A Proportion Card is the perfect way to show your results against one another with the old school pie chart.
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Top add a Proportion Card, you simply click 'Add Card' on your board, and select 'Proportion' from the 'Build Your Own' section:
You can edit the data set in the Settings tab, much the same as you can for a Report Card:
In the 'Report' tab, you can also add rows. This will allow you to customize what accounts you view in the proportion chart:
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Where to use Proportion Cards?
The most effective time to use pie/doughnut charts is to answer the following questions:
- Which survey results were the most popular? (using imported non-financial data)
- Where are you investing the most money?
- What revenue stream is the most successful?
Something to consider is limiting your pie/doughnut wedges to six. If you have more than six proportions to communicate, consider a bar chart. It becomes too hard to meaningfully interpret the pie pieces when the number of wedges gets too high:
Proportion charts can be very effective when used correctly, but incorrect usage will only yield ineffective results, while a bar chart may prove a more logical solution.