The Dashboard Server is an end-user application with rich UI capabilities that allows you to connect to any data source, create dashboards with elegant visualization widgets, bind data to them, share dashboards across people inside and outside your organization, effectively manage synchronization and server permissions for all users and groups, collaborate with your colleagues and make quick decisions from the dashboards.
Features built-in support to connect to most common data sources, including Excel, CSV, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Salesforce, Google Analytics, and other RESTful web services.
Perform simple transformations on data like joining multiple tables, adding expression columns with built-in support for over 50 functions, hiding specific columns, and more. If the data is almost in the format you need and only requires a few simple tweaks, then it is possible to do so within the dashboard application itself.
A rich selection of data visualization widgets, including charts, grid, tree map, and card, can be used to build dashboards. Several powerful filter widgets like range slider, date picker, and combo box are also available.
Several widgets have support for linking to a webpage through URLs along with parameter values passed dynamically.
The expression designer lets you build expressions and use them as custom fields with any widget, just like built-in fields.
Efficiently organize dashboards under categories. Permissions to view dashboards can be given to specific users.
Manage dashboards, data sources, users, groups, and permissions programmatically from any client.
Create personalized home pages by pinning widgets from across multiple dashboards. This greatly simplifies keeping track of important metrics from different dashboards.
Users can be easily organized into groups to accurately map the structure of small and large organizations. A flexible permission scheme controls access to reading, writing and deleting dashboards.
Built-in customization capabilities allow you to add your organization’s name, logo, and more to the Dashboard Server.
Apply filters and save the current state of the dashboard as a view for future access.
Dashboards can be generated and emailed according to a schedule. The scheduling functionality is very flexible. Also define data alerts and receive email notifications when specified criteria is met; for example, when the total sales value is greater than $10,000.
All the dashboards published to the server are versioned. It is possible to revert to an older version if required.
Easily collaborate with other users by commenting on dashboards.
Seamlessly import users and permissions from Active Directory authentication.
Supports single-sign-on (SSO) using the Azure Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS) authentication provider. ADFS is a service provided by Microsoft as a standard role for Windows Server that provides a web login using existing Active Directory credentials.
Users can sign into the Dashboard Server application using their existing Office 365 credentials.