Element Linking in Web Intelligence – Prt 9

Continuing our┬áprevious post on Input Controls, let’s now look into Element Linking in Web Intelligence Reporting. The combination of Element Linking with Input Control allows developers to create hybrid dashboards using Web Intelligence Reporting tool. In essence, they allow filtering between report elements thereby facilitating interactivity between one or more elements. This also allows us […]

Overview of SAP Visual Intelligence

SAP Visual Intelligence is a new product from SAP AG introduced earlier this year as a standalone installed application which produces crisp, detailed visualizations using charts. The specific goal is to provide business owners and business-centric users the ability to create and deliver visualizations, enabling them to present their business information quickly.

Visual Intelligence users can by-pass traditional IT using full client reporting tools like SAP BusinessObjects, Web Intelligence or SAP Crystal Reports and reduce the time of the development cycle.

Special Offer: Deploying SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI

To stay competitive in today’s “always on” business climate, people need real-time access to data, analytics and dashboards from wherever they may be. Mobile BI from SAP BusinessObjects helps you address this challenge by providing a robust information platform for a wide variety of mobile devices. But getting started with mobile BI has it’s own challenges, and many organizations don’t have the skill set or bandwidth to effectively deploy it.

That’s why Altek Solutions developed an SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI QuickStart Package to help you get your mobile BI initiative off the ground quickly, while avoiding the common pitfalls associated with deploying mobile solutions.

RangeFinder in the Workplace: Sales and Marketing Edition

Business Intelligence provides sales and marketing teams with information and insights they need on customers, prospects, markets and competitors. With powerful dashboards, analytical and reporting solutions sales and marketing teams are able to better and more accurately track, monitor and analyze every aspect of a sales cycle. BI makes it easier to identify cross-selling opportunities, locate profitable customers, tracking competitors, and to create strategies to successfully reach sales quotas and revenue goals. With the addition of RangeFinder, you can make it even easier to visualize how your company is doing compared to historical data as well as your competitors to make educated and informed decisions that may enhance your companies future.

RangeFinder in the Workplace: Manufacturing Edition

Manufacturing includes all of the processes needed to convert raw materials or components into finished goods, especially with the use of industrial machines and on a larger scale. Manufacturing KPIs can reflect process efficiency, resources consumption and quality of the outputs. RangeFinder can be utilized in manufacturing just like it is utilized the Insurance Industry from episode 1 of this multi-part series.

RangeFinder Plugin for SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards Released

Over the past 6 Months, analysts and developers here at Altek Solutions have been vigorously working on putting together specifications for a new component add-on that could be utilized by dashboard designers to provide a new data visualization for end users. It has been a long and hard road but we have finally have a product that can do exactly that. RangeFinder is the first component in a new line of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboard plugins that Altek Solutions will be creating and constantly updating moving forward.

Crystal Dashboard Design (Xcelsius 2008): Tips and Tricks ep5: Parent and Child Dashboards from InfoView using Doc Download!

Sharing information from parent dashboards to child dashboards is a topic that has been gaining steam over the past 6 months and is a great way of increasing performance and enhancing your end users experience. What we are going to cover in this post is how to incorporate child dashboards in parent by accessing the child from InfoView using built in functionality called document download. Unfortunately there is not a whole lot of documentation of what document download is and how it is used so here is how I understand it to work. Document download works along the same lines as OpenDocument but the difference lies in that OpenDocument will pull in a resource that is inside the OpenDocument frame. Document download on the other hand will only pull the resource itself. This post will give you the basics on how to implement this functionality into Xcelsius.