Role permissions, as mentioned earlier, is another key consideration. Are the right people seeing the right data and only the right data? This requires business-grade log-in functionality, IDM integration, and possibly auditing capabilities. Finally, there’s reporting to think about. Keeping track of data over time means including the ability to show historical snapshots and answer time-related queries. It’s all fairly basic stuff, but definitely additional software functionality above and beyond data display.
This level of custom code will require a lot of testing and fine tuning to get right. Depending on a company’s size and its areas of focus, prototyping various options and combinations is a good approach, either by using tools already included in your existing management portfolio or by building a quick-and-dirty version of your dashboard using low-code development tools.
If that suddenly sounds a lot more daunting than you had in mind, then remember that this will be an evolving project. “Getting a good foundation makes it easy for a business to slowly expand its dashboard into other areas, especially as they grow,” said Jayaprakash.
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