The Dashboard Blog

For Everyone

Knowledge and best-practices for building best-in-class dashboards, and a guide to all things Klipfolio.

For Marketers

A Marketer’s guide to KPIs, metrics, and building crazy effective dashboards.

New Klips for comScore Digital Analytix and Shopify

We are continuing to expand the Klip Gallery with pre-build Klips that you can easily add to your dashboard. You are going to love the latest additions for comScore and Shopify.

Topics: News and Events, Metrics and KPIs, Data Sources, Klipfolio

Why it’s important to have guiding principles - and follow through on them

Having a set of guiding principles is about way more than just setting and reaching arbitrary benchmarks. Working towards set goals can result in dramatic improvements in your product or your processes. Sometimes it happens without your even noticing. But if you set proper targets, and meet them, there’s the potential for big payoff.

Topics: CEO, Metrics and KPIs, Klipfolio

Creating a sense of urgency: Why it’s important – and how bingo helped us

It can be difficult to create a sense of urgency among employees – a feeling that everyone needs to be working at top speed and to the best of their ability. That sense of urgency is important, because if employees are not giving their all, a company leaves itself open to a hungrier competitor. When everyone’s motivated and in sync, it’s easier to push towards your goals.

Topics: CEO, Klipfolio

New Klips for HubSpot and MixPanel

We are continuing to expand the Klip Gallery with pre-build Klips that you can easily add to your dashboard. You are going to love the latest additions for HubSpot and MixPanel.

Topics: News and Events, Metrics and KPIs, Data Sources, Klipfolio

Beyond Vanity Metrics: Mentions and Social Sentiment

Social listening and social media analytics platforms can help you manage mentions and public sentiment surrounding your brand.

Topics: Metrics and KPIs, Dashboard Design - Tips, Resources, Examples, Data Visualization, Marketing, Klipfolio

How to Build a Google+ Community Dashboard with Klipfolio

Tricks I learned when building a Google+ Community Dashboard.

Topics: Guest Blog, Tips and Techniques, Data Sources, Klipfolio

Books every startup CEO should read – and why

Books on business can be invaluable when you’re looking for ideas, inspiration or simple reassurance. Here are some of the books I’ve found to be particularly helpful. What they have in common is that they’ve provided me with insights – about myself and about business issues I have to deal with.

Topics: CEO, Klipfolio

New Klips for Xero, Insightly and Webtrends

We are continuing to expand the Klip Gallery with pre-build Klips that you can easily add to your dashboard. You are going to love the latest additions for Xero, Insightly and Webtrends.

Topics: News and Events, Metrics and KPIs, Data Sources, Klipfolio

The Power of Tracking Public Opinion

Businesses are constantly looking for ways of staying abreast of what their clients and potential clients are thinking. Fortunately, there are now a number of tools that can be used to track and display people’s sentiments in real time. Political parties are major users of these tools because their fortunes can be affected by even the slightest shifts in public opinion. Businesses should also appreciate how important it is to listen carefully to what people are saying about them. Their success depends on it.

Topics: CEO, News and Events, Dashboard Design - Tips, Resources, Examples, Klipfolio

How will the Canadian federal leadership candidates rate with viewers?

A new social sentiment Dashboard reveals what the public thinks about candidates performance during tonight’s debate.

Topics: News and Events, Metrics and KPIs, Marketing, Klipfolio