What’s a Dashboard?

Typical Car Dashboard

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The first thing that comes to your mind when i say Dashboard is your Car. Its the control panel located under the windshield of an automobile. It contains instrumentation and controls pertaining to operation of the vehicle. You see all kinds of knobs, buttons, gauges etc.

“Wait a second, What has Crystal (Now a part of Business Objects, which develops enterprise software, specifically software that provides business intelligence (BI) to businesses) got to do with Car Dashboards, is Crystal into Automobile Business?”.

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The Answer is NO

Crystal Xcelsius is all about Business Dashboards. A Business dashboard, also known as an enterprise dashboard or executive dashboard, is a business management tool used to visually ascertain the status (or “health”) of a business enterprise via key business indicators. these dashboards use visual, at-a-glance displays of data pulled from disparate business systems to provide warnings, action notices, next steps, and summaries of business conditions. Below is a screenshot of a Business Dashboard. It shows the Sales Rep productivity with respect to Revenue generated Individually on a monthly basis.

Biz Dashboard

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