Xcelsius on a Macintosh (MAC)?

Xcelsius on Macintosh

The implementation and functionality of Microsoft Excel running on a Mac is quite different from Excel running on a Windows machine. Since Xcelsius uses MS Excel to build dashboards, at this point in time it is not possible to build Dashboards using Xcelsius on a Mac machine . There are no immediate plans to port Crystal Xcelsius to the Mac platform.

If you already have data in the form of Mac Excel, you can copy the file over to a windows based machine and build dashboards using Xcelsius. All the SWF files generated using Xcelsius can be viewed on a Mac Machine.

You will need to create SWF files using Xcelsius on a Windows-based computer. You can run the applications/models that are created using Crystal Xcelsius on a Mac but will still need a Windows-based computer to create the content.

So you are stubborn, like me and still want to run Xcelsius on your Mac. The only option at this moment would be to use Virtual PC on your Mac and have Windows 2000+ and Office 2000+ (for Windows) installed on your Mac. You can use VMware to do that. For additional info on Mac Windows integration go to Macwindows. If you have any additional questions, please contact Business Objects, an SAP Company.