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A Dashboard in web interface parlance is an overview of the state of the system. Depending on what a user does for your organisation, we create them a suitable dashboard. Counts, like these coloured, rounded rectangles are links through to a list of the counted records. That allows a user to spot things that they must handle, for example:
A Dashboard is selected for display based on what applicable Dashboards are available to that user:
In that way, you can build one Dashboard for managers at Level 10, and one for sales staff at Level 7 and every new member of staff at each level will see what they need to know.