I am trying to show current counts of a metric analysed by stage but also show movements from one stage to another. Can anyone suggest an 'out of the box' approach? This is the sort of thing I am after. The particular look and feel is not vital but the concept of showing how things have changed is the key.
Based on your description, still not certain what does the values in the circle represent and your expected output. Seems need more information about this issue for further discussion. You can consider sharing some sample data.
You could visualise this using a waterfall chart. You would use the standard values section as your stage totals, then use the breakdown section for the intra-section movements. Won't look as cool as your example, but it will show all the elements you require and it's an out-the-box visual.
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