Toad Decision Point (formerly Business Intelligence Studio) is a self-service desktop BI tool that lets non-technical users easily consolidate, prepare, browse, and analyze data. Toad Decision Point delivers a complete set of features across the three main functional BI areas: connectivity, data preparation, and visualization.
What’s new in this version
New features in this release of Toad Decision Point.
User Interface Enhancements - Toad Decision Point has a new context sensitive ribbon interface with menu sections for File, Home, Format and Options. Use the Home menu to create new visualizations, apply styles, copy and share data. Use the Format menu with your existing visualizations to quickly apply the most common formatting changes.
Chart Styles - New chart styles have been added. New styles include Classic Dark, Corporate, Industrial and Quiet. There are now 8 styles to choose from. Style selection is controlled from a drop-down menu in the Home section of the new ribbon. Styles can be applied to line, area and bar charts, scatter plots, pivot tables, the new pie charts and crosstabs, and dashboards.
Pie charts - Display your data in the form of a pie chart. Apply styles, header, footer, theme colors and segment colors to the pie. Control the display of data labels. Compare segment values. Manage items through an "other" segment category. Drilldown on date components.
Crosstab charts - Display your data in the form of a crosstab chart. Adding multiple dimensions to the vertical and horizontal components of the crosstab provides a way for you to drilldown on specific categories of information. Add multiple measure columns to the crosstab for further comparisons. Show total, row and column summaries. Note that not all chart functionality is available for crosstab charts in this release of Toad Decision Point.
Data Labels - Data labels can now be formatted. Use the Format menu on the ribbon to show/hide and format data labels.
Dashboards - Create a shared legend for dashboards:- multiple chart containers refer to and can be managed through a shared legend. Add images (such as photographs and logos) to the dashboard. Enhancements have been made to the management of header and footer information on the dashboard.
Workbook Sharing - Save your workbook without data. Shared users will see your workbook views and calculations but not the data you have been working with. Shared users can reconfigure and refresh the workbook datasets with their credentials.
Dataset Refresh - The color of the dataset icon now indicates whether the connection properties to the data source are invalid. A single refresh dialog provides status information on a request to refresh multiple datasets:- the dialog indicates which datasets have been refreshed and any datasets that have not been refreshed - click to see if they require an update to their connection properties.
Undo and Redo - Undo the 5 most recent actions in the workbook view. Redo the 5 most recent actio