SAP Dashboards not working — Squirrel365 can help

by | Jan 20, 2021

Xcelsius/SAP Dashboards may be dead but your xlfs are not


End of Flash means dashboard designer error for SAP Dashboards

Are you an SAP Dashboards / Xcelsius customer? SAP Dashboards not working?

If you were surprised last week to discover the end of Flash meant your dashboard designer also stopped working (see image above), you’re not alone. Believe me!

When Adobe finally turned off Flash on the 12th of January, most SAP Dashboards / Xcelsius customers knew that any dashboards exported as Flash files would stop working. However, the fact the dashboard designer itself was built around Flash, meant it too would stop working. This was not so widely known.

The dashboard designer error has left customers in a difficult situation. Any dashboards previously exported to HTML continue to work as before. But due to the fact that the SAP Dashboard designer stopped working, it’s no longer possible to update or maintain these dashboards, let alone create new ones.


SAP Dashboards designer is dead but you’re not alone

The good news is, that whilst Flash and the dashboard designer may be dead, your work — in the form of your “xlfs” (the files created by the designer) — is not.

If you find yourself in this position, the team at Squirrel365 can help.

Squirrel365 can take over where Xcelsius / SAP Dashboards left off, allowing you to create the same type of content. The team can also help migrate your existing dashboard xlfs to Squirrel. We’ll get you started quickly and preserve the value of your existing investment. Learn more by watching our on-demand webinar ‘Replacing your end-of-life Xcelsius and SAP Dashboards’

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Join the many SAP Dashboards / Xcelsius customers who have turned to Squirrel to help them continue their dashboard journey. Contact us on or visit

If you want to see how easy Squirrel365 is to use, take a look at our Getting Started tutorials.