An executive dashboard is a computer interface that displays the key performance indicators (KPIs) that corporate officers need to effectively run an enterprise.
In information technology, the term dashboard refers to a graphical user interface (GUI) that organizes and presents information in a format that is easy to read and interpret. An effective executive dashboard serves as a starting point from which a corporate executive can get a sense of the big picture before digging deeper into data.
Features of an effective executive dashboard include:
- An intuitive graphical display that is thoughtfully laid-out and easy to navigate.
- A logical structure behind the dashboard that makes accessing current data easy and fast.
- Displays that can be customized and categorized to meet a user’s specific needs.
- Information from multiple sources, departments or markets.