Executive Dashboards can be added to homepages or an app and they are useful for many reasons. Dashboards may include buttons that redirect you to specific pages making navigation simpler. Images such as graphs that can give a visual overview of the application/site. Click through reports which takes you to an already filtered list report so you don't have to. A great use of a dashboard is for multiple reports on one page, allowing you to get an executive overview and compare them to each other. Reports in a dashboard have the same functionality as in a standard report i.e. on bar and column charts you can click on the selection types to remove them. Dashboards can have several layouts in a 9 by 9 grid.