This document describes how to create dashboards for SAP Business One using SAP Crystal Dashboard Design 2008, formerly known as Xcelsius Engage 2008. This document is relevant for SAP Business One 8.81. For more information on the components and software required to create dashboards, see Software Prerequisites.
Dashboards are a visualization element of the cockpit that is delivered as part of SAP Business One. Dashboards present transactional data from the SAP Business One database in easy-to-understand visualizations that use graphical elements such as bar charts or pie charts.
SAP delivers predefined dashboards for financials, sales, and service areas. Partners and customers can use these dashboards as delivered. In addition, you can change SAP-defined dashboards, use an SAP-defined dashboard as a template, or create dashboards from scratch.