Vanilla v4 (Post 8 on 10) – FreeDashboardWeb & VanillaViewer

Dear Reader,

With release Vanilla 4 rc2 (mid-december), we will provide one of the last piece of Web module that makes Vanilla the most comprehensive Open Source Bi platform : our new WebDashboard Designer, now supporting our Performance Dashboard Template, and making intensive use of Vanilla resources surch as FreeMetadata documents (version 4 rc1 only support standard Dashboard based on Vanilla dictionaries). Basically, FreeDashboardWeb is now very close – in terms of interface – from FreeWebReport/Wysiwyg, sharing a common set of widgets and features, which makes its use more easy for Web users.

Standard Web Interface to Design Dashboard

FreeDashBoard documents, like other Vanilla documents (Birt Report, IReport report, UnitedOlap View) are available from Vanilla portal (or any VanillaViewer compliant portal) using VanillaViewer, or standard component that provide standard functions to all documents (such as OpenOffice Export, Office Export, Pdf export, Xml export …). You can see below the result of a Dashboard that I design using FreeDashboardWeb (in less that 10 minutes).

Vanilla Viewer – document display Zoom out

Dont be confused by Vanilla Viewer : this standard piece of software is crazy : it can already run standard document, BiGateWay Etl transformation, BiWorkflow process … and we will add next year support for other format/documents (see below an example with an Etl transformation). Vanilla Viewer really stand as the next universal viewer for any kind of document (why users should have different reporting interface based on technical choice from developer to use Birt, IReport or CrystalReport Ide ?)

Vanilla Viewer – running a BiGateWay Etl transformation

Just understand why Vanilla is the most comprehensive, easiest & most sexy Web Interface …. simply because we are listenning to user expectation in terms of features & manipulations …

The loop is soon closed : new Portal, new Olap Interface (and engine), new Web Report Designer, new Kpi portal, new Web Dashboard Designer and new Web document Viewer, all sharing common interface & features (and sharing resources like Maps and search engine !) … this is why we jump to Version 4 as version number …

Have Fun !

Patrick

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