What is Squirrel365?

by | Nov 4, 2022

One of the biggest challenges I have when talking to new people about Squirrel365 is when they ask me “What is Squirrel”.  For such a straightforward question, why do I struggle so much?  I think the biggest reason is that because Squirrel can do so much. It’s hard to pin it down to a single bite size description.

So what is Squirrel365?

  • For people who knew and loved SAP Dashboards (aka Xcelsius), Squirrel can be seen as a replacement. It takes all the good bits and addresses the pain points.  Allowing you to build dashboards and deploy them to the cloud with a click of a button.
  • For people who live in spreadsheets, Squirrel365 is a platform where you can build interactive frontends over your models.  Obscuring (and protecting) your spreadsheet logic, consumers of your Squirrel project just see the frontend and none of the formula or workings.
  • For people who are looking to build web applications, or interactive templates like quotation forms or what-if analysis. Squirrel allows you to realise your vision without needing to write any lines of code, or work with a developer.

We have companies, consultancies, massive multi-national corporations, solopreneurs, hobbyists, government agencies as well as school children all using Squirrel365.  If this doesn’t go to show how flexible, and simple Squirrel is to use I don’t know what does.  But this also compounds my difficulty in succinctly describing what Squirrel is.

What else can it do?

With the introduction of our add-on framework, we have now opened the Squirrel ecosystem to 3rd party developers to build and release new functions and components.  This move will further increase the capabilities and possibilities for what Squirrel365 can do.  We are also going to be rolling out a community portal to allow Squirrel users to share ideas and templates with each other.  Helping our community grow and learn together.

As a company our mission statement is:

We are on a mission to democratise the creation of web applications and dashboards by using spreadsheet logic

Which boils it down to a single sentence, but I don’t think it goes far enough to convey the possibilities of what you can create with Squirrel.  Our Customer Experience Officer says, “the only limitation is your imagination” which, whilst vague, describes Squirrel quite well.

With the additions of add-ons and the community portal, I am really looking forwards to seeing what people are making with Squirrel, and hopefully it will allow me to boil down my answer to “What is Squirrel?” to something more concise.  For now I give an overly lengthy response, and advise people to give Squirrel a try with our free plan.

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