The Dashboard is your Spectrum landing page, and it only takes a few minutes to set up a custom Dashboard comprised of appsApps are programs that run on the Dashboard.
Apps may be charts, lists, RSS feeds, to-do lists, etc. that will be most meaningful to you--for example, you can use them to manage jobs or alert you to potential issues. More information on specific apps can be found Dashboard App Descriptions.
You will find the Dashboard to be an indispensable tool that informs you instantly with colorful visual analytics, while providing the opportunity to drill into the associated Spectrum screens when additional information is needed.
Logging into the Dashboard does not take a license seat. Launching into a Spectrum screen via an appApps are programs that run on the Dashboard. Apps may be charts, lists, RSS feeds, to-do lists, etc., however, does.