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IBIS 2018 – A BusinessObjects Love Affair

At Infosol we’re passionate about Business Intelligence and we’re in love with Business Objects.  That’s why this year’s IBIS conference is dubbed a BusinessObjects Love Affair. It is the ONLY Dedicated SAP BusinessObjects Conference on the Planet! We’re so excited and can’t wait to see you there. By popular demand, ...

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Flash May be Going Away but Xcelsius HTML5 Shines On

Flash May be Going Away but Xcelsius HTML5 Shines On Feature Image

 A couple of years back, I wrote a blog about Xcelsius (aka SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards) to explain why it remained the BI dashboard tool of choice for thousands of organizations. At that time, there was a lot of hype being generated about how Flash is dead and, by association, so ...

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Simon Boxall – Celebration of Life

It is with a really heavy heart that I write this blog post.   Our dear friend and colleague Simon Boxall passed away this week.  We extend our condolences to his family and those he touched. Simon had been an InfoSolight for almost 11 years and within our small sphere we ...

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The Secret Behind the Naming of IBIS

The Secret Behind the Naming of IBIS

I was recently talking to Paul about the IBIS conference and I asked him how they came up with the name.  He turned to me and that smile he is famous for slowly spread across his face.  He leaned in close to me and in a low almost conspirator like ...

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Succinct BI Reporting

Succint BI Reporting

We live in a world where we do not just have easy access to more information than ever before, but where we are also bombarded with more information than we can possibly absorb. The combination of social media, the internet and smart mobile devices have provided the means for us ...

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A Gathering of BusinessObjects Super Heroes

A Gathering of BusinessObjects Super Heroes

Isn’t it amazing how most super heroes never seem to grow old? In fact, they just seem to get better with age as new special effects and enhancements to their capabilities by the movie industry make them even more super! I see BusinessObjects in a very similar way. It is ...

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Xcelsius Restaurant Analytics Hub Rocks Dubai

RAH Consumer Analytics

Dubai has become the business and entertainment hub for the Middle East and is definitely a “larger than life” place to visit and a great place to have a global conference. So last month I was invited by our partner Intellytics to participate at their booth at the Global Restaurant ...

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The SAP BI Strategy: Convergence or Conservancy?

The SAP BI Strategy: Convergence or Conservancy

I have been confused about SAP’s BI roadmap and strategy for many years now and so are the vast majority of SAP BusinessObjects customers that I have talked with about this topic. About four or five years ago, SAP determined that there were too many products in it’s BI portfolio ...

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Web Intelligence – SAP’s New Golden Child in BI 4.2

SAP's New Golden Child in BI 4.2

SAP just announced the release of the latest update of its BusinessObjects BI suite, namely BI 4.2 SP03, following the first release BI 4.2 SP02 back in March In both announcements, Web Intelligence really stood out in terms of new features and overall significance compared to all the other tools ...

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Data Warehouse Design – Inmon vs Kimball Architecture

InfoSol Blog Tech Tip

We are living in the age of data revolution and more corporations are realizing the fact that to lead or in some cases to survive, they need to harness their data wealth effectively. The data warehouse, due to its unique proposition as the integrated enterprise repository of data, is playing ...

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