Introduction to Dashboards and Tiles

Dashboard is an information management tool that be used to visually track and analyze what’s happening in the business. It is also a great tool for Organisational Communication and sharing of information. They can be customised to meet the specific requirements of a team, department or company.

Dashboards are great collaboration tools that can enable large teams to share, announce, monitor and analyze, thereby building strong communication channels among team members.

Tiles are the individual information snippets/cards that are the building blocks of the Dashboard.

Dashboards Admins/owners can control access to the Dashboard and Add/ Modify/Delete tiles from the Dashboard. An “InfinCE Administrator” will have the administrative privileges for all non-private dashboards. InfinCE Dashboards provide highly flexible Tiles that can be resized and re-arranged as desired by the Dashboard Administrator.

InfinCE Dashboard for Business

Types of Dashboard

In InfinCE you can create dashboards at 4 levels – Organizational, Department, Team and Personal. While Organizational dashboards are visible to everyone is the organization, Department/Team dashboards are accessible to one or more departments/teams for which the access is given. Personal dashboards are created by individuals for organizing information for personal use.

Organization Dashboards are created/managed by “InfinCE Administrators”, Department Dashboards by “Department Admins” and Team Dashboards are managed by “Team Admins”. Regular Users or Team members can create private Dashboards and view the group Dashboards that they have access to.  They could, however, get access to edit specific tiles on a dashboard for which they have been granted an edit access by  the Dashboard Admin.

For example, the HR could announce upcoming event details on the Organizational Dashboard. Department Admins could publish latest news and important department specific updates on the Department Dashboard. The Team Admins could use the Team dashboard to collaboratively work on a common task, share the status and updates of the Project, announce events and deadlines, share useful technical/business articles and so on.

Types of Tiles

There are 3 kinds of Tiles that are available for sharing information/data on Dashboards.

1. Standard Tiles

Standard Tiles are pre-loaded with InfinCE Workplace. This is a growing list of tiles that are designed to cover all your basic collaboration needs.

  • Announcements:  To help you share important announcements or short text updates with your organization/department/team
  • Bookmark: Enables you to share links to important articles, reference documents etc
  • World Clock: When you are collaborating with teams/clients/business contacts who are spread across the globe, this tile helps you keep track of the local time in desired zones
  • Notes: Make short notes, share tit-bits or even use it as a scribble pad
  • News Feed: Configure RSS Feeds from business or industry sources to stay on top of the latest news and developments
  • Info: These are versatile tiles that come in 4 formats to let you share information in rich text, visual or bold colored formats.

2. Application Tiles

When you subscribe to certain Business Applications like Mautic or Open Project, these come bundled with tiles that can be added on the dashboard for visualizing business data from these Applications.  These tiles will be visible only to those users who have permission to use the corresponding business application.

3. Custom Tiles

Custom Tiles refer to tiles that can be created to extract and visualize business data from various sources on the dashboard. Custom Tiles can pull data from the business applications you have subscribed on InfinCE, from external JSON or API data and from InfinCE Data sources like CSV or Excel files stored on the InfinCE Files.

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