One of the trends we’ll be seeing this decade is more intuitive reporting and real-time dashboards. At Pardot we employed LED Scoreboards whereby we had a large TV mounted on the wall with our current quarter’s goals displayed in a Google Spreadsheet that was manually updated daily. From a technology standpoint, we had looked into real-time business dashboards but hadn’t gotten around to implementing one.
Here are the real-time lightweight business dashboards I’ve seen on the market:
- Geckoboard –
$19/month for 20 connections
12 employees on LinkedIn (source)
- Cyfe –
$19/month for unlimited everything
1 employee on LinkedIn (source)
- Leftronic –
$42/month for 2 dashboards
10 employees on LinkedIn (source)
- Ducksboard –
$25/month for 3 dashboards
9 employees on LinkedIn (source)
At a glance, it looks to be a small but competitive market. Real-time lightweight dashboards will become even more common as more and more businesses switch to products in the cloud with open APIs. I’m looking forward to trying them out.
What else? Do you use a real-time lightweight business dashboard and what do you think of it?