Business Intelligence, visualization, KPI
SAP BI BusinessObjects provides two separate tools for interactive visualizations and dashboarding: XCelsius and Dashboard manager. This article indicates the major differences between them.
SAP BI Crystal Xcelsius (SAP Dashboard Design and SAP Presentation Design) is an innovative technology for creating highly visual and interactive analytics in the form of flash files (in the .SWF format). This content can be easily embedded into the web, presentations, spreadsheets and text documents. While these interactive analytics are often more impressive visually, they are similar in concept to those offered in Dashboard Manager.
Dashboard Manager provides more than a visual presentation of data. It provides a layout component to display other Business Intelligence content such as Crystal Reports, Web Intelligence analytics, and more. Additionally, Dashboard Manager has a rules engine for alerting, packaged security and administration capabilities, collaboration, scheduling, etc.
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