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BusObj general questions

Hello all,

I am trying to grasp an understanding of the BusObj tools without a salesperson telling me that "each tool can do everything I need".

I need assistance with the following 2 scenarios:

(1)

We keep track of records that can change data multiple times a week. For instance, on Monday:

FP1.0 = 10 records

FP2.0 = 20 records

By next Monday, management can re-target records to the correct FP:

FP1.0 = 15 records

FP2.0 = 15 records

Then next Monday:

FP1.0 = 15 records

FP2.0 = 30 records

Our current reporting environment has a (obsolete)tool that does data warehousing every Monday. With the Warehousing tool, we can get a trend chart that shows

how the number of records have changed for each feature package each Monday. We NEED to know that there were 20 FP2.0 records 3 weeks ago, down to 15, then back up to 30... If I use Crytal Reports, it seems like I would just get 30 records on this past Monday's date. The fields asked vary, so I can't script some type of "history-type" field to keep track on a weekly basis. Is there a "warehousing-type" tool from BusObj that does this and can replace our obsolete tool?

(2)

We do a lot of reporting with excel and pivot charts. I am told that Xcelsius can provide a better interactive solution, BUT, when reading what I can on the tool, it seems to use excel as the back-end. I assume this tool can connect to any data source? Like our data warehouse tool or something? Is it mostly a lot of VB scripting?

(2a)

We have a few managers that ask for just the smallest tweaks in the above excel charts multiple times a week. I have read of the web solution that allows for people to created their own reports, can it do Xcelsius-type charts as well?

thanks...

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