What can data literacy do for your organisation? 📚 Read our guide to find out!

Back to blog

5 Easy-to-use Advanced Charts with Vizlib Library for Qlik Sense

5 Easy-to-use Advanced Charts with Vizlib Library for Qlik Sense

Charts are an important part of converting organisational data into insights and smarter decisions. A powerful tool for simplifying complex data – the strength of charts lies in the visualisation.

At Vizlib, we create charts that help all users unlock real value from their data. Whether you’re displaying a range of dimensions or key findings about your business, products, or clients, Vizlib Library contains the essential and advanced charts to take your organisation far beyond standard Excel or PowerPoint charts.

All users can easily create, use and share Vizlib Library charts to support their journey from consuming reports to consuming data. In addition to essential charts, such as Line chart, Scatter chart, Bar, Combo, and Pie charts, we’ve also developed a range of advanced visualisations tools that are not only robust but accessible at any technical skill level.

Here are 5 Vizlib advanced charts to simplify your data journey and power up your insights.

Ridgeline Plot: Easily analyse trends over time

ridgeline plot v2 gif

Vizlib Ridgeline Plot is one of the newest additions to Vizlib Library. It’s the simplest way for users to see trends and distribution over time. The overlapping mountain – or ridge shapes – make visual comparison quick and easy as each is placed on a separate line. Not to mention that the Ridgeline Plot structure saves valuable dashboard space. For a hassle-free setup, you can try the setup wizard to get started in a few clicks!

We recently released v2.0.0 of Vizlib Ridgeline Plot, which includes reference lines, colour by custom measure, alternative measures and dimensions, and more.

Need to see how many units of different products you’ve shipped over a specific time period? Read more about Vizlib Ridgeline Plot here.

Sankey Chart: More versatile data flows

Vizlib Sankey Chart is one of the most important charts you may ever use. It allows users to display flows between their data, have a high-level view of the data, or drill down into specifics. The chart is structured so that the greater the flow quantity, the wider the link.

When to use it? The Vizlib Sankey Chart is a good choice for visualising complex processes and focusing on a single resource. It’s perfect for data scientists who need to uncover new intelligence about a business or process.

Plus, users can easily drill down further with Viztips, a highly customisable tooltip, gaining additional context on hover while staying in their main chart!

sankey chart example gif

Read up more about Vizlib Sankey Chart here.

Heatmap: Colour-coded for faster insight discovery

When you think of a heatmap, you’re probably imagining COVID hotspots scattered across the globe, right? But the Vizlib Heatmap can do so much more. By using a range of colour scales, the chart provides an excellent way to analyse large or complex data sets, making them simple to interpret. It’s an easy way to see a general view of numerical data.

For example, a darker shade of red can be used to highlight a high number, while a lighter blue could reflect lower numbers. This visual interpretation is an excellent solution for companies to highlight areas of interest, such as sales by region, or employee attendance. And share clear, visual data stories with all users – speeding up their insight discovery.

Learn more about Vizlib Heatmap here.

Story Timeline: Mapping out journeys and timelines for easy tracking

As the name suggests, Vizlib Story Timeline is a visual representation of events in chronological order. The chart allows users to move away from conventional-looking charts, helping them to showcase data and milestones on a timeline. Users can easily create visual, media-rich presentations, with multiple data points and the ability to quickly flick through the story dashboards.

This advanced chart is effective for displaying the timeline of a company, product development, or your sales journey with customers. The chronological visual layout makes it easy to track progress, spot key events, and support fast decisions.

Take a look here for more on Vizlib Story Timeline.

Mekko Chart: Stacked charts for analysing relationships faster

With the Vizlib Mekko chart, it is easy for users to display multiple data dimensions in a two-dimensional chart. The information can be presented with varying segment heights and column widths. This enables users to spot large data segments quickly, along with identifying the space between them. With Vizlib Mekko Chart, users can easily establish the relationship between categories, such as comparing the sales of a competitor by region, or shipment values by product per continent – and make smarter decisions based on their findings.

You can read more about Vizlib Mekko Chart here.

Advanced charts to supercharge your analytics journey

Vizlib’s library of advanced chart possibilities doesn’t end here. There are many other solutions available to suit your business use cases, like KPI Designer – a practical way to monitor business objectives – and Activity Gauge – direct visual comparison in radial bars. If you can think of a chart design, you’ll find it in the Vizlib Library (and if not, feel free to nudge us for a feature request).

Vizlib creates value-added products for Qlik Sense that suit every employee, from BI specialists to business users. The journey to valuable insights and smarter decisions begins with simple, impactful dataviz!

Get started with Vizlib Library

Add more dashboarding power to Qlik Sense

SIGN UP FOR A FREE TRIAL