What is BI Dashboard?

A BI (business intelligence) dashboard, is a data visualization and analysis tool that displays on one screen the status of key performance indicators (KPIs) and other important business metrics and data points for an organization, department, team or process. Dashboards are an integral component of most BI software platforms and are widely used to deliver analytics information to business executives and workers. BI dashboards typically visualize data in charts, graphs and maps which helps stakeholders understand, share and collaborate on the information. BI dashboards typically contain multiple data visualizations to give business users a combined view of relevant KPIs and trends for both operational decision-making and strategic planning. BI dashboards are more interactive than static reports, usually enabling users to access the data that underlies charts and graphics for further analysis.