The year-over-year plot compares monthly values of Actual and Plan (or of actual and previous year) showing the differences with red and green areas for all the months in the dataset.
The plot will show the monthly difference between Actual and Plan or Actual vs Previous Year with a "red equals bad" and "green equals good" color scheme both at the total level for all metrics...
and for each dimension for the chosen metric
If the date of most recent information is not equal to December, the chart will plot the months reordered showing the most recent 12 months.
You can set the plot to only show the difference of the actual data versus the other period/scenario or to show the difference between actual data and actual year average.
Use this widget
SAVING THE PLOT
To save the plot as a PNG file, hover the top right side on the chart. A menu will appear. Click on the camera icon.
Open the expander under the 📊 Plot type drop down menu by clicking on the ➕ sign.
By default the app will plot only one metric. You can choose which metric to plot by dimension with this dropdown .
EDIT AND MOVE LABELS
You can edit and move around plot titles and labels. In this chart..
...you might want to move the AC and PY labels to the right.
It is possible to annotate charts with lines, rectangles and circles. It is possible to modify the shapes and move them around, and delete them.
Hover and click on the "draw line", "draw circle" and "draw rectangle" icons on the menu bar on the upper right of the chart.
Draw and edit your shapes.
ADD PLOT MESSAGE
It is possible to add messages to the chart, in the style suggested by the IBCS standard.
Add your message, one chart at a time in the text box. Once you have finished writing the message for a chart, click on the 🚀 Submit button.
Your message will appear above the chart title. Adjust its position with the mouse. You can save the chart with the message and the annotations.
By default, the chart title is set on three lines, the first line contains the reporting unit ("who"), the second line the business metric ("what") and the third line the time period ("when").
You can adjust the position of the title, the message text and the grey line by moving them around with the mouse.