The term "dashboard" can be explained as a representation of some data in a graphic way that can be displayed on a web page being linked to a database that allows such option as the report to be constantly updated.
There are lots of benefits of using digital dashboards. They include a chance to easily identify and so to correct all the negative trends, to make more informed decisions based on collected business intelligence and to generate detailed reports showing new trends.
Among other advantages of using dashboards, a simple-to-understand visual presentation of different performance measures can be mentioned as well as the prompt identification of data outliers and correlations that can be all mentioned within one drawing which can save a lot of time.
To measure both the needed efficiencies and/or inefficiencies, to align the chosen strategies and different organizational goals, to gain the total visibility of all systems at the same time can be all done by using the correct dashboards.
The Time Series Dashboard solution is the one that uses one screen to integrate the Time Series Charts, such as Line Charts, Bar Charts, Dot Plots and Column Charts while working in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software.
There are such pre-made examples of the Time Series Dashboards as “example 1: Time Series Dashboard — Orders by Months” and “Human Resources Dashboard” that can be useful for creating the unique-looking drawings based on the existing ones.
Being created in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM application by using the Time Series Dashboard solution, the previously mentioned templates demonstrate this solution's capabilities as well as the results any ConceptDraw DIAGRAM user can achieve by using this particular solution.
The “Orders by Months” performance dashboard contains both horizontal and vertical bar charts as well as two line charts that can be changed any time needed. The mentioned charts show orders per month in four cities. All the charts within these dashboards get changed automatically every time the data source changes.
The Time Series Dashboard solution can be helpful in completing different tasks by the Human Resources managers, the project managers and other managers who care for their business as well as for the result they get after purchasing the right tools.
The samples you see on this page were obtained by connecting a sample data source to templates from the Time Series Dashboard solution, to demonstrate some of the solution's capabilities and the results you can achieve.
These documents are vector graphic documents, created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using ConceptDraw Live Objects technology. They are available for modifying, reviewing and/or converting to many different formats, such as MS PowerPoint, PDF file, MS Visio, and many other graphic ones from the ConceptDraw Solution Park or ConceptDraw STORE. The Time Series Dashboard solution is available to all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users to get installed and used while working in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software.
You can download sample data sources for all dashboards to see how changes made to data effect dashboard appearance.
Example 1: Time Series Dashboard — Orders by Months
This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Time Series Dashboard solution, and demonstrates the solution's capabilities and the results you can achieve using this solution. All the charts on this page change automatically when the data source changes.
This performance dashboard contains the vertical and horizontal bar charts and two line charts. The charts show orders per month in four cities.
Both ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software and the Time Series Dashboard solution can help creating the visual dashboard you need. The Time Series Dashboard solution can be found in the Dashboards area of ConceptDraw STORE application that can be downloaded from this site. Make sure that both ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and ConceptDraw STORE applications are installed on your computer before you get started.
How to install
After ConceptDraw STORE and ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are downloaded and installed, you can install the Time Series Dashboard solution from the ConceptDraw STORE.
To make sure that you are doing it all right, use the pre-designed symbols from the stencil libraries from the solution to make your drawings look smart and professional. Also, the pre-made examples from this solution can be used as drafts so your own drawings can be based on them. Using the samples, you can always change their structures, colors and data.
Status Dashboards use a single screen to integrate the Time Series Charts such as
Why use it?
Each Time Series Chart displays your source data to visually communicate Time Series Comparison.
You can include Time Series Charts in your business or technical dashboards to show how items change over time.
Time Series Comparison
Time Series Comparison show you changes of a trend over timeperiods.
«We’re <…> interested <…> in how they change over time, whether the trend over weeks, months, quarters, or years is increasing, decreasing, fluctuating, or remaining constant. <…>
Clues to look for in your message are words like change, grow, rise, decline, increase, decrease, fluctuate.»
Say It With Charts: The Executive's Guide to Visual Communication
McGraw-Hill | 2001. P. 22.
What chart should you use?
Use the Column Chart for few data points, and use the Line Chart when you have many
Use Line Charts or Area Charts to detect trends and patterns, not to show exact values
Use Traffic Light (Racetrack Light) when the relative position of lights has its own meaning; otherwise use the Alert to save you dashboard space
Use Bar Charts and Scatter Charts to compare specific values of your categories