Xcelsius to replace the existing BEx Web Application Designer (BEx WAD) & Dashboard Builder

With the recent acquisition of Business Objects by SAP, the company is aligning its BI Roadmap with some of the impressive Business Objects products. The ability to access and display data from SAP BI 7.0 in a Rich User Interface (RUI) is available with the acquired Business Objects tools. SAP announced that several tools are available with a Premium Package for SAP BI 7.0. The Premium Package includes:

Crystal Reports — Formatted Reporting
Web Intelligence — Web Based Adhoc Reporting
Voyager — Interactive OLAP Analysis
Xcelsius — Data Visualization and Dashboarding

Xcelsius to replace BEx WAD

Xcelsius will ultimately replace the existing BEx Web Application Designer (BEx WAD) by 2016. Future versions of Xcelsius (code named Xcelsius+) will become the flagship product for Data Visualization and Dashboarding. An important comment from SAP is that the BEx WAD will no longer be enhanced beyond Release NW 7.0 EhP1 in 2008.