Comparison Dashboard

This solution extends the functionality of the product ConceptDraw PRO

Comparison Dashboard integrates a single screen view of the Comparison Charts and Indicators as Horizontal Bar Charts, Column Charts, Line Charts, Dot Plot, Two Columns Indicator, Two Bubbles Indicator, Scales Indicator, Left and Right Arrows Indicator, Up and Down Arrows Indicator and Two Up Arrows Indicator.


Examples

The samples you see on this page were obtained by connecting a sample data source to templates from the Comparison 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 reviewing and modifying from the ConceptDraw Solution Park. The Comparison Dashboard Solution is available for all ConceptDraw PRO users.

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

Example 1: Comparison Dashboard — Support Calls by Products

This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Comparison 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 support performance dashboard contains four horizontal bar charts. The bar charts show the comparison of open and closed support calls for five product models daily and weekly.

Comparison Dashboard — Support Calls by Products

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Meet ConceptDraw Visual Dashboards

What I need to get started

ConceptDraw PRO and the Comparison Dashboard solution, found in the "What is a Dashboard" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park, are all you need to get started. Make sure both are installed on your computer.

How to install

Download and install ConceptDraw STORE and ConceptDraw PRO Next install the “Comparison Dashboard” solution using STORE.

Start using


What is Comparison Dashboard?

Comparison Dashboard integrates a single screen view of the Comparison Charts and Indicators as
  • Horizontal Bar Charts
  • Column Charts
  • Line Charts
  • Dot Plot
  • Two Columns Indicator
  • Two Bubbles Indicator
  • Scales Indicator
  • Left and Right Arrows Indicator
  • Up and Down Arrows Indicator
  • Two Up Arrows Indicator

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

Why use it?

Each Comparison Chart or Indicator displays your source data, to visually communicate Item Comparison.You can include Composition Charts and Indicators into your business or technical dashboards to show the ranking of your items.

Item Comparison

«In an item comparison, we want to compare how things rank: are they about the same, or is one more or less than the others? ...Words indicating larger than, smaller than, or equal are clues to an item comparison. Communication.»

Gene Zelazny
Say It With Charts: The Executive's Guide to Visual Communication
4th Edition
McGraw-Hill | 2001. P. 22.
Item Comparison shows you an item’s ranking. To visualize Item Comparison you can use
  • Bar Charts
  • Column Charts
  • Line Charts
  • Scatter Charts
  • Double Bar and Column Indicators
  • Double Bubble Indicators
  • Scales Indicators
  • Double Arrow Indicators.

What chart or indicator should you use?

Use Horizontal Bar Charts. Also, you can use Column Chart for a few data points. Avoid using the vertical category labels in Column Charts, use Horizontal Bar Charts with horizontal labels instead. Use Comparison Indicators for pairwise comparison.