I present and receive data everyday in multiple formats. Sometimes it’s simply plopped into an Excel document and sent to me via email. I’ll usually get it and glance over it without much thought. If I do decide I want to really analyze the data, I’ll delve into it a bit deeper.
I recently found a SAAS solution to allow users to create information graphics – Infographics without much more work than plopping data into an Excel sheet at Infogr.am. You can start using the service for free, but your published work will become public. For a nominal monthly fee, which is currently discounted to $9/month (normally $18/month), you can keep your infographics private.
What’s great about Infogr.am is that you can choose from multiple design templates and pick and choose from many different types of charts.
Once you decide on a chart type, you simply enter in data like you would into Excel.
After you are done, you can see it update immediately in your infographic.
Once all your charts and text and entered into your infographic, you can download the file as a PNG or PDF or share it with a custom URL.