A chart is a graphical way of displaying data. Charts vary greatly in format, from line plots to pie charts, 2D to 3D, and can represent tabular numerical data, functions, and more.
A chart component is a visualization that connects to a data source, and uses functions or data to populate the chart.
Chart components are extremely common in internal tools. Most internal software programs feature breakdowns and visualizations to help users understand how their efforts are performing. This is very generic, so here are a few examples:
Helpdesk software uses chart components to report on the status of tickets and cases, eg. how many get solved per day, how many are left unresolved, etc.
CRMs use chart components to show sales reports and stats like how many deals close per month, per salesperson, and so on.
HR software uses chart components to show information about payments over time, team size, and more.
Charts in Internal connect with a data source and feature pre-made templates and values based on the data they are connected to. Creating a chart is as simple as selecting the chart component, choosing which data to present on each axis, and voila.
Of course, charts also support filtering, sorting, visibility rules, and axis grouping and customization. For more information, check out Internal’s chart components documentation.