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Xcelsius 2008 Dashboard Best Practices by Loren Abdulezer

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CHAPTER 1 MOTIVATION FOR USING XCELSIUS 2008

In this chapter

The topic of dashboards and dashboard techniques is fairly broad. Looming over this topic are two questions: Why should you use dashboards at all? What benefits are conferred by using Xcelsius 2008?

If there isn’t clarity on these issues, then the purpose and significance of the rest of the book could be cloudy. So, my objective in this chapter is to get you to think a little differently about how to approach visual data analysis.

THE ORIGINAL KILLER APP

The spreadsheet could arguably be called the killer application ...

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