Entries by Kristina Jug

Create presentations from your reports

When creating tables and charts in Excel, you will most likely want to share your insights with your peers. The standard tool for presenting your findings is PowerPoint. That’s why we made it incredibly simple for you to export your reports from Excel to PowerPoint. If you want, your data will even be updated automatically!

Creating Small Multiples

Edward Tufte, one of the leading authors on information design, discussed the value of high-information graphics in his work “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information” (1983). He identified a method of repeating small-sized charts in a two-dimensional matrix or grid and named this method “Small multiples”. In his later work Envisioning Information (1990) he claims: […]

Preparing Data For a “Small Multiples” Report

One of the most powerful features of Zebra BI is that it enables you to create several charts from your data in one single click. All the charts are automatically scaled so that the values can be compared across all charts. Such a report is called "Small Multiples" and this article will teach you how […]

How to edit styles

In Zebra BI, reporting standards are defined by so-called styles (or management notations). You can take advantage of several predefined styles, but you can also modify them or create your own reporting standards. On top of that, you can share your styles with any number of other Zebra BI users.  

Applying styles to charts

When you insert a chart, Zebra BI will automatically design it according your selected default style. You can see which style is currently the default style by checking the drop down menu under Reporting standards of the Zebra BI ribbon: To change the default style, just select your desired style from the drop down menu. This setting […]

Structure Analysis

Structure analysis is the most basic analytic task: The reader observes the displayed values and visually compares data categories to each other. These comparisons are usually of the following nature: Looking up a specific value (e.g. finding the sales value of a specific product) Comparing two values Ranking (trying to establish the sequential order of […]

Part-To-Whole Comparison

In business reporting, stacked charts are used for analysing the proportion of parts to the whole value. Zebra BI offers both horizontal (column) and vertical (bar) stacked charts with some advanced features that make these business charts really useful for part-to-whole comparisons: