Visualization Types

When creating a Databoard, the first thing you should ask yourself as you configure each datablock is: what is the best way to visualize this metric?

In this article, we will go through each visualization type and an example of when you may want to use them. The answer may be the same for all of your metrics, it could be different for each one, or maybe it's a combination. Regardless, knowing what capabilities you have via the Databox system is imperative to answering this question.

Number

Used to show a simple metric or to draw attention to one key number.

Line

Used to give a more in-depth view of the trend, projection, average, and growth of a metric over time.  Can add additional lines and comparisons to make line graphs more informative.

Bar

Used to show comparisons between values. Can add additional bars and comparisons to make bar graphs more informative.

Pie

Used to illustrate numerical proportions through the size of the slices. 

Single metric: number of slices will depend on the metric selected. Works only with metrics that have additional data dimensions.
Multiple metrics: each slice is a different metric. You have direct control over how many slices  are show .

Table

Used to list metrics by order  of importance, ranking, etc. for a clear view and comparisons of metrics.

Single metric: number of rows will depend on the metric selected. Works only with metrics that have additional data dimensions.
Multiple metrics: each  rows  is a different metric. You have direct control over how many rows  are  show .

Pipeline

Used to show the evolution of lead generation through the connection of marketing and sales data.

Funnel

Used to track the stages potential customers travel through to eventually become a customer.

Progress

Used to show the advancement of sales and marketing activities and goals.

Gauge

Used to show the advancement of sales and marketing activities and goals.

Compare

Used to compare numbers (more advanced version of the Number Visualization)

Interval

Used to show and compare values for the same metric for different date ranges on one datablock.

Combo

Used to compare two different metrics (combination of the line graph and bar graph)

Heat Map

Used to visually represent days that activity is exceptionally high or low.

Leaderboard

Used to show who from your team closed the biggest deal, what’s your best selling product or who from your support team helped most users and who has the best customer satisfaction score.

Multi-tab

Used to display multiple line and bar charts in one datablock. You can add up to four tabs. Can add additional lines and comparisons to make line graphs more informative.

Notes

Used to display comments or add additional information next to used charts.

If you have any requests for different visualization types, feel free to submit a ticket and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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