The Dashboard Spy

August 25, 2006

Shareholder Financial Dashboard – using an enterprise dashboard approach to reporting performance to shareholders

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 10:01 am

The at-a-glance approach that is so critical to enterprise dashboards is so compelling that it is becoming prevalent in corporate communications. The 2005 annual report for TNT, a world-wide transportation management company, used a visually pleasing financial dashboard approach to communicate the year’s financial results.

Financial DashboardFinancial Results Dashboard

Sales Enterprise Dashboard

Note: Hey, Dashboard Spies!: Do you know how smart you are getting by reading The Dashboard Spy? From pig production to airplane crew size optimization to monitoring presidential campaigns, we’ve examined enterprise dashboards from all aspects of business. I’ll do my share to keep snooping around for those elusive dashboard screenshots that keep this dashboard screenshot collection interesting.

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 on business dashboards.

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

2 Comments »

  1. I enjoy your articles and the layout of your site. I will visit your blog again.

    Comment by Sara — September 19, 2006 @ 8:23 am

  2. Hello Dashboard Spy. I enjoy your blog about financial dashboards. It is good to see such information. I have been studying this topic for many months now and am glad to see so many examples. I will visit your site often.

    I was very interested in seeing your post about “KPI Requirements for Dashboard Projects – Using the KPI financial dashboards”. Thank you for the information about this dashboard topic. There is a dashboard project at work about this subject.

    The financial dashboards graphic is very nice. I like the colors and the questions are very interesting – What Question? Who’s Asking, Why is it Important, etc. I think it is very good. I also like the layout of the screen. I have a question about the boxes on the right side. Is the user supposed to type the answers to the questions into the boxes?

    Comment by saibaba — November 22, 2007 @ 2:15 am


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