One of my counterparts working at Dimensional Insight in the US, Rose Weinberger, wrote a really useful blog that takes you through the main chart types and provides tips on how they should be used. It’s a very good starting point for anyone embarking on creating a BI portal or dashboard, so I thought I’d share it with you. It’s also one to come back to when you’re struggling to find just the right chart to display your particular information.
For example, who knew what a Pareto chart was for? I can now see it’s a really easy way to see at a glance how much contribution your Top 5 or 10 products/customers are making to your overall margin or revenue – or whatever value field you want to use.
Follow the link to get more tips and some new ideas. Rose’s blog post