Last week, I met with Scott Wallask from WISPubs for a webcast focused on data overload. In this short discussion, we focused our attention on common causes for data overload, how business users contribute to the problem, and ways to identify when you have reached data overload. What we didn’t discuss is real technology solutions for addressing data overload. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST
The reality is that end user expectations for what a dashboard should do has evolved, and end users now expect dashboard platforms to include a level of data analysis and exploration above and beyond basic visualization. While this podcast focused heavily on process and user expectations, at some point the discussion needs to transition to technology. Demands for data drill-down, filtering, and pivoting which were once considered “reporting” or “ad-hoc” features, have made their way into many dashboard platforms. Xcelsius has always allowed developers to create this functionality but with varied success (based on technical skill level). The reality is that as dashboards become more data intensive, executing becomes increasingly difficult.
That is one reason why I have always been such a big fan and ambassador of solutions like Antivia XWIS Advantage. When Xcelsius and XWIS are combined, I still believe the two solutions together elevate Xcelsius back to the top of the list as the best dashboard solution in the market. The flexibility of Xcelsius’ form-design coupled with real data analysis firepower of XWIS is second to none.
In my upcoming presentation in Las Vegas, I will provide techniques and best practices to extend Xcelsius to its absolute limits, and then I will show developers how to take it 3 or 4 steps further with technologies like XWIS to paint a complete picture of what is possible to meet today’s dashboard requirements. LEARN MORE ABOUT MY SESSION