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Paul Grill started his career in Information Technology in the U.K. in 1978, as an Executive Data Processing Trainee for Honeywell. More than thirty years later, he still has a voracious appetite for learning as Information Technology continues to advance at an ever accelerating pace. He was first introduced to the world of Business Intelligence in 1991, in France, when he saw a demonstration of an early version of BusinessObjects on Windows 2.1. He returned to the U.S. to rave about this phenomenal product, but it was many years before BusinessObjects made it into the mainstream. Paul founded InfoSol in 1997, and made Business Intelligence one of the key solutions offered by the company. Today, InfoSol is a leading SAP BusinessObjects solutions partner, known for its expert consulting, education and innovative add-on solutions. Paul is well known within the SAP BusinessObjects community for his extensive knowledge of Business Intelligence, and he has lectured and written many articles on the subject. Paul enjoys writing, running and coaching kids soccer, and is passionate about Ancient Egyptology.

BusinessObjects Ready for Another Banner Year in 2016

Paul Grill predictions on SAP BusinessObjects Banner Year in 2016

At the beginning of 2015, I wrote about the great BusinessObjects Resurgence as organizations re-strategized to either bring back BusinessObjects into their BI future plans or expand its usage. Not only has this resurgence continued but it has grown and 2016 is likely to be another banner year for the ...

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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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SABOC 2015: A Dash Clash Bash to be Remembered

SABOC 2015: A Dash Clash Bash to be Remembered

The ASUG sponsored SAP Analytics and BusinessObjects (SABOC) 2015 conference was a resounding success on many fronts, but it’s Developer Wars flagship event was definitely the highlight for me. This year’s “Dash Bash Clash” had several differences compared to previous events. Instead of being confined to a room for 24 ...

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Annual Dashboard Awards Show Xcelsius Still First Choice

David Behr showing a live demo

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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So, Which Type of User Are You When it Comes to Self-Service BI?

Self Service BI

On a recent international flight I could not believe how quickly I passed through immigration by using one of those self-service kiosks where you just insert your smart passport. I notice that more and more stores are using self-service checkouts now as well. So what about self-service BI?  You would ...

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J Lo Rocks , SAP Rolls and BI takes a Back Seat

J Lo Concert Sapphire 2015

  I had only seen Jennifer Lopez in movies before her rock concert at Sapphire this week. She put on a good show and certainly generated a lot more energy on stage than the keynote speakers at this year’s combined SAP Sapphire and ASUG Annual Conference. SAP rolled with their ...

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