Data Charts Smarter than you? Yep. #mobilebi #analytics


In building Atlas Insights, I wanted to make sure you had access to the most impactful chart views without having to be a master report developer to use them. You enter your data and pick your chart type and Atlas will do the rest.  No need trying to figure out all the different properties associated to a chart, just pick your chart type for your metric and Atlas will automatically map your data and make magic happen in an instant.

The following chart views are available:

  • Area Chart
  • Bar Chart
  • Donut Chart
  • Gauge Control
  • Line Chart
  • Pie Chart
  • Polar Chart
  • Progress Bar
  • Radar Chart
  • Scorecard View
  • Stacked Chart
  • Grid View
  • Tile View

If you add a Target to a metric, the charts will recognize this and automatically map a target line to your actuals.  This is great for really understanding how your business is performing against goals.


When working with the Scorecard Views, you can set your targets and thresholds so that they automatically turn Red, Yellow and Green depending on your progression to those targets.  Absolutely the most important view your business and employees can have.


And best of all, these views are available in an instant to EVERYONE in your organization. You don’t have to write one line or code or to email a report.  Just use your favorite mobile device or Windows or MAC computer, and these metrics are available when you and your employees need them the most.


Friday Fun BI–Gaming Rules the Mobile App Stores. Here’s the #Analytics.


When it comes to downloading apps, Apple, Amazon and Android users share a love of gaming. Indeed, gaming accounts for a highly impressive 61 percent of downloads in the Amazon Appstore. The number is 41 percent for Google Play and the Apple App Store. Entertainment comes second for both iOS and Amazon users while communication comes second on Google Play.


Enjoy, Patrick

End of XP Is Bandage for Ailing PC Market. Here’s the #Analytics. #Windows


The first quarter of 2014 market an improvement in the struggling PC market in comparison with the same period last year. The majority of the main manufacturers made gains, including Lenovo, HP, Dell and Asus. Lenovo and Dell did particularly well, posting 10.9 and 9 percent increase in shipments over Q1 2013.

One of the primary reasons for this slight improvement is Microsoft’s decision to end support for its XP operating system. Many people have decided to upgrade or replace their PCs, resulting in the improved shipment figures.


Enjoy, Patrick

Creating Charts with FONTS. How cool is that!

Wow, do you really need an expensive analysis tool to create pretty charts or can you just do it with Fonts in Word or Photoshop?  I came across this video and found it to be quite fascinating to watch.   If you got some time to kill, click through the following link and watch the video.   I have to get these fonts.  Good stuff.