Data Visualization Best-Practices For Stacked Trends

Data visualization to quickly understand how a KPI is evolving across time, highlighting the contribution of each item in the overall performance.

Data visualization best-practices

  • Display a bar chart
    • Use vertical bars and display the KPI value
    • Stack each item performance per period
    • Sort the table by period ascending
  • Allow the user to dynamically select the KPI he wants to analyze (for instance moving from a Revenue analysis to a Gross Margin analysis)
  • Allow the user to change the periodicity of the visualization: Year, Semester, Quarter, Month, Week, Date
  • Allow the user to select the analytical axis by which he wants to split the performance evolution
  • This visualization if only application for additive KPIs

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