I’ve been playing around with the Spring 10 Pre-release for Salesforce when I’ve had some time and one of the features I glossed over in my first post, is the enhanced table dashboard component. This is actually a nice little enhancement. Basically, you can now add another row of data to the table, and using grouping can get some light pivot-table like displays on the dashboard.
The picture below shows how easy it is to setup. You just need to have a chart on the report, where up to the 4 data points you want on the table are in the chart (2 sums & 2 summary fields). Using the setup in the image, you select how you want the table set up.
Here are two examples of how the new table can look. One using grouping, the other simply a list of opportunities with an extra data point, in this case Stage, but now you can add tables like “Top 10 deals” and not only show the Opportunity, but also show the sales rep who owns it.