Zoho Analytics offers a widget-based model for adding single numbered widgets and chart type widgets within dashboards. These are called KPI Widgets.
Zoho Analytics offers 2 types of KPI widgets
Single number widgets are used to display a single numeric value in a formatted text. They are useful to highlight key metrics in a dashboard. The key metric can also be accompanied by comparison indicators to highlight the trend. Zoho Analytics currently offers 6 types of single number widgets with or without comparison indicators.
The below presentation shows how to create single numeric Widgets.
The chart type widgets of Zoho Analytics enables you to highlight your data metric using chart visuals. These are different from the actual charts and are focused on displaying a single value. Currently, Zoho Analytics supports three types of Chart Widgets.
A Bullet chart is best suited to highlight a metric and compare it with a target value. You can also specify qualitative ranges of performance, such as poor, satisfactory, and good. The qualitative ranges are displayed as varying intensities of a single hue.
A Bullet widget in Zoho Analytics looks as shown below. The red arrows in the image highlight the various components of the bullet chart.
A Dial chart is used to indicate the current value of a metric in a given range. Although similar to a bullet chart, it displays the values in the form of a semi-dial. You can also specify qualitative ranges of performance using dial charts.
The following types of dial charts are available in Zoho Analytics:
Simple: This is a basic dial chart which consists of chart range, target, key metric plot, and its value.
Speedometer: The speedometer is a dial chart with an indicator that marks the position of the key metric value in a given range. By default, the qualitative ranges in the speedometer don't follow the same hues. The red, yellow, and green colors prove beneficial in indicating your performance range.
Conditional: In conditional dial charts, the color of the key metric plot is based on the specified conditions. This helps in categorizing key metric values into different qualitative buckets.
Zoho Analytics allows you to specify a default color for the key metric plot, and different colors when a condition is met. For instance, to measure the progress of sales over a month, you can assign various colors for instances when the sales reaches 25% and 50% of the overall sales. The default color will be applied when the sales value is above 50%.
You can choose the required dial chart from the Settings tab in the KPI editor. Refer to the adding chart type widgets section to learn more.
Full Dial Chart is a gauge chart with full ring. This is similar to Dial Chart. The Maximum Range value will be set as the value of the full ring.
Shown below is a sample Full Dial Chart. The red arrows in the image highlight the various components of the full dial chart.
The below presentation shows how to create Chart Type Widgets.
Zoho Analytics allows you to create widgets with images (widgets that have images as part of them). Using images in the widgets helps the viewer to understand information and differentiate between types.
Zoho Analytics auto-adjusts the position of the image based on the text length. You can also customize the position of the images as needed.
To create widgets with images,
1. You need to have a column in your data table with the image address.
2. The image size should not exceed 200 KB.
3. The Display as option under the Format Column menu must be set to Image.
The below presentation shows how to create widgets with images.