BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 11, 2018--Today,  think-cell, the leading provider of productivity software for PowerPoint users, announced that it is launching think-cell version 9, the artificial intelligence (AI)-powered update of its signature software, which empowers users to create PowerPoint presentations with stunning charts in minutes. With a single PowerPoint add-in, think-cell’s AI approach streamlines the creation of more than 40 chart types and dozens of data-driven visual enhancements, automating PowerPoint work and improving slide creation efficiency and quality.

“Building visually stunning presentations can be a pain-staking manual process even for the most qualified graphics experts,” said Markus Hannebauer, think-cell co-founder and CEO. “However, think-cell is committed to removing these burdensome roadblocks, encouraging PowerPoint users to reimagine how they communicate data-driven insights and findings. Data is rapidly becoming the most valuable resource for businesses today, and the process of creating dynamic charts to interpret that data should never be more complex than the data itself.”

New version 9 features and improvements include:

Automatic Layout —using smart think-cell elements, including pentagons, chevrons and text boxes, this feature allows users to quickly build complex layouts such as process flows, tables and agendas in minutes. Chart Capture —powered by think-cell’s proprietary AI algorithms, this new feature automatically extracts data from existing chart images from any digital medium including websites or PDFs. Automated Data Updating —think-cell now automates the creation of data-rich presentations from big data analyses by allowing dynamic updates from cloud-based data sources.

Nearly 75% of all PowerPoint work is spent on recurring visualizations, with more than half of that time spent on layouts and the remainder spent on charts, according to a comprehensive case study conducted by a leading management consulting firm. From the same study, using think-cell reduced the time spent working on charts by 70%.

In addition to its intuitive interface that provides a seamless user experience, think-cell 9 is 100% compatible with Microsoft Office allowing users to work in their familiar PowerPoint environment. Additionally, the software uses direct interaction instead of dialogs, wizards or property panes and users can become fully adept within a few hours.

“think-cell is blending artificial intelligence, automation technology and unmatched industry perspective to ensure a faster and integrated PowerPoint slide creation process,” said Arno Schödl, co-founder and CTO at think-cell. “With think-cell the race against time is no longer an issue, allowing users to focus on strategizing, communicating and implementing solutions.”

Since the company’s inception in 2002, think-cell has proven itself to be a trusted software provider to businesses of all sizes, currently serving more than 600,000 users from more than 12,000 companies worldwide, including many Fortune 500 companies, such as American Express, Coca-Cola, GE, Google, MetLife, and Pfizer, and is used by 9 out of the 10 top business schools.

To download a free 30-day trial of think cell 9, please visit: https://www.think-cell.com/trial

About think-cell think-cell was founded in 2002 in Berlin and is today the leading vendor of productivity software for professional PowerPoint users. Its software covers the complete process of presentation creation – from analysis and preparation of business data to the graphical rendering of qualitative and quantitative results. Most international business consulting firms, as well as a large number of the well-known industrial global leaders, are among think-cell's customers.

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