Mocking up with the WYSIWYG interface.
It's so simple and elegant. If all you want is a very simple dashboard build time can be very, very quick.
A principal reason that we invested in DecisionPoint was that Antivia proved that it could do everything we needed it to do and provide the ability to access our information even when offline. I can't go into specifics but as part of our vendor selection process I gave Antivia challenges that I did not think that DecisionPoint would be able to do & they completely exceeded expectation with DecisionPoint.
The WYSIWYG interface really does make mocking up and collaborating with users very simple and can lead to very fast development times as long as you marshal your data properly, obviously.
Antivia feel a lot like a partner as opposed to a vendor. We have worked with their people on our site for a significant time and together for circa 2 years. It has often felt like our requirements have driven a number of changes in the product (which may or may not be true) but Antivia are very reactive and heading in the same direction we are. The support they give us is exceptional.
For developers; DecisionPoint will feel like home if they have previously used SAP Dashboards/(Crystal as was) Xcelsius. There are new nuances to lean however the product features components and ideals that will feel very familiar and you can expect to be building new dashboards very quickly.
At the end of the day, DecisionPoint feels like a product that is built by people who live and breath dashboarding.
In the early stages of our project we have built a catalogue and series of dashboards that provide our business with an at-a-glance view of performance that they can choose to either delve deeper into or simply leave if all is well.
The benefits to us (BI) is that we have been able to reduce the number of reports produced that are now covered by these dashboards. Benefits to the business are that they now have a catalogue of key information easily available to them at their finger tips wherever they may be in the world.