In SAP Business Objects 4.x Web Intelligence the Charting Engine has been enhanced and comes with many new chart types and customizable properties. We can format the chart type at a high level to use three styles namely Normal Style, Flashy Style and High Contrast Style. This can be chosen from Drop Down List of Chart […]
As a company we are always trying to further our experiences, give back to the user community and solidify our place in the marketplace as experts throughout the SAP BusinessObjects suite. Having presented at user conferences in the past, we are always looking to continue that trend and submit abstracts for as may as we can. This year at the 2013 ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference in Anaheim, Ryan Muldowney and I will be presenting a session on the best practices of when and where to combine multiple data sources.
One of the great new features in Web Intelligence 4.0 is the ability to create and apply document templates. These templates use standard CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) which should be familiar to any web developer. But you don’t have to be a developer to make some simple changes — let’s take a look at some of the things we can do.
Business Objects Desktop Intelligence (Deski) was the product that started this whole train running for Business Objects. In fact, for the first handful of years of its life the product was simply called “Business Objects”…that’s how important it was to the company. But times change, needs shift, and products are sunsetted. But wait! Is Desktop Intelligence coming back to BI4?
Back in March I posted “Five Reasons Why Ad Hoc Reporting Won’t Work In Some Organizations“. In that post, I listed some of the major concerns that I hear from potential clients when the subject of ad hoc reporting is broached. We’ve already addressed “Our people aren’t smart enough to create their own reports”, “We need to massage the data first”, “I don’t want people poking around in data they shouldn’t have access to”, and “I already pay people in IT to create reports”.
As a conclusion to this series, let’s look at out final topic: If I give them ad hoc access to data, they’ll keep asking for more.