6 real-world examples of business intelligence dashboards

Business intelligence dashboards can come in all different forms and cover a variety of topics based on the industry. With a growing number of chart types and more and more data being visualised, the possibilities for how the data can be displayed and the stories it can tell us are endless.

Below are some dashboards that provide insights on everything from tracking sales to understanding crime patterns in India. Each one is interactive, which gives you – the consumer of the dashboard – the opportunity to ask and answer your own questions.

1. AAPL ticker

Explore this viz by Yuri Fal to track Apple (APPL) stock over the years. Tracking the stock only tells a part of the story. It's also interesting to see what events took place, and what their impact on the stock was. By clicking on the dots, you can see how a product release or the end-of-quarter filing played a part in Apple's stock performance.

2. Super sample superstore dashboard

This corporate-style visualisation is a different take on the classic Tableau Superstore data set. Quickly spot increases or decreases in sales, profit ratio and shipping time, and switch to the Prescriptive tab to pinpoint the root cause. Created by Ryan Sleeper, this workbook aims to train users on design, data visualisation strategy and how to use Tableau to get the most out of any data set.

3. Healthcare data

Explore patient demographics and trends by department in this visualisation (viz) by Bridget Cogley. This viz uses Tableau's clustering feature to uncover insights in hospital data, identifying frequent short-stay patients compared with extended-stay patients.

4. Crimes in India

This dashboard by Amarendranath Donthala uses a map to show where various crimes were committed under the Indian Penal Code from 2001 to 2014. Explore the dashboard to see the districts that had the most crime and the types of crime that were most prevalent during that time period.

5. Global market overview

Explore this dashboard by Boeing to understand the Fortune 100 company's forecasts for aeroplane demand over the next 20 years. By utilising 10 different chart types, the viz audience can see a different perspective and discover new insights.

Navigate through all four tabs to view the full analysis and hover over different charts for more detail.

6. Race to Alaska

Anthony Gould visualises the itinerary of the top 5 teams in the Race to Alaska, a 750-mile (1,207 km) boat race starting in the north of the state of Washington.

Hover over a team's name to see their itinerary and speed during the race. The heat map-like chart at the bottom right shows the fastest hours of the top 5 teams.

For more dashboard examples, check out the Tableau viz gallery or explore how companies of all sizes use Tableau to get the most out of their business intelligence dashboards.