Amazing simple charts quick and easy.
December 19, 2018

Amazing simple charts quick and easy.

Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Highcharts

Highcharts is our "go to" solution when we are developing web sites or applications and need to display quantified data to our users. We use it because most of the defaults achieve our needs without extensive customization. At the same time, we've also used the advanced data-binding capabilities of Highcharts to build dynamic and data rich graphs for web applications.
  • Easy to get started.
  • Easy to do basic customizations.
  • Attractive-looking graphs.
  • While customization of colors and basic width/height of elements in simple, going beyond that becomes difficult.
D3 is a far more customizable framework which we've used on more data intensive type projects. In particular, we created advanced visual transitions of our data using D3. In cases where we don't need this level of detail, we use Highcharts instead. D3 does not provide a wide range of "out of the box" configurations like Highcharts does.
Highcharts is well suited for standard graphs and charts in which you want to quickly visualize your data. It is also well suited for simple or light streaming of live data. It is a little less suited when you need to do advanced visualizations (transition graphics or animations) or have large amounts of data that need be visualized.

Highcharts Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
3
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
7
Formatting capabilities
5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
Not Rated
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
5
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
5
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
Not Rated
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Not Rated
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Mobile Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated
REST API
Not Rated
Javascript API
8
iFrames
5
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated