Issues that BusinessObjects Customers Should Watch for at Sapphire:
Whether you’re attending Sapphire Now next week or watching from afar, here are three concerns to keep an eye on.
May 06, 2013
SAP Rekindles its Relationship with BusinessObjects Customers:
For the legacy BusinessObjects crowd that doesn’t use an SAP platform, there’s some good news about SAP’s long-term commitment to them.
April 01, 2013
Platform-Independent Folks Have a Track of Their Own at BI 2013:
At the BI 2013 conference this week, watch for sessions dedicated to customers who are not running SAP systems.
March 17, 2013
Dashboard Developers Must Choose Their Words Carefully with Users:
It’s time for IT developers to step up their game when communicating with end users, says Mico Yuk.
January 28, 2013
Mico Yuk’s Webinar Gets Answers About Dashboards, Design Studio, and VisI:
Get the latest news about who should use SAP Visual Intelligence and the integration of BusinessObjects Dashboards and BusinessObjects Design Studio.
December 17, 2012
The Pros and Cons for Mobile Dashboards and Design Studio:
Check out this quick rundown of Design Studio and mobile dashboards, along with some caveats.
November 20, 2012
The Message from the ASUG Conference: Keep Talking:
When it comes to BusinessObjects users and SAP executives, talk ain't cheap.
September 13, 2012
Uncover Useful Crystal Reports Features During Monday’s Free Webinar:
Join Stephanie Huber of Kingfisher as she explains how to get the most of Crystal Reports – even through capabilities you may be unaware of.
August 24, 2012
You Say Tom-A-to, I Say Tom-ah-to; You Say Dimension, I Say …:
Even within SAP, terms between BusinessObjects and NetWeaver BW are not consistent.
August 21, 2012
Free Mico Yuk Webcast on Tuesday About Dashboard Scoping:
Join Mico Yuk for a free webinar on August 21 about scoping your dashboard requirements.
August 16, 2012
Still Time to Register for Mico Yuk’s Free Webcast on Dashboard Planning on 7/10:
Hear BusinessObjects Expert advisor Mico Yuk discuss dashboard planning during this free webinar.
July 09, 2012
SAP VP Weighs in on the Differences Among NetWeaver and Old-School BusinessObjects Crowds:
In a recent podcast, Steve Lucas from SAP boils down the tension between BusinessObjects and SAP NetWeaver BW folks.
June 27, 2012
All-Points Bulletin: Someone May Have Kidnapped the BusinessObjects Brand:
Expect a missing persons report to be issued for BusinessObjects.
May 21, 2012
The Restructured BusinessObjects Brand: Emancipation or Emasculation?:
There's been another name shift in the BusinessObjects portfolio, which leaves some questions about the front-end BI tools.
May 11, 2012
A Quick Primer on Dashboarding with Zen -- and SAP’s Recommendations:
Find out what Zen is and how it relates to SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards.
April 18, 2012
Hey Good Lookin’, Is That Mobile Data You’re Cookin’?:
Read the main points behind a healthcare company’s approach to presenting data on mobile devices for BusinessObjects XI 3.1.
April 10, 2012
Free Webcast Recording About Dashboard Design is Now Posted:
Check out a recording of consultant Ryan Goodman's webinar, “Advanced Techniques to Design Xcelsius Dashboards Like the Gurus.”
March 28, 2012
Exploration Views and Expanded Connectivity Caught My Attention in BusinessObjects Feature Package 3:
Take this quick look at some of the highlights from the ramp-up of BusinessObjects Feature Package 3.
March 21, 2012
BusinessObjects Edge: Lower Costs, Higher Emphasis on User Self-Service:
BusinessObjects Edge brings BI capabilities to small and midsize buninesses, all at a lower price tag.
February 07, 2012
Xcelsius Taps into a Memorable
Rumors of Xcelsius’ demise got a lot of people talking about the future of the software.
January 16, 2012
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, BusinessObjects version:
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and in Hasso’s old house / No clicking was heard from any keyboard or mouse ...
December 20, 2011
BusinessObjects Blogger: An Exciting Xcelsius Track at BI 2012: The Conference for BusinessObjects:
Get a quick rundown about several sessions dedicated to Xcelsius dashboard improvements.
December 15, 2011
BusinessObjects Blogger: Timo Elliott will address non-SAP shops at BusinessObjects Bootcamp 2012:
A guy who understands the non-SAP BusinessObjects crowd is set to speak at BusinessObjects Bootcamp 2012.
December 09, 2011
BusinessObjects Blogger: Data Reports, Color Blindness, and Mr. Green Jeans:
With color-blind users in mind, avoid report and dashboard pitfalls for choices in hue.
December 01, 2011
Attendees at BI 2012: The Conference for BusinessObjects Will Receive Six Months of Premium Access to BusinessObjects Expert:
Learn more about this added value for those who register for BI 2012: The Conference for BusinessObjects.
November 22, 2011
Check Out the Tracks for BI 2012: The Conference for BusinessObjects:
Ten tracks help guide attendees through the sessions at BI 2012: The Conference for BusinessObjects.
November 09, 2011
BI 2012: The Conference for BusinessObjects Will Focus on Platform-Independent Learning:
Get the early scoop on BI 2012: The Conference for BusinessObjects on February 28 – March 2.
October 25, 2011
Xcelsius Dashboards and Your Paperless Office:
A new article shows just how much of a paper saver dashboards are.
October 18, 2011
Crystal Reports for Enterprise Wears its Armani Suit Well:
The sharp-dressed Crystal Reports for Enterprise makes a splash with its appearance.
September 29, 2011
BusinessObjects Music: What Songs Can You Name with Crystal, Objects, or Dash in the Title?:
Tell us what song titles you remember that feature the words Crystal, Objects, or Dash.
September 20, 2011
With BusinessObjects 4.0 Now Available to All, the Evaluations Must Start:
If you're preparing to investigate the release of BusinessObjects 4.0, consider some thoughts and resources.
September 16, 2011
Parenthood and BusinessObjects 4.0 collide:
Much like bringing a new kid into the world, the idea of welcoming BusinessObjects 4.0 can make legacy users nervous about what the future holds.
September 15, 2011
Unofficial Signs Show a Healthy Interest in BusinessObjects 4.0; Related Free Webinar Series Starts September 8:
Quick-hit poll results and registration numbers for an upcoming Webinar both point to the potential appeal of BusinessObjects 4.0.
September 07, 2011
This Video Demo of Xcelsius on the iPad is All About Human Touch:
A video demonstrates what I found out firsthand: iPads and other tablets have the ability to increase the appeal and usefulness of Xcelsius dashboards.
August 19, 2011
‘SAP was thrust upon us’: It rings true for many:
It's a balancing act between long-time enthusiasts of BusinessObjects and SAP customers who have yet to use the software.
August 09, 2011
Black Hat’s Security Rumblings Raise the Specter of Hacking:
As promises of hacking strategies eminate from the Black Hat Briefings conference, it's time to double-check that you're locked and loaded to defend your system.
August 02, 2011
The Delay in BusinessObjects 4.0: Small Tweaks or a Big Overhaul?:
One thing is clear with the delay of general availability for BusinessObjects 4.0: SAP is still working on the release.
July 21, 2011
Four Really Good Business Reasons to Take a Break:
Getting a respite from the job has serious implications for your BusinessObjects data crunching.
July 07, 2011
Wrestling With the Future of the BusinessObjects Brand:
The names BusinessObjects and Randy "Macho Man" Savage actually have something in common.
June 30, 2011
New Features in Crystal Reports 2011 and Crystal Reports for Enterprise:
Crystal Reports 2011 will be familiar to CR 2008 users, but Crystal Reports for Enterprise is a whole new game.
June 24, 2011
Just What is HANA – And Does it Really Matter to You?:
The term HANA comes up a lot these days, but its relevance for BusinessObjects users remains to be seen.
June 22, 2011
SAP Releases Mobile BI App for iPad:
Here are several useful articles relating to last week's release.
June 20, 2011
SAP Announces Updates to Xcelsius, SAP BusinessObjects Edge, and Crystal Server 2011:
SAP releases Service Pack 4 for Xcelsius 2008, and we hear dates for several other SAP BO releases.
June 15, 2011
Watch Out for My Paint Brush on Your Dashboard:
It's all about decisions when you paint an office or use a dashboard.
June 15, 2011
Xcelsius Without Borders: Tripping Out to Manage Those Pesky KPIs:
Let Xcelsius take you from the United States to Oman, with a dash of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain thrown in.
June 10, 2011
Don’t Dismiss BusinessObjects 4.0 Simply Because SAP is Behind It:
Arguments for and against BusinessObjects 4.0 should be based on merit and not conpsiracy theories.
June 08, 2011
BusinessObjects Analyzes the NHL Playoffs:
SAP uses BusinessObjects to analyze NHL player performance in the midst of the Stanley Cup finals.
June 06, 2011
Explorer Lets You Dig Into Sales Figures:
Watch this easy-to-follow demo of BusinessObjects Explorer.
May 25, 2011
The True Meaning of Dashboards: Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em:
A marketing officer talks about a common problem with dashboards.
May 24, 2011
Basic Training for the BusinessObjects Newbie:
See a video demo on using BusinessObjects Crystal Reports.
May 23, 2011
Users May Need More Dashboard Discussions:
Consider a communication boost between users and designers.
May 18, 2011
A Simple Step for BI Improvement:
Read how agricultural company Monsanto furthered its BI strategy with a common-sense move.
May 16, 2011
Rock-solid social intelligence explained here:
Rock climbing morphs into an explanation about SAP Social Intelligence
May 12, 2011
BusinessObjects Data Services has Big Potential for SOA Architecture:
A case is made for more use of BusinessObjects Data Services.
May 09, 2011
Researcher Warns of BI Business Processes that Roam Around Unfettered:
Find out why you should watch for "untamed" BI business processes, a term coined by Forrester Research.
May 05, 2011
A Decision Before Users Regarding BusinessObjects 4.0:
Enhanced functions in SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 might prompt you to upgrade to this newest release.
May 03, 2011
Welcome to your new BI resource, BusinessObjects Expert:
Get an overview of the resources available at BusinessObjects Expert and what it means for users and administrators.
May 03, 2011
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