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Mashboard is a managerial tool set that acts as a real-time dashboard. Mashboard uses visualization techniques to present evolving business process data to facilitate broad analysis and decision execution. Mashboards allow deeper business visibility and insight into business processes. Mashboards include quantitative, qualitative and interactive data.
Mashboard is a Web 2.0 buzzword.
The mashboard concept was accelerated by IBM’s acquisition of SPSS (originally known as Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) and the growth of the R Project, a popular open-source programming language and software environment.
There are five key mashboard elements that are specific to business intelligence:
Continued mashboard use requires automatic data imports to ensure current and timely decisions.