Data Visualization Best-Practices For Trends Lines

Data visualization to quickly understand how a KPI is evolving across time, allowing an easy understanding of the relative performance evolution of each item

Data visualization best-practices

  • Display a line chart
    • For each item, display a line showing the evolution of the KPI performance and display the value
    • 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

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