Data-visualization companies are creating buzz with visual representations that let you “see” your data and manipulate it—instead of reading columns of numbers.
Big data is a big plus: You can collect, organize, and store vastly more information than before. Data about your customers, products, suppliers, sales, and finances—everything that makes your company run—can be quantified, stored in one place, and analyzed.
But analyzed how?
Once you have all this information, how do you present it in a way that’s not overwhelming? Many companies are X-ing out of their spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations and turning instead to data visualization.