Dashboards: Getting Started 24 May 2016
Taking a few moments to get to grips with our dashboard tools is almost certainly going to be time well spent. In just a few clicks you will gain access to endless reporting, governance and KPI tools.
Here are some basic principles to help get you up to speed:
Inheritance → When you create a new dashboard, your date settings and target bases will be inherited by all new tiles added to the dashboard.
More Dashboards → There are no limits on the number of dashboards you can have so don't cram everything onto one. Keep them lightweight and focussed for best performance.
Sharing Access → Management dashboards are sometimes best curated centrally - so, nominate someone to take the lead, build a dashboard with a best KPIs and use the 'copy' feature to give the rest of the team read only access to view it.
Copying Dashboards → Once you've created the perfect dashboard there's no need to go through it all again to create another copy for a different contract, base, date or user group - use the 'copy' feature to make yourself - or a colleague or two, an exact copy.
Group Dashboards → Want to give 'all Pilots at Locations X, Y and Z' access to a 'shift handover' dashboard? Easy, setup the dash then use the 'copy' feature to grant read only access to all crew with the roles and home locations you define.
Tile Cloning → Some of the best dashboards can be made by using only one tile. Add a tile, set it up, clone it and adjust the settings on your copy to give you a slightly different metric of the same format. Rinse and repeat.
Drag & Drop → Try dragging tiles around to get them in an order that makes best sense to you.
Removal → To delete a tile you no longer wish to appear on your dashbaord, change the status to 'inactive' via the cogs menu.
Renaming → Use the cogs menu to change the title and subtitle for each tile when working with lots of copies of the same tile - its a great way to ensure you know exactly what tile settings you're reviewing.
Its all about you! → If you have a specific metric in mind and can't find a tile to deliver it - use the speech bubble icon to tell us about it. Our development team are standing by to turn your ideas into tiles.