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Migrating to 4.2 SP7: Use patch 400 for SAP Dashboards/Xcelsius

SAP Dashboards/Xcelsius has long been favored as a tool that creates interactive applications without the need for coding knowledge.  Although sold under “dashboarding”, its use of Excel as a development mechanism made it an instant hit for non-coders who already knew how to use Excel to manipulate data arrays and ...

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The InfoSol 2019 Business Intelligence Dashboard Awards

One truly inspiring moment of IBIS 2019 was the Annual InfoSol Dashboard Awards. The InfoSol Dashboard Awards is an international competition showcasing dashboard developers and organizations innovation in business intelligence. The categories are as follows: Best Business Dashboard Award Limitless Business Intelligence Dashboard Award Most Valuable Dashboard Award Dashboards continue ...

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Six Critical Considerations when Migrating or Upgrading BusinessObjects

Onsite at a client location, I asked “What is the main function of I.T.?” A client responded, “It’s keeping up with technology!”  In our world, we are constantly bombarded with upgrades and future migrations. Today, I am sharing my knowledge as an expert in BusinessObjects landscape assessments, migrations and upgrades. ...

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Tech Tip: Content Validation for Reports Scheduled via Email

InfoSol Blog Tech Tip

Business(s) and their units send hundreds to thousands of emails out via report scheduling. Delivering the correct reports to the right person is mission critical for efficient business process. Currently, a recall email feature exists for incorrect emails sent within network, but the recipients are notified of the email recall. ...

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Tech Tip: Merging on Variables in Web Intelligence

InfoSol Blog Tech Tip

One of the often overlooked additions given to us in the 4.2 SP3 release was the ability to merge data on variables, not just dimensions.  For many years we have lived with these restrictions in Web Intelligence: 1.) You could only merge on dimensions, not on variables. 2.) The data ...

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11 thoughts to help you decide if you need Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence is more than just reporting. It can be the lifeline of a business helping shape decisions, inspiring actions, and providing the right insights to the right people at the right time. To simplify it, Business Intelligence is: • What happened? (reporting, analytics, insights) • What is happening? (real ...

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Let’s Speak BO Together– Highlights of 2018

The Let’s Speak BO Webinar series that began in the winter of 2015 just recently concluded its third straight year of bi-weekly Business Intelligence Webinars with a fantastic close. Adam Lange, with A. Lange Consulting, lead a jam packed session dedicated to all of the new things our BusinessObjects community ...

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Skip a Meal and Raise Awareness About Hunger and Poverty

Millions of people around the world are affected by humanitarian crises, but luckily there are people all around the world that are willing to lend a helping hand. At IBIS 2018, we heard an inspiring story from our Most Valuable Dashboard Award Winner– the International Humanitarian City. The International Humanitarian ...

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The Dashboard Salsa Dance

On a recent vacation in Mexico, I attended a class to learn how to dance salsa. Now, I have two left feet when it comes to learning any structured dances. I can do the count in my head and I can do the steps with my feet, but I can ...

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Tech Tip: How to Document IDT Universe Information

InfoSol Blog Tech Tip

Tip: How to Document IDT Universe information Trick: Use Save as One of the features of IDT is to document all available setups that were performed on the business layer and data foundation of a .unx universe. In our example, we are going to document E-fashion Universe’s Business Layer. Prerequisites: ...

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The BusinessObjects Upgrade Dilemma

Buying a car has always been a challenging experience for me. I never know what to buy, when to buy, what features to include, and I definitely don’t enjoy the inevitable frustrating bartering with the sales and finance people. I also still haven’t figured out why I always end up ...

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