Growth charts are simple charts that show improvement or decline for one statistic over a period of time. Let's look at a common example of the Lead $ Total field as the data value and Lead Book Date as the time value. Let's also set our time period to Year to Date.
- Lead $ Total: This shows the summation of lead totals for any lead that is in a status set to show on reports that has a book date from the start of the year to now.
- Previous Lead $ Total: This shows the summation of lead totals for any lead that is in a status set to show on reports that has a book date from the previous year start to today's date the previous year.
- Percentage Change: The percentage change is based on the above two calculations and shows the positive or negative change in the value.
- Estimated Lead $ Total: The estimated value is the previous year's value plus the difference between the two values above.
You can obviously choose to compare values other than the Lead $ Total. You can also choose different time values and time periods to analyze. For instance, if you choose This Month, the comparison will be to last month. You will notice that we only give an estimated value if you are using Year to Date as the time period.