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Design Better Dashboard Layouts with Tableau

September 14, 2021

Tableau is a data visualization platform that focuses on Business Intelligence (BI), the analysis of business information. It has become very popular in recent years because of its flexibility and visual appeal. This BI tool lets organizations gain insights from their data and build visualizations from them. Tableau is well known for its intuitive visualizations and ability to exploit advanced analytical features, even for users without a technical background. It is available as a completely managed cloud-based service called Tableau Online and as an on-premises server-based deployment called Tableau Server. Here, we’ll provide examples of better dashboards created on Tableau, which are some of the easiest and interactive tools for visualizing data.

First, let’s understand about the core of Tableau. Tableau has basically three parts: Worksheet, Dashboard, and Story. Each Worksheet contains visualization flowing from either from different or the same data sources. Dashboard is a collection of views from multiple worksheets, and the integrated display of all worksheets. Story contains a sequence of worksheets and dashboards that work together to convey information. The arrangement of these components can be done vertically or horizontally. The magic of visualization happens at dashboard, which is brought to live after creating more than one worksheet.

Tableau Dashboard helps you in highlighting your company’s KPIs, depending on the business questions being asked, and the end-user. Dashboard actions, filters, and parameters, are the best tactics because they provide a way to transfer control of the data analysis from you to your client. Tableau provides one of the most effective ways to analyze data from any business process including sales, returns, purchase orders, warehouse operation, customer behavior, and more.

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Points to remember while designing insightful and impactful Tableau Dashboards:

  • The dashboard should focus on the goals based on client requirements
  • Dashboard layout impacts effectiveness; placement of elements on dashboard design
  • Design with drill to the lowest level of detail
  • Choose a chart type that best suits the focused goals
  • Understand color types and how to use them
  • Maximize actionable insights by minimizing dashboard objects on the workspace
  • Know the correct use of navigational types: select, hover, and menu
  • Use only the required visual elements and keep it easy for users to understand
  • Make sure that users understand your visualization

Being a leading Business Intelligence (BI) tool, Tableau provides a lot of options to create informational dashboards. Let’s take a look at some Tableau dashboard examples:

Sales Dashboard

Tableau Sales Dashboard

Leads Dashboard

Tableau Leads Dashboard

Market Basket Analysis

Tableau Market Dashboard

Pharma Dashboard

Tableau Pharma Dashboard

Executive Dashboard

Tableau Executive Dashboard

Social Overview Dashboard

Tableau Social Dashboard

Game Publisher Overview

Tableau Game Dashboard

Benefits of the Tableau Dashboard

  • Help users absorb information quickly through images and charts
  • Trends obtained from the dashboards saves time and energy on analysis
  • Quickly relay messages, trends, and data
  • You can easily update your data or share insights
  • Easily spot outliers to improve the accuracy and lessen the errors
  • Save reporting time
  • Bring disparate data sources together, increase visibility, and consolidate in a single location

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