Using the Qlikview hierarchy function and adding an innovative UX touch to visualization of hierarchies, I have put together the following visual for a new way of visualizing hierarchical data.
Looking at the hierarchy in it’s normal state, we see all the levels of a hierarchy, along with the metrics in the pivot chart to the right.
Also added are 2 buttons for Hierarchy Flow:
The Ascending, Descending functionality allows a user to view a particular branch of a hierarchy.
An Ascending view displays the hierarchy from the selected node, up to the root level.
A Descending view displays the hierarchy from the selected node, down to the lowest level leaf node in that particular branch.
View by Levels
While ascending, descending allows a vertical view of a hierarchy,
the View by levels functionality, an analyst is able to view a horizontal slice of the hierarchy nodes, at a specific level or levels.
Selection of level(s) within a particular branch of a hierarchy allows further summary and a rollup by parent node. This powerful feature allows for a contiguous or non-contiguous display of a hierarchy structure, allowing for a custom representation, rollup and reporting capability.