Remember doughnut charts? Yes, next to neatly visualizing shares of totals, they can also make decent progress trackers! You'll need to create a couple of additional calculations to help you create a progress doughnut chart, however: A parameter where you can dynamically input your Sales Target 2. Sales Remaining = Sales Target - Sales 3. … Continue reading Tracking progress against goals
A waterfall chart is a great tool for pinpointing: any particularly strong/weak months heavily impacting the company's profits any specific categories/products that significantly drove sales or margins Let's have a practical example! I'm going to use the Tableau EU Superstore sample dataset to Track monthly financial performance So what can we see from the chart … Continue reading Why should I use a waterfall chart?
A few people have asked me recently - 'Why would I ever use a tree chart? It takes up so much of my dashboard space!" Don't be quick to completely discard it I would say.... Tree charts are great if you need to breakdown multiple categories of data and as such prove a very good … Continue reading Why would I use a Tree map?
If you've been using Excel for a while, you've probably had to analyse performance, using a number of variables. While bar and line charts (or a combination of the two) can be a handy way of doing this, you might also consider the radar chart as a suitable tool to: 1. Visualize the … Continue reading When can a Radar Chart be useful?