Like a pie chart, a donut chart helps you see the relationship between a whole and its parts. All of the parts of a donut chart must add up to 100%.
On the LivePlan Scoreboard, a donut chart is used for metrics that can easily be broken down into segments. These include revenue breakdown, expense breakdown, and direct cost breakdown.
Donut charts on the overview
On the overview, the donut chart appears in one size. It shows the segments included in the metric you've chosen, and the percent they contribute to the total. For example, in the revenue breakdown donut chart (below), you can see each individual revenue stream and the % of total revenue each one contributes for the period selected. The total revenue amount is shown in the center of the donut:
Donut charts on the trend view
There aren't many differences between the donut chart on the overview and the one on the trend view. The trend view shows four donut charts: one each for actual results, your forecast, the previous period, and the previous year.
Important note: The donut chart shows up to five segments in order from largest to smallest. If there are more than five segments, the fifth slice of the chart represents all of the remaining segments in one. Also, the slices are always colored in the same order: dark blue for the largest, orange for the second-largest, and so on. In the trend view, it's possible for the same color to represent different segments on different charts, so be sure to look carefully at the legend.
When there are negative values in your chart
If the any of the segments that make up your donut chart are negative values, you'll see some differences in the chart. The negative segments of the donut are shown in shades of red. Negative values are in parenthesis (a standard accounting practice).
Finally, since the segments of a donut chart always need to add up to 100%, LivePlan uses the absolute values of the negative numbers when calculating that segment's contribution to the donut chart. In the example shown below, the segment for Women's bikes makes up 44% of the donut chart, even though the value for that segment is a negative number.