Top 5 Indicators You Need In Your Company Overview Dashboard

Executive business intelligence is crucial in today’s fast-paced, data-driven world. But simply implementing a BI solution or platform isn’t going to get you where you need to be. As we pointed out in our previous post, Business Intelligence Software – How to Make Management Dumber Faster, you must have the RIGHT data in front of you to make decisions quickly and confidently.

So now that you understand how you must avoid drowning yourself, and the rest of the executive team, in the wrong data, where do you begin? Here are 5 indicators and their primary metrics that you need to start building your “hero” company overview dashboard.

  1. Profitability Indicators
  • Net Income for Period
  • Gross Margin
  • Profit Margin
  • Return on Assets, annualized
  • Return on Equity, annualized
  • Return on Capital Employed, annualized
  1. Liquidity Indicators
  • Current Ratio
  • Quick Ratio
  • Cash Conversions Cycle
  • Working Capital, days

Did you know you can have these numbers at your fingertips by going mobile?

  1. Solvency Indicators
  • Interest Cover
  • Debt Ratio
  • Debt to Equity
  • Capitalization Ratio
  1. Operating Performance Ratios
  • Working Capital Turnover
  • Fixed Asset Turnover
  • Total Asset Turnover
  • Operating Expense Ratio
  • Depreciation Expense Ratio
  • Interest Expense Ratio

Learn more about BI for operations teams. 

  1. Balance Sheet
  • Fixed Assets
  • Current Assets
  • Equity
  • Long Term Liabilities
  • Current Liability

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Tara Grant

Tara Grant

VP of Marketing

Over 12 years of experience in the Dynamics reporting and analytics industry, Tara is obsessed with seeing businesses come to life by data-driven actions. But, coffee first.