Xcelsius 2008 Dashboard Best Practices

Xcelsius 2008 Dashboard Best Practices

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THE DEFINITIVE, COMPREHENSIVE, OFFICIAL GUIDE TO XCELSIUS 2008 DASHBOARDS Using Xcelsius, you can create powerful, interactive dashboards, gather data from spreadsheets or databases, and deliver knowledge that can be instantly understood and acted upon. Now therea€™s a definitive, authoritative guide to making the most of Xcelsius 2008, the newest version of this breakthrough product. Loren Abdulezer, editor-in-chief of Xcelsius Journal, shares insidera€™s knowledge that goes far beyond any other book or online help resource. Abdulezer introduces Xcelsius 2008, reviews its core concepts, and demonstrates the wide range of dashboards it can create. After you know whata€™s possible, youa€™ll go deep inside Xcelsius, gaining hands-on experience with every feature you need to master. Youa€™ll learn how to quickly represent any data with charting components; use dials, gauges, and speedometers; incorporate multiple layers in your dashboards and visualizations; use Xcelsius to perform more useful analyses and manage more interactively; work with maps, demographics, and segmented data; create a€œsmart dataa€ and alerts; and much more. Abdulezer offers tips and tricks you wona€™t find anywhere else. Youa€™ll learn how to work with data that isna€™t rock-solid--and even how to create your own custom components that go beyond Xcelsiusa€™s built-in features. Whether youa€™re a business intelligence or database professional, power user, developer, or consultant, this book will help you create superior Xcelsius dashboards--and make better decisions. THE ONLY XCELSIUS 2008 DASHBOARDING BOOK YOU NEED Use Xcelsius 2008 to get better answers, identify emerging trends and opportunities, and manage more effectively Learn hands-on, through step-by-step examples using real business data Discover tips and tricks proven in real-world environments Deliver dashboard content in whatever format works best: as HTML pages, PowerPoint presentations, PDF files, or Word documents Fully leverage the information in your Excel spreadsheets--and go beyond Excel to use XML source data, too Implement Xcelsius best practices drawn from the hard-won knowledge of the entire global user community ON THE WEB Registered owners of the book can find all this and more online: All sample files used in the book Additional guides and tutorials to help you build dashboards Templates and example files for new dashboard interfacesLoren Abdulezer. When you create Flex Builder projects, be sure to utilize the correct Flex SDK version. At the time of this writing, it is the Flex Builder 2.0.1 SDK Hotfix 3. It wona#39;t be long before everything moves to a Flex 3 SDK or later.

Title:Xcelsius 2008 Dashboard Best Practices
Author:Loren Abdulezer
Publisher:Pearson Education - 2008-12-22


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