Using SharePoint Dashboards to Quickly Communicate

From Secrets of SharePoint – Tip of the Day

For an Intranet, determining key company metrics and showing them graphically can help keep staff focused on the same goals. SharePoint provides a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) web part which is set up by default in a site created using the Reports template. This web part is also available in other site templates such as Team / Collaboration.

Setup a KPI list and a data source such as Excel, a SharePoint list or any external data source to hold your metric data, then create the KPI itself. By default, this can be used with a Green/Yellow/Red indicator for a quick view of whether company metrics are on track.

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A technology consultant with over 25 years of IT, consulting and business technology industry experience. Specializing in integrating application, information and content management with business process and network infrastructure. Helping clients get the most out of technology to enable increased productivity, profitability, customer satisfaction and competitive advantage.

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