A chart is a tool you can use in Excel to communicate data graphically. Charts allow your audience to see the meaning behind the numbers, and they make showing comparisons and trends much easier. In this tutorial, you will learn how to insert charts and modify them so they communicate information effectively. Each of Excel's 12 chart types has different features that make them better suited for specific tasks. Pairing a chart with its correct data style will make the information easier to understand, enhancing the communication within your small business.