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

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

A weekly blog post for startup founders and entrepreneurs from our very own founder, Allan Wille.

7 ways to present KPIs that your management team will love

Everyone procrastinates on KPI reporting-why? Because it’s time consuming, tedious and the final product is often uninspiring. Putting together a good KPI report that your management team will not only love, but actually look at, doesn’t have to take as long as you think.

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

Four tips for writing an executive summary that will actually get read

With so much information available, it is more important than ever to come to the point. Most people don’t have time to sift through reams of detail. Being able to condense information down to one page is an important skill. In this day and age, shorter is better.

Topics: CEO, Tips and Techniques, Klipfolio

Why you need to own your mistakes

We all screw up at some point. But in my experience, it’s not the mistakes that hurt a business – it’s how the business reacts to them. There are negative consequences to hiding a mistake, denying it or brushing it under the rug. Conversely, a business that takes ownership of its mistakes can actually create goodwill and improve its image among its clients.

Topics: CEO, Klipfolio

How do dashboards help agile software development teams?

It’s always great to see people work successfully with the product we are building at Klipfolio. But this case in particular is even more interesting to me personally because they are using Klipfolio to track agile software development metrics and processes.

Topics: Development Manager, Tips and Techniques, Metrics and KPIs, Dashboard Design - Tips, Resources, Examples, Data Visualization, Klipfolio

How to survey your employees – and why it’s so important

We just conducted our first-ever full employee survey. We put a lot of thought into how it was put together and administered. We’re glad we did, because the results have been very useful. Here’s our guide on how to create an employee survey – and how the results have prompted us to change some of our ways.

Topics: CEO, Klipfolio

Why entrepreneurs need to persevere

Starting a business is hard – really hard. There are many factors that lead a business to succeed. But one of the most important – and one of the most underrated – is perseverance. You will face many hurdles. Being focused and staying true to your vision will get you over them. I think too many entrepreneurs give up too soon. Here’s what I’ve learned about why you need to hang in – and how to get over some of the common hurdles.

Topics: CEO, Tips and Techniques, Klipfolio

5 Easy HTML Tags Anyone Can Code and Every Webpage Needs

A lot of people think learning HTML is a long and difficult process that requires formal training. HTML goes hand in hand with popular website building platforms such as WordPress, Squarespace, Drupal and Wix. These platforms are definitely necessary for the non-tech savvy business owner and writer, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that these platforms do not replace the importance of HTML.

Topics: Tips and Techniques, Marketing

How to prepare a killer package for your board

Putting together a good package of material for your board of directors is no easy task. But if your board of directors is to function well, and if it is to have confidence in you and your company, it needs the right material, presented in a useful way. Here’s my guide – based on my own experience – to creating a good board package, and using it to run a strong and impactful board of directors meeting.

Topics: CEO, Tips and Techniques, Klipfolio

Five lessons from the SuiteWorld16 conference

Any company, as it grows, needs to change the way it does things. It might not make sense for a corner store to adopt a computerized inventory system, for example – but it’s unthinkable for the same operation to do inventory manually if it grows into a huge chain. The question for any growing firm then becomes: When do we automate certain processes, and what tools are right for us? Klipfolio has reached that tipping point. That is why we sent accountant Yan Kong and business systems developer Patrick Begley to the SuiteWorld16 conference that took place in in San Jose, California, last month. What they learned will be valuable to any growing enterprise.

Topics: Tips and Techniques, News and Events, Klipfolio

Case Study: Iotum Gets the Pulse of the Business with Klipfolio

Klipfolio customer relies on dashboards to provide sales, marketing, and executives with real-time and historical data

Topics: Case Study, Marketing, Klipfolio