I am often asked the question, “what does it feel like running a business?”.
For many people, including myself, it feels like I’m piloting an airplane, you are sort of in control but you’re continuously being affected by the weather (both good and bad). You need to rely on an intelligent piece of engineering, the engine, to keep you airborne, but yet you don’t really know the intricate details of how this engine works, apart from a series of dashboard dials – which you wholeheartedly put your faith in.
These dials of course need to be in real-time to give you the benefit of being completely in-control. Imagine if there were delays in these dials updating, you’ll find yourself in an irreversible (and very serious) situation.
We recently discussed this very same scenario with our customer and as a solution, we created a dial-based management dashboard showing how the company is performing in real time, on their intranet. Data is fished from various sources and integrated into one intranet dashboard, allowing for the management team to have an overview of important business metrics.
Company Metrics Gauge
Claromentis has provided beautiful, feature-rich intranet software for the last decade – you can view all of their intranet applications or try the free intranet demo. This article was created by Claromentis Co-Founder and Information Architect Michael Christian – @michaelchri