It is important to distinguish concepts that are sometimes confused and are different things: data, metrics and KPIs. In this material, these three concepts and their most relevant uses are studied.
Data are cold figures. Data collection generates information in the form of metrics. And the most relevant metrics that allow taking stock of businesses are KPIs (key performance indicators).
Dashboards usually collect these KPIs and all the information elements needed to facilitate decision making. They are very important in management and aim to review the most relevant business information at a glance.