This post is part of the series SalesPage Financial Version 5.1:
- How to Get a Better SalesPage Financial Dashboard
- Analytics: It’s Easy to Simplify Complex Data with Pivot Tables
- SalesPage Reports: Better Than Ever
- Visit More Customers, Drive Fewer Miles with SalesPage Trip Planning
- Email Tracking in SalesPage Gets Even Better
Comprehensive Business Analytics (BA) tools have been available in SalesPage Financial applications for years. These tools let you use pivot tables to view, organize and analyze raw ‘flat’ data from one or more tables. But SalesPage has recently developed a completely new BA toolset that provides enhanced functionality and that no longer relies on Microsoft Office Web Components.
BA, the Old Way
Historically, SalesPage BA tools generated cubes of data for use in pages that integrated Microsoft Office Web Components; you could leverage SalesPage data in pivot tables, all from within your SalesPage application. But that approach meant that each person who wanted to use pivot tables had to install Microsoft Office Web Components on his or her computer and had to use Microsoft Internet Explorer with specific settings. It also meant that a separate server-side component was needed to support this functionality. For years, this was a widely used and universally accepted approach, but at SalesPage, we decided to rethink pivot tables. Microsoft’s oft-issued statements about discontinuing support for Office Web Components played a part in that decision, as did our desire to develop a more straightforward way to provide pivot table functionality.
BA, the Version 5.1 Way