C04: Multi-tier bar charts

The first tier of this template compares different scenarios in a grouped bar chart. The second and third tiers show different absolute and relative variance charts. E.g., these 3-tier charts are being used to analyze the data structure of different scenarios.

Features for IBCS® certification of software


  • Proper scaling of charts with the same unit (values, volumes, shares, ratios) in this template
  • Legends above or below the data series
  • Value labels at the right hand or left hand of the visualization elements
  • Red and green variances
  • Pins for relative variances, bars for absolute variances
  • Notation concept for bars showing different scenarios
  • Consistent title and footnote concept



  • Message concept
  • Integrating and highlighting comments