tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:/posts VitaraCharts - Business Visualized 2020-07-21T08:56:11Z Vitara Analytics tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1573975 2020-07-16T10:46:26Z 2020-07-21T08:56:11Z Webinar: IBCS Certified Charts for Microstrategy

IBCS provides much-needed standardization to the colors, format, and presentation of visualizations so that things that mean the same, look the same. IBCS standard is well adopted in Europe and gaining popularity worldwide for its ability to de-clutter and present data in a universally understood format.

This session introduces the IBCS standard and then showcases the Vitarachartsus IBCS certified visuals (https://www.ibcs.com/software/vitaracharts/) built for Microstrategy. These charts are ready to use for all certified and supported versions of Microstrategy and can immediately help businesses get value by using them. 

Sign up here to attend the webinar LIVE. All registrants will also get a recorded version of the session.

 Register Now: https://webinar.vitaracharts.com

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1558331 2020-06-12T10:44:21Z 2020-06-12T10:44:21Z Webinar: 30+ charts to re-invent your Microstrategy Dashboards
The following webinar showcases a demo of 30+ charts offered by Vitaracharts for Microstrategy Desktop, Web, Mobile, and Library.
tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1554090 2020-06-04T11:33:59Z 2020-06-04T14:33:15Z Webcast : Unleash your creativity with 30+ visuals from Vitaracharts for Microstrategy
Change is the only constant. We continue to be wow-ed by new and interactive ways to showcase data around us. And so, to meet this demand for more intuitive, user-friendly, and interactive options Vitara charts add on​ with​ 30+ new charts and supercharge​s​ your Microstrategy platform.

Join us for a LIVE DEMO of Vitaracharts along with an exciting offer!

Register here: https://webinar.vitara​charts.com​

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1553415 2020-06-03T11:31:52Z 2020-06-03T11:31:52Z Vitaracharts for Microstrategy is FREE!

Although most of our customers and prospects are aware of our 30-day trial version for commercial enterprise use, many are unaware that Vitaracharts is now FREE for Microstrategy Desktop and Workstation use. So, get the creative juices flowing with our supercharged visualizations now compatible fully with Microstrategy 2020. For more details visit www.vitaracharts.com

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1544835 2020-05-15T08:59:30Z 2020-05-15T09:10:08Z How to build a Fan Chart using Vitaracharts for Microstrategy?
A Fan Chart is good to show the uncertainty in future projections - usually, this grows the further forward to projection.
The following post walks through the steps to build a Fan chart using Vitaracharts for MicroStrategy.

]]> tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1543963 2020-05-13T12:21:16Z 2020-05-13T12:38:21Z Custom Font Support For Vitaracharts in Microstrategy

Many companies use a custom font for branding, to exercise control and familiarity with their brand. To this end, Vitaracharts offers a seamless and centralized way to add new font styles to your visualizations. 

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1543938 2020-05-13T10:25:28Z 2020-05-13T12:23:00Z RTL Grid and Menu Support for Microstrategy

RTL is used for displaying languages that go from Right to Left, eg Hebrew and Arabic. Vitaracharts for Microstrategy offers RTL support for grids as well as Menus to give a seamless experience to the end-user. To turn on RTL for any visualization, select EDIT->Apperance->Select Right to Left . A quick demo below showcases the features of RTL Grid from Vitaracharts

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1543400 2020-05-12T12:42:11Z 2020-05-13T12:23:34Z How to build a Barcode Plot using Vitaracharts for Microstrategy?

A Barcode plot is a good chart to show the distribution of data in a table and to highlight individual values. The following post walks thru the steps to build a Barcode plot using Vitaracharts for MicroStrategy.

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1542925 2020-05-11T12:49:40Z 2020-05-13T09:07:29Z Financial Times Visual Vocabulary - Which chart to use when?
tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1519490 2020-03-13T16:01:47Z 2020-03-13T16:01:47Z Using Legend as a selector for Vitaracharts
tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1519021 2020-03-12T06:52:37Z 2020-03-13T15:48:11Z Vitara's Microstrategy Dashboard Competition Winners 2020

VitaraCharts recently held its 2020 Dashboard Competition, leveraging the power of MicroStrategy along with the flexibility of VitaraCharts visualizations and features. 

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1519019 2020-03-12T06:31:38Z 2020-03-13T15:47:20Z Play Animation for Microstrategy dashboards
tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1519016 2020-03-12T06:06:07Z 2020-03-13T15:49:07Z Custom data markers for Vitaracharts in Microstrategy

Custom Data Markers allows the flexibility to add more context to the data displayed and personalize it to the business user. Vitaracharts for Microstrategy offers a variety of customizable data marker options organized by subject area. 

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1347511 2018-11-26T09:17:49Z 2020-03-11T11:19:23Z Dashboard Contest Alert : Showcase your design chops and win an Amazon Echo

Do you have what it takes to be a Dashboard Design Guru?

Join our contest to showcase your design chops and win an Amazon Echo!

As MicroStrategy's Annual User conference World 2019 approaches Vitara is excited to announce a dashboard design competition. Participants can either use MicroStrategy Documents (RSDs) or Dossiers (VI) to create compelling data stories that are also visually appealing. The submissions need to be sent to dashboard.contest@vitara.co before Jan 5th, 2019.

Dashboards will need to contain Vitaracharts elements and will be judged on aesthetics, usability and usefulness. We will select 2 entries from the submissions to be showcased at World. Additionally, winning entries will be awarded Amazon Echos. 

All participants are eligible to get a temporary key for Vitaracharts valid until Feb 7th, 2019 and it can be requested via email dashboard.contest@vitara.co.

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1263819 2018-03-21T11:04:16Z 2020-03-11T11:31:44Z What can Vitaracharts do for you?

What can VitaraCharts do for you? Check out our new intro video showcasing how Vitaracharts can help see your data and your World more clearly.

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1263817 2018-03-21T10:52:05Z 2020-03-11T11:32:22Z WEBCAST:Vitaracharts Library and VitaraImage Layout for MicroStrategy

Organizations can extend the power of MicroStrategy by adding 25+ new and exciting visuals for end users and developers with VitaraCharts library with charts like Waffle, Calendar, Waterfall, MicroCharts, Play Animation and more. 

Also introducing VitaraImage Layout, from analyzing Production line efficiency, aisle placement, airline seating charts, store layout and foot traffic, businesses can incorporate any custom image easily and seamlessly into MicroStrategy using VitaraImageLayout. 

Join Hema Pratapa, Co-founder of Vitara, as she walks through use cases and presents real-world examples of dashboards built on MicroStrategy using VitaraCharts plug-ins. 

When : April 4th at 11 am ET\ 4pm CET  and April 5th 12pm ET\5pm CET

Where: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/515330494338374915

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1202968 2017-11-03T08:50:30Z 2020-03-11T11:32:27Z Win A Free Pass to MicroStrategy World 2018

Interested in attending the most exciting tech event of 2018 as a MicroStrategy user .. for free?  

Participate in Vitara's Dashboard Competition  to win a free pass to attend Microstrategy World 2018 in Las Vegas from Jan15-17, 2018.

Dashboard Competition

1. Using MicroStrategy Desktop version 10.3 or above , request free version of Vitaracharts by emailing mstrworld2018@vitara.co.

2. Build a VI dashboard showcasing Vitaracharts and submit supporting files ( .mstr files , screenshots).

Winning entry will be judged on aesthetic appeal of the dashboard, use of interesting charts as well as the use case.

Last date for submission of entries is Dec 13th . Winner will be announced by Dec 15th.

Terms and Conditions :

a. All decisions made by Vitara are final and will be made at our sole discretion.

b. Current MicroStrategy employees as well as other Vitara  partner and re-seller employees are not eligible for participation in this contest. 

c.The contest only provides a free pass to attend MicroStrategy World 2018. Airfare, accommodation is not included.

d. All submitted entries may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by Vitara.

e. All submitted entries should include full name, role and corporate email address .

 f. Entries should not contain any proprietary or confidential data. It is the participants responsibility to ensure any data used for the competition is publicly shareable.

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1187258 2017-08-29T11:41:33Z 2020-03-11T11:32:32Z Webinar : VitaraCharts for MicroStrategy Desktop , Web and Mobile

REGISTER NOW : https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1892166437938213378

Organizations can extend the power of MicroStrategy by adding 20+ new and exciting visuals for end users and developers with VitaraCharts library . Join Hema Pratapa, Co-founder of Vitara, as she walks through use cases and presents real-world examples of dashboards built on MicroStrategy using VitaraCharts plug-ins. 

This webcast will cover: 
a)How organizations can deploy VitaraCharts library to add 20+ new visualizations to MicroStrategy without any coding or SDK use 
b) Learn how Vitaracharts library can be used for Report Services Documents as DHTML widgets and 

b)How you can add some serious “it” factor to your dashboards with advanced visualizations like Calendar charts, Microcharts, Expandable Grids, Animated KPIs, Tornado, Trellis, Mekko, Histogram, Waterfall and Waffle charts .

WHEN : SEPT 13 , 9:30 AM PDT 

REGISTER NOW : https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1892166437938213378

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1184133 2017-08-17T10:36:14Z 2020-03-11T11:32:37Z MicroStrategy Q2 Earnings Report - A perspective

There has been much talk about MicroStrategy's Q2 earning report with its dramatic announcement of 19% year over year decline in product revenue . Prior to this announcement the general perception was that MicroStrategy was showing a nice recovery post V10 release . And apparently making strides within the data exploration space with its Desktop offering combined with its AWS cloud offering for rapid deployment . So this report does come as a surprise. I laid out my perspective about MicroStrategy's pros and cons and why I believe they are still struggling to gain market share in the admittedly overcrowded BI space.


1. Eco system : Unlike Salesforce or Tableau Microstrategy user groups and online eco system ( bloggers , evangelists ) are far and few in-between. Trusted network recommendations play a huge factor in BI tool selection and a dynamic user community makes it easy to have a higher adoption. This area continues to be a huge challenge for MicroStrategy despite attempts like providing free Desktop to increase market visibility . Although free, MicroStartegy Desktop is isolated and users cannot dynamically publish or embed output in websites . Thus, it falls short of the free model offered by other players who allow free public sharing and interactive use . 

2. Marketplace  : Several MicroStrategy partners have created Industry or Technology specific solutions like Visual Crossing - Map Solutions , Third I - Tableau connectors & Ad analytics and ourselves Vitara- Visualizations and Salesforce solutions to name a few . But these are all in SILOs and MicroStrategy does not benefit from the breadth of solutions that are already in place for different industries due to the lack of a centralized marketplace which is categorized, trusted and showcased. Salesforce has this model perfected . Any new or existing Salesforce customer can rest assured that their own technical or industry problem is solved and ready to use without re-inventing the wheel when they go to the Salesforce App Exchange .

3. Implementation Partners : Software growth to large enterprises is inevitably tied to partnerships with big SIs . Deloitte, Accenture , BCG , PWC etc are huge influencers during BI tool selection and adoption. MicroStrategy's stance on its own services business has fluctuated wildly and this low margin businessline is a big distraction for SI partners. Microstrategy can do way better giving away free training and empowering big SIs by embedding technical advisers reaping much larger software sales in return. Selling without big SI support is like swimming in shark infested deep waters without support.


1. Leadership : Michael Saylor has been more focused than ever before and consistently engaging in all aspects of the business. This is a much better alternative than a Board that is not aligned or who might have conflicting motives and cater to short term interests.

2. Technology : MicroStrategy might have gaps in specific areas but as a scale-able , enterprise BI platform it has tremendous advantages . Mobile continues to be a differentiation. While MicroStrategy marketing machine has always struggled with positioning these advantages , the company quietly continues to have customers with extremely large enterprise customer deployments to the scale of several thousands of users. With the current focus in BI space being speed to market rather than decidedly un-sexy discussion around scale and sustainability , MicroStrategy does have to swim upstream . But for any viable and sustainable BI solution in the mid-longer term, MicroStrategy has a lot to offer.

3.Market size : MicroStrategy has approximately 5% market share in the total BI market today that is valued upwards of $10 Billion . BI market is projected to grow 10% YOY. MicroStrategy has room to grow if it makes the right moves and has by no means reached the limit of possibilities. 

I'm optimistic after reading the transcript of the earnings call as MJS has talked about evolving partnership model and investing in marketing. Messaging and getting the right excitement around the product is just as important as keeping the technology fresh and interesting. I'm eagerly waiting to see how the remaining half 2017 will play out for MicroStrategy.

Hema Pratapa

Co-Founder, Vitara

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1184119 2017-08-16T11:04:09Z 2020-03-11T11:32:42Z Microcharts for MicroStrategy Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data by Stephen Few is a bible for effective visualization techniques. It discusses the many ways in which we commonly misrepresent information and offers alternative options that are much more effective. Infact Stephen Few devised the Bullet chart as a linear and no frills option to represent performance against target with a rich display of data in a small space . 

Vitara's Microcharts distills these best practices from Stephen Few to be used in MicroStrategy. Like all Vitaracharts, the Microcharts widget is compatible with Report Services (DHTML) and Visual Insights on all supported browsers and mobile devices as well as native MicroStartegy mobile.

Video demo and more details here : https://lnkd.in/fkh3xCv

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1166739 2017-06-23T06:47:02Z 2020-03-11T11:32:58Z Webinar : VitaraCharts for MicroStrategy Desktop , Web and Mobile

Vitara is pleased to announce a joint webinar with MicroStrategy on VitaraCharts for Desktop,Web and Mobile. Details below.




Organizations can harness and extend the unique power of MicroStrategy for enterprise analytics by providing end users and developers with VitaraCharts custom visualizations. Join Hema Pratapa, Co-founder of VitaraCharts, as she walks through use cases and presents real-world examples of dashboards built on MicroStrategy using VitaraCharts plug-ins. 

This webcast will cover:

  • How organizations can deploy VitaraCharts library to add 20+ new visualizations to MicroStrategy without any coding or SDK use
  • Exciting interactive features available with the Vitara integration
  • How you can add some serious “it” factor to your dashboards with advanced visualizations like Animated KPIs, Tornado, Trellis, Mekko, and Waffle charts
  • The brand-new, interactive PLAY LIVE visualization gallery



12:00 PM EST





tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1163439 2017-06-13T07:36:56Z 2017-06-13T07:36:57Z Do you know VitaraCharts works for Report Services Documents too as DHTML widgets?

MicroStrategy Report Services Documents or RSDs as they popularly known continue to be used extensively by customers for picture perfect documents . They also have several features like Panels, Links , View Filters etc that are not available in the Visual Insights (VI) ad-hoc exploration tool for creating dashboards. As a result while VI is popular for data exploration RSDs continue to be the go to option for creating pre-

defined documents , landing pages and other use cases for end user BI delivery for enterprises. 

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1161530 2017-06-07T15:27:06Z 2020-03-11T11:33:08Z VitaraCharts - What charts to use when ?

Choosing the right kind of visualization is just as important as the content or the aesthetics of the dashboard. It is very easy to completely lose the point  of your narrative if you end up with a visual that mis-represents your data. Often times while we spend the time on cleaning data or designing the look and feel, not enough rigor is applied to understand visualization options that most optimally showcase the nuggets of data wisdom that analytics uncover. To aid this process we have created a handy guide to navigate the types of visualizations available with VitaraCharts and correlated it to what data can each visualization best represents.

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1151819 2017-05-05T10:02:29Z 2020-03-11T11:33:20Z VitaraCharts : Library Of 20+ Custom Visualizations for MicroStrategy Mobile

MicroStrategy Mobile is an extremely popular method to deliver content to executives . Therefore the ability showcase custom visualizations to convey key information effectively becomes very important. VitaraCharts has addressed this issue. The library of 20+ visualizations have been designed and tested for  Visual Insights as well Report Services Documents on both web and mobile . This makes it seamless for users to display information for ad-hoc analysis, web documents or mobile dashboards. 

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1149544 2017-04-26T15:40:45Z 2020-03-11T11:33:25Z Vitara invites you to PLAY LIVE!

We are excited to invite you to explore a new world of visualization possibilities with MicroStrategy and VitaraCharts with the release of  PLAY LIVE : VITARACHARTS GALLERY.

You can now explore 20+ stunning new visuals on VitaraCharts Gallery with Play LIVE . So if you want to make your charts animated with the dynamic Play feature, add some serious “IT” factor with Waffle Charts or get into some serious analytics with our expanded Hierarchical Vitara Grid feature and many more then start playing !

Play LIVE VitaraCharts  at : https://cloud.vitara.co:8553/VitaraChartsPlayLive

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1143829 2017-04-04T10:18:11Z 2020-03-11T11:34:03Z [Play Live ] VitaraCharts @ MicroStrategy World 2017

Vitara is happy to announce that we will showcase VitaraCharts live at MicroStrategy's annual user conference in Washington DC from April 18-20th, 2017. 

Visual data discovery has become the hallmark of modern Business Intelligence the age of "autonomous BI creation" and the transition of the business user to the content generator. Vitara has focused on enhancing this end user experience and providing easy to use custom visualizations packaged in a simple plug and play addition to MicroStrategy.

 Although MicroStrategy has opened its API to create custom visualizations by integrating with third party libraries like D3,GoogleCharts etc it still requires the use of specialized coding skills often lacking in business users. Most users also tend to use the open source D3 visualizations for MicroStrategy which are not supported. In addition even for IT users , maintaining custom code becomes expensive and time consuming slowing down upgrades and leading to dissatisfaction. 

To solve this problem VitaraCharts is a fully supported , enterprise grade add-on to MicroStrategy that allows users to add 19+ charts like enhanced grid, calendar , waffle, trellis, animated KPI, table heatmap and many more visuals at the click of a button. Quarterly releases with maintenance makes upgrades seamless. Vitaracharts immediately adds compelling, easy to use visualizations engaging the end customer and increasing end user adoption to the platform.

Do drop by at Booth 311 to interact LIVE with Vitaracharts at MicroStrategy World 2017.

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1142068 2017-03-28T08:49:32Z 2020-03-11T11:34:08Z [Waffle Chart] The Secret of Success with VitaraCharts ( D3, HighCharts,GoogleCharts & more)

Andy Kriebel hosts the iconic #MakeoverMondays challenge every week where he re-works a data story to convey the same information more intuitively. Andy has some phenomenal tips on how best to display information without falling into all the usual traps . We decided to play this week and recreate using MicroStrategy's Desktop version instead of Tableau. You can see Andy's original here : http://www.vizwiz.com/2017/03/secret-of-success.html

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1141802 2017-03-27T06:16:04Z 2020-03-11T11:40:31Z Beyond D3 Visualizations for MicroStrategy

MicroStrategy already offers an API interface to easily add D3 visualizations to Visual Insights.  Vitara hosted a joint web series in March with MicroStrategy to showcase how easily you can extend the MicroStrategy platform widgets with beyond D3 charts with our 

-Ready to use

-Enterprise Grade

-Fully supported for upgrades

Library of 19+ charts and animated widgets including many exciting options Calendar chart, animated KPI, Trellis chart, Waffle Chart and more .The webcast video can be found on MicroStrategy resources website and it is available via the following link


tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1140431 2017-03-21T10:47:42Z 2020-03-11T11:34:18Z Trellis or Lattice Chart with VitaraCharts custom visualizations for MicroStrategy

Trellis chart is a grid of small charts . It is sometimes called trellis chartlattice chartgrid chart, or panel chart  and is a series of similar graphs or charts using the same scale and axes, allowing them to be easily compared. It uses multiple views to show different partitions of a data set.

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1140167 2017-03-20T12:15:16Z 2020-03-11T11:34:20Z Waffle chart custom visualization for MicroStrategy

A waffle chart visualization helps display progress toward goals. Its simple , visually engaging and conveys information easily. Waffle chart  is a very effective option when you want to add an interesting visualization to your dashboard without distorting the data or taking up too much dashboard real estate.