If you want to view all of your key information in one place in a visually impactful and easy to understand format, Excel Dashboards are the way to go. The range of potential applications and uses for Excel Dashboards, charts and graphics are enormous, and the entire system is designed to work seamlessly with your new or existing spreadsheets, automating updates and changes to the data portrayed within your constructed charts and graphs themselves.
As a reporting tool, Excel Dashboards are an excellent way to improve your data’s readability and visual impact, enabling you to view all of your key information in one place and compare it against set criteria or other information.
Additionally, because of the innate flexibility of Excel as a software package, you can design and display your Excel Dashboard and associated graphs and charts in virtually any way you want.
Our most popular types of Excel Dashboards
Key Performance Indicator or KPI Dashboards
- Excel Dashboards can be created and automated to deliver a specific type of business data directly to the appropriate audience.
- Key Performance Indicator Dashboards or KPI Dashboards provide an excellent example of some of the potential applications of Excel Dashboards for displaying data and charts.
- The Dashboard or interface itself can be fine-tuned to provide a highly intuitive, interactive user experience, saving clicks, time and money.
Once you begin to use Excel Dashboards and understand their potential applications – including how they can be used to produce the kind of metrics your users expect – there are three major elements to Excel Dashboards that you need to learn to understand and work with.
- How to import or transfer data into your Dashboard.
- How to manage the data within the Dashboard, such as linking it to Dashboard applications, like graphs, charts and tables.
- How to create a design and format for your Dashboard report that reflects what you want to achieve and expresses it coherently.
The Excel Experts can help you make the most of Excel Dashboards, automate your user systems, set up a new Dashboard report, or train you and your team on the full range of applications for Excel Dashboards and how to use them.
The Excel Forecast Dashboard
Excel Dashboards are capable of generating highly complex forms of data interpolation and extrapolated forecasts based on the data that you are using.
You can read more about Excel Modelling Simulations, which are closely related fields.
Excel Dashboards are very flexible, but in order to get the best out of them and ensure that they perform as you expect them to, there is more to it than simply pasting some data into a table and adding a few graphs or charts.
Excel Dashboards also need to be updated and maintained, and in order to control the cost and manpower hours involved in performing such tasks, you need to impose a structure and framework for your data.
Directly connecting the data source to the originating spreadsheet is generally the best and simplest way to achieve this, which may involve integrating your Excel Dashboard with another database, spreadsheet or application.
Create dynamic charts with Excel Dashboards
Excel Dashboards can be used to create dynamic charts with user-friendly front-ends for data tables and database management. This is an integral element of effective, streamlined data reporting and analysis and can help you to make short work of updating and fine-tuning recurring reports.
Automating updates for the charts, tables and graphs created out of your spreadsheet data allows you to save time and money with Excel Dashboards, enabling you to create dynamic charts with ranges that update themselves automatically in real-time whenever you add, change or remove data within the range.