If you have a short attention span, then then I will have some mercy on you and just give you the answer – NO.
If you are reading still and are genuinely curious about why, then please keep reading.
I am looking at the following criteria in my evaluation:
- How intuitive the visual is
- How easy is it to build a “normal” waterfall chart with the beginning and the end bars
- Formatting options
Simple Waterfall chart beat Microsoft’s default one in every category, so should you use it? Well, based on the criteria above – YES, but there are a few other things to consider that I discuss in my video on why you may want to stick with the standard waterfall chart.