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KPI Dashboard Example: HD Supply

Today we look at a real life case study how one of our customers uses our software to create a custom KPI dashboard. A KPI dashboard is where you use software to report your key performance indicators (KPIs) in real time. HD Supply Holdings Inc. is one of the largest...

PowerPoint Add Ons Affiliate Program

PresentationPoint is proud to announce our new PowerPoint Add-ons Affiliate Program. Our PowerPoint add-ons are used by some of the leading organizations in the world. Organizations like NASA, Boeing, Sony and Microsoft have chosen our software for their dynamic...

FAQ: How to Use Linked Pictures

In our new FAQ section we discuss a frequently asked question that we get in at our helpdesk. This time we were asked how to use linked pictures for events on slides and we want to share this question and its possible solutions with you. I am working with a small...

Reception Area Comfort Tips

Waiting rooms are common. Doctor offices, business offices, banks, hospitals and government offices all have places where clients are forced to wait to be helped. In this article, we will give you Reception Area Comfort Tips so you can keep your clients happy and...

Twitter Wall with PowerPoint

  In this article, we will discuss how you can use our tools to create a Twitter wall. We revised our Twitter data provider and it can now display a profile image and the featured image of a Tweet. In this example, we will create a Twitter wall feed from a PowerPoint...

KPI Reporting Case Study: MasterBrand Cabinets

MasterBrand is a cabinet manufacturing company headquartered in Jasper, Indiana in the United States with over 20 manufacturing locations in smaller towns across the US and Canada. Their products are carried by over 9,000 dealers in North America. MasterBrand uses...

Celebrate 20 years PresentationPoint and 15 years DataPoint

In April 2018 we celebrate 20 years of PresentationPoint.  In April 1998, a new company was grounded and named Take-off, with its main focus: projects around data delivery at airports.  After some years, we started to develop our DataPoint product for a more general...

Microsoft Outlook Data Files Support for DataPoint

OutlookPoint was our add-on for Microsoft Outlook to read out information from your Outlook store.  OutlookPoint running in your Outlook application was continuously exporting your chosen data to an OutlookPoint Microsoft Access database.  But that has changed as of...

How to Work With Multiple Users on an Excel 2016 Datasheet?

Many people and companies use Microsoft Excel datasheets to store data.  It often starts as a quick document to share information, but the data of the file is growing and more information is added.  More sheets, more calculations, more important and crucial content...

How a Financial Services Company Automates Presentations

Our favorite thing of all is to find out how our customers are using our software. Our customers are amazingly creative and often come up with uses for our software we hadn't thought of. In this article, we interview our customer Kevin Galandy, President of Bayside...

New Data Provider for Microsoft Yammer Network

And again we added a new data provider to DataPoint.  This new data provider allows you to connect to your Microsoft Yammer business network and display messages in real-time on the slides of your information screen. Click to open DataPoint and click the List button...

A super easy-to-use 3D Powerpoint add-on

Guest blog article by Wow3D Wow3D is a software that converts a PowerPoint into an interactive 3Dpresentation and a video in one click from the PowerPoint interface. It allows companies to differentiate themselves during events and key business meetings and ensures a...

Digital Signage for Schools – Etz Chaim

In this article, we will share how one of our customers is using our software to create digital signage for schools. David Marlow, Deputy Headteacher of Etz Chaim Boys School explains their digital signage for schools process in his own words. We are an independent...

How to Save Time When Creating Presentations

Guest blog article by PDFConverter.com Making presentations in PowerPoint can be very interesting, especially because it involves playing with charts, graphics and other visuals. It can be boring to write a speech, especially if you are required to do research and...

New Documentation Online!

We have added a new section to our website for documentation and manuals. In the old days, we were shipping manuals as PDF documents along with the setups. But we found out that we quickly added more features to our products without documenting it properly. So we had...

PowerPoint Ad Creation

In this article, we will explore why PowerPoint ad creation is a great alternative to more expensive graphic design software. Advertising brings in customers, as well as money. With the emergence of screens everywhere, this has led to an increase in the available...

PowerPoint for Digital Signage to Communicate with our Guests

We love these products! We run a non-profit retreat center in the Cascade foothills, and use Microsoft PowerPoint for digital signage to communicate with our guests. One challenge has been clearly and efficiently providing real-time weather information, so that hikers...

PowerPoint Dashboard – How to Add Gauges

A PowerPoint dashboard with real-time data on gauges is very easy to build with the DataPoint for PowerPoint add-on. Use DataPoint to connect your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to a data source of your choice. Often databases and spreadsheets are used. Let's build...

Meeting Room Booking System: Exchange & PowerPoint

Here is how to use Microsoft Exchange and PowerPoint as a meeting room booking system. You see those tablet devices hanging next to the door of a meeting rooms in offices. This discretely display meeting information and you can see who is having a meeting and when...

Why Your Media Needs Motion Design

Guest blog article by Tom Howell, Synapsis Creative Motion design is the art of using motion in media to convey ideas. That can be anything as simple as a slide transition or as extreme as an animation. Thanks to PowerPoint, it’s never been easier to add motion design...

Google Sheets PowerPoint Integration

Next to Google Calendar, there is another great Google service in the cloud: Google Sheets. It is a spreadsheet application, like Microsoft Excel, but then hosted in the cloud. The best part of Google Sheets feature is that you only need an internet browser to access...

Planning Your Presentation Around Your Target Audience

Get Inside Their Heads: Planning Your Presentation Around Your Target Audience Guest blog article by PresentationLoad. The moment has arrived. Your boss has just asked you to give a presentation at the next department meeting. Or maybe you have been asked to speak at...

Changes Coming January 1st

PresentationPoint has had great success over the last 20 years, with some of the world's leading companies and organizations like Sony, Hewlett Packard, SpaceX, NASA, eBay and Coca-Cola using our software. To keep our world leading position in digital signage and...

Exchange Connectivity Feature added to DataPoint

With the latest update of DataPoint, we released a new data provider - Microsoft Exchange connectivity. A new data provider to connect your presentation to Microsoft Exchange data is added to the already long list of possible data providers. This is the 25th data...

Dynamic Charts and Graphs in PowerPoint

Charts are great to visualize data. Look at a simple bar chart. It visualizes information and immediately plots the information on an X and Y axis. Products compared to countries, teams compared to productivity, and so on. Or a pie chart. See what part of the pie is...

Swimming Signs: Presentation Makeover

We start a new series of articles where we take a do a makeover of an everyday situation that we see, where we feel that a digital presentation with dynamic info would be much better. So, we typically take a picture of the current situation, build a new dynamic...

Countdown to New Year in PowerPoint

Create your own DIY PowerPoint presentation that counts down automatically to New Year. Set a target date, January 1 2018, and run your slide show. The slide will count down the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds. Our DataPoint add-on for PowerPoint, or our...

PowerPoint Digital Signage – 10 Reasons Why

PowerPoint Digital Signage? Most people are surprised when we suggest PowerPoint digital signage as a solution. A simple but powerful, method to grab the attention of anyone, anywhere, is to use a screen. A TV, computer screen, or mobile screen is great attention...

Countdown to Christmas in PowerPoint

Create your own DIY PowerPoint presentation that counts down automatically to Christmas. Set a target date, December 25, and run your slide show. The slide will count down the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds. Our DataPoint add-on for PowerPoint, or our...

Automatic Text Replacements of Data

Recently, a DataPoint user was looking after a feature in DataPoint to replace or remove some unwanted characters coming from his database. We assisted him for a solution. We came up with a new addition to DataPoint where you have the option to scan all the database...

PresentationPoint is a member of the Presentation Guild

What is the Presentation Guild? The roles and capabilities of presentation professionals are not well understood by the general public. We want to establish an appropriate category—recognized as a legitimate and influential industry—with the hope that it comes into...

Hurricane Tracker – Create Your Own in PowerPoint

The long dreaded Category 5 Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, were millions of residents have fled the streets of Miami Beach, and the hurricane continues north towards Tampa Georgia. Already, 23 people have suffered the wrath of the deadly storm and Islands...

Presentation Summit 2017 Experience

I am so glad that I attended the Presentation Summit last week at Clearwater Beach, Florida.  The summit was perfectly organized by Rick Altman and his team and the sessions were very inspirational, led by highly motivated people, sharing their knowledge. I was able...

Red Cross Organization Saves Lives with PresentationPoint

The Mexican Red Cross is a Private Assistance Institution, whose mission is to provide efficient care to the population in cases of emergency and in natural disaster situations, and to promote actions to get increasing about the capacity of persons and communities to...

PowerPoint Report Builder Add-on

PowerPoint is great software that lets you handle all your presentations in an easy manner. It is ideal to display charts and graphs and can even be used to build dashboard software. However, if you explore this amazing software, you will find that it is not...

Reordering Columns in PowerPoint Table

Our DataPoint software product is a great aid for linking PowerPoint tables to data sources for real-time updates. For this article, we will run the linking steps. You can use any data source like a database or Excel sheet. For the full instructions for the Excel...

Real-time Digital Signage Screen at a Fruit Farmer

  Fruit Vanhellemont is a fruit company, specialized in pears and apples, as well as a selling point for regional products based on their pears and apples such as fruit juices, jams, liquors, teas and more. The co-owner Gert Vanhellemont was looking for an easy...

PresentationPoint will attend Presentation Summit 2017

PresentationPoint will attend the upcoming Presentation Summit 2017. This is a yearly event that will be held at Clearwater, Florida USA, on September 24 to 27, 2017. This year will be their 15th season. The Presentation Summit is not a web conference and also it is...

How to Fix PowerPoint Low Resolution Pictures?

Great to see that many great looking high-resolution images are used in PowerPoint presentations. Pictures are great as an illustration on your slides, to add some visual aid to your message, or a great background. But very often, we see that the quality of the...

PowerPoint Tables with Real-Time Data

PowerPoint tables are really the most flexible shape that you can place on PowerPoint slides. A text box is great too because you can fully customize the text box individually, but a table is more flexible since it combines quickly a number of rows and columns that...

Dashboard Speedometer Template

Audiences get bored with old style bar graph and pie charts. So we have created a free PowerPoint Dashboard Speedometer Template for you to use instead. Since most people drive or have ridden in vehicles, people are used to car dashboards as a fast way of getting...

Emergency Digital Signage From Existing Networks

When disaster strikes, how do you keep people informed? We feel that emergency digital signage is a powerful channel for informing the public in emergency situations, complementing other channels like emergency radio & TV, email lists, and phone/text messaging....

Digital Signage Playlist Assignments

With our digital signage system iPoint, you set up a digital signage playlist of multi-media files to serve all purposes. You might want to announce the opening of a new shop, or display this week's promotions. For this, first set up a playlist in our scheduler...

PowerPoint Welcome Screen Templates

Imagine if very important visitors to your office or facility see large welcome screens all over your facility welcoming their visit and using their name. People love to see their name featured prominently- it makes them feel welcome and important. Welcome screens...

Digital Signage Software Review

We have a favour to ask. Would you help us by giving PresentationPoint a digital signage software review? We recently updated our listing at Capterra, a common software review web site that includes digital signage software. If you use any of our products like iPoint,...

Video Wall Digital Signage Creation

Our product called iPoint is a great software solution to create, assign and distribute playlists with presentations and videos to remote television screens. Professional people call this digital signage. Not only is iPoint great for digital signage, you can also use...

PowerPoint versus Excel

PowerPoint™ and Excel™. Two popular Microsoft products used extensively in business. But which one is more powerful for creating business reports? Since a lot of the data needed for reports is often already in Excel, many people automatically use Excel to create...

How to Create Dashboard Software Using PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a popular software program that is included with most versions of Microsoft Office. Most people use PowerPoint to create presentations and to show charts and graphs. However, PowerPoint can be used for so much more than just these things. PowerPoint...

Free Digital Signage Software: ShowPoint

Looking for an inexpensive way to create your first digital signage? Try our free digital signage software, ShowPoint. ShowPoint is a simple, yet powerful tool that lets you turn PowerPoint presentations into automatically running digital signage on TVs or computer...

In-Store Media For Increasing Sales

Want to increase sales from each client who enters your store? Try in-store media. What is In-Store Media? In-store media is simply media like text, graphics and videos that are shown on computer monitors or TVs to customers while they browse a retail store. This kind...

Digital Signage Player Using a Computer

Digital Signage Player Introduction We have many experiences in setting up computers as a digital signage player. Let's give an expert overview on the actions that you need to execute to turn a (new) computer into a full functioning and full operational digital...

Data Visualization Using PowerPoint

PowerPoints have been used for many business presentations and data visualization for many years. They are frequently used because they allow a huge amount of data to be shown on one side and they are easy to use. PowerPoint has received a few upgrades over the years,...

Digital Signage or iPoint Monitor Power Options

You probably know what the Power Options of your Windows computer are. You come to your desk after a coffee break and your monitor is black. You quickly hit or move your mouse to bring back the computer screen signal. That option we are going to discuss here in...

Father’s Day PowerPoint Templates

Fathers have a life-long influence on our lives. Fathers Day is a time to celebrate the love and influence of our fathers. We have developed these Father's Day PowerPoint templates to help you celebrate Fathers everywhere.     These templates can be used for: Father's...

Summer PowerPoint Template

Ahh, summer.  Being outdoors, enjoying the summer sun, and lounging at the beach. As summer gets into full swing, we have prepared our free Summer PowerPoint Template for your enjoyment. This template can be used for: digital signage presentations screensavers The...

Visual PA System in PowerPoint

What is a Visual PA System and how do you create one? According to Wikipedia, a Public Address System or PA system is an electronic sound amplification and distribution system with a microphone, amplifier and loudspeakers, used to allow a person to speak to a large...

Digital Signage Software Playlist Priorities

A digital signage planning tool allows you to create and schedule playlists. A playlist is a list of multimedia files that you want to play together on your digital signage screens in your school, office or factory. In this article, we will show you how to set digital...

PowerPoint Business Hours Template

The template includes 10 unique slides so you can choose the one that best fits your business. The business hours templates are fully editable, so you can easily make changes if your hours change. If you have multiple locations, you can use DataPoint to automatically...

Data Presentation – What is It?

Our business is data driven presentations. But what is a data presentation exactly? Let me try to explain that to you with a real life situation. When you are travelling, you arrive in the airport and the first thing that you will do when you enter the airport...

Important update for iPoint users

With this message we would like to announce a change of behavior of our Digital Signage iPoint product. iPoint is great in displaying PowerPoint presentations in your digital signage playlists next to images and videos. Previously in iPoint, each PowerPoint...

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