Keeping your Kpi Dashboards lean and Razor sharp

Stuart Kinsey Published: 

KPI Management, reporting and analytics in spread sheets takes time and energy. Keep your KPI Dashboards efficient and razor sharp with some practical advice.

Strip it down
It’s easy to get carried away with KPI Dashboards, using graphs to display all of your metrics, overloading it with far more information than is needed and removing the ability to gain insight at a glance. Review your dashboards for duplicate views or graphs displaying similar views of the same data.

Divide and conquer
Divide your spread sheet into tabs containing KPIs that need monitoring at different timescales, for example creating a dashboard with just the KPIs that are monitored monthly or weekly will allow you to build smaller more specific dashboards

Build a story
Organise your dashboards so that it follows a logical story, this will help you understand how each metric relates to the other. For example a SaaS type business model would use unique visitors through to successful signups as a defined and natural flow of the data.

Optimising your KPI dashboards to be razor sharp will help everyone viewing the dashboards to become more efficient at using the data to make better decisions.

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