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Xcelsius : The Lego of Business Intelligence Dashboards

I was just visiting a healthcare organization in Michigan and talking to a person in their HR department who recently attended an InfoSol Xcelsius immersion boot camp. He was so excited about what he had learned but even more elated about Xcelsius itself. He said, “It’s so logical and yet ...

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A Tale of Two HANA’s

As SAP sells its Big Data in-memory appliance HANA into its installed based, we are starting to hear some interesting  implementation stories . The first version of HANA was aimed at the Analytics market for real-time business intelligence applications with the promise of moving SAP BW and then other SAP ...

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What do you think you know?

My wife was preparing to give a presentation to a group on the effects of chronic pain on depression and she made an interesting point to me that I think is worth sharing.  First of all, she knows a lot more about the brain than I will ever know.  Apparently ...

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Upcoming BOUG Meetings

All events are free to attend and are aimed to provide both education and knowledge exchange around current BusinessObjects topics...

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Solid and Instant ROI with Dashboards and HTML5 Mobile Dashboards

Session Seeing Beyond Dashboards Speakers Noe Garcia, Rent-A-Center / Traci O’Brien, Nuvasive / Bryan Baca, InfoSol / Paul Grill, InfoSol Abstract While dashboards are well known for their data visualization capabilities, many organizations have cleverly and effectively utilized them to provide complete and powerful business intelligence applications. This session will ...

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Tree Trimming

For those of you not fortunate enough to live in the beautiful desert southwest you might not have had the honor of knowing of the tree that is the bane of my existence.  It is the Palo Verde.  I believe that it is Spanish for “Cursed Tree From the 7th ...

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SAP Mobile Business Intelligence

I have now spent quite a bit of time in the mobile arena and have become quite comfortable with the SAP Mobile Business Intelligence app. To see a how-to on setting up your mobile environment, please see part 1 of this blog Setting Up SAP Mobi. The features and functionality ...

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Setting Up SAP Mobi

How to Set up SAP Mobi in order to access CMS Content on your Mobile Devices (Both iPad and Android Device) in order to view and interact with Webi and Crystal documents

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Volleyball and Math

Last night as my wife and I watched the Olympics we were treated to the 4th set of a best of 5 men’s volleyball series between Brazil and the United States. While the game was good (US won by the way), I was particularly struck by a series of events ...

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Beware of the SPOF

At a recent regional BusinessObjects user group meeting, an attendee from a large healthcare organization was telling me about his background in supporting the system administration of BusinessObjects and how he had become a “SPOF”. Never having heard this term before I asked him what it meant and he explained ...

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Wired for Inspired BI 2.0

Whatever happened to the good old days when real customers would present their real world experiences at conferences?  We actually got to hear the negative things as well as the positive and there was lots of time for interaction and questions. Well, the marketing groups of the big software and ...

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The HANA Show – Sapphire 2012

This is the third time I have attended the annual SAP and Americas SAP User Group extravaganza known as Sapphire. The size and scale of the event is such that it is only possible to experience a slice of everything going on and it is very easy to get lost. ...

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