Enhance your skills and knowledge in the Crystal Xcelsius Learning Center
You’ve chosen a great product in Crystal Xcelsius. Now it’s time to make an important investment in yourself. Once you’ve mastered Crystal Xcelsius, you’ll be presenting visual models that engage and give your company’s decision-makers deeper insight into the data – leading to quick, smart decisions.
These new Crystal Xcelsius training courses are targeted toward new users, and will cover all of the components required to develop and deploy effective visual reports and dashboard models. These courses are an interactive hands-on approach to Xcelsius education by allowing you to create reports, learn best practices, and practice trouble shooting techniques. The live training coupled with the supplemental training documentation allows you to walk away with the confidence and experience to generate reports based on their own specific business and operational metrics. Learn More
These pre-recorded Web Seminars give you an excellent overview of Xcelsius.
Creating a Visual “What If” Model leads you through creating an interactive sales projection presentation – in just eight steps – that lets you run what-if scenarios, visually!
Download Visual What-if Model Getting-Started Tutorial (*.zip)
Creating a Visual Decision Support Tool leads you through creating a map-based tool – in just eight steps – that makes it easier for decision-makers to gain insight from vital business data.
Download Visual Decision Support Getting-Started Tutorial (*.zip)
Designing Your Spreadsheets for Crystal Xcelsius leads you through a few “best practices” for formatting and organizing your Excel spreadsheets for optimum use in Crystal Xcelsius.
Download Spreadsheet Design Getting-Started Tutorial (*.zip)
Templates are the fastest way to get started with Crystal Xcelsius. Use these exsisting templates to create your own Crystal Xcelsius models in minutes.
The Three Components of an Effective Presentation By Ellen Finkelstein
The Use (and Misuse) of Gauges By Kirk Cunningham
Are You Dense? (How dense do you make your dashboards) By Charley Kyd
Creating Interactive Calendars in Crystal Xcelsius By Loren Abdulezer
Design to Engage, Part 1 By Justin Cox
Design to Engage, Part 2 By Justin Cox
How much is a stock worth? By David Harper
Steal the Show with Interactive Maps By Takin BaBaei
Dashboard Design: Key Performance Indicators & Metrics By Thomas W. Gonzalez
Distribute Crystal Xcelsius analytics Securely By Takin Babaei
Dashboard Multi-Layer Control: A Best Practice By Loren Abdulezer
Using Key Excel Functions By Ryan Goodman
Creating a Date Slider By Ryan Goodman
How Safe is My Portfolio? (Creating a “Value At Risk” Calculator using Crystal Xcelsius) By David Harper
Gauges Without Limits By Ryan Goodman
Selectors are probably the most powerful components of all. Their overall functionality lets you create models with multiple data selections. When you combine a selector with another component, for example a chart, the result is a powerful, dynamic data presentation that is both elegant and easy to create.
Visual alerts are used to call the viewer’s attention to a specific item that is outside some pre-established limits. Crystal Xcelsius has user friendly visual alerts to show people when certain thresholds are reached.
Embedding Image Files:
Crystal Xcelsius Background components provide ways to customize your data presentations. You can use them as-is to quickly add engaging background visuals to your model. They can also be used to import external images (JPGs) or Flash Movies (SWFs). You can even create your own custom backgrounds.