Start your day with a dashboard

Each time you sign in to the system you’ll see a dashboard, which gives you easy-to-read charts and graphs that help you see how you and your team are doing with key metrics (also known as key performance indicators, or KPIs).

Choose from different dashboard layouts

The system comes with several dashboard layouts tailored for your role. For example, on the Sales Activity Dashboard, you'll see the status of open opportunities in the pipeline, progress toward goals, open leads and opportunities, the Sales Leaderboard, and your activities.

  • To see a different dashboard layout, click the down arrow next to the name of the dashboard, and then select the layout you want.

    Shows the Overview dashboard in Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement apps

Choose a default dashboard

When your system is set up, the system administrator picks a default dashboard layout that everyone sees when they first sign in. If you want to see a different dashboard, you can override the system-wide default.

  • Display the dashboard you want, and then click Set as Default at the top of the screen.

    Shows how to set as default in Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement apps

Drill in to chart data

You can view the list of the records used to calculate the metrics shown in a chart.

  • Point to the chart, and then click the Drill in button Drill in button. (You won’t see the button until you point to the chart.)

    Chart button that shows records used to build the chart

Change a chart

You can try out different types of charts, and see how your data looks when you use different fields for the calculations, right from within the dashboard layout.

  • On a dashboard, click the segment of the chart you want to view as a different type of chart. For example, click a segment of a pie chart or bar graph.

  • From the drop-down, select a different field to use for the calculations.

    Shows choosing a chart view in Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement apps

Create a personal dashboard

  1. From the Sales, Service, or Marketing area, select Dashboards.

  2. Select New, and then select Dynamics 365 Dashboard.

  3. Select the layout that you want, such as the 3-Column Regular Dashboard, and then select Create.

  4. To add a chart, select the tile where you want the chart and then on the toolbar select Chart.

  5. Select a chart from the list, such as New Accounts By Month, and then select Add. To create your own chart, see Create or edit a chart.

  6. Repeat the steps to add additional charts on to your dashboard. You can also add the following components on a dashboard tile.

  7. Enter a name for your dashboard, select Save, and then select Close.

    Your dashboard is displayed in the Dashboards area where you can share or assign it to another user or team. You can also set it as your default dashboard.

See also

Create or customize system dashboards
Configure interactive experience dashboards