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.
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The greatest challenge with Waterfall charts is their creation! This template 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 Waterfall button and your chart is generated!
There is 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 what the data is telling them.
Whether it's specific chart size or color palette; this template can easily accommodate your formatting needs. And if you have more specific formatting needs that you would like to automate, you can elect to purchase the PRO version of the template which gives you complete access to modify and add to the VBA code.
There is a tab in the template fully dedicated to showing you how to use and operate the template. There is a definite advantage to having the instructions built-in instead of in a separate PDF as you can quickly get them and you never have to worry about losing them.
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.
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