Why Use Dashboards: 6 Reasons To Unify Survey Management And Analysis

Smriti Nair
February 15, 2024
Picture depicting how dashboards can unify survey management and analysis

Surveys are powerful tools for understanding people, their thoughts, preferences, and how they feel. That said, gathering information through surveys is just the first act in the play of understanding. Getting clear insights from surveys can take time, particularly when the data is scattered across different tools, which eventually slows decision-making.

In such situations, having a single platform that can handle everything - right from crafting the right questions, collecting responses, to analyzing answers in real-time, can significantly reduce the time and effort required in drawing insights. In this article, let’s explore some of the benefits of managing survey data collection and data visualization in a single place.

Having a one-stop shop for everything on surveys

No more switching between different platforms to create, distribute, collect, and analyze your surveys. With an all-in-one tool, you can streamline your workflow, save valuable time, and redirect your focus to strategic decision making. For instance, in SmartSurvey you can create your survey in just a few clicks from our template library, distribute the survey in a myriad of ways, and view the results instantly in your custom dashboards.

Make quicker decisions with contextual understanding of survey results

By viewing the raw data and the visualization alongside one another, you can identify patterns and trends that can be easily overlooked in either format alone. SmartSurvey’s customizable charts and graphs, paired with descriptive texts helps you gain a deeper understanding and visualize the trends and patterns that might be difficult to discern in tables or spreadsheets. This helps you identify key drivers of behavior, predict future outcomes, and make informed decisions. Further, it allows you to revisit your surveys, check if the questions serve the purpose, and make changes before you send them again.

Improved accuracy on the survey analysis

When you collect and analyze data in the same tool, you reduce the risk of errors and inconsistencies. There's no need to manually export and import data, which can lead to mistakes and data silos. With SmartSurvey managing your survey analysis, you can run surveys and analyze responses directly within the dashboard in real time, allowing you to gain insights and make decisions quicker.

Enhanced data visualization, leading to greater buy-ins

With customizable dashboards and real time updates, you can present data in a visually compelling way, making it easier to communicate insights to stakeholders who may not be familiar with the raw data. This can lead to greater buy-in and support for decisions based on your research findings.

Improved data management and security

Having all your survey data and visualizations in one place simplifies data management and reduces the risk of data loss or inconsistency. Also, a single platform often offers better data security features than using separate tools for surveys and dashboards.

Cost effectiveness

Using a single tool for both survey creation and analysis can be more cost-effective than using disparate tools. At SmartSurvey, we understand that every business is unique, and so are the business needs.

Dashboards was created keeping in mind the feedback and requirements of our customers. Available on the Enterprise Plus plan, it aims to empower you to make data-driven decisions that positively impact your business.

Ready to make smarter decisions? Start by using Dashboards in SmartSurvey!


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