BigPicture 2016 v1: Users Spoke – Developers Listened

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New Features in BigPicture — at Users’ Request

Palisade is pleased to announce that BigPicture has a new release! BigPicture 2016 v1 was released  this week with a plethora of new features. The new features were a direct result of  feedback throughout the past 6 months since BigPicture was first introduced to the public.

Here is a short list of some of the new features.

Additional Data Map Calculation Options
Our users requested that developers expand on the calculation types that were made available in Data Maps. In addition to the original calculations (Total, Average, Min, Max) BigPicture can now display and calculate rollup calculations including, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation, Average Deviation, Variance, Range and a variety of Percentiles.

Improved Data Map End Tables
To improve screen real estate and the ability to sort on multiple end tables, BigPicture now displays End Tables in an End Table Pane. Now you can stack and sort multiple tables by selecting the Display Multiple End Tables option.

Data Cleaning for Data Maps, Linked Maps and Organizational Charts
Have you ever had an extraneous “space” or capitalization difference in an entry of your data that wreaked havoc on getting the results that you were looking for? If so, you can now click on the Check Data button and BigPicture will scan your grouping variables to see if there are any extraneous, spaces, commas, etc.

Automatic Mapping of Conditional Formatting
BigPicture has improved support for coloring topics with conditional formatting from linked cells. Map topics can pick up both conditional format cell colors and conditional formatting icons from linked cells. In true BigPicture style, topic color and icons change when the format of linked cells change.

Are you looking to format your topics in your map based on set criteria? With BigPicture’s new Tags feature you can! Create custom Tags, or use the ones that are built-in, to color, shape and style your topics based on a tag name.

Outline to Map Capability
How much easier does it get? Import an outline and BigPicture will create the map for you!

For 32 years, Palisade software tools have been helping decision-makers gain powerful insights in their spreadsheets; now, BigPicture adds a new, visual diagramming platform to your decision-making toolbox.

We hope that by seeing and experiencing these improvements you will be encouraged to send your feedback our way!

Learn more about BigPicture and download a Free Trial here.