Donald MacCormick, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Antivia, explained: "XWIS enables SAP customers to deliver dashboards better, faster and a lower cost. There is a huge appetite within the Xcelsius customer base for the innovative, enterprise dashboard features provided by XWIS. Our recent results are testament to this demand and to the value SAP customers around the world can achieve by embracing partner products to maximize their return on investment from dashboard technology."
MacCormick continued: "XWIS 3.0, is a major release - in fact it's our biggest release of XWIS to date, and with it we've raised the bar by introducing a wealth of new enterprise features, which are being demanded by SAP customers to make their dashboard designers even more productive, to make their dashboards perform even faster, and to give their end-users even more tools to inform their decision-making."
Commenting on the new XWIS 3.0 release, founder of the popular weblog, EverythingXcelsius.com, co-founder of Benchmarkers.com, one of the top SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) deployment partners, SAP Mentor and renowned Xcelsius evangelist, Mico Yuk, said: "There are three things Xcelsius customers want: 1) To reduce the time and effort it takes to connect to live data, 2) To view their dashboards offline and 3) To view their dashboards on an iPad. With XWIS 3.0 and the upcoming XWIS Anywhere for iPad release, Xcelsius customers will have all these capabilities and more."
Highlights of the XWIS 3.0 release include:
- Live preview - less frustration, more productivity
See your server-side data live as you design your dashboard, no more endless "design-preview-
- Named datasets - more interactivity, even fewer Excel formulas
Share datasets between components for automatic, synchronized data navigation
- Data merge - all data, agile BI
Extend data from your BusinessObjects system with data from other SQL and OLAP data sources and Excel data, automatically merged, synchronized and drillable
- Support for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 release
Build XWIS dashboards against the SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 Platform and using SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards
* With XWIS 3.0, Antivia has taken the opportunity to update their product naming. The XWIS platform is now known as XWIS Enterprise. The core XWIS product is now called XWIS Advantage. X-Broadcast becomes XWIS Publish. And, Antivia has introduced a new product, XWIS Anywhere, which users to view dashboards on their iPad or other tablet or Smartphone. XWIS Anywhere will be released shortly.
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Antivia, an SAP Solutions Partner, provides the most cost-effective way to create, manage and deploy actionable dashboards and interactive Business Intelligence (BI) applications on top of the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform, using SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards, Xcelsius, Adobe Flash Builder or the Adobe Flex SDK.
For enterprise SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards and Xcelsius projects, Antivia XWIS dramatically reduces dashboard development time and total cost of ownership, accelerates adoption and deployment of actionable dashboards and promotes effective decision making through increased interactivity and greater accessibility
Antivia's customers include: AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, BMC Software, Bord Gais, Cochlear, Eli Lilly, Fifth Third Bank, Hewlett Packard, ING Direct, 20:20 Dialogue, Nissan-USA, Pratt & Whitney, Shire Pharmaceuticals Group, Swire Coca-Cola, and Telenor.
Antivia has offices in North America and Europe.