Thermometer Chart: Percentage Target Achieved

Use this professional thermometer chart PowerPoint template to present target vs. actual data comparison (percentage values).

Chart Template for PowerPoint

In this template, average values are derived from absolute values (auto calculated using formulas).

Chart Type

Thermometer / Combination Chart

Chart Function

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 categories in column A. They are plotted on X-axis.
  3. Enter variable 1 data / actual values in column B. These are plotted on primary Y-axis.
  4. Enter variable 2 data / target (budget) values in column C. 
  5. Percentage target achieved is derived from actual and target data values (see formula below). They are plotted on secondary Y-axis.
  6. You can add your data manually or copy data from Excel or any other data source. 
  7. Close the Excel sheet.
  8. Restyle and customize to change text, fonts, colors etc. to match your brand guidelines, corporate identity / corporate design and preferences. 
  9. 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.
  10. File format: PPTX. Compatible with PowerPoint 2013 and above.

Use case example: Monthly revenue percent target achieved

The chart in above example compares total actual monthly revenue (indicated by blue bar) against target revenue (indicated by light gray bar) and shows percentage target achieved in each month.

In this example, the target is different for each month. We can see that the targets have been overachieved in 4 out or 8 months. Even in other months, more that 90% targets have been achieved. 

Use this actual vs. target chart to present value of target achievement.

Formula

Percent target achieved = (Actual revenue / Target revenue) x 100

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