July 15, 2024

Johnie Lavere

High Tech Solutions

Dashboards, Data Visualization And Dancing Monkeys

Introduction

Data is everywhere and it’s growing by the second. In fact, the world creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day! If you’re like most people, you’re swimming in data and struggling to make sense of it all. Luckily for us, there’s a solution: data visualization. Data visualizations are helpful because they allow us to see patterns and trends that might otherwise be difficult or impossible to identify

Dashboards, Data Visualization And Dancing Monkeys

Visualization is the use of graphics to communicate data and information.

Visualization is the use of graphics to communicate data and information. Visualization can be used to communicate information, explore data, or analyze data. The process of creating a graphic representation of data is called visualisation.

The goal of visualizing data is to make it easier for people to understand and act on information that comes from it.

You can use visualizations to see patterns and trends in data, which is an important part of understanding your data. Visualizations are also a way to communicate information about your business or organization’s performance. By using charts, graphs and other types of visualizations you can help people make decisions based on information from the data they have collected.

It’s good practice when creating dashboards and other visualizations that you keep things simple so that viewers don’t get overwhelmed by all the information on the screen at once. When creating dashboards it’s important not only for them look good but also easy-to-read so viewers understand what they’re looking at right away without having too much difficulty trying understand what each individual number means before moving onto another one down below somewhere else on their own terms rather than yours (which may be different).

Dashboards are collections of visualizations and other interactive features that allow users to explore, filter and analyze data at a glance.

Dashboards are collections of visualizations and other interactive features that allow users to explore, filter and analyze data at a glance. They’re useful for making decisions.

Dashboards can be created using a variety of tools including Tableau, Power BI and Excel.

You can create dashboards by using a variety of tools, including Excel, Tableau or Power BI.

Dashboards are the most common way to visualize data, but you can create them using a variety of tools. You might be familiar with Excel and Tableau, but there are a number of others you should consider when building your first dashboard.

  • Power BI: This is Microsoft’s own business intelligence tool that allows users to create dashboards from scratch or import existing data sets into it. It has been around since 2016 and is currently being offered for free for up to 10 GB of storage per month (after that point it’s $9 per user per month). It also has some nice features like live tiles that display current information on your desktop screen when you open the app–for example, if one of your teams has an upcoming deadline coming up soon then their tile will turn red as soon as they get close enough! There are even more advanced features available with paid plans starting at $50/month which include unlimited storage among other things such as custom branding options so if we ever wanted our own branded version called “Tableau Dashboard” this would allow us do just that!

You can also use free or low-cost tools like Google Sheets, Microsoft Power Query and others to create dashboards.

The most popular tools for creating dashboards are Tableau and Microsoft Power BI, but they’re not the only options. You can also use free or low-cost tools like Google Sheets, Microsoft Power Query and others to create dashboards.

Tableau is a paid tool with a free trial that allows you to upload data from various sources such as Excel files or SQL databases and visualize them in different ways via charts, maps and graphs (among other things). It’s an excellent solution if you want something more advanced than what you get out of Excel alone–but it does require some knowledge of how to use these kinds of programs in order to get the most out of it!

But using a single dashboard isn’t enough – you need multiple dashboards because each one represents a different perspective on your data.

But using a single dashboard isn’t enough – you need multiple dashboards because each one represents a different perspective on your data.

A dashboard is a collection of visualizations, charts and other interactive features that help you explore, filter, and analyze data at a glance. Each dashboard allows you to view your data from a different perspective; for example:

  • The Sales Dashboard displays sales metrics by region or customer segment
  • The Marketing Dashboard provides insights into how marketing campaigns are performing

Using a mixture of tools can help businesses use their data better

The more tools you use, the more perspectives you can get on your data. You can also use the same data in different ways to get different insights. For example, if you have sales numbers for each product and want to know which ones are selling better than others, it’s easy enough to do this with Excel or Tableau: just run a few simple queries on your database, then create a pivot table showing total sales by product line and see what sticks out as important. But if you want something more sophisticated–for example, maybe there’s one particular region where all of your products sell poorly except for one; or perhaps all of them are doing well except for two (and those two may be related). In these cases using Tableau might not be enough since its visualization capabilities aren’t as advanced compared with other tools like Power BI or QlikView (which both have their own unique advantages).

Conclusion

Data is a powerful tool that can help you make better decisions and be more productive. But it’s not enough to just have access to this information – you need to know how best to use it, which means finding the right tools for your organization. The good news is that there are many different options available today so no matter what type of business or industry you’re in, there’s probably something out there that will work well for your needs.