Posted by Donny Grover on Feb 27, 2015 in The markITbyte Blog | Comments Off on “Management Dashboards — Are they for you?”
Whatever your industry, having pertinent, key data in front of you is critical.
If you are like most companies, there is more of your own business and operational data available to you today than ever before. Have you been in those meetings when operational or analytical numbers fill the screen? Your eyes glaze over as the presenter drones on and on. If there were just a simpler way to see the essentials! Fortunately, there is a way. Dashboards provide at-a-glance views of your ever changing (dynamic) business data in near real time.
When I take my car to the shop, the service mechanic plugs into the onboard computer to diagnose what might need repair. But on the highway, all I need is the dashboard. It tells me just what I need to know when I’m driving: speed, fuel level, temperature and fluid levels, engine RPMs, and sometimes engine alerts. Those few but critical data points empower me to make decisions as I drive.
Do you use an ERP system such as LumberTrack, Sage, Eagle or SAP? What dynamic data points do you need to see? Likely, you need quick access to the information you need to make prompt, efficient and effective decisions. Our team of skilled professionals can personalize visual dashboards for your management, sales reps, administrators and more. Here are some examples of items to track:
In a commodity business like lumber and building supplies, you need to sell a product mix. You don’t want to get caught in the trap of selling low margin items. With a custom markITbyte management dashboard, your salesperson can combine high margin items with low margin items. It’s a revenue opportunity for sales management.
Author Wayne Eckerson, an expert in business analytics, wrote a good article on operational dashboards for Inside Analysis. Read it at “Profiling Operational Dashboards.”
Often, dashboards look great on the computer in the office. But try to open them on your iPad or mobile and they look like a miniature version of the full webpage. Our responsive design ensures that you and your customers can view dashboards to make better business decisions from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone.
The WordPress Enterprise Framework (WEF) is used daily to support both large and small companies-. Our customized dashboards give you the information you need at a glance, in near real time. Would you like to find out more? Contact us!