Introduction to Dashboard Widgets

Here's an overview of all the available dashboard widgets in Plecto.

Last updated: Oct. 12, 2021

Number box

Number boxes are great for any type of KPIs. They allow you to display numbers, percentages, time measures, and much more. For example, you can use the number box to see how close you are to the target or set it up to see the number of orders at the top and the order value at the bottom.

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An example of the number box widget.

In addition, you can apply conditional colors to see your numbers in one of the three available colors and help you better understand your progress. Add the conditional colors in the formula editor or select "Use custom conditional colors" right in the widget settings on the dashboard. If you add a target value KPI on the widget and enable custom conditional colors, the widget will do the calculations for you!

Note: The conditional colors will think in numbers if only one KPI is added to the number box, for example, the number of New Leads under "Actual Value."

If two KPIs are added (actual value and target value), the number box will think in percentages. Read the full article on conditional colors.

Speedometer

Use the speedometer widget to measure your progress and see how close you are to reaching the goal. The speedometer is a great way to keep track of your progress.

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An example of the speedometer widget.

We recommend adding a target value and using conditional colors to get the most out of the speedometer. Read the full article on the speedometer widget here.

Note: The conditional colors will think in numbers if only one KPI is added to the number box, for example, the number of New Leads under "Actual Value."

If two KPIs are added (actual value and target value), the number box will think in percentages. Read the full article on conditional colors.

Table

Instead of creating individual KPIs for each employee, you can create a formula for each value you want to display, and the table widget will show the employees and formula results accordingly.

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An example of the table widget.

The table widget is versatile and allows you to display any type of KPIs. It also shows achievements and supports conditional colors. Read more about the table widget here.

Timeline

The timeline widget allows you to see your latest activities, as it organizes your KPIs in chronological order. It is different from the table widget because the table summarizes data by employees, teams, or time, whereas the timeline widget displays each activity as it appears. Timeline is most widely used with the Last and Sum of functions.

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An example of the timeline widget.

Read more: Learn how to use the timeline in KPI Examples for the Timeline Widget.

Line chart

Use the line chart to see your progress over time. Select to group data by employees, teams, or all together. With a line chart, you can only show values from one data source. However, you can drill down the data by grouping it by employees, teams, or as one group that looks at the entirety of your data.

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An example of the line chart widget.

If no target value is added, you can compare your selected time period to the last time period, for example, the current year to the last year. Read the full article on the area & line chart widgets.

Note: The line chart does not allow you to define the Y axis range, as it will be automatically adjusted based on your data.

Area chart

The area chart is very similar to the line chart, except it highlights the entire area and helps you to gain a better visual understanding of your KPIs. With an area chart, you can only show values from one data source. However, you can drill down the data by grouping it by employees, teams, or as one group that looks at the entirety of your data.

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An example of the area chart widget.

If no target value is added, you can compare your selected time period to the last time period, for example, the current year to the last year. Read the full article on the area & line chart widgets.

Column chart

The column chart allows you to add one formula to the widget. You can also choose to drill down your data by using the Group by function. You can group by employees, teams, time, or one group on the column chart.

Widget_Column Chart

An example of the column chart widget.

Pie chart

The pie chart is similar to the column chart in a way that you can only add one formula to the widget. The pie chart allows you to drill down your data by using the Group by function.

Widget_Pie Chart

An example of the pie chart widget.

Leaderboard

Add leaderboards to your dashboards to recognize your employees' or teams' success! 🎉 The leaderboard displays the rank of your employees or teams based on the KPIs of your choice.

Be it the number of sales, the biggest closed deal, or the number of completed support cases. Leaderboards can help your employees grow by acknowledging their success.

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An example of the leaderboard widget.

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Countdown

The countdown widget allows you to see how much time is left until your next important event. Use it to keep track of the deadlines or count the time until the next office party.

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An example of the countdown widget.

Clock

The clock widget allows you to see time on your dashboard (local or worldwide). The clock widget can be useful if you are keeping track of multiple teams that are working in different time zones on the same dashboard. Add a clock widget next to each team's KPIs to have a better overview of their performance.

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An example of the clock widget.

Text

The text widget allows you to add custom text to your dashboard. You can adjust the text by selecting between different font weights, sizes, and alignment.

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An example of the text widget.

Image

Add an image to your dashboard to personalize its layout in a way that best represents your company. The image can be both decorative and functional. For example, if you have teams working in different parts of the world, you can add an image of the world map and reorganize the widgets so that they are placed on the map according to where your teams are located.

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An example of the image widget.

Read more: Draw inspiration from and download images of the different maps here.

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