Time Series Dashboard

This solution extends the functionality of the product ConceptDraw PRO v9.

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


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 reviewing and modifying from the ConceptDraw Solution Park. The Time Series Dashboard Solution is available for all ConceptDraw PRO v9.5 users.

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



Meet ConceptDraw Visual Dashboards

What I need to get started

ConceptDraw PRO v9 and the Time Series Dashboard solution, found in the Visual 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 Solution Browser and ConceptDraw PRO. Next install the “Time Series Dashboard” solution using Solution Browser.

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