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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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BusinessObjects Users Advancing Toward What Will Be

The BusinessObjects community gathering at IBIS 2019 was totally amazing and, once again, walked away with the “Best IBIS Ever” accolade. Over 50 attendees pre-registered for IBIS 2020 during the conference itself! I experienced so many eye-opening presentations, inspiring sessions and great conversations that I was not sure where to ...

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Farewell to Two BusinessObjects Heroes

This year’s SAP Sapphire conference started somberly with SAP CEO Bill McDermott attempting to paint a rosy picture of the world of SAP. The conference concluded with the high energy and excitement of a fabulous Lady Gaga concert where she confessed that after much research she didn’t have a clue ...

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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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BusinessObjects and PowerBI May Lead to Hair Loss

There has been a lot of talk and hype about PowerBI in the last couple of years. Some of that has been fueled by the infamous Gartner BI Magic Quadrants which, once again, seem to be out of touch with the reality on the ground. With more than 40% of ...

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What Does Flying Look Like?

I have always been fascinated by butterflies. I used to catch them as a kid with my little butterfly net and put them in jars where I could watch them. I quickly noticed they would not open their wings very much and could not fly so I would let them ...

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Business Intelligence to Inspire Us All

As I look back on 2018 and all the amazing BI solutions I saw created, there was one that really stood out in terms of its impact on the world that left me both awestruck and humbled. It was a solution created for the International Humanitarian City (IHC) based in ...

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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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