Defining dashboards, visual analysis tools and other data presentation media.
There are many different ideas of what a dashboard is. This article will clearly define it along with other presentation tools. In my article, What is BI – A Business Intelligence Primer, I discussed the presentation layer of the business intelligence technology stack. To reiterate, there are typically four types of presentation media: dashboards, visual analysis tools, scorecards, and reports. These are all visual representations of data that help people identify correlations, trends, outliers (anomalies), patterns, and business conditions. However, they all have their own unique attributes.
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