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PHP developers often build applications that work on a diverse data spectrum like sales, marketing, finance, health care or government and beyond. For the end-users of such applications to be able to make sense and take the right actions, it is necessary to represent data in the right form as dashboards or reports. Dashboards, which… Read the rest of this entry »

Differentiating the important from the not-so important is a very vital task for any management. In this post, we will see how a Pareto chart is a vital tool for the same, and how it can be easily created using the Dual-Y Combination chart in FusionCharts v3. You are James Gordon. A lot of public… Read the rest of this entry »

While discussing a chart during a presentation, you’d probably have to talk at length about each plotted value. The lengthy discussions become particularly unavoidable if you have to cite reasons for declining sales or for an extended period of stagnation. In situations such as this, tooltips come in handy since you can easily display a… Read the rest of this entry »

Read between the plots

You've successfully completed the first six months at your new job as a marketing specialist and the time has come to reveal how you leveraged your ideas for the benefit of the company. So, you make a Revenue chart and tell yourself: “These high-rise things are my contribution.” But you can't tell this to your… Read the rest of this entry »

Picture this: You are making a sales dashboard to be presented to the upper management of the company. During the presentation, your CFO asks you to pick out the raw data from a particular chart. At that moment, you cannot go back to the underlying database and give him the exact figures, can you? Nor… Read the rest of this entry »

Continuing with the series on how to get the most out of the new features of FusionCharts v3.1, here’s our latest – custom string labels (annotations) for individual data sets. In case you tuned into the series just now, here’s what we have already covered:  Branding your Charts Exporting your Charts as Images/PDFs  Back to… Read the rest of this entry »

Your charts are yours. That’s not exactly the best of ways to start off but then that’s exactly what we are going to talk about right now – branding your charts. So let’s get started. Why should you brand your charts? You put in a lot of hard work to make the chart, so why… Read the rest of this entry »