sábado, 24 de fevereiro de 2018

Scaling – cut the axis...

Scaling is a very important item of the IBCS rules. When it comes to present extreme values for example very high income in one region and very low in other regions the normal way in a column chart was to cut the column in the middle applying a symbol like that //  

Not necessarily the best solution as we lose the magnitude relation between the charts.

By introducing a scaling area as shown in the next chart we maintain the relations and the reader still can imagine the proportions.

The next chart shows a very “tricky” way to solve the problem. Instead of cutting the column just cut the x-axes. As we can see by applying this we maintain the same proportions and everything fits in the chart.

segunda-feira, 19 de fevereiro de 2018

About line charts

About two months ago at www.storytellingwithdata.com there was a contest about annotated line charts and almost 100 contributions were accepted. 


As we can see there wasn’t that much creativity involved.

New approaches like multicharts with/and “timelines” are very rare.   



segunda-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2018

And here are the good news: IBCS goes mainstream

The first good news is that SAP Analytics Cloud is now IBCS/Hichert certified.

For those interested in applying visualization standards in their reports SAP offers now within their Analytics Cloud IBCS compliant charts.

It is no longer necessary to use third party tools within your SAP environment in order to produce highly sophisticated reports and dashboards.
For more information see the article of Blaž Zabukovec (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sap-analytics-cloud-now-ibcshichert-certified-success-blaž-zabukovec/) the official SAP announcement

The second good news comes from ZebraBI which now offers a visuals add-on for Microsoft PowerBI. The fast growing PowerBI community can now use sophisticated IBCS-charts for reporting and dashboard design. As can be seen on a recently held Webinar (https://zebrabi.com/power-bi-webinar/#av_section_2) ZebraBI custom visuals do a great job in accelerated dashboard design.
For more information see https://zebrabi.com/pbi/

terça-feira, 21 de novembro de 2017