Current Version: Version 1.1
Compatibility: PC Only | Excel 2007 - 2016 | Works on 32-bit or 64-bit
License: Up To 3 of your personal devices per single license
Add-in Instructions: Waterfall Chart Creator Help Page
Waterfall charts have been around for a long time, but they seem to have grown in popularity over the past few years as company's try to find simple ways to display their data walks. These graphs do a tremendous job of quickly showing different variance buckets between two data points (typically over a period of time - sometimes called a "data walk"). The single thing that trips many analysts up is the complexity surrounding the setup and formatting of these graphs.
If you would like to learn more about Waterfall charts you can read my article, How To Analyze a Waterfall (Bridge) Chart.
The Waterfall Chart Creator Add-in Ribbon Interface:
What The Add-in Adds To Your Excel Workbook (Just Click the Insert Button)
The great advantage to having the Waterfall Chart Creator add-in is that it does all the painful setup work for you. Below shows exactly what gets created in your Excel Workbook every time you click the Insert button. You don't have to create the 8 individual chart series that make up a properly functioning waterfall chart, you don't have to mess around with all the formulas to get the bar charts and data labels functioning properly. You just need to be able to click a button and add your data points! It's really just that simple!
The greatest challenge with Waterfall charts is their creation! This add-in takes this advanced chart and lets you generate them in a few steps that anyone can do! Just (1) add your variance names, (2) determine whether it is a variance or end point, and (3) paste in your values. Once you data is added, you simply click the Create button within the Waterfall Chart Creator add-in and your chart is generated!
There are a variety of formats out there for Waterfall graphs (just do a quick Google image search). However, many of them are quite dated and difficult to quickly analyze. This template starts with a clean chart format that is very straight-forward and easy to comprehend. The design gets rid of all the noise that most other Waterfall charts contain and allows your audience to concentrate on the story being told by your data.
Whether it's specific chart size or color palette; this add-in can easily accommodate your formatting needs. You can even save your settings so you don't have to start from scratch next time!
You can instantaneously access the online help webpage for the Waterfall Chart Creator add-in from inside your excel Ribbon. This means you don't have to remember a URL or fiddle around with opening your web browser.
Sometimes your variances can cross the x-axis and go into negative territory. The Waterfall Chart Creator uses advanced techniques to handle theses scenarios so your chart is still displaying and formatted properly if it happens to go below 0. Just make sure to tweak your Y-Axis Min settings to accommodate for this visually.
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