What is mashboard?
Mashboard is a manager toolset that acts as a real-time dashboard. Mashboard uses visualization techniques to present evolving business process data for comprehensive analysis and decision execution.
Mashboards enable deeper business transparency and insights into business processes. Mashboards include quantitative, qualitative and interactive data. Mashboard is a Web 2.0 buzzword.
The mashboard concept was accelerated by IBM's acquisition of SPSS (originally known as the Social Science Statistical Package) and the growth of the R Project, a popular open source programming language and software environment.
There are five important mashboard elements that are specific to business intelligence:
Presentation of quantitative business process data, measured as key figures or key performance indicators (KPI)
A deeper process-oriented data analysis to uncover additional required details via hyperlinks or database pivoting, also known as drill-down
A starting point for exploring required and diverse data using visualization techniques, including graphs, charts, maps, widgets, tables, and tabular tables
Strategically combined and relevant web-based data from pre-existing sources for better insights
Logical representation of quantitative, process-oriented and relevant web-based data, which is designed to enable shorter paths between the data, the dashboard and the decisions made.
The continued use of mashboards requires automatic data imports to ensure current and timely decisions.