I've been tasked with designing an interface for an application that reports on SQL and Sharepoint data. I'd like the default home page of the application to present some sort of summary information, and I thought a dashboard would not only jazz things up a bit (I've also been asked to try to make reporting 'sexy' - not an easy feat!), but also provide an entry point for newer users.
However, dashboards tend to lend themselves to trend-type data, or reports that generate simple numerical results such as 'number of databases: 24'. The main focus of our reports is on permissions, and so doesn't quite lend itself to these types of results. I'm wondering if any of you can suggest relevant home page content for these types of reports? I thought about listing some of the most recently used reports, but I'm trying to present this information in an engaging and even 'sexy' way :)