Your company may have more than one dashboard. In contrast to the dashboard shown on the previous page of this course, which painted a picture of the whole Adventure Works business, the dashboard in this picture is designed specifically for the sales team. In it we've shown several more typically used dashboard Web Parts:
. You saw a scorecard on the previous page of this course. The scorecard shown here displays KPIs that are of specific interest to the sales team.
An analytic grid
. An analytic grid is a visual representation of performance data displayed in a table. This particular grid shows quarterly sales by country.
An analytic chart
. Similar to an analytic grid, an analytic chart is a visual representation of performance data; in keeping with its name, the information in an analytic chart is displayed in a line or bar chart. This particular chart shows sales by product for the last eight quarters.
If you're the technical type, you may be interested to know that analytic charts and grids are based on cubes created in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services or SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services. If you're not the technical type, you'll appreciate that you don't have to know anything about Analysis Services cubes to gain access to the information those cubes contain. Even better, you'll be able to easily explore the cube data in the charts and grids by clicking in the dashboard.
Note If your company has more than one dashboard, you'll move between the dashboards the same way you'd browse to other pages in a SharePoint site. Not sure how to do that? We've included a link to more information about SharePoint navigation in the Quick Reference Card at the end of this course.