Dashboards are a quick way to view multiple reports of summarised data at once. You can have up to 20 components in a single dashboard. The profiles which have access to run specific reports can view dashboards. Whenever you refresh the dashboard, it displays the up-to-date data.
Dashboards are the easiest way to share information among colleagues and the management team. Dashboards are helpful in analyzing the reports, both old and new, by comparing them, and this helps in reaching our goals by the end of the year.
Dynamic dashboards permit the user to access the data according to the permission they are provided with. Without the read access to the record, the user cannot be accounted for the dashboard. This scenario allows you to control the data visibility for not creating another dashboard.
The following are the reasons for building the Salesforce Dashboards:
Salesforce offers a number of advantages for business users in visualizing the sales and marketing data, and the advantages include:
Easy to use: In salesforce, it takes very less time for a business user to create Salesforce dashboard and access information related to the dashboard. Predefined templates are provided for business user conveyance and craft dashboards in just minutes.
Live data analysis: Salesforce dashboards provide business users with data related to sales up-to-date and helps them to maintain marketing trends and patterns. In this way, users can perform live data analysis and real-time sales analysis, and manipulate their day-to-day efforts if any changes required.
Problem Identification: Marketing and sales professionals are repeatedly checking for ways to identify and resolve potential problems before escalating, and this where Salesforce provides the platform provides a quick analysis of the marketing trends and solves the issues facing during inherent challenges.
Customization: We can create custom dashboards based on our requirement.
Business improvement: Salesforce helps sales and marketing professionals in analyzing their company’s competitors. Salesforce dashboards are ideal dashboards and these empower the business by providing marketing and sales insights.
Click on the “Dashboard” On the “Tab Bar” >> Click on “New Dashboard” >> “Save” the Dashboard
Step1: “Drag and Drop” the Components in the left of the Dashboard area to the respective columns.
After, Data Sources (Desired Reports) should be Dragged from the left of the Dashboard area and Dropped to the respective columns.
Note: You cannot add one more column in the Dashboard, whereas you can Add another Data Source in the columns.
Limitations Of Dashboard:
Click On Setup >> Top Left Search option type “Home” >> Select “Home Page Layouts” >> Edit the “Home Page Layout” under action.
Step1: Select the checkbox by the name “Dashboard Snapshot” to enable Dashboard at home >> proceed to “Next”.
Step2: Just select the order of the Component in the Salesforce Area (or) Org and “Save” the Component.
Select the “Home” Page Button, The dashboards will be available on the Home page.
Click on the “Dashboard” On the “Tab Bar” >> Click on “New Dashboard” >> “Save” the Dashboard.
Step1: Drag and Drop the Components in the left of the Dashboard area to the respective columns.
After, Data Sources (Desired Reports) (ex: matrix report & summary report & joined Report) should be Dragged from the left of the Dashboard area and Dropped to the respective columns.
Note: The column with “Joined Report” will not create, because whatever the chart used in the “Joined Report” same chart should be used in the “Dashboard”. The same repeats in the “Tabular Report” also.
But, we have a solution to create the “Joined Report” in Dashboard. It is: please select the gear icon (settings option) in the “Column” in the Screen or Dashboard Area, and Select the option “Use chart as defined in source report” and proceed with “Ok”.
For the “Tabular Report”, Chart cannot be prepared as it does not have “Chart” option to create. So, we can use “Table” Component to prepare at “Dashboard”. It throws an error stating that the component cannot be created.
Solution: Go to Reports >> Tabular Report >> Customise >> Filters - Add (Row Limit) >> Ok >> Dashboard Settings(Enabled) >> Select “Name”, “Value” >> Ok >> “Save” the Report.
After “Save”, Reopen the Dashboard already created. You can view the Tabular report in “Dashboard”.
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