Somehow I find that it's still difficult to build good admin dashboards, even though so many businesses and projects share needs. In Rails land, I have now used Rails Admin, ActiveAdmin as well as Administrate. Administrate is probably the best so far. It's not such a config nightmare, but I still feel like none of these tools go all the way with data querying, displaying resources, data visualization, and administrative visualizations.
I'm interested in trying out Forest Admin as a company trying to go after this space with a service, but it's just so hard to foresee the gotchas before you stub your toe with a new direction.
I also need to find a good tool that integrates with Node/Mongo for different app I'm working on.
Anybody have any suggestions for services I might not be aware of or ideas on how I might want to approach building admin dashboards in general?