There is a lot of talk these days about the dashboard being a thing of the past. After all, simply displaying KPIs and visualizations in a dashboard is something everyone can do, right? If monitoring KPIs is all you need to do, then we would agree: The dashboard is largely dead. We can deliver those singular data points to you anywhere, monitoring what you’re interested in, alerting you to changes and triggering action.
But, there is a BIG difference between simple KPI monitoring and investigatory analysis, supported by a rich, interactive, augmented analytics application. The need to question your data to uncover insights that inform future strategy and direction is very much still alive. And, this requires more than just a static dashboard.