Time Series Dashboard

This solution extends the functionality of the product ConceptDraw PRO.

Time Series Dashboard uses a single screen to integrate the Time Series Charts as Column Charts, Line Charts, Bar Charts and Dot Plots.


Examples

The samples you see on this page were obtained by connecting a sample data source to templates from the Time Series Dashboard solution, to demonstrate some of the solution's capabilities and the results you can achieve.

These documents are vector graphic documents, created in ConceptDraw PRO using ConceptDraw Live Objects technology. They are available for modifying, reviewing and/or converting to many different formats, such as MS PowerPoint, PDF file, MS Visio, and many other graphic ones from the ConceptDraw Solution Park or ConceptDraw STORE. The Time Series Dashboard solution is available to all ConceptDraw PRO users to get installed and used while working in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and drawing software.

You can download sample data sources for all dashboards to see how changes made to data effect dashboard appearance.

Example 1: Time Series Dashboard — Orders by Months

This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Time Series Dashboard solution, and demonstrates the solution's capabilities and the results you can achieve using this solution. All the charts on this page change automatically when the data source changes.

This performance dashboard contains the vertical and horizontal bar charts and two line charts. The charts show orders per month in four cities.

Time Series Dashboard — Orders by Months

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Meet ConceptDraw Visual Dashboards

What I need to get started

Both ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and drawing software and the Time Series Dashboard solution can help creating the visual dashboard you need. The Time Series Dashboard solution can be found in the Dashboards area of ConceptDraw STORE application that can be downloaded from this site. Make sure that both ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw STORE applications are installed on your computer before you get started.

How to install

After ConceptDraw STORE and ConceptDraw PRO are downloaded and installed, you can install the Time Series Dashboard solution from the ConceptDraw STORE.

Time Series Dashboard solution - Install

Start using

To make sure that you are doing it all right, use the pre-designed symbols from the stencil libraries from the solution to make your drawings look smart and professional. Also, the pre-made examples from this solution can be used as drafts so your own drawings can be based on them. Using the samples, you can always change their structures, colors and data.

Time Series Dashboard solution - Start Using

What is Time Series Dashboard?

Status Dashboards use a single screen to integrate the Time Series Charts such as
  • Column Charts
  • Line Charts
  • Bar Charts
  • Dot Plots

The libraries of Time Series Charts consist of Live Objects, the special shapes that can change their appearance depending on the external data.

Why use it?

Each Time Series Chart displays your source data to visually communicate Time Series Comparison.

You can include Time Series Charts in your business or technical dashboards to show how items change over time.

Time Series Comparison

Time Series Comparison show you changes of a trend over timeperiods.

«We’re <…> interested <…> in how they change over time, whether the trend over weeks, months, quarters, or years is increasing, decreasing, fluctuating, or remaining constant.
<…>
Clues to look for in your message are words like change, grow, rise, decline, increase, decrease, fluctuate.»

Gene Zelazny
Say It With Charts: The Executive's Guide to Visual Communication
4th Edition
McGraw-Hill | 2001. P. 22.

What chart should you use?

  1. Use the Column Chart for few data points, and use the Line Chart when you have many
  2. Use Line Charts or Area Charts to detect trends and patterns, not to show exact values
  3. Use Traffic Light (Racetrack Light) when the relative position of lights has its own meaning; otherwise use the Alert to save you dashboard space
  4. Use Bar Charts and Scatter Charts to compare specific values of your categories
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