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UI/UX Series – Empty States

<Part of the UI / UX series The focus of our first blog post in the UI / UX series is something called “Empty States”.  This is  considered very important in website and application development, but is not something you see a lot of in dashboard and BI content development.  ...

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A structured approach to dashboard development

During our sessions at IBIS and on the Lets Speak BO webinar series Mel Sheppard and I talk about learning from other industries and not re-inventing the wheel when designing your BI content.  Specifically we suggest you to look at what web design and mobile application developers do to improve ...

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BusinessObjects Ready for Another Banner Year in 2016

At the beginning of 2015, I wrote about the great BusinessObjects Resurgence as organizations re-strategized to either bring back BusinessObjects into their BI future plans or expand its usage. Not only has this resurgence continued but it has grown and 2016 is likely to be another banner year for the ...

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Farewell to a True BI Visionary

Santiago Becerra, the founder of Infommersion (creators of Xcelsius) and co-founder of Mellmo (creators of Roambi), passed away last week. I had the honor of knowing this true data visualization visionary who helped revolutionize BI dashboards and inspired millions to interact with data in a whole new way. I first met ...

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Crystal Reports Export to Excel – Part 2

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It’s been a while since I published part 1 but hey, better late than never.  So here’s Part 2 of my previous blog “Crystal Reports Export to Excel – Part 1”. I have used the same report from Part 1. The following tips & tricks will help you in providing a ...

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Christmas Windows and BI Portals

Although I am originally from London, UK, it has been a long time since I checked out the Christmas window displays at the major retail stores. The world famous department stores like Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason go all out as do the elite fashion stores on Bond Street ...

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SABOC 2015: A Dash Clash Bash to be Remembered

The ASUG sponsored SAP Analytics and BusinessObjects (SABOC) 2015 conference was a resounding success on many fronts, but it’s Developer Wars flagship event was definitely the highlight for me. This year’s “Dash Bash Clash” had several differences compared to previous events. Instead of being confined to a room for 24 ...

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HTML5 with XDC and dCode Gives Xcelsius a Bright Future

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I have noticed an interesting trend amongst SAP folks in the last few months that they are starting to call SAP BO Dashboards by its original name of Xcelsius again. While the name Xcelsius never really went away, I wondered if this new trend is due to the fact that ...

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Why Visual Design Studio will NEVER replace Xcelsius

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This week I was invited by an SAP BusinessObjects customer to participate in a discussion with SAP regarding whether they should use Visual Design Studio or Xcelsius to develop new dashboard based BI applications for a new project. The representatives from SAP explained the roadmap for their BI tools that ...

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