Comparison Charts

Use Comparison charts to compare two or more entities over different parameters.

The following are the various Comparison charts that are available in Dashboard Designer:

Box and Whisker

Use the Box and Whisker chart to compare data distribution between multiple data sets. The chart displays boxes and whiskers that show five-number summary of a data set, such as Lowest value, Median value, Highest value, Quartile 1 value, and Quartile 3 value. The lines extending out from the boxes are known as whiskers.


A bullet chart displays performance comparison of an entity with its target value. The chart also shows qualitative ranges of performance.

Bar charts

Bar charts use either horizontal or vertical bars to show comparisons among related metrics. You can use Bar charts to view changes in metrics values over time or to compare one or more metrics values between several data groups. The types of bar charts that are available in Dashboard Designer are as follows:
  • Stacked Bars
  • Stacked Columns
  • Clustered Bars
  • Clustered Columns
Note: The tooltip on Stacked Bars and Stacked Columns charts also display percent data distribution values.

Calendar Heat Map

A Calendar Heat Map displays data in a tabular, calendar view. The table columns display months of the year and the table rows display days of the week, similar to a calendar. The data is highlighted in different colors to identify measurable differences in the data throughout a calendar year. Use Calendar Heat Map charts when you want to compare multiple performance indicators over a calendar year.


A Grid is a tabular view for a set of values that are related to a specific attribute. A tabular view enables comparison of related information.


A Heatmap displays data in a tabular view. The data is highlighted in different colors to identify measurable differences in the data. Use Heatmap charts when you want to compare multiple performance indicators.

Quadrant Motion

A Quadrant Motion chart displays data in four quadrants. Quadrant charts can be used to plot data that contains three measures by using an X-axis, Y-axis, and motion value.


A Radar chart displays comparative analysis of values. It compares these values, both to each other within a single data set and in a certain category across several data sets.
  • Data sets with large number of series can be complicated to read with radar chart.
  • For a chart to be legible, it must contain maximum three axes.

Range Column

A Range Column chart shows a range of floating columns, where each column shows two values on the Y-axis, a minimum value and a maximum value for a single entity in a category.