Impact diagrams illustrate the positive and negative relationships between the metrics in your metrics cube. This type of diagram shows how the business works by displaying how one metric influences another.
An example for an impact diagram might show how Revenue and Expenses influence Profit, which then affects Bonuses and Research Funding.
Impact diagrams display traffic light and trend indicators that show the status and the trend of each metric in the diagram. You can filter for different contexts in the impact diagram. The traffic light and trend indicators update with new values for the selected dimension.
When you double-click a metric in an impact diagram, the selected metric become the focus metric. Views, visualizations, and other widgets on the current dashboard also update automatically to show data in context of the focus metric.