On a hike, you zoom in with your camera to get a close-up shot of a deer. Then, you zoom out for a sweeping photo of the entire mountainside. From one vantage point, you capture two great views. VMC expert Keith Prunella discusses how SharePoint can also provide great insight easily through multiple dashboard views.
SharePoint provides a platform to develop multiple easy-to-use graphical dashboards that measure key performance indicators (KPI) and aggregate data into one place. Dashboards can go from a simple view, with information appropriate for high-level people, to more functional views, appropriate for team members on a project.
You don’t have to be at a computer to access that information. You can quickly view it on monitors and TVs, for instance. These displays can be placed in convenient, secure locations, such as conference rooms or corridors.
Developing multi-tier dashboards in SharePoint allows people from the executive level down to easily identify the current status or progress of a project or even the workload for an entire team or department. For example, if you’re offsite and don’t have access to your laptop, you could get a quick status update by checking a simple-view dashboard through your phone. And if you want more than a broad overview, a quick tap will lead to a more detailed dashboard.
The beauty of that is you can look at your project information in a lot of different ways, with minimal effort.
Being able to zoom in and zoom out on project status or progress can be invaluable to a business. How can multiple dashboards improve your company’s ability to stay focused at all levels?