Bar Chart with Relative (%) Variance automatically calculates relative or percentage variance between two scenarios and generates an overlapping bar chart that displays the relative variance with a lollipop chart situated parallel to the chart. The visualization is meant for comparing Actual, Forecast, Planned, and Previous Year data. Formatting for the charts is influenced by the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS).
Customization available includes inverting the colors for red and green, resizing the data label font sizes, highlighting data labels, hiding data labels, drill down by category, adjusting units(to thousands-K, Millions-M, Billions-B) and more.
This visualization is ideal for comparing “Actual vs. Planned”, “Actual vs. Previous Year”, “Forecast vs. Planned”, and “Forecast vs. Previous Year”.