The compare tool enables the comparative analysis of multiple entities on a single metric. This tool helps you to see the big picture - by enabling you to compare, rank and benchmark all of your companies/clients/franchisees.
Each dot on the compare scatter plot represents a company. The vertical position of the dot represents the company's performance relative to its peers. The horizontal position of the dot represents the "sorting" of the companies. The size of the bubbles is defined by the primary metric selected in Step 3 of the Benchmarking Group set up. The default 'primary metric' is Revenue.
- This variable selector enables you to choose which KPI you would like to see in the analysis.
- This selector enables you to select which companies you'd like to highlight in the analysis. For example, Vanderlay Coffee Roasters is highlighted below, including its rank and result on the metric selected (Revenue).
- This selector enables you to choose the way the horizontal axis is sorted. This sorting could be by Region, Industry, Result, or Alphabetically (A-Z).
Interacting with the Tool
When you hover the mouse cursor over a dot, it will reveal the company name and associated result. If you click on the dot, you will add that company to those which are 'highlighted' to show the company name.
Clicking on the name of a segment (ie. North below) - will focus the analysis on companies which are positioned in that segment. The statistics at the top of the analysis will update to reflect this focus.
If you'd like to see the ranking of companies from best to worst performance, change the 'Sort' selector to 'Result'.
The zoom function enables you focus in on a certain range of results on the KPI (or to exclude outliers from the current view). For instance, you could choose to only show those with a Revenue greater than $1mil.
The 50th percentage rank on the right-hand side of the tool represents the median result in a given comparison. The 75th and 25th percentile indicators show if a company is positioned in the top or bottom quartiles.
Downloading and Sharing
The Compare Tool cannot be downloaded from inside the Benchmark Analysis section.
However, any company that is included in the Benchmark Group, can access and download this tool to PDF within their respective company Analysis tools.
As shown below:
Additionally, the Compare Tool can be included in the reports section of each underlying company in the Benchmark Group from the Charts Menu. Shown below: