Build Your Own
You can always build your own tool. But since so many exist, we recommend starting with one of them. If you are just starting out, first experiment using one of the tools. This allows you to experiment with low cost and risk.
Other Subscription Tools
There are other tools for dashboarding, too many to list. You can use these tools on their own, with a website or some other combination. Be sure to consider vendor longevity and portability of your dashboards. Most providers offer free trials. If you use a free trial, design your dashboard in Excel first. Don’t waste those free trial days figuring out what you want to dashboard!
Below are some links to start exploring - in no particular order:
- http://www.qlik.com/ (this is like Tableau)