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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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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

Dashboards and OpenDoc

by Roxanne Pittman on January 10, 2017 No comments

Join us and expert Dashboard developer, Roxanne Pittman as we explore connecting BusinessObjects Dashboards to BusinessObjects reporting. One great option we have in our BusinessObjects tool belt is the use of the OpenDocument call to open a Webi or Crystal report from a URL link. We can use this tool in Xcelsius/SAP BO Dashboards as well to further expand the usability and drive action by adding a link from the dashboard to a Webi or Crystal report. In this session, Roxanne will demonstrate and discuss how to create a link from Dashboards to reports while also demonstrating the capability to pass parameters from the dashboard as prompts to the report, so that the detail report opens at just the right level of detail needed for complete analysis.

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Innovative Dashboard Navigation Techniques

by Roxanne Pittman on March 22, 2016 No comments

Navigating around a dashboard must be able to ‘flex’ when it comes to the needs of the data. Sometimes in the development process, logical groupings of the data are more apparent whereas other times we need to get creative in how we navigate to the data with a user-friendly and logical workflow in mind. Join us in a fantastic session with expert Dashboard Developer & Designer, Roxanne Pittman, as we explore dashboard navigation techniques that will guide developers in discovering innovative approaches to navigation in a dashboard project.

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Information Design for Dashboards

by Mel Sheppard on October 6, 2015 1 comment

Anyone can build a dashboard. There are plenty of tools on the market that enable you to connect to virtually any data source, and with just a few clicks present information inside one or more data visualizations. However, in order to really effectively communicate information in this way, it pays to understand the important role that design plays in our ability to interpret this information.

Expert Developer and Dashboard Designer, Mel Sheppard will share examples of good and bad informationdesign and discuss how attributes such as color, weight, scale and grouping affect our perception. You will also learn the importance of selecting the right chart and leave equipped the skills/tools you need to pick the right chart/visualization for your dashboard.

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Mobilizing Dashboards with Xcelsius HTML5 and dCode

by Paul Grill on August 11, 2015 No comments

Xcelsius Dashboards are everywhere and with the ability to now generate them in HTML5 they will be appearing in even more places and on your mobile devices. In addition to the Xcelsius HTML5 components, there are many third party HTML5 components and add-ons for Xcelsius that provide some really cool functionality like being able to support offline mobile dashboards or embed Xcelsius HTML5 dashboards inside publications.

Don’t miss out on a fantastic exploration into the world of Dashboards, Mobility, HTML5 and dCode hosted by Paul Grill, CEO of InfoSol, and Richard Harvey of InfoSol Ltd.

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Paul GrillMobilizing Dashboards with Xcelsius HTML5 and dCode

How to Develop an End to End BI Application Using SAP Dashboards?

by Mel Sheppard on May 5, 2015 No comments

Join us and Dashboard Developer expert, Mel Sheppard, as we dive into SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards! Based on the awesome feedback that we received from the Let’s Speak BO: Web Intelligence Chart Visualization webinar in March, we are excited to offer an in-depth and informative session dedicated to SAP Dashboards. This webinar will focus on how to develop end to end Business Intelligence applications within your organization while addressing when to transition your data delivery method from a Web Intelligence report to a Dashboard. This webinar will be jam packed with tips and tricks, discussions on project planning, and dashboard development insight to better visualize and deliver key information.

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High Five for HTML5 with BusinessObjects

by Rajesh Ponnurangam on February 24, 2015 No comments

Join us in a fantastic and informative webinar as a continual to the series Let’s Speak BO: Everything BusinessObjects. In this webinar, Rajesh, a Senior Consultant at InfoSol, will take an in-depth look at options for mobile BI deployments.  It is very crucial for every organization to analyze the different methodologies and technologies to view a dashboard on a mobile Device. This session will cover building mobile dashboards using SAP Dashboards (aka Xcelsius), SAP Design Studio, Lumira, InfoBurst Apps and AnuBIs. You will get a glimpse of every tool’s mobile capability and will be able to compare and contrast the different deployment options.

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Rajesh PonnurangamHigh Five for HTML5 with BusinessObjects