Infogr.am is a free webapp that ingests spreadsheets and CSV files and spits out gorgeous, interactive infographics.
If your job involves distilling and presenting data, infogr.am might be your new best weapon. Once you've imported your data, you can illustrate it with standard bar, line, and pie charts, as well as a dizzying selection of customisable templates and interactive elements. For example, if your data has a geographical element, you can incorporate a zoomable map. If it involves sorting people into different groups or demographics, you can do that with a cloud of colour-coded human outlines. The finished product beats the pants off of anything you could make in Excel, and you easily share it on social networks or embed it on your own site.
Infogr.am is pretty similar to previously-mentioned Visual.ly, but each offers its own custom elements, so it's worth trying them both. The service is free, but it appears that they will soon open a storefront to sell additional templates and elements.