Data Visualization Best-Practices For Business Overview

How would you provide an overarching status of your business in just one data visualization? This one aims to reach this goal.

Data visualization best-practices

Split your visualization in 5 components:

  • Volume of activity
    • Display your top 4 KPIs (name, value and avatar)
    • Those KPIs must be chosen carefully to represent at the same the volume of activity you have (Revenue in this example) but as well the results of your activities (Gross Margin in the example)
  • Activity shares
    • Use pie charts to illustrate what are the main components of your activities
  • Performance Evolution
    • Use a vertical bar chart to illustrate how your volume of activity has been evolving across time
    • Use a vertical bar chart to illustrate how your results have been evolving across time
  • Top Contributors
    • Use horizontal bar chart to show your top contributors of your activity from an external point of view (Customer in this example)
    • Use horizontal bar chart to show your top contributors of your activity from an internal point of view (SalesRep in this example)
  • Operational Priorities
    • The overarching view must be completed by the list of top operational priorities (List of the best opportunities in this example)

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