Data visualization & reporting in Microsoft SharePoint Server


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Screenshot preview of FusionCharts for SharePoint. Showcases how you can add interactive charts & graphs to your Microsoft SharePoint pages for extensive reporting. These data visualization components can be connected to various sources like SharePoint lists, CSV files, MS SQL, Oracle, Excel and BDC.

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Data visualization & reporting in Microsoft SharePoint Server

  1. 1. Screenshot Preview (Public Beta to be released in Oct 2010. Participation details in last slide)
  2. 2. What’s covered in this Preview? <ul><li>1 slide overview of FusionCharts for SharePoint </li></ul><ul><li>Actual Screenshots from a running instance of FusionCharts for SharePoint </li></ul><ul><li>Details on how to request beta version or submit feature request </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is FusionCharts for SharePoint? <ul><li>Data visualization component for Microsoft SharePoint Server </li></ul><ul><li>Works with WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007 & MOSS 2010 on Windows Server 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>No coding required. Charts are created using visual wizard </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive chart types including basic charts (pie, bar, line, area etc.), combination charts, zoom & scroll charts, sales & marketing charts (Marimekko, Pareto etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Connects to SharePoint Lists, CSV, MS SQL, Oracle, Excel & BDC </li></ul><ul><li>Data can be filtered & grouped with drill-down capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive cosmetic and functional customization of each chart possible </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to export charts as image, PDF or CSV </li></ul>
  4. 4. FusionCharts can be added to your SharePoint installation as a web part. Edit the page to add a new web part. In the FusionCharts for SharePoint section of web parts dialog, the first web part allows to batch export all the charts in the page. The second web part renders the charts in your page.
  5. 5. FusionCharts for SharePoint web part added to page. The default screen shows a message to connect it to live data sources. This can be done by editing the web part and then launching FusionCharts Wizard.
  6. 6. FusionCharts for SharePoint Wizard. This wizard helps you visually connect to your data sources and build the charts in your page. Hundreds of customizations options are available for each chart type.
  7. 7. Example of what a Column 2D chart would look inside the page after configuring data sources and parameters.
  8. 8. List of data sources that FusionCharts for SharePoint can connect to. FusionCharts can connect to SharePoint Lists, CSV data, MS SQL, Oracle, BDC and Excel.
  9. 9. After selecting SharePoint List as data source, you can then select the list from which you wish to build the chart from
  10. 10. Once the list is selected, the wizard lets you choose the columns from list to be plotted on the chart
  11. 11. 3.-Data_Source_Select_Fields_And_Clicked_On_Apply.jpg A combination of numeric filters can be applied on data to show a subset of data
  12. 12. Data can be grouped on any field using multiple functions and then plotted on chart
  13. 13. Over 50 chart types are available including basic charts (pie, area, line, column, scatter, bubble etc.), combination charts, scroll charts, zoom charts and sales & marketing charts (Funnel, Pyramid, Marimekko, Pareto etc.). Charts can be plotted in 2D and 3D.
  14. 14. Example of 2D Pie Chart
  15. 15. Customization of data series. Each field chosen in data source is converted to a data series. Each series allows extensive customization like visual cosmetics, label, anchor and border properties.
  16. 16. Customizing x-axis title, sorting order and font properties
  17. 17. Setting chart & axis titles. Each title object allows extensive customization for font properties, effects (shadow, bevel, blur) and animation
  18. 18. Extensive customization is possible for data plot
  19. 19. Customizing line and anchor properties for a series
  20. 20. Configuring labels & values on charts. Multiple rendering options are possible for labels including wrap, rotate, stagger etc. If values are to be shown, they can then be placed inside a column and even rotated.
  21. 21. Detailed font customization for any chart text
  22. 22. Each object on the chart can have custom font, effects and animation applied to it
  23. 23. Customization of how numbers appear on the chart. You can prefix and suffix, format using thousand and decimal separators, scale down the numbers to known units (like 1000=1K, or 60 minutes=1 hour)
  24. 24. Chart background and border customization
  25. 25. Canvas Customization for both 2D and 3D charts
  26. 26. Customizing chart axis & grid lines
  27. 27. Customization options for fonts, logo, margin & padding and zero plane
  28. 28. All the charts in FusionCharts for SharePoint support customizable tool-tips
  29. 29. Customization of Chart Legend
  30. 30. Custom Trend lines can be added on chart. Each trend line offers multiple customization options.
  31. 31. FusionCharts for SharePoint supports automatic drill-down on charts
  32. 32. The charts can be exported as image, PDF or CSV
  33. 33. Batch export functionality is also available that allows all the charts present in the page to be downloaded as a single image or PDF. This can be done by adding the batch export component web part to the page.
  34. 34. Beta request and additional information <ul><li>To get a beta of FusionCharts for SharePoint, please send us an email at [email_address] with details of your SharePoint and Windows Server version </li></ul><ul><li>To submit a feature request, please mail us at [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>If you wish to use FusionCharts for your Web or Enterprise application, please download the no-restriction evaluation from </li></ul><ul><li>To have a sales representative contact you, please contact [email_address] </li></ul>Thank you for viewing!