2009 Excel Dashboard Competition Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered this years competition, again the standard was very high, and it’s always great to see the product being used so effectively. The entrants were extremely varied in both their style and subject matter, and made for a difficult decision. However I’m pleased to be able to announce the winners:

1) Ajay V Singh – Operations Dashboard for a Debt Collections Company.

The target audience are the CXO level execs of the business, aiming to provide a view of all the nerve points of the organization in a single unified interface that is portable and yet comprehensive.

The dashboard layout is dense but uncluttered and well thought through. Colours are well balanced, and allow the reds to draw the reader’s attention as intended.

Ajay’s background summary of the dashboard, with larger screen shots, will be available on our web site in the coming week.

Collections Dashboard Screenshot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) John Munoz – Insights into Unemployment in the United States.

Using data from the bureau of Labor statistics, the dashboard gives a deep glimpse into the unemployment situation in the US. A large volume of disparate and tabular information is brought together in a single concise view, which aids understanding and adds real insight. The trends and demographic splits come through very well, and make for easy comparison.

John’s background summary of the dashboard, with larger screen shots, will be available on our web site in the coming week.

unemployment_dashboard_munoz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Lisa Cunningham – Anti-Social Behaviour Dashboard

The dashboard is produced by the Research and Information Team at Leicestershire County Council as part of a suite of dashboards produced for the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships. It is available to the public through the local web portal, which makes readability, and also the contact information provided vital. The dashboard aims to provide an at a glance view of the level and trend of ASB, and does an excellent job.

Lisa’s background summary of the dashboard, with larger screen shots, will be available on our web site in the coming week.

ASBDashboard

3 Replies to “2009 Excel Dashboard Competition Winners”

  1. Hi All,

    The dashboard for Unemployment in the U.S. (2nd place finisher in XLCubed’s competition) is updated with September’s data. You can find it at, http://bit.ly/UZQDO. While it’s true that the unemployment rate rose to 9.8%, see if you can identify any good news in the dashboard.

  2. Hi All,

    My dashboard for Unemployment in the U.S. is updated with January 2010 data. You can find it at http://bit.ly/ciPx0B.

    I’ve added sparklines to show 12 months of time-series data to the demographic section of the dashboard. So now you can see trends by demographic segment. In addition, I’ve added microbar charts to the industry index section on the bottom right side of the dashboard so now you can see the size of the change in hours worked from the prior month. This is more informative than the colored circles I used previously which indicated large changes up or down without showing the size of the change.

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