In an earlier post, I showed an example of a sales dashboard built using MicroStrategy’s Cloud Personal. It’s a dashboarding platform that leverages the power of the cloud. This video show a demonstration of Microstrategy Cloud Personal.
First, you browse through your folders for an excel spreadsheet that you want to upload. The platform processes your spreadsheet and tries to automatically determine which columns are metrics and which columns are data attributes. You may have to manually change the column type.
Next, you get to the fun part and choose the dashboard graphs. You select from a library of various chart types. You then drag and drop to configure the visualization.
The most important part is to feel free to “fool around” with the drag and drops and property changes. You may hit upon some visualizations that you may not have thought of in advance.
Be sure to pay attention to the “publication” features. They look very powerful.