A business intelligence (BI) dashboard is an information management tool used to track KPIs, metrics, and other data points. Through the use of data visualizations, dashboards can simplify complex data sets to provide at-a-glance awareness of current performance.

RadiusBridge® leverages business data for our clients to grow. Whether our work begins with simply extracting the data or presenting it, we understand that executives have to have current accurate data in order to make correct management decisions.

But, how? Dashboards provide engaging data visualizations that present information to generate action and are tailored to answer any question, for any position, and for any department.

To create an effective BI dashboard, first identify the questions needing to answer. The base question determines the design of the dashboards and forces the business to delve into the source location(s) of the data.

Finding and then presenting key data is where most of our client work starts, with the first step being to simply to find the core data.

What is Business Intelligence?

BI is a tech-driven process used to analyze and display data in meaningful and actionable ways. Business intelligence encompasses a multitude of applications and technologies to provide the basis for decisions using data and not guesswork.

Dashboards provide sleek, real-time visibility of information. Combining business intelligence data with dashboards gives executives and staff at-a-glance real time views of performance data needed for more predictable operations.

Warning: BI dashboards must be researched and designed carefully. No matter how easy the dashboard itself is to read and analyze, the dashboard will be useless or even worse — dangerous.

Ready to grow using data-driven tools and management? Checklists for reviewing data sources are available on our website.