How to Connect Looker to Google Slides and PowerPoint

September 22, 2023
5 min read

How to Integrate Looker with Google Slides and PowerPoint to Automate Slide Decks

In the age of data-driven decision making, Looker stands out as a powerhouse of data exploration and visualization. As businesses pivot towards insights gleaned from Looker's rich analytics, it has become imperative to seamlessly transfer these insights into boardrooms and team meetings. The challenge? Effectively integrating these dashboards into widely used platforms like PowerPoint and Google Slides. The urgency of real-time decision-making in today's agile business environment makes it crucial to automate this integration. This guide shines a light on the best strategies to embed Looker dashboards into your presentations, allowing a synthesis of Looker's analytical depth with the versatility of your favorite presentation platforms.

Rollstack embeds Looker dashboards in Google Slides, PowerPoint, Google Docs, and Word

Why Embed Looker in Google Slides and PowerPoint?

As your business evolves, the importance of instant access to actionable insights becomes paramount. Here’s why integrating Looker dashboards into your presentations is more than just a neat trick:

1. Real-Time Data Integration: Gone are the days of static presentations. With Rollstack's Looker integration, your data is always fresh, always relevant. This means your audience is seeing the most recent metrics and trends without you having to lift a finger to update them.

2. Archived data snapshots: Capturing historical data snapshots in dashboards often poses a challenge, as many platforms are designed for real-time insights rather than archiving past metrics. This limitation can hinder businesses from tracking long-term trends and comparing current data against historical benchmarks.

3. Efficiency Overhaul: The manual creation and update of data-driven presentations and documents from Looker can be tedious and error-prone. Embedding Looker into Google Slides and PowerPoint simplifies and automates this process, saving countless hours.

Integrate Looker with PowerPoint and Google Slides Using Rollstack

Step 1: Connect Looker. Rollstack offers a smooth integration with Looker, connecting your data visualizations directly to your preferred presentation platform. Set it up once, and you're good to go!

Step 2: Select your visualizations. Rollstack's tools allow for the direct embedding of Looker visuals into both Google Slides and PowerPoint. This ensures that the data you present is always up-to-date and relevant, without any manual updating.

Step 3: Scheduling Automatic Refreshes. Looker's dynamic data can change from one moment to the next. With Rollstack, schedule automatic updates to ensure your embedded visualizations always reflect the most recent data.

Step 4: Track Changes and Access Historical Data. Never worry about losing previous versions of your data. Rollstack's robust version control ensures that you can always revert to past visuals when needed, giving you a comprehensive view of data trends over time.

Step 5: Templates for the Win. Harness the efficiency of Rollstack templates. Design once, and then repurpose endlessly, tailoring your presentation to different audiences or data sets without starting from scratch.

Beyond the Basics

It's not just about presentations. Rollstack's capabilities extend to all content where data can drive decision-making, whether it's business reviews, financial reporting, board presentations, or pitch decks. No matter your department or role, integrating Looker with Google Slides and PowerPoint through Rollstack ensures that your content is backed by the most current and compelling data.

Final Thoughts

As businesses strive to become more data-informed, tools like Looker provide invaluable insights. However, the true power of these insights is only unlocked when they can be seamlessly shared and discussed. By integrating Looker into your PowerPoint and Google Slides presentations with Rollstack, you’re ensuring that your data isn't just seen, but acted upon. Dive into the future of presentations with this integration and redefine your team's decision-making processes.

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