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BusinessObjects Predictions in 2022 and Beyond by Paul Grill

This is usually the time of the year when people make predictions about the coming year. I have done this myself many times but, this year, I am going to make a prediction about the next 10 years. Here it is : “BusinessObjects will continue to thrive and remain the ...

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Training is Key to Smooth BI 4.3 Transition

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Recently I was asked to coach a team of 9 year-old boys in a recreational soccer league. I had retired from soccer coaching several years ago after my youngest daughter went to college, but the league said they would have to cancel this age group if they could not find ...

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BusinessObjects Web Intelligence vs. PowerBI – The Truth from the Trenches Part 4

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So, for Part 4 of this blog series, I would like to review how you can leverage BusinessObjects to enable and accelerate tools like PowerBI.  There appears to be a general misunderstanding that organizations can save money by converting from BusinessObjects to PowerBI. Nothing could be further from the truth. ...

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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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Customizing Report Content Using Input Controls and Conditional Formatting

InfoSol Blog Tech Tip

Many business users require similar report content with minor formatting differences.  Rather than create individual, customized reports for each business user the report writer can leverage input controls and conditional formatting to put the power of customization back into the hands of the business users. Below is a sample of ...

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Using an Input Control to Sort in Web Intelligence

InfoSol Blog Tech Tip

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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