Xcelsius as standalone reporting element
I have a potential contact interested in using Xcelsius to replace their spreadsheet for data analysis. They are not looking into deploying the BOE platform at all but only obtaining the Xcelsius license if possible to minimize cost. Currently they would capture all the market / project management numbers from Oracle via HTML onto Excel then do manual reorganization to fit the data for presentation to senior level management. They are investigating to see if Xcelsius can help reduce the exhaustive time and effort spent and streamline some of the data processing.
Has anyone have experience coming across with a similar situation? I know it is possible still using XML data connections and their own web services (if available). But what overall capabilities are still present and what limitations will there be from a user's perspective for a deployment like such?