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Xcelsius to Squirrel: A Smooth Transition

by Rich Harvey on November 26, 2019 No comments

Don’t worry if you’ve missed the news on Squirrel—the most intuitive dashboarding tool to hit the market. This webinar will quickly get you up to speed

Delivered by one of Squirrel’s creators from InfoSol UK, you will get an overview of the project so far, the next steps to MVP and beyond (Minimal Viable Product) and a demo of Squirrel. Also learn about:

  • Why Squirrel?
  • What is Squirrel?
  • Project roadmap
  • Key features
  • Migrating your Xcelsius dashboards.

We will also be sharing details on how you can participate in the beta before it’s formal release.

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Rich HarveyXcelsius to Squirrel: A Smooth Transition

How Dana is Delivering Executive Dashboards Using a Template Solution

by Lori Wagner on August 7, 2018 2 comments

From the CEO on down, the need for dashboards is being heard. Each area of the business wants to have its own look, feel, and flow but the delivery team needs to leverage reuse for supportability, speed of delivery, and consistent KPI’s. Dana Holding Corporation has addressed this need by developing a template solution with an extensible configuration based design along with the flexibility and power of Web Intelligence, SAP Dashboards, and InfoSol’s InfoBurst, all together.

Join Lori Wagner as she presents a fantastic case study on how Dana is currently using a template solution to optimize time and efficiency within the SAP BusinessObjects tool set.

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Lori WagnerHow Dana is Delivering Executive Dashboards Using a Template Solution

Designing Dashboards Using Infographics

by Mel Sheppard on May 1, 2018 No comments

Join us in a visually appealing and exciting presentation on how to develop Dashboards using infographics. This webinar, hosted by Dashboard design and developing expert Mel Sheppard, will demonstrate and discuss ways to utilize infographics in order to create custom-looking, interactive, and visually astounding Dashboards.

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Mel SheppardDesigning Dashboards Using Infographics

What’s New in Dashboards 4.2 SP5?

by Mel Sheppard on January 23, 2018 No comments

Join us and innovative Dashboard Developer, Mel Sheppard, as we explore the latest and greatest features in SAP Dashboards 4.2 SP5. In this webinar Mel will demonstrate recently added functionality for SAP Dashboards and explore the new HTML export option. This session will also highlight some of the new capabilities alongside existing export options (SWF and mobile with dCode) and compare the outputs to provide insight on the benefits and limitations of each Dashboard output.

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Mel SheppardWhat’s New in Dashboards 4.2 SP5?

High Value Opportunity Burst Brings Instant Gratification to Marketing Executives

by Tyler Koitka on January 9, 2018 No comments

Join us and Tyler Koita as he presents a fascinating case study on how a simple yet effective BI solution solved a C-suite level problem and won over its toughest critics. This burst solution used Salesforce and SAP data to increase visibility into large potential sales deals for senior management, increasing the chance to close the deal. This webinar will take a detailed look at the business problem and the technical solution, showcasing the true potential of SAP BusinessObjects and InfoBurst. This presentation will hopefully inspire the audience members to push for more from their current BI investments.

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Tyler KoitkaHigh Value Opportunity Burst Brings Instant Gratification to Marketing Executives

Common Challenges of Developing an HTML5 Dashboard

by Taylor Packwood on December 26, 2017 No comments

Developing an SAP Dashboard is never easy as there are a lot of challenges that can arise when developing specifically for HTML5 mobile consumption. These challenges range from design obstacles to security concerns. Join us and expert Dashboard Developer, Taylor Packwood, as he discusses and demonstrates some of the common challenges that arise when designing and converting an SAP Dashboard (Xcelsius) into a mobile-friendly HTML5 application.

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Taylor PackwoodCommon Challenges of Developing an HTML5 Dashboard

Design and Development Techniques for Mobilizing SAP Dashboards

by Roxanne Pittman on October 17, 2017 No comments

Join us in a fantastic and informative session with expert developer and Dashboards Consultant, Roxanne Pittman. This dedicated session will demonstrate innovative techniques for designing and deploying SAP Dashboards (formerly known as Xcelsius) for mobile devices. This interactive webinar will also explore tips and tricks for Dashboard development as well as introduce fantastic third party components that will make designing and consuming mobile dashboards even easier!

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Roxanne PittmanDesign and Development Techniques for Mobilizing SAP Dashboards

SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) BI’s Dark Knight

by Noe Garcia on September 19, 2017 No comments

Join us and BI Dashboard Developer, Noe Garcia from United Surgical Partners International (USPI), as he showcases USPI’s silent guardian. With an expertise in SAP BusinessObjects and InfoBurst, Noe has developed and implemented many different types of BI solutions for the healthcare, retail, and pharmaceutical industry.

This session will explore how USPI continues to rely on Xcelsius (aka SAP Dashboards) to deliver robust, visual tools. With a little help from its sidekick InfoBurst, with it’s utility belt loaded with great apps and tools, Xcelsius continues to be USPI’s watchful protector, a dark knight!

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Noe GarciaSAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) BI’s Dark Knight

Nationwide Transportation Customer Case Study

by Runali Ghosh on March 21, 2017 No comments

Nationwide Transportation had requirements to be able to quickly model and visualize their data, providing rapid insight into performance of several KPIs– trend, actual and targets. Users would need to be able to view the dashboard both from an iPad and on a desktop.

 After they looked into several software options, BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 (aka Xcelsius) was identified as the ideal tool and InfoSol was engaged to develop the product for them. InfoBurst Enterprise was not only heavily used for caching data, but also played a key role in the success of the project. It was used in an efficient and unique way to support drill down through multiple hierarchies, comparison of actual vs target and trend analysis at each hierarchy. The dashboard provided trend summaries in the landing page/home screen with pagination through 20+ KPIs and contained 3×3 grids for each KPI. Each of the grids again was clickable and drillable down to lower level of the business hierarchy. One of the key design aspects was to create a scalable product that does not need intervention upon addition of KPI’s, which is a frequent phenomenon in their environment.

In this session, I will show how Xcelsius and InfoBurst created this powerful application and show some of the unique features used to achieve the functionality rarely considered possible by a dashboard design software.

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Runali GhoshNationwide Transportation Customer Case Study

How Korn Ferry Used BO Dashboards to Create a Tool for Measuring Client Profitability

by Tyler Koitka on February 7, 2017 No comments

This customer case study webinar will explore how Korn Ferry solved the measuring of client profitability using SAP BOBJ, SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius), InfoBurst and Inovista’s Xcelsius add-on components to provide solutions to organizations consultants, project managers and regional leaders to provide instant access to data.

This fantastic case study will look at a P&L view with an expendable/collapsible hierarchy at both client/project level. The ability to drill from summarized to detail data that normally had taken hours to download and compile in MS Excel. A look at the developed scorecard with alerts for projects that are considered success or failures. And the ability to export both client and project level data to MS Excel.

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Tyler KoitkaHow Korn Ferry Used BO Dashboards to Create a Tool for Measuring Client Profitability