Speedometer / dial gauge Chart
We have been getting an increasing number of requests to implement a speedometer chart on Anaplan, but due to it being unavailable, reporting on Anaplan is losing some traction, with reports being created on Power BI instead.
I hope this chart can be included in Anaplan in the future as it has a few key benefits.
- Instant Clarity: Dial gauges can communicate the status of a key metric immediately. Just a quick glance is enough to know whether the KPI is within the acceptable range, close to a target, or requires attention.
- Simplicity: By focusing on a single metric, dial gauge charts cut through the clutter and deliver a clear message, making them an excellent choice for executive dashboards where decision-makers want instant insights.
- Visual Appeal: The visual design of a gauge chart can be very engaging and adds a modern, professional look to a dashboard. Its analog-style representation can be more appealing than plain numbers.
- Comparative Context: A gauge chart not only shows the current value but also provides a context (like "poor", "average", "good", "excellent"). This helps to understand the relative performance of the KPI against benchmarks or targets.
- Flexibility: Gauges can be used to represent a wide variety of KPIs, from financial metrics to operational or manufacturing indicators. They're versatile and can fit into many different scenarios.
- Encourages Action: By making it visually evident when a metric is out of its desired range, gauge charts can motivate action. If a KPI is in the "red zone", it prompts a need for intervention.
- Customizable Ranges: The zones in a gauge (often color-coded as green, yellow, and red) can be customized based on business needs. This allows organizations to set their own benchmarks or targets and visualize performance against them.
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