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BusinessObjects Web Intelligence vs. PowerBI – The Truth from the Trenches Part 3

BusinessObjects vs PowerBI Part 3

Well, this was supposed to only be a 2-part blog (link to Part 1 and Part 2 but there has been such an overwhelming interest and fantastic feedback on the first two parts, that I feel compelled to keep going since the topic is obviously of great interest to many. ...

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BusinessObjects Web Intelligence vs. PowerBI – The Truth from the Trenches Part 2

BusinessObjects vs PowerBI Part 2 v2

In Part 1 of this blog, we reviewed the top 5 main differentiators between BusinessObjects Web Intelligence and PowerBI, as determined by 2 different independent BI consultants who have worked and continue to work extensively with both tools. In part 2, I asked the same two consultants to list their ...

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BusinessObjects Web Intelligence vs. PowerBI – The Truth from the Trenches Part 1

BusinessObjects Web Intelligence vs. PowerBI – The Truth from the Trenches Part 1

One of the most frequent questions I have been asked lately is what do I think about PowerBI and can it really replace BusinessObjects? My stock answer has been along the lines of “PowerBI is a Business Intelligence solution from Microsoft oriented towards I.T. and, no, it cannot properly replace ...

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Is InfoBurst Squirrel the Best Thing since Sliced Bread?

InfoBurst Squirrel Best Thing Since Sliced Bread Feature

While on a recent trip to Egypt, I noticed some wall paintings in several of the tombs I visited showing a person sitting in front of an offering table with what looked like a bunch of thin, vertical oblong objects, tapered at the top, and tightly packed together. I took ...

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BusinessObjects in the Cloud – No Big Rush and No Big Deal

Managed Services for BusinessObjects - on premise and in the cloud

While we have definitely seen an acceleration in organizations using or moving operational applications to the cloud, Business Intelligence has lagged behind. Today, the majority of BusinessObjects customers use the product on premise and that will not change for a while. Why? Well firstly, if the main data warehouses, repositories, ...

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The Bite-Size Future of Business Intelligence

One organization presenting at IBIS showed how they were using InfoBurst to automatically send text messages to people when critical drug shipments were delivered or delayed. This may appear to be more operational than BI in nature but the reports that were triggering these text messages was a BusinessObjects Web Intelligence report analyzing thousands of shipments.

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Tech Tip: How to refresh Tableau Hyper extracts based on an event

InfoSol Blog Tech Tip

Tableau uses the concept of hyper extracts – a compressed snapshot of data stored on disk and loaded into memory when required to render a tableau visualization. Hyper extracts are very beneficial and even essential to Tableau users. To refresh an extract on a daily, weekly or monthly basis users ...

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