Creating dashboards in Excel produces monster spreadsheets
To create an interactive dashboard in Excel® you are entering a world of pain, where you'll soon find yourself wrestling a monster spreadsheet full of complex interrelated formulas that are a nightmare to maintain - a world of broken macros and missing links. We know how frustrating this can be.
Excel dashboards lack the interactivity business users need
Using pivot tables and macros, you can create a dashboard in Excel® with some simple filtering. But, business users today, who have been heavily influenced by the mobile apps and websites they use in their personal lives, expect much more than simple filtering. They want drill-down, more flexible filtering, to see tables and charts showing different views of their data and pop-up views to provide a different perspective - so they can get fast answers to their most important questions.
Sharing dashboards built in Excel is a bad idea
To share a dashboard created in Excel, you have to share it as an Excel file if you want others to be able to interact with the data. This may work for some internal, desktop users, but for mobile workers and those outside your organization you're pretty much limited to sharing a flat PDF file. Business users today expect more than this. They demand interactivity, so they can get fast answers to their questions on any device.
With DecisionPoint™ you can transform your Excel® data and share this as business insight so everyone in your organization has fingertip access to the information they need to make informed decisions.