Featured in Microsoft's February 2019 Power BI desktop update, this Power BI custom visual is designed for easily comparing time series data. It is built for reporting actual, forecast, planned, and previous year data and allows users to quickly identify when a series deviates from its baseline.
Influenced by IBCS, this Power BI dashboard applied information density principles including the sparing use of colors. Design semantics apply standardized conventions, with the following schema:
- solid black for current year
- grey for previous year
- hollow for budget
- shaded for forecast
Note that the above design choices make this MS BI tool easy and intuitive to overlap different time periods.