The Labor Dollars Trend Graph is a weekly view of year-over-year labor cost. A solid blue line represents the current year's weekly labor dollar trend, and a dashed red line represents the previous year's weekly labor dollar trend.
This report allows you to immediately compare the current year's labor dollar trend with that of last year. You can see specific trends by customizing the Step 3 options. For example, you can choose to include data from only Saturdays and Sundays in order to see how weekend labor dollar trends for this year compare to last year.
- Filter by location(s) or location group(s).
- Filter by year. The year you select will be represented by a solid blue line. A dashed red line will represent the year that precedes the selected year.
- Select the graph type. If you select "Year to Date", the first week on the X axis will be the first week of the current year.
- This will result in a blue line that only extends to the current week of the current year. If you select "Year Rolling", the X axis will start exactly one year prior to the current week.
- The optional 'Force Min Range' and 'Force Max Range' will set the high and low values on the Y axis. This is useful if you want to further expand the variances. For example, let's say you consistently average around $50,000 in sales per week. The default view might give you a fairly straight line. But if you force the minimum and maximum to 40,000 and 60,000, the entire page will be used. Note: Do not use the dollar sign *($) in these fields.
- The optional Force Scale field allows you to set the intervals on the Y axis. Note that the Max Range will be ignored if you enter a scale into this field.
- Select whether or not to include a trend line on the graph.
- Select which days of the week you would like to include.
- This report can be viewed/exported in various formats. It can also be directly emailed.