What is a Dashboard?

Overview

A dashboard is visualization tool for your organization’s data, like metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs). This data is displayed using gadgets (see https://appfire.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/RDD/pages/146309955), which are the small components that fetch the data and render it in an appropriate way like tables, graphs, text, etc.

  1. Dashboard selector. Here you’ll find all the dashboards you have access to, in other words, all those accessible to the whole organization, and your private ones.

  2. Jira Apps menu. The main access point for your dashboards. Dashboard Hub will appear there once your admin installs the app. You can always bookmark your main dashboard URL in your browser.

  3. Slideshow controls. If your dashboard has more than one slide, these controls will allow you to move from one slide to the next one, or play the slideshow (see https://appfire.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/RDD/pages/146309888).

  4. Dashboard options.

    1. Dark mode. Switch on or off the whitish and blackish versions of the theme.

    2. Share dashboard. Share within your organization or externally your dashboard (see https://appfire.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/RDD/pages/146310576).

    3. Access restriction. Fine tune who can view and or edit your dashboards within the organization (see https://appfire.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/RDD/pages/146309693).

    4. Edit mode. Click here to enter the edition mode to configure your gadgets or add new ones.

    5. “…” menu. The rest of the available actions for your dashboards or datasources (see or ).

    6. Help. Access our Help Center to get information or help.

Goal

The goal of a dashboard is to be the main display your team uses to track their work: Monitor environments, visualize sales, detect incidents, analyze performance, track projects and so on. Thus, teams can be more productive, get the right information, stay more focused and waste less time switching contexts. 

Not a Jira dashboard

Our dashboards are not Jira dashboards. A Jira dashboard is meant to work with the instance where it’s installed. However, our dashboard connects not only with the current instance, but it can also connect with several Jira instances, as well as with several other tools like Bitbucket, Opsgenie or Statuspage (see the full list ).

See also

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