Showcase project

An expenditure variance analysis, created in MicroStrategy using Arria's add-in

This project showcases what you can do with Arria’s add-in for MicroStrategy. Users can open and work with this dossier to see the interactivity and flexibility of Arria’s natural language generation in action.

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Providing flexibly written, insightful summaries of data alongside visuals, Arria’s MicroStrategy add-in augments this dossier with narrative summaries and analysis.

What does this narrative explain?

The first page of this dossier shows typical product sales data. Using our add-in’s out-of-the-box feature (the Configure Narrative option), you can perform various kinds of exploratory analysis, such as statistical, time-based variance, and target-based variance. The narrative in this dashboard looks at sales figures, from the angles of both descriptive statistics and time-based variance analysis.

With Arria’s add-in, you can also customize narratives. The second page in this dossier shows quarterly general ledger data focused on expenditure variance between two periods. The narrative accompanies the other visuals in the dashboard, summarizing the main facts and answering the questions of what were the main drivers of the expense variance, and what were the key expenditure items in the two periods.