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Error – New 4.2 BI Commentary Service is Unavailable

I recently attempted to use the new Commentary Service available in Business Objects 4.2 to enter a comment in a Web Intelligence report. I received an error stating the “Commentary Service is unavailable”, and directing me to see my platform Administrator.  I saved the document, and tried the different ways ...

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UI/UX Series – Empty States

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<Part of the UI / UX series The focus of our first blog post in the UI / UX series is something called “Empty States”.  This is  considered very important in website and application development, but is not something you see a lot of in dashboard and BI content development.  ...

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A structured approach to dashboard development

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During our sessions at IBIS and on the Lets Speak BO webinar series Mel Sheppard and I talk about learning from other industries and not re-inventing the wheel when designing your BI content.  Specifically we suggest you to look at what web design and mobile application developers do to improve ...

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Crystal Reports Export to Excel – Part 2

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It’s been a while since I published part 1 but hey, better late than never.  So here’s Part 2 of my previous blog “Crystal Reports Export to Excel – Part 1”. I have used the same report from Part 1. The following tips & tricks will help you in providing a ...

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Christmas Windows and BI Portals

Christmas Windows and BI Portals

Although I am originally from London, UK, it has been a long time since I checked out the Christmas window displays at the major retail stores. The world famous department stores like Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason go all out as do the elite fashion stores on Bond Street ...

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Why Visual Design Studio will NEVER replace Xcelsius

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This week I was invited by an SAP BusinessObjects customer to participate in a discussion with SAP regarding whether they should use Visual Design Studio or Xcelsius to develop new dashboard based BI applications for a new project. The representatives from SAP explained the roadmap for their BI tools that ...

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Annual Dashboard Awards Show Xcelsius Still First Choice

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This year’s annual best dashboard awards at IBIS 2015 once again demonstrated that organizations using BusinessObjects continue to use Xcelsius dashboards as the preferred tool for creative and effective business intelligence solutions.  All three of the award categories were won by an Xcelsius dashboard solution. The Best Business Dashboard went ...

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dCode: HTML5 Dashboards Without the Coding

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Update: dCode is now available for purchase! At IBIS 2015 we announced the first product to come out of the InfoSol UK Labs team, “dCode”. dCode is an add on to Xcelsius which unlocks the power of your dashboard and enables you to export your model as HTML5 to be consumed ...

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