Google Charts

Google Charts

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Google Charts

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9 out of 10
May 30, 2021
When we are in need of generating reports or doing team collaboration, we need to have a tool that can enable us to turn data into visuals …
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Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (51)

8.5
85%

Publish to Web (51)

8.4
84%

Customizable dashboards (50)

8.1
81%

Formatting capabilities (53)

8.1
81%

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What is Google Charts?

Google Charts provides a way to visualize data on your website - for free. From simple line charts to complex hierarchical tree maps, the chart gallery provides a large number of ready-to-use chart types. The most common way to use Google Charts is with simple JavaScript that you embed in your web…

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Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

8.1
81%

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.0
80%

Report Output and Scheduling

8.0
80%

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.2
82%

Access Control and Security

8.2
82%

Mobile Capabilities

8.1
81%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

8.2
82%

Product Details

What is Google Charts?

Google Charts provides a way to visualize data on your website - for free. From simple line charts to complex hierarchical tree maps, the chart gallery provides a large number of ready-to-use chart types. The most common way to use Google Charts is with simple JavaScript that you embed in your web page.

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What is Google Charts?

Google Charts provides a way to visualize data on your website - for free. From simple line charts to complex hierarchical tree maps, the chart gallery provides a large number of ready-to-use chart types. The most common way to use Google Charts is with simple JavaScript that you embed in your web page.

What is Google Charts's best feature?

Reviewers rate Report sharing and collaboration and Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) highest, with a score of 8.5.

Who uses Google Charts?

The most common users of Google Charts are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Computer Software industry.

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Score 9 out of 10
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With Google Charts, we are able to easily visualize our data reports and present them in a way that everyone can understand. Our main goal is to be able to tell a story with all the numbers that we have and be able to use the visualized charts to make data-driven decisions. Google Charts has a variety of different charts that we can use, and all serve different purposes. It is easy to find a chart that will work with the KPI that we are trying to display.
  • Great UI.
  • Chart variety.
  • Ease of Use.
  • Visualization
  • Aesthetic Appeal.
  • Training videos.
  • Implementations to extract data.
  • Nothing else.
We can easily recommend Google Charts to any company that needs a way to visually represent their data. Another great thing about Google Charts is that it is free to use and does not require any membership fees. Although it requires a skilled used to be able to use the charts, the results are great and can be beneficial to any company who is looking to make better decisions.
Google provides great support for Google Charts' users. For obvious reasons, Google Charts is backed up by one of the largest companies in the world, whose main business is data. It is without a doubt that they would provide great support for one of their products and, as a result, provide a great user experience.
Score 9 out of 10
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When we are in need of generating reports or doing team collaboration, we need to have a tool that can enable us to turn data into visuals very quickly. We tried different tools and found Google Charts can enable us to accomplish what we needed. So, we stick to Google Charts since then.
  • It is free.
  • Cross platform, browser support.
  • A lot of choices regarding charts.
  • It can take a longer learning curve.
  • I have to make sure I am online all the time.
  • Customization can improve more.
If you need a tool to help you generate different kinds of charts based on your data, and if you know a little bit about JavaScript programming, and if you are able to stay online all the time, then try Google charts. Though the learning curve can take longer, overall, it is a great choice.
Google Charts has a very good documentation that we can just go in there and find the stuff we need to implement our solutions on Google Charts. Plus, if we get stuck, we can also email the support and they are very responsive. So overall, the support is very satisfying.
Amr Saad | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Google Charts are used by the Project Teams in the Research and Development Department, as we use them in giving sprint charts like Burn Down Chart, Team Velocity Chart, etc. These Charts help us monitor the Team's Performance during the Sprint, also we use them to present our status and progress during the Project's Committee Meetings.
  • Ease of use
  • Free to use without cost
  • Integrated with GSuite Products
  • Need to have prior JavaScript knowledge
  • There is No Offline Option
  • Customization can be difficult
Google Charts is very useful for doing quick charts and visualizations to be used in presentations, also it would be a very good option for organizations that need a free solution.
Google Charts Support is not easily reached but there is a great support community all over the internet which balances the equation a little bit.
Score 9 out of 10
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Google Charts is being used by our organization to create graphs and charts for our team and for our clients. I love that it integrates with other Google products. It helps us store data and visualizes data.
  • Customization is very easy.
  • Very easy to be able to share a lot of the reports and charts.
  • The graphics look awesome.
  • There are portions where you need to be able to code in order to make edits.
  • Embedding the charts can be a bit difficult.
  • I wish there was offline access and editing.
Google Charts is well suited for just about any company that wants to create graphical charts. It is a free tool so there is not really any reason to not use it.
There is not really any support. Maybe if you paid for a paid plan, they would offer some help, but there is not any besides that.
Score 8 out of 10
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Our Information Technology team uses Google Charts on dashboards and specific applications that need better ways to display data. It helps us by saving a lot of trouble and time of implementation, besides being very accessible on both Desktop and Mobile devices.
Performance is great, so we don't have issues with that as well.
  • Flexibility.
  • Ease of use.
  • Reliability.
  • Visual customization.
  • Integrations with other frameworks.
  • Visual adaptation for smaller screens.
I would definitely recommend Google Charts, it's very easy to implement and connect to existing applications and internal or external APIs. Since this kind of application would be very complex to develop from the ground up, Google Charts helps us by saving time and enabling our team to focus on other parts of our products.
Google Charts has an awesome community willing to help and answer questions, besides having a huge documentation, so its learning curve is not steep comparing to other solutions. You just need to know JavaScript and integration with APIs if you need to. So I'd recommend to learn it and in a few days you'd be good to go.
Score 7 out of 10
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Our digital marketing team uses Google Charts to create campaign decks for suppliers and category teams. So, they can show if the goal of the campaign was met. This goal could be increasing sales of new items or driving incremental lift in customers of existing items. Analysts find Google Charts easy to use because they enable quick creation of ecommerce funnel, monthly trend in cases sold and new customers acquired. Because of their integration with other Google Suite software such as Google Docs, its easier to document vendor proposals and campaigns.
  • Google Charts help create trendline and stacked column charts to show case growth and new customer lift. As well as, they help visualize customer acquisition broken down by segments and sales divisions.
  • Google Charts enables collaboration of analysts with marketing specialists. So, they can address issues with missing campaign information quickly and complete analysis of campaigns before deadline.
  • Google Charts allow their visualizations to be added to Gmail and website for simple readability. So, they don't have to be attached separately to an email being sent to supplier or category teams.
  • Custom and more complex charts are difficult to create
  • When creating trends in Google Charts and moving to Excel, they get distorted.
  • Geo specific visualizations included in other BI tools are missing from Google Charts.
Google Charts work best when creating simple visualizations of marketing dataset. Such as trendlines showing growth in cases sold or visualizations showing new customer lift attributed to campaigns. They don't work that well for doing regression analysis using millions of rows of clickstream data or creating predictive models. To do more complex analysis or custom charting, its recommended to use tools such as Excel, Tableau or microstrategy. Additionally, Google Charts are more productive when an organization is using Google Suite and Google 360 tools.
I gave an average rating score of 5 to Google Charts because it provides limited chart or human support on phone. Most of its support is made available through Google support website and open source community forums. Since my team has analysts who already have Excel charting experience, they were fine with limited support. But if one is a novice in creating charts, that analyst would need extra real time support through live chat or phone. Hence, providing additional live support through an agent, will further increase adoption and productivity of Google Charts.
Score 9 out of 10
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Our company uses Google Charts to create graphs and charts from our data and visualize our data for both ourselves, and for us to present to our clients for them to look at as well. Our operations team as well as our client services team use this tool. It solves the issue of presenting data in a meaningful way.
  • Google Charts is easy to use and intuitive.
  • Offer a large amount of charts and graphs compared to other options.
  • They have a free option for the product.
  • Customer support could be improved.
  • Interface can be a bit slow at times.
  • Depending on what you want to do, you may need to know how to code.
I definitely recommend this tool for any business. We use it both for ourselves and for our clients to share data and charts with them as well. If you work for a business and need to analyze data, then it is important to visualize this data too.
There is not really much support for this tool besides training and such online.
Score 10 out of 10
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Google Charts is being used on a team by team basis here where I work. It was selected because Google integration is very straight forward and comprehensive. The business problem that it addresses is creating easy to use and easy to read charts for different data sets during internal presentations.
  • Timelines
  • Data tables and charts that are highly customizable
  • Integration with Google Sheets
  • Some companies require Microsoft applications vs Google
  • No desktop application, browser only
Google Charts is perfectly suited for most presentations that are data oriented. There's not much of a limit on the type of table or chart you can create, and being able to integrate with Google Sheets just makes things even easier if you've already got the data stored somewhere. It works well on desktop browsers, Iphones, and Android phones. The only drawback I've been able to find is for those that prefer to have a desktop application.
I'd give it a 10, but I've never had the need to reach customer support for Google Charts. If their customer service for this application is as good as the rest of their applications, it should be perfectly fine. This application is reliable and easy to use enough that I would not expect to need to reach out to customer service really at any point.
Score 9 out of 10
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Google Charts being a free tool for a reporting dashboard, it does a very good job. It offers interactive dashboards. Even though adding a data source is not that straightforward, it offers different data sources to be added, and also dynamically they can be sourced. Different chart types are also available to be used.
  • Interactive dashboards with real-time data
  • Multiple data sources can be added
  • Dynamic data loading into the charts
  • Loading data source is not straight forward, can be simplified
  • Rich and complex analytics is not supported
  • Scenarios where Google Charts are well suited - Complex analytical reports are not needed, data source doesn't keep changing, and integration with data source already exists.
  • Scenarios where Google Charts are less appropriate - Complex analytics and reporting is needed. Data is highly scaled and changes very frequently. Lot of sorting and filtering is needed.
Haven't used any support yet.
Score 9 out of 10
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Google Charts is being used to create visuals and charts for our team. It is easy to use and it allows us to store and edit data and create charts as a team and collaborate. Most of our organization uses this tool to keep track of our sales data and make better business decisions.
  • You can easily pick up on the software it is pretty easy to use.
  • I love that the software is free.
  • I like that it is a collaborative software that you can work on projects with teammates together.
  • If you want to create complex visuals it is a bit harder and you need to use javascript.
  • I wish there was an offline version of the software so you could make edits offline.
  • Some of the user interface elements could be improved.
Google Charts is well suited for most organizations because it is free and easy to use. There are not very many other options out there that compare to it.
The support team is hard to contact and reach at Google to begin with. Support is not great for the free plans.
Score 8 out of 10
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Google Charts is being used to create charts and manage our data through the cloud in a meaningful way. It is being used by most of our organization and solves the problem of data storage and management, as well as visualization.
  • Cross platform usability.
  • Chart variety.
  • Integrations.
  • Customization.
  • No offline access.
  • Can be slow at times.
Google Charts is suited well for almost any business who has data that needs to be stored and analyzed. If you run or are involved in a business that has data, then it is well suited to use Google Charts for almost any industry.
I have not really had any issues with the software, so I have not experienced any problems with the support team.
Score 7 out of 10
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Google Charts is being used to keep track of our data and visualize our stats for our business. It helps us to make better business decisions and direct our strategy.
  • Google Charts is easy to use and that is one of the strengths.
  • The fact that they have a free version is one of the strengths.
  • It is widely used so there are lots of resources.
  • Has room for improvement on making more complex charts.
  • Customer service could be improved.
Google charts is well suited for most organizations because they have free and paid versions with different levels of functionality.
They never answer and it takes forever to get a response. They also are not very helpful.
Score 8 out of 10
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Google Charts is a great software because it is free. We use it to create charts and graphs for our reports. The team that uses it the most in our company is our client relations team that builds reports for our clients. It solves the issue of having to aggregate this data and create charts for our clients in a way that is more time consuming.
  • easy
  • free
  • powerful
  • some complexities
  • customization is difficult
  • learning curve
Google Charts is suitable for just about any company because it is free so does not take any investment.
Support team is hard to reach, but they are helpful once you are able to contact them. And, there are also a lot of resources online.
Score 9 out of 10
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This tool is a great application to be able to create a graph and chart quickly and easily. We use it for our reporting, our sales numbers, and to integrate with Google Drive and Google Docs, etc. Most of our team uses this tool because it is pretty easy to use. It solves the problem of turning data into charts and forms.
  • Easy to use.
  • Does not take a lot of time.
  • Free.
  • Accessible offline.
  • Customization.
  • Can be overwhelming.
Google Charts is suited well for any organization who wants to visualize their data in a way that's free. It is worth giving a try because it is free for any organization.
Google Charts support team is difficult to reach and can be hard to talk to someone on the phone. It is easier via email.
Score 8 out of 10
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Google Charts is being used to create shareable graphics from our data for our website and for other purposes. Most of our team uses this tool since it is pretty simple to use. It solves the issue of turning data into a visualization.
  • free
  • great visualization
  • customization
  • some charts are complex
  • finding certain settings can be difficult
  • customer service
This is suitable for almost any business that wants to turn their data into charts because it is easy to use and it is free so there is no reason not to use it.
The support team is difficult to get in touch with and not very responsive.
Alexander Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Google Charts is being used for the visualisation of our AGILE methodology reporting for each development sprint. We display burn down charts, as well as pie charts to show the amount of tasks done, compared to in other categories such as Code Review and In Progress. This helps us to understand our current sprint performance and to reflect once the sprint has finished.
  • Easily integrates with other parts of Gsuite
  • Easy access to well documented API's for integration with third party software
  • Free to use for all cases
  • Some tools are more beginner friendly
  • Requires some understanding of Javascript to understand the guides
  • Default charts aren't as extensive as other tools
Google Charts is best suited for charts that aren't static, so I do not use them for example in PowerPoint presentations. However, to track progress of business cases, it is extremely well suited as the charts can be made dynamic extremely easily. The charts can also be produced so they exactly match your companies theme, as long as you know Javascript.
As a free tool with massively powerful, infinitely customisable charts that can be dynamically updated - Google Charts is my favourite data visualisation tool. However, my hatred of JavaScript does jade my view on it. This is the price of the tool though, and I'm glad it's available for me.
Score 10 out of 10
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Google Charts is being used internally and externally by my organization to visualize data that is entered into forms or spreadsheets It is used across the whole organization but most widely by project managers and department leads. It is most helpful because it is relatively easy to use, interactive, and customizable. It allows users to improve on the way that data is communicated.
  • Displays data in charts
  • Configure the way charts are displayed
  • Connect to data in [real-time]
  • Integration with other non-Gsuite platforms
Google Charts is well suited in situations where data is collected and intended to be displayed visually. For example, I can collect information about a client and then collect that information into a simple scatter plot that will allow [viewing] trends or changes in the data that is collected. It allows managers to collect information about the information that their team is working on to adjust where resources should be allocated to.
I have not required support from the Google Charts's support team.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Google Charts to map out our data and display charts and graphs for the rest of our team to look at and analyze. This helps us to visualize our data.
  • Interface
  • Simple
  • Price
  • Customer support
  • Customization
Google Charts works well for almost every organization of any size. It is simple and easy to use. The only case where it may not be as applicable is if you are looking for a lot of customization.
The support team can be hard to reach at times.
Score 9 out of 10
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so we used Google Charts to measure the course completion rate for courses taken up, enrolment rate, assignment completion, diversity of topics etc. for our students and instructors. we used the google charts feature to create visual dashboards having bar and pie charts to see enrolment, completion, learning rates in district school where our courses are available. it helps provide an easy way to understand enrolment vs completion rates and then provide guidance to students on their learning
  • they're free with Google suite and they have backing in terms of powerful Google apps which can be plugged in to perform multiple actions like using Google sheets to import raw data into Google Charts
  • they're the most simple app to use when it comes to creating charts and visual dashboards
  • ease of customization
  • ease of using custom APIs from developers side to help make any types of charts and dashboards you want
  • they don't have geographic charts yet like any other BI tool (MS BI, Tableau)
  • customization needs knowledge of programming language and it is not done through some plugins which give you perform the customization through a UI way
Google Charts is just one step short of being the perfect BI tool you would want to have. It is free mostly but for enterprises it comes in a package with G suite. It can help you create all types of charts, and those charts can be embedded in dashboards for a single holistic view of your applications. Its ability to work with data from other google apps is simply amazing and as Google is part of most of our daily lives, Google Charts doesn't make you feel like you're working with something new from day one.
Google overall had very few outages when we're still with G suite and google charts needs support only when users want customization and are aware of which programming language or API package to use. Otherwise functional users need not need support in terms of working with Google Charts apart from the initial onboarding phase.
Score 8 out of 10
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It is used by two of our schools, e.g. engineering, to make charts and use javacript to tie into their requirements and descriptions. This also helps the college students learn to build basic programming skills. The users (the students) need Google Charts and the gallery and inventory of chart types that can be customized for their websites. Just knowing there is a gallery of charts is educational.
  • Google Charts is free so a terrific tool for universities and students
  • Provides new users that need charts an inventory and gallery of potential charts and types to visualize data
  • The software is useful to add charts and data for websites with limited effort but with success
  • Using the javascript seems intimidately too technical
  • By making it free, it sort of makes the user think they are missing something
  • Limited technical support, kind of have to figure it out
Google Charts is well suited for website creation and illuminating the readers of websites of the data visualization. For organizations with limited resources and budgets, like college students and universities and student clubs, Google Charts is very appropriate and reachable. For corporates, banks and management and information technology consulting firms, it just does not have the technical and functional capabilities.
Don't use Google Chart's support team. That is why you get it, to self serve making users more independent. There is a Google Charts forum where users to collaborate ideas and tips graphically and in a learning professional manner. The tool has lots of releases keeping the functionality and technical details up to date.
Score 7 out of 10
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I actually used it for my volunteer work at a non-profit organization to keep track of all the budget allocations and money spent. As it was a free tool, it was helpful for a non-profit organization like ours. It was simple to use, so easy for transition as well when the executive team changed after every 2 years.
  • Pie charts for allocation of budget
  • Representation of costs
  • Donation breakouts
  • Edits by multiple users
  • Share ability across the platforms
  • User guides / videos
It is simple to use. It is very free, so we used it at a non profit organization. Easy transition to the next executive Committee. However shareability across Microsoft platforms has scope for improvement. Different types of charts can be conveniently used to represent different types of data that’s used in an organization.
I haven’t used the support team much. The software was straight forward, however it was not as popular as other softwares like PowerPoint and excel. So during transition to the next team, I felt there could have been better tutorials and videos, it needs more popularity/marketing to gain more users.
Collin Berg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Google Charts in an alternative to Chart.js that comes with much more customization than Chart.js. We switched from Chart.js to Google Charts last year for internal dashboard rendering and it's much easier and quicker to built out custom dashboards. The documentation and customization of Google Charts has made creating charts much faster.
  • The payload for Google Charts is only 43kb, much smaller than Chart.js.
  • Easy to use.
  • Easy to pick up if you've used Excel.
  • Customizing them visually is hard. You basically get the Google color palette.
  • Not easily integrated into other frameworks.
I have used Google Charts to showcase all our website, social, and newsletter analytics. It's quick and easy to built these internal dashboards for ourselves. If you need a chart system quickly and don't need it branded, Google Charts is a good option.
The documentation for Google Charts is fairly thorough. However, if you need help, finding support is usually very slow (as with most Google Productions).
Akhilesh Arya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Almost every kind of chart you can create using Google Charts, and that too free of cost. The beauty of this tool is you can use these charts on your website. We are using it to publish figures in chart format to our organization website. GUI is pretty simple.
  • It is available free of cost.
  • You can embed the charts on your website.
  • There is extensive list available from which you can use the design you want.
  • Regular updates and changes in GUI makes it difficult sometimes to find the required feature.
I will personally recommend using Google Charts. Whether you are working as a website developer or working in research and design this tool is really useful.
Google is really good with the support as always.
April 27, 2021

A must!

Score 10 out of 10
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We use this often in presenting information to each other for presentations as well as helping each other learn and grow with different aspects of the companies metrics.
  • Color combinations.
  • Display.
  • Added users for easy access.
  • Honestly none. I think the platform is amazing as is.
I would definitely recommend this to any budding business or one that's already established. It's Google so it's reliable, easy to use and very user friendly. I rave regularly on its functionality and ability to present metrics to others.
A joy to work with and always there to help and lend a hand if needed. Unparalleled customer service.
April 27, 2021

Charts made easy!

Score 9 out of 10
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We have been using Google Charts specifically in various departments now. It is also used by other branches in many departments. Mainly we use it for updating collaborative graphical data that needs to be updated in real-time with a high frequency. We have heard of many similar online apps, but Google Charts provides reliability and confidence.
  • Return on Investment
  • Dependable
  • Reliable
  • Secure
  • Interface can be better
  • More themes can be added
  • Difficult for amateurs
Google Charts is extremely well suited for what it is described. It aids graphical representation of data very efficiently, and that is our main reason to use it. We have tons of data coming from hundreds of sources, and we need to organize it and Google Charts provides the right tools to do so without expending much time on it.
Although we never did require support from the Team, there are a lot of tutorials and walkthroughs that are essentially very helpful.