10-30-2014 06:32 AM
If you do a google search, I am sure you will find many definitions to outline the differences between a dashboard and a report. and I also covered this in our SAS Global Forum paper http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings14/1247-2014.pdf
As Tricia points out in a recent blog post, Does Management Shrug at Your Performance Dashboard? apply the "So What" test to determine whether you have a dashboard or a report. Essentially a dashboard has a conclusion to the underlying facts where as a report has the facts for review without a conclusion against a KPI/last week etc.
10-30-2014 11:43 AM
To paraphrase Michelle even more...Think of a dashboard as something high level to give quick answers (i.e. reports for Executives), and the reports provide the granular details, which support the Dashboards, and would be used by marketers, in my world, who may work with the data on a more frequent basis.
Dashboard = Summary
Reports = Details
03-01-2016 09:07 PM
What is the difference between Dashboards and Reports?
In Enterprise Business Intelligence (EBI) Environment, we have Client Applicaltions (OLAPCubes, InfoMap) and Web Applications' (WRS, Dashboard & Portal (IDP)) Tools are there for Reporting.
SAS Web Report Studio (WRS): We can create Detailed, Summarized REPORTS and Section REPORTS . Whereas in
SAS BI Dashbaord: We can create DASHBOARDS like, Bar Charts (Simple, Targetted, Clustered, Stacked, Interactive Bar Charts, Bar Chart with Reference Lines, Pie Chart, KPIs, Spark Table and Interaction between Dashbaords.)
So finally we used to PUBLISH WRS REPORTS & DASHBOARDS into SAS Information Delivery Portal (IDP) for End Users\Business Users for checking the reports.
Visual Analytics (VA): We can create REPORTS & DASHBOARDS using Report Designer. We can create Listing Reports using List Table, Hierarchical Reports using Cross Tab, Bar and Pie charts etc. We can create different SECTION Reports using multiple data sources.
In SAS VA, Report Designer is an integrated tool\application will fulfill all EBI Tools (SAS OLAP Cube Studio, Information Map Studio, WRS & Dashboards)