Drill Down Features in Dashboards

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The visual medium of an Excel dashboard makes it a highly effective business intelligence solution when used correctly. However dashboard creators need to be very careful when deciding on the layout of their display. A badly laid out dashboard can be difficult to used and to understand, and can in some ways be almost completely useless. However a well laid out dashboard can transfer a large amount of information to the user, while still remaining clear and easily understood.

The fundamental conundrum that confronts the designer of a dashboard is how to provide sufficient information, without cluttering the dashboard too much. This problem is easily solved however using drill down features. Drill down features allow additional information to be included in the dashboard, without having them clutter up the display itself. The Excel Dashboard software offers a range of drill down features, which can be included in any chart.


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