In Holistics, Metric/KPI visualization presents your data as a single number. This is a simple yet effective way to draw attention and invite further data exploration.
When to use Metric/KPI?
Sometimes, a number is worth a thousand words. Metric/KPI visualization is the best choice when you just want a snapshot of your performance, or quickly compare your number with another value (for example, past performance, goals...)
Create a Metric/KPI
To create a Metric/KPI, simply select the visualization and drag the necessary measure into Value field. You can optionally include a Comparison Value to give your number more context, for example, last month's number, or a goal. When you doing so, both the value and comparison value will be displayed in a tooltip.
In the Styles tab, you can specify how you want to display your number. There are four modes:
- Single: Only the Value will be displayed
- Compare by number: the difference between Value and Comparison Value will be displayed as a raw number
- Compare by percent: the difference will be displayed as a percentage
- Progress: a progress bar with goal completion percentage will be displayed under the Value.
- Reverse color: By default, in comparison modes, green means increasing (positive) and red means decreasing (negative). For metrics that hold negative meanings (for example, churn rate, revenue lost...) you can reverse the color: