FinancialViz Category: Compare to a Standard

Showing component and total variance to budget; Slide Makeover #94
Showing component and total variance to budget; Slide Makeover #94

To explain the overall variance to the budget, we often look at the variances in each area. Too often the budget and variance amounts are shown in a table that the audience must interpret. This makeover demonstrates how you can use a steps to a total graph to show how...

Comparing only one value to a standard; Issue #432 February 5 2019
Comparing only one value to a standard; Issue #432 February 5 2019

When you want to compare values to a standard, such as comparing output in various production plants to the goal, a dashed line on a column graph is a good visual to use. The dashed line runs across the graph and it is easy to see if each column is above or below the...

FinancialViz Makeover: Comparing to an average with long labels
FinancialViz Makeover: Comparing to an average with long labels

This makeover shows how using a dashed line as part of a graph allows easy comparison of values to an average and a bar chart makes long category labels easier to read. (this is a silent video and you can pause it to spend more time on any of the slides)...