Being able to see these results graphically and control how the informaiton is displayed is a major advantage of dashboards over static charts and reports. Dashboards bring the data to life and enable a level of analysis that can be performed by anyone, regardless of expertise, potentially yielding important new insights for the business. While viewing the different charts in this sample dashboard, a user may want to see the data in a different way. Perhaps:
- sliced by region or by country
- showing different products
- showing more than 12 months of data
- showing a quarterly breakdown instead of monthly
By using an interactive chart in this dashboard, you can provide the user with those options, as shown below.