Criteria Comparison Charts (Focal Charts)

Criteria Comparison Charts, also known as Focal Charts, are the centrepiece of our Proposal Analysis feature. 

Criteria Comparison Charts are highly-efficient and carefully balanced data visualization tools that allow you to overview the most important parts of your criteria quickly and effectively. The purpose of this tool is to help you make the best decision for your organization, and in the most time-saving method possible.

Once you first open the Proposal Analysis screen, you will see something similar to this:


Your Scoring Comments and Scoring Summary are still available - just scroll down to the bottom of the page to view! Here's what that looks like:



Each element of the Proposal Analysis chart is intended to help make scoring easier and with the most information possible. In this article, we'll break down each section with a focus on the Pie Chart graph type.

The actual Focal Chart itself provides contextual information regarding the proponent's standing in direct comparison with the Highest points awarded thus far to any proponent in this project, as well as the Average points assigned to vendors as a whole. This way, you can easily note where a proponent stands. In the below example, where we are hovering over an element of the Pie Chart, we see that ABZ Tech has 20pts, which is equal to the 20pts of the Highest Points (highest scored vendor) and above the 17.25pts of the Average points across all vendors. Therefore, we can easily tell that for this Criteria Segment (listed as Applicability to the Current Process), this proponent has the strongest proposal.


Each Focal Chart shows the top six highest weighted Criteria Segments by default. You can select as many Criteria Segments to show at one time as you need, and here are some examples of what that might look like (in this case, there are only 5 criteria segments selected):

Five Criteria Segments:


Three Criteria Segments:



Within the Criteria Segments, please note that each Question Set for each Questionnaire counts as its own Segment, as to better represent the diversity of what can be present in each Questionnaire.  However, this does mean that only a percentage of potential points might appear on the Focal Chart at any given time. In order to maintain visibility, we note on the Focal Chart what percentage of points is shown.



When a Proponent has not yet been scored, their Focal Chart will still be visible, but will obviously note that no scores are present. Here's what that would look like:


Eliminated Proposals are also easily to compare against, and indicate clearly that the specific Proposal had been eliminated.



In order to change the Focal Chart type, simply toggle the Chart Switcher, as shown below:



For more information about Proposal Analysis, please check out the Proposal Analysis page!

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