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Executive Dashboards: What They Are and Why You Need Them

What's the best way to save time on management reporting and impress top execs? 

Let us introduce you to executive dashboards.

Executive dashboards are data visualizations that enable senior managers to see their company's EHS performance in real-time. 

With their own dashboards, executives can have immediate updates without picking up the phone and requesting reports from supervisors. 

Plus, it saves EHS managers from wasting precious hours creating custom reports for each executive. Once the dashboards are set up, executives can simply log in and see the metrics that matter to them. 

How to create executive dashboards

We recently released our new PerformanceMax dashboards, which allow you to customize dashboard views for specific users and groups. 

One of the most exciting developments is the ability to create executive dashboards with a few clicks. Administrators can customize the dashboards with any reports you want, so leaders can get a pulse on the metrics that matter most to them.

The dashboards are continuously refreshed with the most current data, and they're available via web browser so execs can log in from anywhere and get status updates. Plus, our new PerformanceMax dashboards render nicely on tablets, so your data looks good on the go. 

Below, we'll show you some examples of executive dashboards our customers have created:

Examples of executive dashboards



This report shows trends for type of incident and severity. With this report, executives can quickly see the total number of incidents per month, what type of incidents they are, and whether there are trends in when they occur. For example, do more incidents occur during high seasonal employee times? 


The next dashboard allows for quick review of corporate metrics around reporting an incident.  For example, are incidents getting reported within 24 hours?


Finally, this dashboard allows executives to view incidents by root cause. The benefit is that leaders can make decisions on how to proactively prevent future incidents. In the example below, 'not following procedures' is the biggest contributor to incidents. From there, managers can look for ways to ensure employee compliance with procedures, from introducing checklists to providing additional training. 



These dashboards allow executives to quickly see the days of the month where totals are high. In the example below, there's generally a spike on the 2nd. Armed with that knowledge, leaders can talk to supervisors and determine if this is normal or if something needs to change. 

Your next steps

Executive dashboards are a valuable tool to increase management visibility and save you time. To learn more, click here to get a free customized demo of our dashboard reporting software.