iDashboards Review

Troy, MI
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iDashboards At A Glance

Good: Short implementation process, mobile functionality, ability to build dashboards with a series of right-click menus.
Bad: Limited source files to pull reports from, no ability to run report calculations with a click of a button.
Bottom Line: With low cost of ownership and straightforward licensing, iDashboards provides a cost-effective alternative to complex BI solutions.

Product Overview

iDashboards Enterprise Suite is a unique, dashboard solution, providing powerful insights in just a few clicks. With features such as captivating graphics and rapid dashboard development, users can make data-driven decisions faster than ever before. Designed with the developer and end user in mind, iDashboards delivers a product that is easy to install without programming or coding.

For users interested in a hosted solution, iDashboards In Cloud offers similar features including point and click chart designer, what-if analytics, and an Auto Uploader which automatically pulls data from Excel.


With simple right-click menus and user-friendly designer framework, users can easily build custom dashboards. iDashboards offers the ability to consolidate relational databases, Excel, Google Analytics, Salesforce, Facebook, Twitter and more. Other features include secure access with role-based permissions, single sign-on (SSO), HTML5 capability and support for mobile devices.

In 2018, iDashboards debuted its upgraded Version 9.7 with enhancements such as:

  • Multi-site Data Hubs for companies that has employees working in different locations, so all employees work from the same set of data, regardless of location
  • More transformations into the Data Hub, including split columns, combine columns, aggregated columns and date difference
  • Ability to connect to Salesforce, QuickBooks Online, Google Sheets and Google Analytics via API
  • Centralized Wall Display Management feature, where users can manage an unlimited number of Wall Displays

Target Market

iDashboards is designed to be fully customizable – no matter the industry or function. iDashboards specializes in a variety of industries, such as Education, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Hospitality, Retail, Sports, Transportation and Utility and Energy. Select customers include:

  • Aramark
  • Carat
  • Children’s Hospital of Boston
  • Cisco
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Erie Insurance
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • JP Morgan
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Verizon Wireless

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Unlike typical BI solutions, iDashobards’s implementation time is in days or weeks as opposed to months. iDashboards installs as a web server so that all that is required is to get the web application installed. The basic steps are as follows:

* Use an iDashboards-provided database script to create the iDashboards Repository for storing meta data in a Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, or MySQL database.

* Run the iDashboards Production Installer to install the web server and iDashboards application. This includes a step to point the web server to the iDashboards Repository.

* Build dashboards and charts.

Customer Service & Support

iDashboards offers on-site training for all their solutions, with training cost included in the initial quote. Customers can contact technical support through email or phone. iDashboards also provides an online support portal, OSKAR, where customers can submit support tickets and access resources, including a knowledge base, discussion groups, downloadable assets, an idea center and more.


iDashboards provides custom price quotes based on a client’s needs. Please contact them directly for a quote.


Users have reported that there is a limit in source files (10MB) to pull reports from. Also, there is no ability to run calculations from a report with a click of a button.


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Founded in Troy, Michigan, iDashboards has been a pioneer in the data visualization space since 2003. Through award winning engineering, and patented technology, iDashboards is making it easier to understand your data. iDashboards offers easy-to-build, dynamic dashboards that create context for any user – in any organization – so they can draw real meaning from raw data. No matter who you are, or what industry you work in, iDashboards can rapidly reduce the time it takes to build beautiful dashboards and discover powerful insights.

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