SAP Crystal Dashboard Design 2008 (formerly Crystal Xcelsius)

SAP Crystal solutions dashboard and visualization software – formerly known as the Xcelsius family of products – illuminates your business by providing consolidated views of key metrics, so you can answer your business questions easily. Interact with your data in more meaningful ways with what-if scenarios and other visual components – and use that data to make informed decisions.

One such product is called SAP Crystal Dashboard Design 2008 (formerly Crystal Xcelsius). Below is a video on how you can get started with SAP Crystal Dashboard Design 2008.

Getting Started with SAP Crystal Presentation Design (Formerly Xcelsius Present)

In terms of generating reports, you’re given a very simple option of either plugging the report directly into SAP Business One or even further analyzing the data via Excel.

What really helps is the ability to convert basic (read: boring!) reports into animated and interactive reports that allows for almost instant analytic and analysis.

Below is a screenshot of a sample dashboard created using Crystal Presentation Design in just 5 minutes.

Sales - Crystal Dashboard

You can also download a sample of the SWF file here:

Thank you


Posted on December 19, 2011, in ERP, Reporting, SAP Business One. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Would you have any thoughts on the Dashboard Design 2011. We are trying to procure the same and vendor seems to be recommending 2008 version. The only background he has is that, it can be upgraded cost free to 2011. Going for 2011 would not give us an option to downgrade however. The general preference is to go for the most recent version, however, considering some upgrade have inherent bugs at times its good to go for a stable version which has been tried and tested.

    • Hi there Abhinav, in regards to the versions (between 2008 and 2011), the best bet would be to get in touch with a Business Objects reseller in your country and get them to break down the products on offer. Purchasing a product version that’s ‘older’ might not be the way to go, but again this depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.

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