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
What is a Pareto chart, though? A Pareto chart is simply an illustration of the well-known Pareto principle, stating that roughly 80% of the effects are driven by 20% of the causes. Applied to business, this often translates in companies achieving 80% of their revenue with 20% of their customers. Economics is not much different. … Continue reading How do I build a Pareto chart in Tableau?
Searching for another way to visualize sales and discount in the same graph? You find the lollipop chart insufficiently informative? Then you might consider the butterfly chart So, what does a brief inspection of these charts tell us? • Hefty discounts do little to boost sales in the Netherlands • Despite being in the top … Continue reading Let’s visualize those sales and profits in a butterfly chart!
A bit bored with bar charts? Want to enhance the visual appeal of your dashboard? Why not try a lollipop chart? A lollipop chart can be particularly handy should you want to emphasize the end result of a period https://public.tableau.com/profile/angelina.teneva#!/vizhome/LollipopChart_12/Dashboard Unlike most visually appealing charts, the lollipop chart is a super easy one to build … Continue reading Let’s get that lollipop chart out there!
It truly is super easy! 1. Make sure your date has been placed on a continuous axis (i.e. on a green pill) 2. Add a "Running Total" calculation to your measure 3. Change your "Mark Type" to "Gantt chart"! 4. Add a calculated field with the negative value of the measure you want to … Continue reading How do I create a waterfall chart in Tableau?
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?
I'm not at all happy with Tableau's default traffic light colouring! Isn't there a way the colours could be brighter? Voila! Happy vizzing!