Archive for August, 2008

Xcelsius 4.5 and Windows Vista 64-bit Edition!

Here is a workaround to install and run Crystal Xcelsius 4.5 on Windows Vista 64-bit edition. Although Vista 64-bit is not listed under the Supported Operating systems in the user documentation, Xcelsius 4.5 still works.

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Comparing Xcelsius 2008 Editions

Business Objects Started off Offering Crystal Xcelsius as a single edition. Later with 4.5 they came up with 2 editions, Designer and Workgroup. Starting 2008, they have significantly increased in terms of various flavors of the software. Now they have 4 editions, allowing the customers to choose whatever they want based on the Price and requirements. The 4 editions are below. Detailed Comparison here.

  1. Xcelsius Present
  2. Xcelsius Engage
  3. Xcelsius Engage Server
  4. BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise

Xcelsius Present 2008 Released!

Today, Business Objects, an SAP company unveiled a new version of Xcelsius, its called “Xcelsius Present 2008”. For people who get easily intimidated by a lot of Editions of the same software, dont worry, Xcelsius Present is same as Xcelsius Engage 2008 but with limited features. One of the major is data sources. “Microsoft Excel XP/2003/2007” is the only data source that can be used with Xcelsius Present 2008. I personally feel this as a great move by Business Objects, an SAP company. They have addressed business users who need to create static dashboards with pre-existing MS Excel and Xcelsius templates. By stripping the features and adding templates they have managed to get the price down to $195 for a single copy.

Click here for First Look: Xcelsius Present 2008.