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Jolicharts vs. Excel: pivotables have become so 1990s

Why you should use Jolicharts instead of a good old pivot table in Excel to generate your charts? Not clear to you? Here are some key benefits to one of the most frequently asked questions by people not yet familiar with self-service business intelligence tools.

- Collaborative sharing of your dashboards (Google Drive-style approach as opposed to MS Office)
– You can design clean and user-friendly design for your charts and dashboards
– Possibility to cross multiple datasources (for the moment XLS and CSV only, but soon web services and databases)
– You may publish information in one click on the web
– Easy to embed charts and dashboard on external websites
Capable of handling big amounts of data (up to 1GB for the moment, and a lot more very soon)

Last, we at Jolicharts don’t see Microsoft Excel as a competitor at all. To us, Microsoft Excel is a wonderful platform to build upon, with a huge-issima installed based. We acknowledge a good chunk of our users are very familiar with Excel – some of them are Excel power users, and we’re doing our best everyday to make Excel datasources integrate seamlessly with Jolicharts. In a way, Jolicharts is the online, social extension of your spreadsheets.

Let your dashboards go public !

Sales dashboardOn Jolicharts there are 2 ways to share your dashboards : invite someone as a viewer or make the dashboard public.

Publishing your dashboard is very similar to sharing photos on Picasa: just grab the unique URL, share it and make the dashboard accessible to anyone who has access to this URL. This might be useful if you’d like to share your charts with people who don’t know or if you want to publish your dashboards on social networks.

You can use the Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or Pinterest buttons to send your dashboard URL directly to the web.

You will also find a code snippet that will enable you to embed your complete dashboard on any other web page you like.

Today we added a new feature to public dashboards: a counter on the top right corner of the page displays the number of people who have opened your dashboard since its creation.

Check out what you can do with public dashboards:
Visit the gallery
Sample dashboard