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Yellowfin 7 Release Coming Soon and Full of Enhancements

Yellowfin announced the new release date of their enhancements to the integrated BI solution that will reflect in Yellowfin 7; GA is set for December 20th 2013. There are many anticipated enhancements coming in this release due to the feedback Yellowfin customers have given since the changes in 6.3.  I will ...

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InfoBurst Build 123 Release & Webinar

InfoBurst build 123 was released November 14, 2013. The build contains a number of enhancements, including: BusinessObjects: BI 4.0 SP7 and BI 4.1 SP1 platforms are now supported. InfoBurst Dashboard Connectors: Dashboards 4 connectors now support BI Mobile conversion to HTML5 DCP: Schedule and burst DeskI in BI 4.1 using the Desktop Intelligence ...

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Exciting Enhancements Coming for InfoBurst Enterprise

Many exciting things came from our first annual InfoBurst® User Conference.  Getting to interact with our customers, seeing how they use the product, and hearing about the real world issues they face really help mold what InfoBurst Enterprise can become.  This year we held a User Influence Meeting where we ...

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BusinessObjects Rocks Anaheim: SBOUC Reflections

ASUG’s SAP BusinessObjects User Conference 2013 will go down in the annals of BusinessObjects history as a milestone event. While SAP is still trying to sort out how to position its ever growing portfolio of Business Intelligence tools, this conference clearly demonstrated that its customers have already figured it out ...

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BI Trends in 2013

As business analysts, we use a lot of really great and powerful tools to visualize our valuable information.  The only problem is that the world as a whole is moving towards a more mobile environment.  And that leaves me with the question of what is going to happen to our ...

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InfoBurst Build 122 Release & Webinar

InfoBurst (Enterprise and Dash) build 122 was released September 18, 2013. The build contains a number of new features and enhancements. Enhancements include: BusinessObjects Platform Support: BI4.0 SP6 and XI3 SP6 platforms are now supported. Database Connection Summary: Create a database connection summary. The summary (PDF) contains detail information about the connection ...

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Reflections on ASUG2013 Developer Wars to Benefit City Year

The Challenge: ASUG2013 Developer Wars At this time, one week ago, we were nearing the end of the development cycle of the ASUG2013 Dashboard Developer Wars;  a 24 hour challenge (which turned out to be 27 hours of development time followed by 24 hours of getting ready for the presentation).  ...

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Education on BusinessObjects Education

Education on BusinessObjects Education Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Business Intelligence is being used every day to change the world, so education on the most popular business intelligence tool suite in the world, namely BusinessObjects, is doubly ...

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Creating Infographics with Standard Xcelsius Components

There is constant evolution in technology, and how things look and feel is part of that evolution.  What looked new and exciting last year is now the norm, and something else is wowing people. The first time I saw an Xcelsius model (now called SAP Dashboards) I was very impressed ...

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Mobile BI – Video Tutorial

The topic of mobile business intelligence is still a very popular topic. In hosting many user groups across the country, I received a lot of requests to share a video tutorial that I had embedded into a presentation. I thought this would fit nicely with two parts of a mobile ...

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Customizing InfoView – Part 1: Custom Logo and Title and Greeting

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Software systems almost never deliver the look and functionality needed to meet 100% of an organization’s needs. Each organization has a unique set of requirements which often makes it necessary to implement customizations on top of the delivered product. This principle certainly holds true with SAP BusinessObjects and especially for ...

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