Dashboard Best Practice Guide

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What is a dashboard? A dashboard visually displays multiple reports on a single page, allowing you to monitor your most important metrics at a glance.  Dashboards are the perfect way to monitor your business and get rapid answers. This Yellowfin guide will walk you through the best practices for dashboard design, helping you deliver personalized and interactive dashboards that your users will love.

This guide covers


  • Purpose – Who is your intended audience?

  • Summarize – Focus on a single subject area per tab

  • Relevance – Ensure insights are relevant to your audience

  • Functionality – What type of dashboard is required?

  • Visualization – What would you like to display?

  • Layout – Design layout based on the importance of each report

  • Clarity – Make it easy for users to understand

  • Consistency – Ensure consistency throughout your dashboards

  • Trust – Data quality matters Page

  • Accessible – Data is more valuable when shared


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  1. Too many dashboards do not communicate information effectively. This is a great guide that will show you 10 Best Practices that will help create BI success

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