What is an Operations Dashboard?
Operations dashboards are visual representations of your day-to-day performance and activities in a nice clean and centralized view.
This could be something like project management that shows all of your current projects in a visual form with % to budget, % completed, daily efficiency, etc - basically, anything that is data-driven and helps you run your business more efficiently!
The purpose of these operations dashboards is for you to see your internal performance at a glance, see the status of your ongoing projects, as well as where you and your team can improve your efficiency!
Web-based Operations Dashboards
Web-based operations dashboards like Google (Data) Looker Studio or Microsoft Power BI are excellent options for your entire team to use and have access to because they can link to data that's stored online. Most of the time the data is even in the software you already use, like inventory or time-tracking software! Not only that, but they are also mostly automated so you can check your operations every morning with up-to-date data!
Having this dashboard online is as simple as going to a website. There's no file-sharing, multiple people trying to access at once but getting locked out, or anything like that! Everyone on your team or leadership team can be looking at the same thing at the same time and be on the same page.
Operations Dashboards in Excel
Excel is home base for all sorts of dashboards, including operations. The reason is that all data can be exported into Excel and it can really flex for what operational views your team needs.
The beauty of the Excel operations dashboard is that it's 100% customizable and can handle any data or metrics that matter most to your team. There are also a lot of opportunities for inputs and team member selections so you can have the dashboard be completely interactive and real input from your team reflected right on the dashboard in an instant!
Operations Dashboard Examples
Track your Day-to-day Efficiencies
This is the most common of the operations dashboards we build for clients.
Looking at finances is great, but we know that the income statement is just the end result of all your day-to-day activities. Tracking the daily operations and activities can help you and your team drive a more efficient process, see where things might be falling off, and maximize your daily "to do's".
Team Performance Dashboard
Whether you are a team of one or an organization with multiple teams of 10, a team scorecard (dashboard) can be incredibly beneficial to track performance, leverage best practices, and monitor the performance of the whole company.
Yes, there can be a ranking of employees, but it's not necessarily meant to highlight the "best" and "worst" - it's more about seeing your overall performance as a unit and seeing where you can best leverage employee skills.
Project Management Dashboard
If you've got a bunch of projects going on in your company, it is crucial to see where they all are in terms of things like % completed, % to budget, revenue brought in, etc.
Having one central spot to keep you on track can prove to be incredibly helpful for your company and your focus!
Operations Dashboards: Why Work with Pineapple
Operations are the heart and soul of your business, much like they are at Pineapple.
We have experience bringing in all sorts of data together, from multiple different areas across multiple different industries.
One of our goals has always been to help owners save time (so they can take a tropical vacation and drink out of a pineapple!) and you can maximize that time savings by focusing on operations and building out proper tracking. We'd be more than happy to help!
Operations Dashboard Plans
Choose one of our operations dashboard plans and grow your business!