tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:/posts VitaraCharts - Business Visualized 2023-08-29T11:10:14Z Vitara Analytics tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/2014902 2023-08-22T11:56:27Z 2023-08-29T08:20:14Z New Feature Alert : Hierarchy Filter for Microstrategy

We are excited to announce the new release of Vitaracharts with ** Hierarchy Filter ** in Dossier and RSD for MicroStrategy . This includes a search option that our customers already love! Do check it out with the latest version download at www.vitaracharts.com 

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/2014897 2023-08-22T11:38:24Z 2023-08-22T12:04:06Z Pattern Fill Option for Vitaracharts

We are pleased to announce feature additions of pattern fill and smooth lines to modernise your graphs. Upgrade to the latest version to take advantage of the latest features and enhancements. 

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/2014896 2023-08-22T11:34:16Z 2023-08-22T11:34:35Z Factory Layout Using Vitara Image Layout An example of a manufacturing unit dashboard analysing Production. It showcases the use of incorporating the factory layout with thresholds, Calendar visual showcasing downtime by day, micro charts showing 12 weeks trends for cost, overtime and downtime. 

Created using MicroStrategy and VitaraImage Layout

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/2014895 2023-08-22T11:33:10Z 2023-08-22T11:33:11Z Bullet Chart - Multi Band Option

Need more bands for your bullet chart in MicroStrategy ? One our Financial Services customers needed to create multiple bands ( beyond 3 ) in bullet chart. We updated our bullet chart to customize  any number of  number of bands in our latest release. Got any other real interesting real life use cases ? 

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/2014894 2023-08-22T11:30:44Z 2023-08-22T11:31:23Z Bar Charts : Various Options with VitaraCharts How many ways can you visualise a bar chart .... let me count the ways!

This dossier built using Vitaracharts and MicroStrategy showcases the variety of ways in which a simple bar chart can be formatted.

Left to right

1.  Column charts with pattern fill

2. Bar chart with human marker ( Male and Female)

3. Bar Chart with Radial \ Polar Mode to give a concentric circle effect

4. Bar Chart with background color

5. Lipstick Chart  ( Bar chart overlay) 

6. Bar chart with rounded edges

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/2014889 2023-08-22T11:05:59Z 2023-08-22T11:05:59Z Passport Power : The World's Most and Least Powerful Passports in 2023 The ability to travel the World at will is a very powerful instrument for humans anywhere. See below for the 2023 passport rankings visualised using MicroStrategy.
On the left side the top and bottom passport ranking has been shown using Bar Chart with Thresholds and also a radial setting to create a circular effect. The ten year change is represented using a grid and the increase or decrease in ranking is shown with an up and down arrow. The magnitude of change is shown using horizontal pin in green or red.

Data credit: Henley & Partners - Global Passport Ranking 2023

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/2014886 2023-08-22T10:49:32Z 2023-08-22T10:49:32Z World Population, A Perspective

At 8 Billion strong, Mother Earth was never so populous. The dashboard below presents a perspective for every 100 humans, which countries have the highest representation using a pictograph. The top 20 populated countries but more importantly the density of the population is also shown on the right. Built using MicroStrategy and Vitaracharts. 

A list waffle chart with custom human marker is used on the left to showcase percent to total contributions from top countries. The advanced grid on the right side showcases growth-rate with horizontal pins and actual population with horizontal bars. 

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/2014879 2023-08-22T10:29:19Z 2023-08-22T10:29:19Z Twitter Takeover : Elon Musk and Money Matters

Elon R. Twitter Buyout offer for Twitter has dominated the news. A look at Musk's SEC filings shows the funding sources for the buyout plan. Visualised  using MicroStrategy and Vitaracharts. The two loan components are represented using bar charts with custom icons for dollar signs. A bubble chart is used to represent the overall breakdown of the funding components from Cash to buyout loan and margin loan on Tesla.

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/2014878 2023-08-22T10:27:18Z 2023-08-22T10:27:37Z Maven Unicorn Challenge A fun analysis of unicorn companies ( > $1B valuation) called for in the Maven Analytics challenge. This dashboard was
designed and built using MicroStrategy and Vitaracharts. The key KPIs of total unicorn companies, valuation etc are represented using simple KPIs textually. On the left we showcase that US dominates with almost 50% of the unicorns. The funding vs valuation comparison is showcased using a bar chart overlay in the middle of the dashboard while a bar chart with radial axis represents the distribution of the unicorns in different sectors showing that Fintech dominates.

Charts used : Vitara Bar chart with overlay , Vitara Column chart with radial mode, Vitara Packed Bubble Chart

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1807339 2022-03-15T10:30:14Z 2023-08-29T08:22:24Z Retail Analytics Visualisations for Microstrategy

Vitaracharts offers 30+ new and exciting visuals for Microstrategy. An overview of the options available for Retail Analytics is showcased in the video below. For a detailed demo contact sales@vitaracharts.com

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1807337 2022-03-15T10:22:38Z 2023-08-29T08:24:57Z Financial Services Visualisations for Microstrategy

Vitaracharts offers 30+ new and exciting visuals for Microstrategy. An overview of the options available for Financial Services Reporting is showcased in the video below. For a detailed demo or discussion contact sales@vitaracharts.com

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1752456 2021-10-27T11:37:17Z 2021-10-27T11:49:27Z What are VitaraMaps used for and how are they different from geospatial maps?

Vitaramaps came into existence because of a customer requirement to display map data offline ( without any live internet connection). 

Offline Maps

Vitaramaps generate Maps as svg images taking away the requirement of having a live connection to any map server.

Custom groups

Need to group zip codes or counties into specific sales regions to show on a map? With Vitaramaps you can do this easily by simply changing text files without having to create complex shapefiles.

Tile layout

Additionally, Vitaramaps also offers a unique layout of the regions using tile maps (hexagonal, square and round tiles). These visually compelling layouts are great in representing ranking, % contribution by region, etc.

Examples of Vitaramaps:

1. US county-level map by age group :

 2. US State Hex Map :

For more examples refer to www.vitaracharts.com -> Gallery -> VitaraImage Layout and Maps

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1752454 2021-10-27T11:22:14Z 2021-10-27T11:22:15Z Dark Web Index Visualized using Vitaracharts and Microstrategy

Dark web price Index 2021 shows an increase in volume and variety of products sold such as hacked crypto accounts and web services like Uber accounts. However, forged physical documents such as passports are still the most expensive as shown below. Created using MicroStrategy and Vitaracharts #makeovermonday

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1752453 2021-10-27T11:20:11Z 2021-10-27T11:20:11Z US Household Debt By Generation The year 2020 could be categorized as one where debt grew across the board. In the U.S., every generation except the Silent Generation saw their debts rise in the last year.
But how much debt does each generational household owe?
Data credit: Federal Reserve, Experian, Visual Capitalist
Charts used: Vitara Bar charts overlay with marker and Waffle Chart with custom marker
Built using MicroStrategy and Vitaracharts
tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1752452 2021-10-27T11:17:48Z 2021-10-27T11:17:48Z Global Wealth Distribution- An analysis using Vitaracharts and Microstrategy Using data from Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook 2021, this graphic looks at how global wealth is distributed among the adult population. ~1% of the World's Adults control nearly 1/2 of the overall wealth which is a staggering statistic. Built using MicroStrategy 2021 and Vitaracharts ( Mekko and Waffle Charts)
Idea credit : VisualCapitalist
tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1752450 2021-10-27T11:04:40Z 2023-08-29T10:53:33Z Custom Markers
In this post, we will be covering the use of custom markers to create effective visualisations and add more context to the presented information.
Custom Markers can be used in a variety of charts like the Grid, Bar, Column, Waffle, Line, Bubble, Dumbbell, etc. 

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a) Custom Icons can be an elegant option to show customer satisfaction scores, product ratings, employee performance metrics on the grid.

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b) Custom Icons can fill standard charts to show information in an intuitive and end user-friendly interface. In this example the seat filled is represented by a bar chart with custom icons (square) .

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c) Users can apply business-specific images as custom icons in addition to the options offered out of box with Vitara.

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d. Custom Icons can be applied as a conditional marker to easily identify data anomalies and patterns

tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1679399 2021-04-16T10:36:59Z 2021-04-16T10:36:59Z Announcing Visualizing With Vitaracharts Newsletter

We are very excited to launch the Vitaracharts newsletter. We'll be coming to your inbox twice a month with info about new features, enhancements & ideas related to visualizations.

The big announcement this time is that we're certified to work with MicroStrategy 202. We have a new release Vitaracharts 4.7 with some exciting new features. Grab the new version today at docs.vitaracharts.com.

New features in 4.7

For the list of all changes, please check here


Integrated absolute variance and relative variance views into bar and column charts.

    Grid : Manage Scaling

    Grid/Micro Chart: For trendlines, there's an option to set axis minimum and maximum values for scaling. You can also apply the same scale to multiple columns

      Stacked area

      Added support for the stack by area charts in the stacked chart. The new property "chart type" is introduced under the series tab in the bar/column.

      Bubble chart

      You can now add attributes to the x and y-axis to group bubble elements.

      Reach out to us at sales@vitaracharts.com to get a demo of the new functionality.

      Know anyone else who might be interested in what we share? They can sign up here.

      tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1641708 2021-01-18T15:32:36Z 2023-06-05T11:05:30Z Vitara's MicroStrategy Dashboard Contest 2021- Winners

      Vitara's 2021 Microstrategy Dashboard contest entries were extremely difficult to judge. The quality of design, the data presentation, and the messages in these submissions were so powerful that we really could not limit our list of winners to just three entries. So, we decided to add an extra slot rewarding 4 entries that will get the top prizes. Additionally, we would like to thank all the participants who took the time to send in their entries. There were several dashboards that were really noteworthy and we have also decided to highlight a few dashboards in the honorable mention category that caught our attention in addition to the winners.

      First Prize: This year's winner Amit Kumar Sah has taken the difficult topic of cancer research done by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and eloquently summarized the prevalence, survival rates, changes over time, and projections of future cancer rates using a variety of rich visuals that captures the end user's attention from start to finish. Amit has left no stone unturned as he navigates from using custom icons to depict the different ways in which cancer impacts genders to play axis showcasing changes over time and finally Polar mode to show the distribution of survival rates all the while providing easy navigation and great context. This was unanimously voted as the top prize winner of the competition.

      Full Video of the Dashboard here: 

      Runner-up 1: The Black Lives Matter movement dominated the headlines in 2020. Elmernikh Nabil's dashboard is not only beautiful but is also a very powerful statement while using extremely minimal design elements and is very thought-provoking.

      Full Video here: 

      Runner-up 2: Somanth Sadhukhan also chose cancer as a topic focussing on an overview of breast cancer in the USA. The dashboard provides facts with warning signs of breast cancer and also How to reduce the risk of breast cancer. His innovative use of the Sankey chart to showcase the rates of cancer rates combined with the use of the Polar chart for comparison across races was eye-catching and informative.

      Full Video here: 

      Runner up 3: Niken Zulfasari blew us away with her data on the urgent issue of plastic pollution in the oceans. Using creative visuals and a wealth of data she has illustrated the depth and danger of this particular environmental problem.

      Full Video here: 

      And to wrap the star dashboard designer lineup from our contest in 2021, a most honorable mention for the inimitable Len O Toole. He cast a spell on us all with this magical take on the Harry Potter series using some of the cool enhancements from 2021. 

      To get the full effect of the dashboard, do not miss viewing this video from Len: 

      And just a quick reminder that this year MicroStrategy World is virtual and FREE. So if you haven't done so already sign up here.

      Thank you all for an exciting start to 2021 and we hope to connect with you all (virtually) at World 2021.

      tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1629225 2020-12-18T12:50:17Z 2021-01-11T14:09:11Z Microstrategy Dashboard Contest 2021 By Vitara

      It's that time of that year again! Yes, MicroStrategy's Annual User Conference is back with World 2021, a historic virtual event with FREE entry to all registrants is here. And, Vitara is calling out to all the dashboard gurus to showcase their design chops. Announcing our annual Microstrategy Dashboard Design competition with exciting prizes worth $1000 USD for winners. 

       Participants can either use a combination of Vitaracharts and Microstrategy features to create compelling data stories that are also visually appealing. 

      The submissions need to be sent to contest2021@vitaracharts.com before Jan 15th, 2021.

      NOTE: Dashboards will need to contain Vitaracharts elements and will be judged on aesthetics, usability, and usefulness. We will select 3 entries from the submissions to be showcased at World. Additionally, winning entries will be awarded Amazon Gift cards.

      All participants are eligible to get a temporary key for Vitaracharts valid for 90 days. 

      tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1625278 2020-12-07T09:55:06Z 2021-01-05T03:14:01Z Webinar: Extend Microstrategy Dossier with Vitaracharts

      If you have missed our webinar with Microstrategy on how to extend your visualizations on Dossier you can catch-up with the on-demand webinar posted on Microstrategy's website: https://www.microstrategy.com/en/resources/webinar/Extend-Dossier-Visualizations-with-Vitara

      tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1589942 2020-09-02T16:14:39Z 2023-08-29T11:10:14Z Using Play Axis to illustrate change over time

      Showing change across any dimension using a play axis can be a very effective exercise to draw attention to the magnitude of change along with patterns and anomalies. The following examples illustrate the play axis over the line, bar, and map charts.

      tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1589926 2020-09-02T15:52:37Z 2020-09-02T16:00:26Z Custom Markers for Microstrategy

      At first glance, the recent examples posted with Vitaracharts of European Champions League Winners, Global Weather data, and  American Airlines Traffic data might seem like they have nothing in common. And yet, in all three cases, the use of custom markers has been a very simple and highly effective method to communicate with the information with end-users. Industry and context-sensitive markers can be created and uploaded by end-users to all Vitaravisuals. For more details refer to https://docs.vitaracharts.com/guideCommonFeatures/dataMarkers.html

      tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1586859 2020-08-25T09:34:45Z 2021-01-05T03:14:33Z US State(s) and Mail-In Voting Status Data compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures, shows, the current rules on mail-in voting vary heavily across states. 

      While five states (Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, and Washington) hold all-mail elections, another 30 allow no-excuse absentee voting, meaning that voters don’t need to give a reason for casting their ballot by mail. The remaining states also allow mail-in voting but require an excuse to do so, which often includes age, illness, or other inhibiting factors.
      Credit: Statista and NCSL

      The above chart is built using the Map tiles available in the Vitara Image Layout to represent the various US states and DC. Map Tiles are a great alternative to physical maps when the size of the state is immaterial to the analysis. This type of layout is ideal for ranking of status, statuses, affiliations, etc. For more examples of Map, Tile usage refer to our online gallery: https://cloud.vitaracharts.com/VitaraChartsPlayLive

      Built using MicroStrategy and Vitaracharts
      tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1585339 2020-08-21T10:31:32Z 2021-01-05T03:14:35Z When will the World get a COVID vaccine?

      The entire world is waiting with bated breath for a vaccine to the COVID pandemic. The dashboard below illustrates the various vaccine efforts worldwide and their stages of progress. Created using MicroStrategy and Vitaracharts.

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      tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1585338 2020-08-21T10:27:29Z 2020-09-02T15:46:47Z To Mail In or Not to Mail In Vote...
      According to a Gallup poll, most Americans favor voting by mail in November. 
      Waffle chart has been used with custom markers ( human marker) to show young adults largely favor mail-in voting. More than a third of the voters favor voting online and the big differences arise by demographic subgroups as shown with the bar chart on the right.

      tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1585336 2020-08-21T10:22:50Z 2020-08-21T10:22:50Z State Of Remote Work 2020
      According to the State of Remote Work survey conducted in over 3500 workplaces by  Buffer, and AngelList! the workplace of the future is people having the flexibility to work remotely from home with teammates all around the world. 
      Source: https://lp.buffer.com/state-of-remote-work-2020

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      tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1585334 2020-08-21T10:06:08Z 2020-08-21T10:07:36Z A Third of US Adults Unwilling to Take Covid Vaccine
      According to the latest Gallup poll, more than a third of U.S. adults would be unwilling to take an FDA approved Covid-19 vaccine at no cost. Predictably there is a wide variation on this topic across party lines. 

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      tag:blog.vitaracharts.com,2013:Post/1585333 2020-08-21T09:55:05Z 2020-08-21T09:55:05Z Gender Equality in America is still unfinished business Gender Equality in America is still unfinished business per Gallup's latest poll. Showcased here using Dossiers with Vitaracharts and powered by Microstrategy.

      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.