Various methods of creating Digital Dashboards – Part 2

This is a continuation of the Dashboard Creation Methods

Type 2: This category involves the use of some Dashboard designing tool. You need to download and install the third party software and learn their basic steps in designing the dashboards. Most often the designing tools offer variety of connection methods to the various databases and write your own SQL queries within the Dashboard Editor and pick and choose different chart types. Most often the only knowledge required is SQL and the Designing Tool basics.

Typical skillset needed

  • Dashboard Tool knowledge
  • SQL


  • Saves lot of Time
  • Quick Dashboard prototyping
  • Iterative Dashboard building
  • Developer – Friendly


  • Depending on the vendor, you may have limited type of visual elements
  • Tool acquisition cost but this could easily offset the time saving benefits and the ease of use

Continue reading about the Type – III approach

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