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Different Types of Report Visualizations

Employee Reports and Analytics

What is Report Visualization?

Report visualization is the process of representing data and information in a pictorial or graphical format that allows everyone to quickly grasp the significance of the content. So, that action can be taken quickly, and time is spent on decision-making rather than understanding data. The human brain processes information significantly more quickly when it is presented in graphical form.


What is the purpose of using different types of Report Visualization?

Report visualization has emerged as a crucial component to present an intuitive view of data and makes it easier to spot trends, patterns, and correlations when represented graphically as compared to tables of data.


Let us walk you through different types of Report Visualizations:


Visualization Type Basic Purpose Columns Required
Tabular chart To represent a large number of data in an organized way N number of columns
Pie chart When dealing with categorized data to draw the comparison between categories One column 
Bar chart To convey relational information quickly. Where bars display the quantity for the particular category One column
Summary Summarizes statistical information about data N number of columns
Stacked column bar When the user wants to show the comparison between categories of data Two columns
Downloadable Extensive data analysis based on your objectives N number of columns
Dial chart Display your progress against the target Two columns
Drill Allows the user to visualize the granular levels of data Two columns
Scatter chart To observe and show relationships between two numeric variables Three columns
Bubble chart To represents a single data point Two columns
Line chart Used to represent quantitative data collected over a specific subject and a specific time interval N number of columns
Stacked Bar Used to show how a larger category is divided into smaller categories N number of columns
Pivot Table Moving rows to columns and columns to rows (pivoting) to see different summaries of the source data. Three columns
Donut Chart An improved version of pie charts to eliminate the trickiness of reading pie charts. One column
Gaussian Chart To visualize the probability of occurring outcomes One column


The visualization of information or data has always been important when examining related data. Additionally, processing visual information is significantly quicker and simpler than text. It tends to paint a true and accurate picture that aids in comprehending the scope of analysis.

BizMerlinHR comes up with a variety of visualizations in Reports. Whether you want to visualize a large number of data in a Tabular chart or draw a comparison between categories through a Pie chart or represent a single data point through a Bubble chart, BizMerlinHR’s Auto-generated Report Generation System enables you to have different visualizations of your high-volume data explicitly.