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Filter Circles or Venn Diagrams for Contact Plus Professional


Graphical view of membership using filters   

With the new Filter Circles function in Contact Plus Professional you can better analyze the relationships between your contacts and filters in a visual way. Three separate circles are used to graphically represent membership in a filter. For example, one filter could be based on a category, the second filter based on a geographical area and the third based on a date. So a diagram could show us contacts in category A from California who have been contacted in 2005.

The following chart shows that there are 180 contacts in category A (Filter A in BLUE), 456 contacts in California (Filter B in YELLOW) and 4 contacts in both category A and in California (Filters A and B in GREEN).

Venn diagram 1

Many other types of filter charts can be produced allowing you to better target your contacts.

The diagram below illustrates graphically how much information can be gleaned from 3 different filters:

  • 180 contacts in category A (Filter A)
  • 456 contacts in California (Filter B)
  • 291 contacts who were contacted in 2005 (Filter C)
  • 4 contacts in category A and California (Filters A and B)
  • 87 contacts in category A who were contacted in 2005 (Filter A and C)
  • 205 contacts in California who were contacted in 2005 (Filter B and C)
  • 3 contacts in all 3 filters - in category A, in California and 2005 (Filters A, B and C)


Venn diagram 2


Note that once the filter circles or venn diagrams have been created, you can simply click on one of the colors which will give you a list of all of the contacts that matched that set of people. Additionally the resulting contacts can be marked so you can easily send out a mailing to the new set of contacts.

To view a short 5 minute video tutorial on this new addon for Contact Plus Professional click here.