Purpose & Application¶
Commonly called the Mario Chart because of the bricks in suspension, the Waterfall is a great way to provide a quick visual into positive and negative changes to a value over a period of time or stages.
📝 For example, what products have been driving my sales up in the last month?
A waterfall chart is easily used to show how an initial value is affected by intermediate values, positive or negative, and then resulting in a final value.
It can reveal the composition of a result.
For example, this chart can be useful to understand the impact of different stores on the overall income of a company in supermarkets.
This chart can also be useful to:
- Visualize profit and loss statements
- Evaluate company profit
- Highlight budget changes
- Keep track of inventory
- Compare product earnings
What makes this graph a killer story?
🚦 Color coding makes it easy to identify best/wosrt performer without even reading the numbers. Plus it can be easily reversed.
In our case I can cleary tell that Europe is performing very well, but France not so good…
Automatically calculated variation between the two points : in value and %, don’t need to have it in your data.
Without asking or doing anything I can see that my revenue increased by 151.6% youhouuuu! Which represents 97 M$
Smooth drill functionality makes it easy on the eye, your user will love it! Add a drill to your watefall to go in a deeper level of detail 🔎.
How easy is it to get the Europe global performance then see the details for each country!
Easily add intermidate totals within your charts.
I’m a financial manager, I want to see the total before taxes and the total after taxes
Compatible and optimized mobile display, get your data anywhere 📱!
I just arrived in London, I’m in the cab, I can check the number one last time before the meeting.
Possibility to add much more info ℹ️ like variation, current value, meta information can help you turn a 5 slides information into just one viz.
No need for footnotes or attachment anymore, everything is right here under my nose.