“CX Now!” Xcelsius for Free!

cxnowDo you know that you can download Xcelsius (Full Version) for free from BusinessObjects website? I didn’t know either till yesterday when Andy from Argentina wrote to me about an issue he had with “Xcelsius Now” not having an option to connect to XML data. I wondered which edition of Xcelsius is Andy referring to. First, I thought he was talking about Xcelsius Present, however in his replay he says it is called “CX Now”.

Yes, you can download it for free, however it’s neither of the Xcelsius 2008 editions that you see on the BusinessObjects website. It’s called “CX Now” and it based on Xcelsius 4.5 framework. As usual, because of my hyper curios mind, I googled and I found the following facts:

Note: CX Now! was never officially released, nor is it a “supported” version of Xcelsius. No patches, no updates, no free or paid support. It essentially does not exist with SAP or Business Objects.

  1. CX now is based on Crystal Xcelsius 4.5 framework
  2. You can download it here.
  3. The EXE file is just 7.33MB
  4. Has the following components
    cxnowcomponents
  5. Has the following Export Options
    cxnowexportoptions
  6. No Data Connections

Its worth a look if you are planning to buy Xcelsius Present. I don’t see much of a difference in terms of functionality.

  • Anonymous

    The link redirects to the Xcelsius product page. You might want to advise readers that CX Now! was never officially released, nor is it a “supported” version of CX. No patches, no updates, no free or paid support. It essentially does not exist to SAP or Business Objects.

    • Fomechka

      Alas, CX Now! is no longer possible to get to work — when you download the file, it requires you to register, but SAP has zapped the site CX Now! needs to register you as a user.. Rendering it useless. 🙁

  • Looks like SAP has taken down the link. It was hosted on the BusinessObjects site before it moved to SAP. I posted a direct link to download and also an alternate link from brother soft. I also updated the post with the support options.
    Thanks for the alert.

  • Pijatida

    This version shows that you can export your dashboard as .SWF.
    At least XCelsius Present does NOT support this. It’s greyed out.
    Present allows the exprt as powerpoint, word document and pdf only.