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5 Things That Happen When Mobile Apps and Analytics Join Forces

May 24, 2016 by Emily Shorter

Business doesn’t stop when employees step away from their desks. In fact, we’re trending toward more and more business happening on the go. According to comScore, in the four years from December 2010 to December 2014, the United States saw a 394 percent increase in smartphone usage and a 1,721 ... Read More

The 15 must-have features of a modern BI platform

April 26, 2016 by Tyler Convey

The term modern BI is thrown around a lot these days, but what exactly does it mean? Everybody seems to agree that it’s different from traditional enterprise reporting, but there’s a lot of debate about what it actually is.

We think modern BI tools should be able to combine ... Read More

Prospecting for Gold in your Fantasy Football Draft

September 8, 2015 by Scott Templeman

This year, in advance of our office league draft, I tasked myself with analyzing where the best value draft picks could be found, to see if I could find any guiding principles to assist me in my 2015 draft. I managed to scrape together 2 separate data sets, one that ... Read More

Spice Up Your #DataViz Life with D3 & #MSTR10

August 14, 2015 by Sam Liu

As organizations are looking to become data-driven, the use of visualizations becomes more evident and the way people visualize data is ever changing. The power to create your own visualizations outside the normal bar, line, pie graphs becomes even more invaluable to any organization. Thus, MicroStrategy has made it extremely ... Read More

Visual Design in Business Intelligence – 6 Rules to Make Your Dashboards Stunningly Functional

June 30, 2015 by Mamta Chirmade

Over years of working with dashboards and information presentation tools, I’ve identified 6 guiding principles that every information-driven app should strive to be.
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What Microstrategy Developers need to know about NoSQL

June 24, 2015 by Guest Blogger

Adoption of enterprise-caliber NoSQL databases such as MongoDB or Cassandra is growing across more organizations. At the same time, business sponsors are turning to one-off BI and analytics solutions, further fragmenting enterprise reporting capabilities and creating silos. Learn how organizations are using NoSQL connectivity with Microstrategy to demonstrate thought leadership and ... Read More

Visual Design in Business Intelligence - Proportion and Context

June 12, 2015 by Mamta Chirmade

In fashion, proportion can make or break a look. While that may be a bit extreme in our world of designing for dashboards, it is still very important because this principle introduces Context as a central design tenet. Proportion is always a comparative relation between two parts. In fashion, it ... Read More

Visual Design in Business Intelligence: Coloring for Attention

May 14, 2015 by Mamta Chirmade

Consider color to be an outfit accessory: the right accessory will make an impact and convey a message, but overdo accessories and the look will fall apart! The same is true in fashion, furnishing a home, or presenting information.
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Visual Design in Business Intelligence: Designing For Eyes

May 7, 2015 by Mamta Chirmade

To fully understand how to present visually appealing content, we need to understand the tendencies of how people perceive information. 

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Visual Design in Business Intelligence: A Structured Approach

April 27, 2015 by Mamta Chirmade

When we think of Visual Design, we often start with visualizations, charts, widgets, etc. Because the visual presentation of data ultimately determines whether a message is successfully communicated to an audience, it’s important to think about Visual Design in a holistic, structured way to maximize the success of business applications. Read More