Here you have access to some commonly used parts of the program giving you quick metrics to base your days activities on. You can view your calendar and add or edit events for the day. Or read your email and check your reminders and tasks.
Most dashboards have a menu icon and a right click feature giving you access to actions you can take concerning the particular item you are on.
These metrics can also be grouped into different sections of Chronicle. For example, metrics that are unique to you, or production, or sales or finical, etc.