Designed properly, a good business dashboard is an indispensable tool that informs with a glance. Unfortunately, too many dashboards are bloated, sluggish and ultimately too hard to use. A good dashboard solution should provide:
The ability to combine multiple data sources
Fast creation by a business user
Easy sharing with support for existing security
Visual analysis best practices
Interactivity: Filtering, highlighting, and other dashboard solutions
Feedback has been really strong for our dashboards. Users find them engaging, and really like the strength of the visuals. They can show something, and then show other people what they've found out.