For years now I've been hearing from vendors about "dashboards." (I think the first time I heard the term was in 1998.) And I've seen some VERY slick dashboard tools, most recently at Protech's first Customer Conference. But I can honestly say, with the hundreds of associations I've worked for, worked in, and know of, I can count on one hand the number of associations that actually use dashboards.

Am I simply missing those associations that are using them, or is my experience "typical" ? Are there assocations out there using dashboards (specifically dashboards driven from their AMS or a data warehouse)? Or is this all talk, now going on ten years? I'd love to hear from anyone who has even seen dashboards in action, much less uses them.

About Wes Trochlil

For over 30 years, Wes has worked in and with dozens of associations and membership organizations throughout the US, ranging in size from zero staff (all-volunteer) to over 700. In that time Wes has provided a range of consulting services, from general consulting on data management issues to full-scale, association-wide selection and implementation of association management systems.

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