Blog Posts - Sap Bi 4.0



Recording and Book Giveaway: Most Important Xcelsius Webinar of 2012

Hi Everyone, We first want to say thanks for attending the Most Important Xcelsius Webinar of 2012! Consider  this to be one of three upcoming blog posts discussing the details of the webinar. Please be sure to read it all the way through before pre...
by Everything Xcelsius on Apr 23, 2012

Alert: Most Important Xcelsius Webinar of 2012

Hi Our Loyal Followers, If you have used, invested or are curious about the Xcelsius software, this may the be most important email you will read in 2012!  It’s been a LOOONGG, SLOW year in the Xcelsius world, but I’m sure most of you ha...
by Everything Xcelsius on Apr 17, 2012

Operational Reporting: Leveraging Crystal Reports as a Model for Embedded BI

As I attempt to describe in the below figure, there are a few types of BI that are currently available from BI vendors. Historically, most BI deployments began with pure reporting that delivered information to those who needed it for making decisions...
by Everything Xcelsius on Oct 25, 2011

Enterprise Reporting: How does Crystal Reports fit in and where is it going?

Crystal Reports began in 1988 under the name of Quik Reports DOS. It was created out of necessity, as the original developers needed a better tool for generating views of the data contained within their accounting application.  Through the years, th...
by Everything Xcelsius on Oct 18, 2011

ASUG SBOUC BI4 Release Party OFFICIAL RSVP!

Hi Folks, The most anticipated event of the ASUG SAP BusinessObjects conference is finally here and its BIGGER and BETTER! We are excited to formally announce the Official SAP BI4 Release Party (aka the 3rd Annual Xcelsius Gurus Reception), hosted b...
by Everything Xcelsius on Sep 27, 2011

Xcelsius Bootcamp Tour Special!

I know I have not blogged in a while on EX (this will change in 2012), but I wanted to share some exciting news.  The Xcelsius Gurus have joined forces with SAP Wispubs to do a 4-city Xcelsius Bootcamp tour (Chicago, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and Cop...
by Everything Xcelsius on Sep 26, 2011

The value of the SAP BusinessObjects Ecosystem

Ryan Goodman’s last post, Understanding BI4 Dashboards and XWIS, drew a couple of comments (here and there) expressing frustration that capabilities of third party extensions ought to be delivered as a native part of the SAP Business Objects produc...
by Everything Xcelsius on Aug 24, 2011

Understanding BI4 Dashboards and XWIS

If you’re using Xcelsius (now SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards) for your enterprise dashboard projects, by not looking beyond what comes “in the box,” you may well miss out on capabilities which could make a critical difference to your project; e...
by Everything Xcelsius on Aug 11, 2011

Xcelsius and Business Intelligence Web Services (BIWS)- Part 2

As a follow up to my blog on BIWS, I created two videos to show you the concepts of creating and consuming BI Web Services. The demonstrations were done using BI 4.0. In this first video, I create a web service and demonstrate how to validate it fro...
by Everything Xcelsius on Jul 12, 2011

Xcelsius and Business Intelligence Web Services (BIWS)

With the limited availability of scalable data connectivity options for Xcelsius, are you constantly seeking  to improve your dashboard performance?  If your answer is ‘YES’, then this post is for you. Easily connecting to an ‘Enterpr...
by Everything Xcelsius on Apr 21, 2011

Your ONE MUST HAVE Xcelsius feature…

The question is if you could have 1, and only 1 feature added to Xcelsius that would provide the most impact to all of your dashboards, and never have another new feature again... what would it be?
by Everything Xcelsius on Apr 6, 2011

Webinar Alert: Introducing SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 2011 (Xcelsius)

This week I am extremely excited to help introduce through SCN, the latest version of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 2011, on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at 10:00 am PST, 1:00 pm EST. For our Xcelsius Gurus network members who have stayed on top of th...
by Everything Xcelsius on Mar 22, 2011

Where to get SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) Add-Ons

For those of you who have looked to the “Get More Add-Ons” link inside of Xcelsius, you may have noticed that there are no longer add-ons available. Over the last year, it looks like SAP has been slowly de-commissioning the On-Demand comm...
by Everything Xcelsius on Mar 2, 2011

Webinar Alert: Facts and Myths about Xcelsius: Creating Enterprise Dashboards

Ever wondered what’s  really a fact or myth when creating enterprise dashboards? If the answer is yes, then attending this webinar by Xcelsius Guru and Author, Ryan Goodman, on February 16th (10 am PST, 1 pm EST) is a must attend. Ryan will he...
by Everything Xcelsius on Feb 11, 2011

Webinar Alert: Facts and Myths about Xcelsius: Creating Enterprise Dashboards

Ever wondered what’s  really a fact or myth when creating enterprise dashboards? If the answer is yes, then attending this webinar by Xcelsius Guru and Author, Ryan Goodman, on February 16th (10 am PST, 1 pm EST) is a must attend. Ryan will he...
by Everything Xcelsius on Feb 11, 2011

No more QaaWS?

Xcelsius is one of the most innovative business products of the last decade and in combination with the BusinessObjects platform (both XI 3 and BI 4), it provides a world-class, market-leading, enterprise dashboarding solution which is delivering eno...
by Everything Xcelsius on Jan 13, 2011

No more QaaWS?

Xcelsius is one of the most innovative business products of the last decade and in combination with the BusinessObjects platform (both XI 3 and BI 4), it provides a world-class, market-leading, enterprise dashboarding solution which is delivering eno...
by Everything Xcelsius on Jan 13, 2011

SAP BI 4.0 and Xcelsius 2008 Events and Resources

Hi Everyone, With all the anticipation and ramp up surrounding the release of the new SAP BI 4.0 Suite, I would like to report on several new and exciting events and resources that you should not miss. I will also mention some exciting Xcelsius 2008...
by Everything Xcelsius on Dec 15, 2010


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