The performance summary dashboard feature is one way that Smartabase can show you information about users’ performance. This feature is designed by a site’s builder to provide an overview of users’ performance across key performance areas. Each cell on a performance summary dashboard can include the following information:

  • A value representing the most relevant metric from the performance summary report
  • An arrow to indicate performance improvement or decrement
  • Which performance standard the most recent entry meets (in text and indicated by the cell colour)
  • The amount of time elapsed since the most recent entry

Each column in a performance summary dashboard should reflect a high-level metric that is important for all the users included in the dashboard.

Each of these columns can be viewed as its own report, which expands on the dashboard column to include other measures related to it. This is called a performance summary report. The performance summary report can be thought of as a secondary layer of the performance summary dashboard.

From the performance summary report, it is possible to view the individual event forms for each of the users in the performance summary report. Within an event form, data can be viewed for each question. This hierarchy of data generalisation is summarised in the graphic above.


In the performance summary dashboard example we have chosen, there is a column for each of the three metrics considered key performance areas for our squad of fictional athletes. These are wellness, injury and performance.

For each of these key performance areas, the most important measure has been selected to appear on the dashboard. This is to provide an overview of the users who appear on the dashboard. You will notice the information types mentioned earlier – the performance standard colours, the arrows (or circles if no change has been recorded) and the time elapsed since the event form was completed.

For example, at the time this screen shot was taken, one month has passed since Jayden Harris’s Injury status was last updated. We know from the cell colouring immediately that his availability status is undesirable, and we know from the circle on the left of the cell that his availability hasn’t changed since last time it was updated, so he has been unavailable due to injury for over one month.


We can take a closer look at the column for performance. When we click into this column, we see the performance summary report for performance. This report includes a wider ranges of measures than the performance summary dashboard and each measure relates to performance. There are columns here representing 40m Sprint, Bench Press, Deadlift, Workload and others, which have been defined in the builder interface. As you can see, these are all measures that can be used to test performance. 

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