Top 5 Dashboard Features for Business Dashboards

Business dashboards help users to transform data into insights and make better decisions. If your dashboard has the right features, they will only make it easier to understand your data and grow your business. Here are the top 5 dashboard features to take your business dashboards to the next level.

 

Top 5 Dashboard Features for Business Dashboards

Are you wondering what to include in your business dashboards? Here are the 5 key dashboard features to help you design stunning dashboards for your business.

 

1. Dynamic Filters

Also, known as dashboard filters or chart filters, dynamic filters is one of the most important dashboard features. Dynamic filters allow users to dynamically filter the data used in one or more dashboard widgets, enabling users to slice & dice data on the fly.

Dynamic filters are not only interactive but very useful.

Also, users don’t have to build separate charts for each value of your dynamic filter. Here’s an example of a dropdown filter.

sample report filter dashboard features

In the above example, the default chart displays overall data for all stores. When user selects a store name from dropdown, then it will display data for only that store.

 

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2. Drill-downs

Drill-downs are one of the most popular dashboard features that allow users to dig deeper into their data and get more insights, from one place. Drill-down consists of two charts – a parent chart and a child chart. When users click on parent chart’s data point (e.g pie slice, line, bar, etc), the dashboard automatically, renders the child chart with values specific to that data point.

Here’s a sample pie chart that displays citywise sales data in a pie chart.

sample drill down report in ubiq

When a user clicks on a pie slice such as NYC, he/she sees NYC’s data in another chart.

drill down report sample

Drill-down charts allow users to explore and investigate deeper into their data, and get more insights, without building additional charts.

 

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3. Dynamic Text boxes & Section Headers

Many times you may need to group dashboard charts and reports logically to make it easier for users to understand information.

Sometimes you may also need to add custom notes and texts to highlight key insights, caveats & assumptions about your data.

Dynamic text and headers allow you to present information with better context.

Here’s an example

sample dashboard 3

 

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4. Scheduled Email Reports

Business dashboards are most effective when they are shared across a team of users. However, everyone may not be able to log into your dashboard software to review live dashboards.

So you should be able to schedule automated email reports to your users as PDF/Image. This will allow them to access insights from anywhere, at anytime.

Scheduled email reports are especially useful if you are creating executive dashboards, since most executives are too busy to manually log into dashboards.

On a similar note, users should be able to export dashboards as PDF, Image, and other formats. These features make it easy to deliver insights to end users and result in faster decisions.

 

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5. Tooltips & Data Labels

Tooltips and data labels allow users to easily understand the precise value of data points without making any guesses.

Most tooltips are displayed by simply hovering mouse pointer over a data point. Here’s an example.

tooltip example

 

If you have the above dashboard features in your business dashboard, it will make your team’s life a lot easier.

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