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SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 Course and Training

Infosol has developed new Web Intelligence BI 4.3 hands-on courses that will be launched and offered at IBIS 2021 in June. This includes a 1-day WEBI 4.2 TO WEBI 4.3 DIFFERENCES – MASTERING THE NEW WEBI 4.3 USER INTERFACE hands-on course for experienced Webi 4.2 developers that covers all the ...

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Upgrading to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3

The new and current SAP BusinessObjects release, BI 4.3, seems to come up in almost every conversation I have with customers these days so I thought I should blog about it. The last service pack of BI 4.2, SP09, was just released and will remain fully supported through to Dec. ...

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No Code and BI – the Way Forward for 2021

While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about everyone and every organization on the planet, there have been some awe-inspiring new Business Intelligence solutions created during the last nine months that have really impressed me as well as helped me think about BI in a new way. Back in March ...

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A BI Delivery Success Story that Just Keeps Growing

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I never get tired of hearing Business Intelligence success stories and I always tell myself when I hear them, that I must blog about them.   Unfortunately, by the time I get around to doing it, I go back to my notes and find them sadly lacking in details.  You see, ...

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BI Dashboard Awards 2020 Show Sign of the Times

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Wow – June just zoomed by for me. That had a lot to do with it being the month we did our final preparations and delivery of our first ever SpeakBO Experience Live Virtual Event. A whole week of amazing immersion in the best of BusinessObjects – customer case studies, ...

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Celebrating BusinessObjects for the Next Decade

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Wow – here we are in a brand-new decade and it’s the 2020’s. Now if this decade turns out anything like its predecessor 100 years ago – the 1920’s – then we are in for a fun time! The “roaring 20’s”, as they were known, was a time in Western ...

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Migration — What to expect

This blog is aimed at Xcelsius users who want to migrate their .xlfs into Squirrel. To everyone else — don’t let this put you off, it’s still an interesting read and you might pick up a few hints and tips along the way. The first thing to know is Our ...

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Dashboards Everywhere and Along Comes Squirrel

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In just the last three days I received three fascinating dashboards. The first was from Microsoft, called MyAnalytics, showing my work habits for the last week based on my Microsoft Outlook usage. It showed I had spent almost 80% of my time in email activities and 20% in meetings (not ...

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Tech Tip: Dashboard Design Like a Pro Using Design Software

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I have been designing dashboards with Xcelsius and Custom Code (HTML5) the past couple of years and I wanted to share how you can design dashboards like a pro. Personally, I am an advocate for designing dashboards with Adobe Illustrator. I found it the easiest to learn.  You can choose ...

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The end of support for SAP Products on Windows 2008

Have you been forced to buy a new cell phone because there are no new app updates available? And whenever you see someone else’s phones, they operate faster than yours does and have all the latest features? The average life of a handset in the U.S. is about 21 months, ...

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The BusinessObjects Hell Freezes Over Tour

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Twenty-five years ago on July 13, 1994 I went to see the legendary band, The Eagles, play at the old Tiger Stadium in Detroit. The Tour was called the Hell Freezes Over Tour, since the band had broken up many years before they said they would only ever play together ...

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Using an Input Control to Sort in Web Intelligence

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In Design mode of Web Intelligence, you can change the sort order of columns in a block.  However, this option is not available in Reading mode.  We can accomplish some basic sorting tasks using an input control and the steps below will detail how this is done. We’ll start off ...

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Tech Tip: Controlling Break Dimension Using Input Control

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In this tech tip, you will learn how to dynamically switch a break dimension using an input control.  We will start with a cross table that was created in the Alternate Break Value Highlighting tech tip, but you can substitute any 2 dimensions you would like to work with.  This ...

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