TIBCO Cloud™ Spotfire® Business Author User's Guide

Creating a KPI chart

A KPI chart is used to quickly inform about the current performance of a company or organization. You create different KPIs, Key Performance Indicators, which measure factors that are crucial to monitor, and present them in a grid of tiles. Examples of KPIs to monitor are net revenue, sales growth, or customer satisfaction.

About this task

A single KPI chart can hold KPIs showing different types of measures. In the image above, one KPI shows sales and cost data and another KPI shows data about visitors. Each individual KPI can be split into tiles that represent different categories in your data.

You have different options to arrange the tiles from the different KPIs in a single KPI chart. You can, for example, gather tiles where the KPIs show good performance at the top of the chart, or you can sort them alphabetically. That is, tiles from different KPIs can be mixed, and their values can be based on data from different data tables.

Performance can be visualized in different ways in a tile. The tile details are described in Adding a new KPI to a KPI chart.
Important: The values in the tiles show the performance for the most recent time period. This time period can be displayed in the upper right corner of the tiles.


  1. On the authoring bar, click Visualization types to open the flyout.
  2. Drag the KPI chart visualization type to the wanted position on the analysis page.
    A suggestion of a KPI chart is presented.
  3. Adjust the KPI to display the measures you want to monitor. See Adding a new KPI to a KPI chart for the details on how to specify the different measures.
    Note: You can add more than one KPI to the KPI chart. Each KPI has its own properties to be specified. There are also properties that are generic for the entire KPI chart.