The Dashboard Spy

November 3, 2006

Building Award Winning Enterprise Dashboards – Nice documentation of building an SAP Analytics dashboard with a FLEX frontend

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 5:28 am

What is valuable for us Dashboard Spies when we look at today’s award-winning enterprise dashboard example is not what airline industry KPIs are shown, the integration of a document viewer, or even the fact that an award was won, but that the implementation team created a nice document explaining their process. Although the project pdf is really a sales support document, it has great design and implementation value and we should all flip through the 28 pages. Several dashboards are shown as well as closeups of various tables. The dashboard is an SAP Analytics dashboard created by CubeServ AG at a show in 2005. Here I show a dashboard screenshot:

KPI Dashboard Executive View

Assignment: Are you OK with the content in my blog? From excel dashboards and custom-built business scorecards, to xcelsius and flex-based visualizations, the dashboard screenshots are intended to educate by example both what to do and what not to do on the design of a business intelligence dashboard. It is intended that these hits and misses both enlighten and entertain. Technology-neutral, and always business-driven, the Dashboard Spy website is the place to go to learn about the latest enterprise dashboard packages. Check out the Dashboard Spy’s latest recommended book, Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data.

Thanks to the astute Dashboard Spy reader who found a slight error in the documentation. See the comments of this post.


  1. From the look of this dashboard, looks like Adobe’s Flex is powering the UI on top of SAP.

    Comment by IRFAN ASRAR — November 8, 2006 @ 8:43 am

  2. Found a slight flaw in the document, the prequesites says Flash 7.0 for the clients, I think they meant to say flash player, also if that Flex running under the hood, (Bet you a million bux that is the case) the clients will need Flash Player 9, to run the dashboard.

    Comment by IRFAN ASRAR — November 8, 2006 @ 8:47 am

  3. Hello Dashboard Spy. I enjoy your blog about enterprise 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.Thank you for the information about this dashboard topic. There is a dashboard project at work about this subject.

    The 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 Shylesh — November 21, 2007 @ 11:39 pm

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