What is BigPicture?

BigPicture is a diagramming software add-in for Microsoft Excel. With BigPicture, you can create mind maps to organize thoughts and ideas, or create dynamic maps from any type of spreadsheet data. BigPicture takes advantage of the fact that we humans are visual animals--mind maps and diagrams can help us grasp complicated information at a glance. Yet so much of the work we do relies on spreadsheets and data. BigPicture helps combine the power of both visuals and spreadsheets—all right in Excel. Learn more by visiting our BigPicture product page on our Palisade website.

A tool for Brainstorming, Mind Mapping and Strategic Planning

BigPicture allows you to translate your brainstorming process into a dynamic map of ideas and options that are easy to view and update. Create your mind maps with or without data—the process can be as free-form, or as detailed, as you need it to be.

A tool for Brainstorming, Mind Mapping and Strategic Planning

A tool for creating Organizational Charts

Create organizational charts easily: convert salaries, titles, even performance notes—and automatically build a flexible chart that illustrates your organization’s hierarchy, complete with customizable colors, pictures and icons. Expand branches to get a better view of departments and details, or collapse them to get a snapshot of your company as a whole. Any updates you make to your source HR data set are seamlessly incorporated throughout the entire chart.

A tool for creating Organizational Charts

A tool for Data Exploration

Complex data tables are automatically converted into easy-to-read data maps and infographics. Expand or collapse your data maps at any node to explore or summarize as needed. Plus, all BigPicture data maps are linked to their source data, so updates and re-structuring of data maps can be done in seconds.

A tool for Data Exploration

A Tool for Presenting your Results to Others

Use the slide-show tool for eye-catching, annotated presentations. You can also share your BigPicture diagrams easily by sending your colleagues the standard .xls or .xlsx file or you can export your maps as pdf's.