What do you like best?
This product is a fantastic solution for taking complex data and displaying it in an easy to read fashion. I use this product in the real estate industry. The dashboards I've built-out allow me to share information that I track with my agents so they always know the most important stats and figures as a company. I also track their sales and it helps as a non-verbal accountability tool.
I also use this product to externally market our team with working with public clients. Pulling up our numbers in our dashboards is an impressive way to not only help sell our services, but stand out amongst our competition as a modern and business savy real estate team.
What do you dislike?
There was a bit of a learning curve in that I had to create new spreadsheets for my data to use this product correctly. Essentially, if you have a spreadsheet that you work out of and have moving cells/formulas, Geckoboard will not follow the cells you have linked. So the workaround is to create additional sheets of information, linked to the sheets you normally work out of, then connect Geckoboard to the newly created sheet with the cells that stay locked in.
I think a nice addition to this product would be making custom widgets easier to obtain. I watched a webinar about creating custom widgets and you had to know how to code in order to use them. As this products grows and develops, it would be great to see more of a plug and play system to get the result of what are now custom widgets than you have to code from scratch.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
My problem was that I had a mass amount of information in spreadsheets that I knew my agents weren't looking at but would have value to them. This product helped me to solve that issue as I now have an 80" TV in our office that rotates our dashboards throughout the day.
An additional benefit is that we figured out a way to track numbers that would be beneficial to potential home sellers. We can instantly show them how quickly we sell homes and, on average, how many showings they can expect before an offer normally comes through.