A significant amount of information is being created every single moment by people, machines, internet-enabled equipment and other resources; thus, not providing managers and other decision-makers with practical insights on its own. The data collected has to be organized, made interpretable, and then evaluated and acted on to provide a meaningful value to its users; therefore, data-visualization will enable institutional leaders to access and interpret information in real-time (Ahrens, Geveci & Law, 2005). Other things gained from seeing data in a graphic presentation include improved assimilation of business data since human eyes are only capable of absorbing and grasping data more efficiently through the use of visuals and images then texts and arithmetical figures. However, a majority of business intelligence documents and reports are still piled with static tables and charts that typically fail to make data clear to the users. Graphic presentation enables decision-makers to see the connections existing between multi-dimensional information sets and provide current methods of interpreting data.
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