sales – real time, projection and trend KPIs

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 4:44 am

While it is very instructive to study screenshots of other people's enterprise dashboards for their designs and layouts, it is the Key Performance Indicator set that you should really pay attention to. Especially valuable to companies that are still forming their own KPIs, this "content" of the dashboard is what is most instructive. I was reading an article on Executive Analytics Dashboards for medical device companies at and came across these very valuable graphics. They explain the KPIs chosen for a manufacturing order and sales enterprise dashboard and list the types of possible data sources to choose from.

The actual dashboard is difficult to make out, but the emphasis is on the explanation of the dashboard KPIs through the call outs.

Executive Analytics Dashboard

Data sources for Med Tech KPIs

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 on business dashboards.

1 Comment »

  1. Mr. Spy. I like this dashboard.

    Can you please tell me more about it?

    Also, do you have a list of dashboard whitepapers? I’m looking at some enterprise reporting software packages and trying to judge the relative ease of dashboard design with these packages.

    The costs are high and I want to be careful.

    I agree with you that the digital dashboard is the future of Business Intelligence. Remember when BI was all about star schemas? lol

    Comment by ali s. — November 22, 2007 @ 1:16 am

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