A dashboard is a financial reporting tool used for quick visual comparative analysis of key performance indicator data, often in the form of a series of side-by-side trend diagrams. Dashboards can distill a great deal of data on and visually summarize a wide variety of results on a single page. Month-to-month changes are best presented as thirteen month intervals so that the latest month is compared to the same month in the previous year. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F9_Financial_Reporting

A sample of the UW Financial Management dashboard is available at
http://f2.washington.edu/fm/dashboards

Dashboard