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Xcelsius Double-Decker: Still the Best Ride in Town

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One of the great inner city public transportation successes of the 20th century (and continuing into the 21st!) is the double decker bus. Their design is unique, accommodating two levels of passengers while remaining compact enough to navigate the small and tricky streets of major cities like London. The most ...

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Let’s Speak BO: New Webinar Series

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BusinessObjects is the most widely used business intelligence suite in the world and for good reason – Crystal Reports, Web Intelligence, Xcelsius Dashboards, Explorer remain amongst the best products in their respective classes and are being used to create amazing BI solutions. As part of InfoSol’s “Let’s Speak BO”  initiative ...

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Operational BI with InfoBurst is “The Eyes” of Manufacturer in Oman

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On a recent visit to a metal manufacturing company in Oman, the I.T. Manager was discussing how he wants to use their InfoBurst and BusinessObjects applications for more operational reporting because of the huge success they have been seeing in this area recently. A few years ago they had built ...

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Doing More with Less: BI Lessons from Lebanon

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The Ancient inhabitants of Lebanon, the Phoenicians, were known for their trade and commerce and the modern Lebanese continue to be very astute in business. Despite the country being ravished by wars in the last few decades, the Lebanese have rebuilt and recreated their economy. They take both an optimistic ...

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Go Forth and Webify the World!

I was recently asked if I would write the foreword for the SAP Press book, Web Intelligence 3rd Edition BI 4.1 SP3.  It made me think about my experience with BusinessObjects and Web Intelligence and how far the product has come so I thought I would share it. I definitely ...

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SAP Sticks its Head in the Cloud for ERP and its Head in the Sand for BI

The messaging from SAP at this year’s Sapphire and ASUG Annual Conference was remarkable, radical and actually quite refreshing. If we are to take Bill McDermott (CEO) at his word, organizations (including SAP) need to eliminate layers of management, stop attending meetings and simplify business processes. The mantra of the ...

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