Almost a year ago we published a post which explained “Five reasons why SAP Lumira is not the natural successor to SAP Dashboards (aka Xcelsius)”, and further why we believe that our DecisionPoint™ product is a better way forward.
The advice in this post still holds true, and indeed the events of the last year have reinforced our viewpoint.
The key thing that has changed in this time is that we have released DecisionPoint™ for Excel.
At the time of the previous post, both Lumira and DecisionPoint™, now DecisionPoint™ Enterprise, were client/server based products, and were both therefore candidates to replace the enterprise versions of SAP Dashboards. However, back then, neither of them had the capabilities that made the desktop version of Xcelsius and SAP Dashboards so popular. These included:
- No server software or hardware required
- Royalty free distribution of standalone dashboards
- Easy client-side access to data in Excel files
However, these are three of the key features of DecisionPoint™ for Excel, which now completes our roadmap for all users of Xcelsius.
In fact Ryan Goodman, CEO of Centigon Solutions and someone who has been involved with Xcelsius from pretty much the very beginning, recently rated DecisionPoint™ his number one dashboarding tool for the future in his final post on the soon-to-close Everything Xcelsius community, writing:
“I am seeing lots of Xcelsius users gravitate to DecisionPoint™ for Excel. These guys helped make Xcelsius enterprise ready with XWIS, and, from my perspective, built the successor to Xcelsius that SAP should have created.”
To find out why Ryan is so keen on DecisionPoint™, take a free trial of DecisionPoint for Excel or contact us to talk about DecisionPoint™ Enterprise. Whatever you were using Xcelsius or SAP Dashboards for, we are convinced you will find DecisionPoint™ a great replacement for the future.