hi-chart charts+tables for Power BI

With hi-chart charts+tables for Power BI, report designers can quickly and easily implement IBCS®-compliant graphics in Power BI.
Intelligent one-click reporting suggests the ideal chart types to suit the respective data structure.
In addition, designers can compile all kinds of graphics themselves and link them to data.
Responsive, interactive graphics can thus be provided for management reporting, presentations and dashboards in Power BI.


One-click reporting automates the report generation process by preparing and recommending the best visualisations for presenting information based on IBCS® principles and the analysis of the connected data. The data are used to generate the headlines according to IBCS notation. This greatly reduces the effort required to produce reports that can be exported as PDFs and PowerPoint presentations.

The hi-chart Power BI custom visual is fully integrated in Microsoft Power BI. Power BI functions, such as filtering, cross-filtering and cross-highlighting are available, as are the exports. All visualisation objects can be inserted by drag & drop. Charts and tables can be converted into each other and generically supplemented with any number of subcharts. The structure of data series and table columns is data driven. Tables can also be supplemented with charts as variance columns entirely as desired. The variances can optionally be calculated by hi-chart.

In the data manager, a hi-chart wizard, the data are displayed multidimensionally. Dimensions are arranged in rows, columns and filters. The arrangement and also the filtering can be changed as desired. In addition, dimensions are automatically classified in terms of time, scenarios, calculation path and key figures according to business significance.

Actual data are automatically supplemented with forecasts or plans.

In the dimension editor, all dimension elements can be individually classified, re-sorted and filtered.

All objects, such as charts, subcharts, series, categories, data points, highlighting, etc. are clearly displayed in a structure tree, where they can also be selected. The object properties are assigned sensible default settings and can be customised as required. The hi-chart object size concept always ensures perfect proportions between chart objects and their labels.

hi-chart charts+tables for Power BI is available via the entire Power BI platform, such as Power BI Desktop, Power BI Service (Cloud), Power BI Report Server, Power Bi Mobile Apps (IOS & Android), Power BI Embedded and publish to web. All settings made by the user in the hi-chart visual are saved in the parent Power BI project along with the visual itself.

IBCS® Certified Charts+Tables

hi-chart charts+tables for Power BI was first certified in November 2016 and it successfully completed its most recent IBCS® recertification process in April 2023. This has once again confirmed the software’s capabilities in the visual design of business charts and tables according to the IBCS® Association’s recommended standards.