About Visual Insight
With Visual Insight, you can create interactive dashboards
that allow users to explore their business data. You can quickly and easily
create a polished, presentation-quality dashboard without requiring a
lot of design time. For example, you can:
add visual representations of the data (called visualizations)
to the dashboard to make the data easier to interpret.
data to the dashboard from a wide variety of data source, including
MicroStrategy reports, files stored on a Dropbox or Google Drive account,
data stored in relational databases, and more.
add filters to a
dashboard, to allow users to choose the information they want to display.
pre-defined, presentation-quality formatting
to quickly display your data in a visually striking, interactive dashboard.
You can apply display themes and color palettes to your dashboard
to instantly update the look and feel of your data.
Dashboards open by default in Visual Insight Mode, where you can easily
drag and drop attributes and metrics to display data, add filters, create
attributes and metrics, and more. You can also maximize the amount of
space available for data display by viewing dashboards in Presentation
Mode, or view dashboards on an iPad with MicroStrategy Mobile.
An example of a Graph visualization in a dashboard is displayed in the
image below. The data in the visualization is shown as a series of bar
graphs, with a separate bar riser displayed for each Call Center. The
bar riser for each Call Center is displayed in a different color. Finally,
the data is sliced to display a separate graph for the revenue and profit
data for each product category by quarter.
The image below shows a Heat Map visualization in the same dashboard,
which displays the data using colored rectangles of different sizes and
colors depending on the revenue and profit data for each Call Center.
You can format the colors used to display the rectangles, delete rectangles
from the display, and change how the size and position of the rectangles
For steps to create a dashboard, see Creating
For more information on the types of visualizations available to be
added to a dashboard, see the appropriate topic below:
||ESRI Map visualization:
You can display your data as markers or areas on an interactive map
using the Map visualization. For example, you can create a Map visualization
that displays how customer households are clustered in different parts
of the country using a density map, or display retail locations as
a series of map markers that users can click to view additional information
about stores in their area.
You can display the data in a graphical format and choose between
a variety of different graphs, such as an area graph, line graph,
or pie chart.
You can display data in an interactive grid, allowing users to pivot,
sort, move, drill, filter, and perform additional manipulations on
data displayed in the grid. You can also use a Grid visualization
as a tool to understand your data and prepare it for displaying on
other types of visualizations.
||Heat Map visualization:
You can display the data as a combination of colored rectangles. Each
rectangle represents an attribute element, and is colored and sized
according to the value of metrics in the visualization, allowing users
to quickly grasp the state and impact of a large number of variables
at one time.
You can display the data as a network of nodes, with lines between
the nodes representing relationships between attribute elements.