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Dundas BI

Dundas BI, from Dundas Data Visualization, is a browser-based business intelligence and data visualization platform that includes integrated dashboards, reporting tools, and data analytics. It provides end users the ability to create... Read More
Rating:  83 reviews
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Sisense

Sisense is an agile business intelligence (BI) solution that provides advanced tools to manage and support business data with analytics, visuals and reporting. The solution allows businesses to analyze big and disparate datasets and... Read More
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Recent recommendations:  29
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Domo

Domo is a cloud-based business management suite that integrates with multiple data sources, including spreadsheets, databases, social media and any existing cloud-based or on-premise software solution. It is suitable for company sizes... Read More
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Recent recommendations:  23
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin, a business intelligence platform, is a single integrated solution developed for companies across varying industries and scaling sizes. This system is customizable to suit businesses in accounting, advertising, agriculture,... Read More
Rating:  13 reviews
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BOARD

Created to combine business intelligence, corporate performance management, and business analytics, BOARD is a full-featured business intelligence system that serves midsize and enterprise-level companies in a variety of different... Read More
Rating:  85 reviews
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Looker

Looker is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) platform designed to explore and analyze data. The solution helps businesses to capture and analyze data from multiple sources and make data-driven decisions. Looker provides business... Read More
Rating:  71 reviews
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ClicData

ClicData is a business intelligence (BI) dashboard solution designed for use primarily by small and midsized businesses. The tool enables end users to create reports and dashboards. A drag-and-drop interface designed for ease of use... Read More
Rating:  79 reviews
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Style Intelligence

InetSoft Style Intelligence is a business intelligence software platform that allows users to create dashboards, visual analyses and reports via a data mashup engine—a tool that integrates data in real time from multiple sources.... Read More
Rating:  38 reviews
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Halo

Halo is an end-to-end supply chain management and business intelligence platform that helps in business planning and forecasting inventory for supply chain management. The system uses data from all sources - big, small, and in-between... Read More
Rating:  44 reviews
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Recent recommendations:  8
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Chartio

Chartio is a cloud-based business intelligence solution that provides founders, business teams, data analysts and product teams in an organization tools to manage day-to-day business operations. Chartio's tools provide users functionalities... Read More
Rating:  25 reviews
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Exago

Exago BI is a web-based solution that’s designed to be embedded in web-based applications. Embedding Exago BI allows SaaS companies of all sizes to provide their customers with self-service ad hoc, operational reporting, and interactive... Read More
Rating:  35 reviews
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Orbit

Orbit is a reporting and analytics solution that is suitable for businesses of any size in any industry. Key features include automated reporting, report exporting and interactive dashboards. Orbit’s operational reports allow users... Read More
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Corporater

Corporater is a cloud-based OSHA- and ISO-compliant business intelligence (BI) solution that provides midsize and large organizations across various industries with applications to plan for and execute their business outcomes. Features... Read More
Rating:  7 reviews
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Systum

Systum is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning solution for small to midsize businesses. Key features include marketing, customer relationship management, sales automation, e-commerce, inventory management and quoting and billing. Systum... Read More
Rating:  7 reviews
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Stratum

Stratum by Silvon is a robust business intelligence solution that was designed to meet the unique needs of business professionals working for manufacturing and distribution companies. Stratum offers a full suite of integrated analytic... Read More
Rating:  49 reviews
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TARGIT Decision Suite

TARGIT Decision Suite is a business intelligence and analytics solution that offers visual data discovery tools, self-service business analytics, reporting and dashboards in a single, integrated solution. TARGIT combines the control... Read More
Rating:  29 reviews
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Ambition

Ambition is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) solution that provides tools and functionalities that help businesses drive employee performance and manage sales operations. Key features include data transformation, private cloud... Read More
Rating:  13 reviews
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Rapid Insight

Rapid Insight is an on-premise Business Intelligence solutions for higher education institutions and fundraising, healthcare and data science corporations. The suite of applications includes dashboards and scorecards, data mining and... Read More
Rating:  5 reviews
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TrenData

TrenData People Analytics is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) solution designed for midsize businesses across various industries. The solution offers various HR analytics and workforce management features such as compensation... Read More
Rating:  4 reviews
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icCube Data Analysis & Reporting

icCube Data Analysis & Reporting is a cloud-based business intelligence platform that offers real-time data analysis and visualizations through configurable dashboards, charts and widgets. The solution is accessible on tablets, smartphones... Read More
Rating:  3 reviews
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Buyer's Guide

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Last Updated: October 17, 2018

As more companies realize the benefits of implementing business intelligence software, there has been an increase in the number of vendors offering dashboard software. Dashboard solutions provide a visual overview of organizations' data and analytics in an interactive dashboard that displays key performance metrics (KPIs) in various charts, graphs and animations. These visuals help illustrate business trends and insights so users can better understand company performance and make faster, more informed and accurate decisions. 

Before deciding on the right dashboard software for your organization, however, it's important to understand more about what it is and the benefits it can provide. To that end, we've put together this helpful guide that breaks down everything you need to know.

Here's what we'll cover:

What Is Dashboard Software?
Common Features of Dashboard Software
Benefits of Dashboard Software Applications
What Type of Buyer Are You?

What Is Dashboard Software?

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are useful metrics for companies to benchmark progress. But without visibility into these metrics, fires may be burning without any signs of smoke or alarms to alert you to the problem. Dashboard software connects data from throughout the organization, consolidates that information into digestible visualizations and helps decision-makers come to more intelligent conclusions.

Of the hundreds of conversations we’ve had with buyers, there are several recurring themes we hear during our calls. Most buyers are typically using homegrown solutions, disparate analytics tools with limited connectivity or even spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel.

Common reasons these buyers are researching dashboard software include:

  • The organization has outgrown its existing reporting technology and is looking for something more advanced and flexible.
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  • Current reporting systems cannot successfully compute the amount of data the organization collections.
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  • Existing analytics technology has become slow, cumbersome and inaccurate to the point that using it has become a chore.
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  • Regular reporting has become tedious, and the organization would prefer automatic, real-time reporting.
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  • Business users need access to analytics and reports, but the current technology is only usable by IT staff.

There are a number of applications on the market with a wide range of features, functionality and prices that can successfully address the above pain points. This guide will help explain the benefits that can be realized with dashboard software, the top features and functionality offered and common buyer scenarios to be aware of.

Birst BI Dashboard Software Screenshot

An example of the retail revenue dashboard from Birst

Common Features of Dashboard Software

KPI visibility Allows users to access key performance metrics from a single dashboard. Also gives them the ability to create department-specific dashboards, or create reports for executives so they can access the most important metrics instantly.
Interactive dashboards Enables users to quickly create new dashboards and reports from a set of regular data sources. You can also define how users can click on any metric to drill-down further for additional information.
Timeframe comparison Gives the ability to compare key metrics over time so users can quickly identify trends and areas for improvement.
Customizable permissions Enables the definition of multiple permission levels to customize which dashboards and reports different employees can access.
Alerts and notifications Alerts can be configured to notify users of immediate changes in performance. These notifications can be sent to an email address, or notify users directly within the application.
Web accessibility Many BI dashboards are Web-based, meaning they are accessible from any device with a Web browser. Users can log in from anywhere to access their dashboards and reports.
Native mobile apps As smartphone and tablet devices have increased in both popularity and functionality, vendors have invested in the development of beautiful, fast mobile apps. Many vendors now offer native solutions for Apple iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Data integration Dashboard users can pull data from their own database, other business applications or a variety of other sources. The dashboard then becomes a central analytical tool for the entire organization.

Benefits of Dashboard Software Applications

Dashboard software offers organizations a host of benefits. The top three benefits that can be realized with dashboard software applications include:

Increased visibility of key metrics. Interactive reports and scorecards mean users can quickly slice-and-dice data in interesting ways. Anyone with access to the dashboard software can review historical KPIs to inform future decisions.

Customizable reports (without IT assistance). In the past, IT professionals were likely the only team members with technical capability to build new, customized analytics reports. Today, dashboard solutions make it easy for less-technical workers to build powerful reports tailored to their needs.

Real-time access to data. Data can be integrated from a variety of sources, providing dashboard users access to key business metrics in real time. Dashboard software users only need to log-in and select a few parameters to quickly obtain up-to-date analytics. And once a new dashboard is built, the report will update in real-time, reducing the time spent crunching numbers and leaving more time for the analyst to analyze trends.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

As you begin your research for a new dashboard software solution, it's important to know what type of buyer you are so you can make the best decision for your organization. Consider if you fall into any of the following categories, as these different buyer types will require specific functionality in their dashboard applications.

Department managers and business users. Many dashboard software providers offer pre-built, department-specific scorecards and reports to help business users quickly find the most important metrics. These dashboard applications are often built into or built on top of popular customer relationship management (CRM), human resources (HR) suites and many other business applications.

Corporate executives. Executives need the ability to track KPIs from a bird’s-eye view, but should still be able to drill-down and investigate specific metrics. These buyers will often need dashboards that can be highly customized, with a back-end infrastructure that can support data integration from a large number of systems and databases.

Software vendors. Analytics functionality is a common feature in many business software applications. Vendors can choose to embed dashboard software directly within its own application, or provide the functionality via another means, such as a custom portal. Customer service solution vendor Zendesk, for example, offers dashboard functionality by embedding the GoodData business intelligence platform.