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Showcase Dossier

A sales performance analysis, created using Arria for MicroStrategy and NLG Studio


Install Arria for MicroStrategy, then download our showcase to begin exploring NLG Apps, Arria Answers and Custom Narratives.

  • See how our intelligent narratives augment the report with automatically-generated, insightful summaries that interpret the visuals and uncover the story behind them. Understand how Arria's narratives enable you to make faster, data-driven decisions and accelerate informed action.

  • Experience the full interactivity of Arria's narratives: see them automatically regenerate in response to actions you take within the dashboard, such as filtering charts or using the visualization's Parameter Controls feature.

  • Switch to Arria Answers from any of the narratives to gain real-time insights by asking specific questions of your data in natural language.



Install Arria for MicroStrategy before opening the showcase dossier.


Each page in the showcase demonstrates one of the Arria visualization's core features.

Explore NLG Apps

NLG Apps add instant understanding to any MicroStrategy dashboard — no coding required.

Click the visuals on the Analyze Sales Performance, Analyze Trends and Ranking, Analyze Anomalies and Correlations, and Describe Charts page and watch the narratives update instantly.


Analyze Sales Performance

The Analyze Sales Performance page showcases the analysis of sales performance in terms of quantitative insights like totals, maximums and outliers, and in terms of variance — over time and between target and actual values.


descriptive_stats_icon.png Descriptive Statistics

Generates a summary of quantitative insights derived from your measures and dimensions, describing where statistically interesting breakdowns appear.

time-variance-icon__1_.png Time-Based Variance

Analyzes the variance in performance of a measure between two time periods, such as the current quarter vs. the same quarter of the previous year.

target-based-variance-icon.png Target-Based Variance

Analyzes the variance between the target value and the actual value of a measure, drilling down through multiple dimensions to build the narrative.

Analyze Anomalies and Correlations

The Analyze Anomalies/Correlations dashboard showcases our latest ready-to-use intelligent narratives, which help you understand the anomalies and correlations in your data.


nlg-apps_anomalies.png Anomalies

Detects, highlights, and contextualizes anomalies in a dataset, drilling down through multiple dimensions to build the narrative.

nlg-apps_correlations.png Correlations

Detects and highlights correlations between series of data points, drilling down through multiple dimensions to build the narrative.

Describe Charts

The Describe Charts page showcases three narrative apps that interpret and bring more meaning to pie, bar, and line charts.


pie-chart-icon.png Describe a Pie Chart

Describes a pie chart and highlights statistically relevant insights from the underlying data to explain the chart in more detail.

bar-chart-icon.png Describe a Bar Chart

Describes a bar chart and highlights statistically relevant insights from the underlying data to explain the chart in more detail.

line-chart-icon.png Describe a Line Chart

Describes a line chart and highlights statistically relevant insights from the underlying data to explain the chart in more detail.

Configure NLG Apps

Configure NLG Apps in three easy steps to create your own narratives.


Learn more from the NLG Apps tutorial and reference documentation.

Explore Arria Answers

Arria Answers is a conversational-AI platform that gives you real-time access to key insights from your data, using natural language. Move between visuals and Arria Answers whenever a question comes to mind — without interrupting your workflow.

Drill down into your data by asking questions like Which Country has the lowest Actual Sales of Glower?, What is the mean Profit by Country?, and Tell me about Actual Sales versus Target Sales?


See the Arria Answers reference for guidance on supported query types and learn more from the Arria Answers tutorial.

Explore Custom Narratives

Created using Arria NLG Studio and configured using the Custom Narratives feature, the narrative on this page complements the visuals with a month-on-month sales variance analysis, identifying key insights, and the main drivers and offsets.

Dynamically vary custom narratives using the Parameter Controls feature.


Learn more from the Custom Narratives tutorials and reference documentation.


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