That the app be made for non-programmers. That is, quality is usually done by a web master/programmer. We are in the beginning days of full on software automation.
I am aware that excel worksheets can be exported as WEBPAGES – but lets be frank – they do NOT look sexy. I have tried a million ways to export my model dashboards into a more or less coherent html format – yes it can be static – I just want it to look right and render right in all browsers – but failed mightily. All exported dashboards render differently in most brokers – except Internet Explorer.
So here comes the question – is there a way to connect an excel worksheet to a HTML report generator of some kind which can output a perfectly rendered and stable html version of the dashboard? (it can be static – NO PROBLEM)
I have tried connecting Excel to InDesign and then exporting as HTML – that did not work. Tried all the commercial Excel to HTML converters and these do not work as well….
The only solution is to use some expensive Business Intelligence software – BUT THESE RAELY EXPORT REPORTS AS STANDALONE HTML DASHBOARDS – they need to be connected to in-house databases….
Please help me if you have the solution to this… I find myself thinking how rich someone would become if only someone created such software.