Dasheroo Review 2016
Dasheroo is a cloud based dashboard service, allowing small and medium businesses, as well as individuals, to create various charts and graphs and aggregate them into dashboards. There is a free service for people with modest needs (max 4 dashboards), and pricing is very reasonable for more demanding customers. The term “Insight Apps” is used for widgets that display the most meaningful data from a variety of apps. Pre-built dashboard templates make the job of building dashboards easier, and a feature called Data Insight Mashups allows data from two sources to be plotted on the same charts so any correlations can be discovered. Alerts can be generated when a metric goes above or below a specified threshold.
Team collaboration is well supported, allowing users to comment on charts and dashboards in real-time. Mobile devices (Android and iOS) are supported with native apps, and dashboards can be exported in PDF or PNG format fro sharing.
Dasheroo is primarily focused on using data from external, cloud based apps, such as Salesforce. It doesn’t really cater directly for in-house database or file connection, but these and many other data sources can be accessed via Zapier, the data connectivity platform. Dasheroo connectors for applications include – Facebook, HubSpot, Instagram, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, LinkedIn, MailChimp, PayPal, Pinterest, Salesforce, Shopify, SurveyMonkey, Twitter YouTube and several others. A custom data import API is available (JSON and Push API Web Hooks), and new connectors are being developed on an ongoing basis.
Some specific configurations are offered – Salesforce being the dominant one. This allows users to track KPIs from Salesforce, Google Analytics, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and many more applications – from within Salesforce.
Overall this is a simple dashboard platform for simple needs. Many medium and large organizations will need greater sophistication – a scripting language for example.
Alternatives with free accounts include: