Unleash the Power of Business Dashboards
The most powerful tool a business owner or department manager can have is their dashboard(s).
Dashboards take business data and display it in a way that allows users can quickly gain insights into their business, identify trends and anticipate what is to come.
Many businesses have multiple departments or organisations that need to track, monitor and report their performances. But the sheer volume of data collected in the daily operation of your business can often make reporting these metrics quite overwhelming. That is where dashboards come in handy.
Business dashboards take this data and provide a visual (and often colourful) snapshot of real time key metrics and performance indicators, so that personnel can effortlessly make guided decisions and better navigate their surrounding landscape.
Data can be shown in a specific or broad nature dependant upon which department or business process is being reported on.
- Strategic dashboards provide an overall business overview and are often used at a high level, by management teams, to set and manage business KPI’s from within in the one place.
- Analytical dashboards on the other hand are used to support more in depth investigations into systems, processes and deliverables through the use of historical content and time comparisons. Analytical dashboards often contain jargon that only personnel directly involved in that team or process will know and understand.
Dashboards allow stakeholders to identify negative trends and anomalies fast so that plans can be implemented to turn them around fast.
In summary dashboards have the following benefits;
- Communicate & define strategy to improve results and increase current performances
- Increase visibility, compliance, motivation & coordination to help you understand your data
- Identify trends - whether it is an increase in efficiencies or highlight over expenditure
- Register actionable events & risks to help prioritises your data
These powerful insights are key to running a profitable business and that is why QicWorks utilises dashboards throughout our application. QicWorks dashboards do not require any manual data entry, instead they turn existing job data and free it of clutter to provide valuable insights into how your business is performing.
The business overview dashboard has been designed to show users how their business is trending based on thier jobs, invoices verses expense and business performance based on the status and value of business documentation ie quote, invoice, expense and purchase orders.
This dashboard can then be filtered by year, month or week view.
The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) dashboards visualises how your costs are tracking against each WBS node. Simply select the WBS you wish to review from the dropdown and watch as your bar graph is built.
The data contained within this graph is then shown below in table format for further integration.
Business Metrics Report
Here users can see quantitative data metrics, which in turns allows for comparison between this month and last month for a number of business activities. This report also contains data from our health & safety and inventory modules if they are activated.
QicWorks Home Dashboard
When you log into QicWorks you are presented with the QicWorks Home Dashboard. The tiles and menu items you see here have been set in accordance with your account permissions. This dashboard has been designed to help you quickly navigate to the documents and processes you need to preform your duties.
Each of our QicWorks modules has it’s own unique dashboard.
Customer Relation Management (CRM) – See your lead status and value as they flow through you sales funnel. Watch how many leads have been sourced within the last seven days.
Digital Forms – This dashboard has been designed to perform two (2) functions. The first quantifies the number of forms created, deactivated and submitted with the second half containing quick links.
HSEC – The HSEC dashboard has been broken into four (4) parts. The first part allows users to report and navigates to your health and safety registers and high level reports. The second part of this dashboard is allocated to the creation and submission of your free form Risk and Audits. Common health and safety forms are found within the third stage, with the fourth providing quick links to your freeform Audits.
Inventory – Our inventory dashboard shows a comprehensive view of the value of stock on hand including over and understock values. It also comprises a graphic representation of the values of stock based on their current status within the stock management process.
Training – Users can quickly navigate to their own training, open training sessions and account compliance matrix. The second part of the training dashboard has been set aside for training settings – from creating your own training courses, form requirements and to how you manage your notifications.
So, next time you are presented with a hard business question that requires an immediate answer, don’t overlook your dashboards. They really are a super handy feature that can save you a lot of time and heartache.
QicWorks is a job management solution that has been designed to manage complex rate structures, across multiple entities and worksites, all from the one account. QicWorks provides accurate real time field data giving you the confidence to make the right decisions. Contact us today see how QicWorks can transform how you do business.
The information contained within this blog is of a general nature only. It does not take your specific needs or circumstances into consideration. You should look at your own situation and legislative requirements before making any decisions.