Target vs. Actual Line Chart

Use this line chart PowerPoint template to visualize and report planned / budget / target vs. actual / achievement comparison during a period.

Chart Template for PowerPoint


Line Chart


Trends over Time, Comparison

How to use and edit this chart template

To edit this chart template, execute following steps.

  1. Right click on the chart to open chart menu. Click Edit Data. This will open the linked Excel sheet (see video below).
  2. Enter months in column A, actual values in column B and target values in column C.
  3. Add your data manually or copy data from any data source.
  4. Close the Excel sheet.
  5. Easily change, add or delete categories and data series, if you have more/less data than provided in this ready-to-use template.
  6. Easily change Y-axis values from numbers to currency or percentages.
  7. Restyle and customize to change text, fonts, colors etc. to match your brand guidelines, corporate identity / corporate design and preferences.
  8. Modify the template for your own use case, industry or job function. Easily change, add or delete categories and corresponding data series, if you have more/less data than provided in this ready-to-use template.
  9. File format: PPTX. Compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and above.

Use case example: Sales-to-date against target

The line chart in above example shows monthly actual number of sales-to-date recorded against the budget/target. Months are plotted on X-axis and the number of sales values are plotted on Y-axis.

We can see that this organization/department is well short of targets right from the first month of the year.

This is a great chart for monthly report and performance dashboard for client / management reporting.

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