Target vs. Actual Line Chart Template for PowerPoint

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


Line Chart


Trends over Time, Comparison

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.

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. File format: PPTX. Compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and above.

Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.

Stephen Few
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