What is an Operations Dashboard?

While operations departments can vary dramatically between organizations and industries, they certainly have at least one thing in common: data. A well-designed operations dashboard allows operations leaders to unite and blend data from all areas of the business in a single, complete view. Instead of logging into dozens of different applications or gathering reports from each department, a leader using an operations dashboard can track real-time metrics in one platform and gain powerful insight and visibility into the day-to-day operations of the company.

With this visibility, operations teams can more effectively assess and manage the processes that keep the business functioning and maintain the flexibility and agility necessary to help it innovate and grow.

Track Metrics from Every Corner of the Company

Every operations team is different. The size of the company, its industry, its CEO, and more have an impact on its operational needs and the role of its operations team. But by definition, operations deals with nearly every other department and function in the business. Finance, HR, sales performance, products and services … all fall under the purview of operations!

As such, an operations dashboard may use metrics that are also found on an investor dashboard, HR dashboard, sales dashboard, financial dashboard, and more, depending on the specific needs and structure of the company.  

COOs bear the additional responsibility of supporting the CEO and executive team in developing and implementing company strategy. Because of this, COOs also play a key role in creating and monitoring the company’s executive dashboard.

The Key to Improving Operations Company-Wide

Operations dashboards, as well as other company dashboards, allow business leaders to make data more accessible to their teams and limit information silos. Here are a few of the benefits that come from sharing data with your team.

Increase Alignment

One of the biggest benefits of putting data—and specifically, data tied to company-wide goals—in front of your team is the natural increase in alignment. When employees know what the goals are and how the company is progressing, they naturally align their efforts to help accomplish those goals. While there are still many other things you can do to further improve alignment, half the job is done just by displaying the data.

Improve Performance

With an operations dashboard, goals and progress become not just visible, but tangible. For example, if your operations team overlooks sales performance, creating and displaying metrics for the sales team can have a huge impact. When a sale is made, rather than calculating quota attainment in a spreadsheet or on a notepad, the sales team can immediately see the sale’s impact reflected on the dashboard.

Share Securely

Operations dashboards are easy to share: Whether it’s displaying the dashboards on TVs throughout the office, sharing view-only dashboard links with suppliers or investors, sending automated PDF reports, or adding new users to your account, you can quickly get everyone on the same page

Unlimited Users

With unlimited users on every account, Grow’s dashboards are particularly well-suited to sharing data company-wide. We doesn’t charge per seat, so your account is ready to scale with you as you grow.

Backed by a Knowledgeable Team

When you work with Grow, you’ve got our whole team on your side. Grow data consultants who are familiar with all the ins and outs of all our integrations and tools can help you create an operations dashboard that’s customized to your team’s unique needs.

We understand that a dashboard might be a different data experience than you’ve had before, but our team will help you make the best use of this new tool. We want to make sure that you’re comfortable with our platform, and we will work to give you the best experience possible.

Enterprise Solution, Small Business Price

Grow dashboards include powerful tools that can benefit teams of any size. Fortunately, even though we offer enterprise-quality tools, our solution is still very affordable for smaller businesses. In order to ensure that all of our clients’ needs are met, we customize the price of our services to each client.

Regardless of the plan our clients choose, our service includes unlimited users, real-time data connections, and an exceptional support team. For clients who want to expand the service they receive, we also offer additional services such as in-depth consulting and premium integrations. We will work with you to find a plan that works within your budget while still providing the services that you need.

Contact Us Today

We would love to show you how much value Grow can bring to your organization, so fill out the form below to schedule a live demo. We will create a customized quote that covers your organization’s particular needs. If you would like a deeper look into the benefits an operations dashboard can bring to your organization, call and ask one of our representatives about a guided trial. We will walk you through each step and help you to build the perfect tool to take your social media efforts to the next level.