Features

Existing process data, formulas, and layouts are used without re-platforming to create and drive Boardwalk applications run using Excel or any UI

Key Features Of Boardwalk

Automatically Collect & Consolidate Data read more

Boardwalk automatically collects updates made by users through multiple hierarchies giving you a consolidated, up-to-date view of your data on-demand. If a user adds or deletes a row or column, when they Submit their changes to the Boardwalk Server, other users will automatically see the structural change show up in their desktop or other UI when they Refresh.

Enable Collaboration read more

Multiple users can work on the same range of data at the same time while working within Excel or any user interface. Users open their local data and Refresh to bring in changes made by others or applications through integration. Changes are shown using cell comments so you can easily see what’s changed and your changes are not overwritten. You can then make updates - including formulas if allowed - and Submit your changes to the Boardwalk Server which creates a new version of the shared data with only the cells that have changed and an audit trail of all changes.

Connect to Enterprise read more

Boardwalk is ideal for planning processes which require integration with multiple systems including data from customers, trading partners and from multiple ERP/SCM/SFA instances within a company. Boardwalk supports two-way integration with any external data source using a variety of methods ranging from flat-file to web-services. Boardwalk also connects with reporting applications like Tableau and emerging services like Blockchain.

Isolation Sharing read more

Only Boardwalk lets business users work in isolation evaluating their updates to multiple data elements so they can understand the impact of related changes before Submitting. When users are ready to share their changes, they use Submit or Refresh to exchange their net-change updates with other users or systems.

Support Large Data read more

Boardwalk enable users to evaluate thousands of records at a time that may be dependent/or independent of each other and accessed via data slicing or access control. Users can edit multiple records concurrently and then Submit them together to the centralized Boardwalk database as a single update.

Secure Data Management read more

Boardwalk supports access control at the data level so that you can specify that users can see and change only specific sets of data, rows, and columns in workbooks, worksheets, or another UI. And, this can be changed on-demand as the process requires while also leveraging enterprise identity management systems for user credentialing.

Blockchain Support read more

While permissioned Blockchains support restricting participants for a transaction data consensus verification process, Boardwalk extends the notion of permissions to enable participants to play different roles with different access control rights within a business network. It supports multiple people working on the same WIP off-chain process data at the same time with no locking. In effect, Boardwalk operates like a distributed digital ledger mirroring the private Blockchain ledger by modeling the business networks’ rules, states, workflow, contracts and access control rights—capabilities required to support “smart contracts” in Blockchain.