View Your Business Composition and Monitor Changes
It's crucial to monitor changes as they occur. This can help you discover new opportunities or prevent potential losses.
This dashboard is built to track business composition and its changes over time. The top left visualization provides a three-year view of the regional mix, broken down by quarter. It is easy to quickly identify the American segment's recovery after a major setback in 2011—while still noting that it's behind its 2010 level. And the European segment is shrinking after a boom in 2011, while the Asian segment is experiencing significant gains. You can also analyze the change in composition of other segments—by channel, customer mix, or product mix. In addition, a cross-tab at the bottom gives you a list of hard numbers for reference.
Currently, the segment composition is calculated by net sales. By using the "Select Measure" filter in the top left, you can switch your measure to gross profit, operating income, or net profit. You can also use the rest of the filter panel, or drill down by clicking anywhere in the visualization.