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Operational Data Provisioning - SAP BW 7.4 on SAP HANA

Posted 7/18/14
In this post we'll discuss a few recent developments in the SAP HANA space, including new features available in the recent versions of SAP BW on SAP HANA. My objective here is not to write a How-To Document (there are way too many how-to docs available from SAP), but rather to start a discussion. While there are many new features/functionalities introduced with the latest version, there is...

Free QlikView Jump-Start

Brandon Novy
Posted 5/13/14
As an instructor, I’m often asked if I’ve heard of different brands of software.  One of the most commonly mentioned programs is a dashboarding tool called QlikView.  I noticed that there is a free, personal edition on their web site, so I thought I’d give it a shot.  Once I passed the hurdle of bringing in my data set, I was amazed at how quickly things “just worked.”  I...

Mixing Formatting Rules and Hyperlinks in SAP BusinessObects Web Intelligence

Brandon Novy
Posted 5/13/14
I suspect other users may be running into this same problem, so I thought it would be helpful to share a recent experience.   I ran into a problem with a client using SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence (Webi) who tried to mix formatting rules with hyperlinks.  No matter what we did, the hyperlink would not appear.  It turned out that the formatting overwrote the document...

An Ode to the Date Dimension

Jose Hernandez
Posted 2/3/14
Ode to the Date Dimension, Metrics travel through time, Don’t need H.G. Wells or even a dime. Ode to the Date Dimension, A neat trick to have, It cuts down date processing way more than half. Ode to the Date Dimension So much under used, Don’t pay attention, and performance is bruised. Sorry, could not resist .  But kidding aside, I do want to expound on the benefits...

Reflecting on our Mobile 5.0 in SAP Business Objects 4.1 Webinar

Natasha Kishinevsky
Posted 12/30/13
While Jose is off for the holidays he asked if I would contribute to the BI Blog.  At first I panicked thinking about the responsibilities and commitment required to maintain a corporate blog.  That panic quickly subsided as I realized that I was a guest blogger.  That’s like being a guest host on a talk show!  Should be fun. First thing I had to do was come up with...