Dashboard View is a digital representation of some decision-critical information on a software dashboard. It is a customizable user-interface element that fills the executable area of the dashboard with specific data to display this data in a user-defined way. Examples are: Task Analytics view, Payments view, Schedule view, others.
The main idea behind using dashboard views is to provide a customizable way of displaying integrated data reports on a single computer screen. Through dashboard customization, users are allowed to decide which pieces of data to display. Dashboard layouts are usually used to manage the arrangement (inclusion, location, and display size) of dashboard views.
Views are the building bricks that construct a single data report to be displayed on a software dashboard for users. One dashboard may include one or more views. For instance, the dashboard of stock management software may combine four views, including In-stock Inventories, Purchase Orders Status, Payment Notes, and Suppliers. And there can be other views with other titles on the dashboard. The benefit here is that users can select which views to display on one dashboard screen report.