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InfoSol Dashboard Awards that Inspire at IBIS 2018

The love for BusinessObjects was in the air at this year’s InfoSol Business Intelligence Seminar (IBIS). With attendees sharing their love for BusinessObjects, networking with others who share the same passion, and attending many hands-on training and seminar sessions to expand their knowledge. One of the highlights of IBIS was ...

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IBIS 2019: Save the Date

Mark your calendars! IBIS 2019 will be taking place June 17-19, 2019 and once again will be hosted at the beautiful Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California. The InfoSol Business Intelligence Seminar (IBIS) is the premier BusinessObjects education and knowledge exchange event of the year, packed with hands-on boot camps, ...

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Why Replacing BusinessObjects is Bad for Business

I have learned many valuable life lessons coaching kids’ soccer. Like the time my team of 10-year-old boys lost a game 12-0 and I tried to give one of my inspirational after-game pep talks. The players felt down, I felt down and as I tried to tell them the score ...

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Power Pictures Improve Effectiveness of Dashboards

Power Pictures Improve Effectiveness of Dashboards

New Zealand is an extraordinary place to visit with an incredible range of natural wonders, stunning landscapes and the remarkable Maori culture. One place of many not to miss is Rotorua which has all these attributes and the Te Puia park where you can see geothermal activity like boiling mud ...

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Will 2018 See More BusinessObjects in the Cloud?

While it’s fun to make predictions at the beginning of a new year, I must admit that my track record on getting them right has not always been perfect. I tend to lean heavily towards things I want to happen, rather than things that are more likely to happen. In ...

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Representing the Real BusinessObjects Community

Representing the Real BusinessObjects-Community Feature Image

 The Americas SAP User Group (ASUG) announced last month that it was immediately terminating the Global BusinessObjects Network (GBN) Special Interest Group. This was a group set up a few years ago to represent the BusinessObjects Only community – those BusinessObjects users who did not use SAP ERP or other ...

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BusinessObjects and Tableau – a Romeo and Juliet Story?

BusinessObjects and Tableau a Romeo and Juliet Story Feature Image

The story of Romeo and Juliet, as portrayed by William Shakespeare, is the beautiful and tragic love story between two “star crossed lovers” from feuding families who fall madly in love. When Juliet feigns death in a desperate effort to be with Romeo, he thinks she is really dead and ...

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Flash May be Going Away but Xcelsius HTML5 Shines On

Flash May be Going Away but Xcelsius HTML5 Shines On Feature Image

 A couple of years back, I wrote a blog about Xcelsius (aka SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards) to explain why it remained the BI dashboard tool of choice for thousands of organizations. At that time, there was a lot of hype being generated about how Flash is dead and, by association, so ...

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