With the release of Demand Planning version 1.9, Outperform unveiled a completely re-designed and re-constructed user interface for the interaction with grid based data. The Excel® spreadsheet is often criticized for being the corporate planning system, but it is a true killer application with unsurpassed flexibility and user acceptance. Hence a simple requirement for the Data Sheet (Mark II): equivalent to Excel or better.
DP thus combines the interactive functionality of Excel with database technology to ensure data integrity and support the OLAP style selections and representations of large datasets.
There are requirements that drive the need to represent and combine information in an ad hoc manner. To meet those requirements, we also support full integration to and from Excel.
The user feedback for the new release was enthusiastic. We welcome additional suggestions to enhance the user experience with DP.