Audit dashboards

The data in our reports do not need to be confined to static tables and charts. Dashboards let users explore the data in more detail and can be regularly and effortlessly updated.

Why work with dashboards?

As described above dashboards provide users with more detailed information. They let users select and compare data that are relevant to them (but not necessarily to others). They also give access to information that does not fit in a report. Most audits tend to generate more information than can be included in a report. A lot of information that might be of interest to users may therefore be held back. A dashboard can help.

Dashboards are particularly suitable for periodic reports, especially ones that present updated information in a standard format. Making a dashboard is then simply a question of clicking a button when fresh data become available.

How do you make a dashboard?

There are several ways to make a dashboard. The Court of Audit uses Shiny dashboards because all our data work is written in the programming language R. The big advantage of Shiny is that data analysts can build the dashboards themselves.

Examples of dashboards