When Your Dashboard Goes Blank – Who do you call?

Paul Blogs on BI

When I asked if they were not concerned about losing business and potentially tarnishing their brand, they said they would call the dealership. I currently drive an Alfa Romeo Stelvio and, like most vehicles today, it notifies me on the dashboard when it is due for a service.

What is Predictive Analytics and Can it Help You Achieve Business Objectives?


Today’s self-serve predictive analytics and forecasting tools are designed to support business users and data analysts alike. Predictive analytics is the process of forecasting or predicting business results for planning purposes. Can Predictive Analytics Help You Achieve Business Objectives? Predictive analytics can help the organization to develop promotions, expand marketing channels, and identify high-performance, high-value targets for the business.


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The BusinessObjects Hell Freezes Over Tour

Paul Blogs on BI

In fact, The Eagles are a lot like BusinessObjects in that they have a unique and addictive Business Intelligence solution whose fan base just continues to grow. The fact is that BusinessObjects remains the Business Intelligence suite of choice for both SAP and non-SAP customers. Business Intelligence and BusinessObjects have become synonymous and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

BusinessObjects and PowerBI May Lead to Hair Loss

Paul Blogs on BI

Whereas Tableau is a true Business Intelligence tool built for business users, PowerBI is more of a tool built for IT programmers that can be used by business users. In fact, I have noticed that when making a decision between Tableau and PowerBI, if the initiative is driven by the business they almost always pick Tableau but if the initiative is driven by IT, they tend to favor PowerBI. There has been a lot of talk and hype about PowerBI in the last couple of years.

Democratizing AI for All: Transforming Your Operating Model to Support AI Adoption

Democratization puts AI into the hands of non-data scientists and makes artificial intelligence accessible to every area of an organization. With the emergence of enterprise AI platforms that automate and accelerate the lifecycle of an AI project, businesses can build, deploy, and manage AI applications to transform their products, services, and operations. But in order to reap the rewards that AI offers, it is essential that businesses first address how their organizations are set up, from their people to their processes. Democratizing AI through your organization requires more than just software. It may require changing your operation models and finding the right guidance to realize the full breadth of capabilities.

Farewell to Two BusinessObjects Heroes

Paul Blogs on BI

Thanks to these heroes it has thrived over the last 10 years and BusinessObjects remains the most widely used Business Intelligence suite in the world today. Blog Featured Business Intelligence InfoSol Paul Blogs on BI SAP Business Objects Business Objects Business Objects Community BusinessObjects BusinessObjects Community Inspired BI Inspired Business Intelligence SAP BusinessObjects Sapphire

SpeakBO Experience Launches BO into a New Decade in a Whole New Way

Paul Blogs on BI

These are unprecedented times and we have never been more unsure about the future which is why Business Intelligence is more important than ever. Blog Featured Business Intelligence InfoSol Let's Speak BO Paul Blogs on BI SAP Business Objects Business Objects Business Objects Community BusinessObjects BusinessObjects Community Dashboard design IBIS SAP BusinessObjects

Celebrating BusinessObjects for the Next Decade

Paul Blogs on BI

Blog Featured Business Intelligence BusinessObjects InfoSol Paul Blogs on BI Products SAP Business Objects Business Objects Business Objects Community BusinessObjects Community Dashboard design IBIS Let's Speak BO SAP BusinessObjects Web intelligenceWow – here we are in a brand-new decade and it’s the 2020’s. Now if this decade turns out anything like its predecessor 100 years ago – the 1920’s – then we are in for a fun time!

BusinessObjects Users Advancing Toward What Will Be

Paul Blogs on BI

The content and tone of the conference clearly showed that it is by advancing toward new Business Intelligence technologies and methodologies while leveraging and integrating what we have that we can make progress and fly. brings its powerful semantic layer to the Webi document so you can create a new data model based on existing objects (dimensions, measures, variables) from an existing Webi document to use as a source for other Webi documents.

What Does Flying Look Like?

Paul Blogs on BI

Being someone who is passionate about Business Intelligence, I realized that passion is driven by inspiring, learning about and sharing Business Intelligence solutions that make a positive difference in people’s lives. At this year’s IBIS event there will be a boat load of amazing Business Intelligence solutions being shared and I will be in my element attending as many of the sessions as possible. I have always been fascinated by butterflies.

The Dashboard Salsa Dance

Paul Blogs on BI

The same can be said when creating Business Intelligence dashboards. Blog Featured Business Intelligence BusinessObjects InfoBurst Dash InfoSol Paul Blogs on BI Products SAP Business Objects Tableau Web Intelligence Webi Xcelsius BI Dashboards Business Objects Business Objects Community BusinessObjects Community dashboard Dashboard design Dashboards Inspired Business Intelligence

InfoSol Dashboard Awards that Inspire at IBIS 2018

Paul Blogs on BI

The love for BusinessObjects was in the air at this year’s InfoSol Business Intelligence Seminar (IBIS). Dashboards continue to be the primary interface of most business intelligence solutions. Best Business Dashboard Award. The InfoSol 2018 Best Business Dashboard Award went to The Waldinger Corporation for their Technician Dashboard. Limitless Business Intelligence Dashboard Award.

The BusinessObjects Upgrade Dilemma

Paul Blogs on BI

Blog Featured Business Intelligence InfoSol Paul Blogs on BI Business Objects Business Objects Community BusinessObjects BusinessObjects Community Inspired Business Intelligence SAP Business ObjectsBuying a car has always been a challenging experience for me. I never know what to buy, when to buy, what features to include, and I definitely don’t enjoy the inevitable frustrating bartering with the sales and finance people.

BusinessObjects Certification Could be the Perfect Fit

Paul Blogs on BI

I have also noticed more and more people adding IBIS attendance to their resumes so this year’s IBIS will also introduce a unique IBIS Business Intelligence certification which you can receive for attending 15 hours or more of IBIS sessions. BusinessObjects Highlights Let's Speak BO News Paul Blogs on BI Products SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence Webi Xcelsius Business Objects Community BusinessObjects Community IBIS IBIS 2018

Dashboards Everywhere and Along Comes Squirrel

Paul Blogs on BI

The fact is that dashboards dominate as the primary user interface for both Business Intelligence and operational solutions. Xcelsius is also used by many small to medium sized companies as well as solopreneurs and some run their entire business around it. In just the last three days I received three fascinating dashboards. The first was from Microsoft, called MyAnalytics, showing my work habits for the last week based on my Microsoft Outlook usage.

BusinessObjects Coexistence – The Way to Build a World Cup Dream Team

Paul Blogs on BI

In the world of Business Intelligence there are many good players out there too and historically they have just played on one team. But Business Intelligence is more than just self-service data discovery and visualizations and the BI legacy companies remain dominant in other areas of BI like BI reporting, ad-hoc query and analysis, BI applications and data preparation.

Will 2018 See More BusinessObjects in the Cloud?

Paul Blogs on BI

In the world of Business Intelligence, predictions by leading experts and vendors have also not always been stellar. Highlights Let's Speak BO News Paul Blogs on BI SAP Business Objects Business Objects Community BusinessObjects BusinessObjects CommunityWhile it’s fun to make predictions at the beginning of a new year, I must admit that my track record on getting them right has not always been perfect.

The Future of BusinessObjects Dashboards – Lessons from Egypt

Paul Blogs on BI

Blog Featured Business Intelligence BusinessObjects InfoSol Let's Speak BO News Paul Blogs on BI Products Xcelsius Business Objects Community BusinessObjects Community dashboard SAP Business ObjectsOn a recent trip to Egypt, I was amazed at the number of older vehicles I saw on the road dating back to the 1960’s and even older.

Business Intelligence and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Paul Blogs on BI

At the same time because I am so passionate about Business Intelligence and can see how it is being both used and abused in this situation, I felt compelled to share my viewpoint. I have always believed that Business Intelligence is only 50% about analyzing the data and that the other 50% is the human action taken as a result of that analysis. With news, social media and conversation completely dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, I was hesitant to write a blog that even mentions it.

Why Replacing BusinessObjects is Bad for Business

Paul Blogs on BI

The key to BusinessObjects huge global success over the last 25 years is the semantic layer with its unique ability to present simple business terms to users that they can drag and drop and apply conditions and formulas to without writing any SQL or needing to know the underlying data. Business Intelligence BusinessObjects Highlights InfoBurst Tab InfoSol Paul Blogs on BI SAP Business Objects TableauI have learned many valuable life lessons coaching kids’ soccer.

Four critical data management attributes for AI and digital transformation

IBM Big Data Hub

The labyrinth of convoluted data management systems often evolves as a natural response to data growth, diversity of data types, and varying needs based on business objectives Many enterprises have a tangled data management system, comprised of an assortment of products assembled together, in an attempt to meet the complex needs of modern day data management.

Do you have the right talent to put AI to work?

IBM Big Data Hub

Business-as-usual means something far different today than it did just a few months ago. For most enterprises, digital transformation isn’t just a distant business objective—now it’s an imperative to find new ways of doing business Around the world, companies are pivoting to adjust to an entirely new reality.

Transforming Big Data to Competitive Intelligence for Achieving Competitive Advantage


They dig-in to their business orientations, product and service positionings, sales triggers, battle cards, marketing strategies, and stay up-to-date with the important happenings around their industry.

Pitching a DataOps Project That Matters


Your data consumers are focused on business objectives. They need to grow sales, pursue new business opportunities, or reduce costs. Data is the modern business decision apparatus (just ask Google, Target, Amazon, or Facebook).

IBM Cloud Pak for Data enhances DataOps services to deliver business agility with cost savings and risk reduction

IBM Big Data Hub

With business continuity top of mind, leaders are turning to DataOps programs to deliver trusted data quickly by creating trusted data pipelines between data sources and data users mapped to their critical business objectives Today’s market conditions elevate the need to put trusted data into the right hands almost in real-time. The market has been experiencing a dramatic demand for near-frictionless, fact-based decision-making processes.

Power Pictures Improve Effectiveness of Dashboards

Paul Blogs on BI

BusinessObjects InfoSol News Paul Blogs on BI Products Xcelsius Business Objects Community BusinessObjects Community dashboard Dashboard design IBIS 2018 InfoBurst Let's Speak BONew Zealand is an extraordinary place to visit with an incredible range of natural wonders, stunning landscapes and the remarkable Maori culture.

What Does a Chief Data Scientist Do?


As a result, the Chief Data Scientist needs to be able to bridge the gap between business objectives (from initial strategy planning to reporting on KPIs) and data projects. The Chief Data Scientist sits at a unique crossroads between the data science team and the rest of the C-suite and senior management. In this article, we highlight some of the additional skill sets necessary to become a Chief Data Scientist, as well as primary responsibilities of those inhabiting the role.

Unicorns or Data Architects?


Data architects have a tendency to feel like unicorns: somehow they can manipulate data storage and computation structures like putty and also keep business objectives in mind. business Team data architecture communication

How a “PRACtical” Approach to Risk Management Will Aid COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

John Wheeler

However, the COVID-19 recovery will be grounded in how business operations in industries as varied as manufacturing, transportation, retail, healthcare, life sciences, energy, etc. That leaves board members with significant blind spots across the other three objectives.

Data Champions: Balancing IT and Business Needs


At the same time IT, whose job it is to ensure security and compliance while meeting the needs of the business, tend to be unfairly blamed for holding projects back. Data Champions find the common ground that successfully meets the requirements of both business AND IT.

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What Are Critical Success Factors?

Business Analyst Learnings

How can we aim for, or even define, business success, if we don't know what it is? Critical success factors (CSFs) are an important element in business, and essentially entail identifying what really matters. Business Matters

Coffee with Cloudera: Vinita Srivalsan


All along I have seen myself as an independent economic unit fulfilling a set of business objectives and deriving value from it. While business results are still important, making a wider impact on society has become a constant theme for us.

Web Analytics 101: Definitions: Goals, Metrics, KPIs, Dimensions, Targets

Occam's Razor

Definitions and standard perspectives on these terms will be covered in this post: Business Objectives. Business Objectives: This is the answer to the question: "Why does your website exist?" " Or: "What are you hoping to accomplish for your business by being on the web?" Without a clearly defined list of business objectives you are doomed, because if you don't know where you are going then any road will take you there.

The Business Analyst's Guide To Encouraging Critical Thinking

BA Learnings

If you’re a manager in charge of a business analyst team or are a part of any team in charge of achieving key business objectives, this article discusses useful insights on how you can trigger and sustain critical thinking in the team. You present a business analysis plan and ask your team members to share their thoughts. Business Analyst Career

True workplace diversity goes beyond gender parity


diversity of thinking, perspective, and intellectual style) because those differences can help companies come up with innovative ideas or solutions to meet business objectives. Diversity takes on many forms around us.

Integrated Planning: Now’s the time


It ensures that the subplans of all business areas of a company are brought together and coordinated. Each business unit creates internal plans with its own KPIs. Several planning versions and long planning cycles are the result, as the different business areas plan in isolation from each other. In many companies, important information is often stored in silos and the different business units operate independently of each other.

Your Ultimate Guide To Modern KPI Reports In The Digital Age – Examples & Templates


Essentially, it means that we are living in a world rich with data, and for businesses looking to streamline their processes, monitor various areas of performance, and understand their customer base on a deeper, more personal level, collecting, analyzing, and leveraging this wealth of insights is critical for success. Let’s start by considering what KPIs are and what they mean in a business context. One of the best ways to grow your business is by increasing your conversion rates.

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How to Start, Nurture, and Grow a Business with Big Data

Smart Data Collective

Especially if you need it for your business. Today, we’re going to discuss how to start, nurture, and grow a business using big data. Some know how to filter this data, process it, and use it to cultivate their business. Well, you need to work on three specific business areas.

insightsoftware Announces New COO Joe Healey, New CMO Stacy West

Jet Global

We know top-tier talent plays a key role in accelerating growth and achieving business objectives. RALEIGH, N.C.

In Times of Rapid Change, Business Process Modeling Becomes a Critical Tool


With the help of business process modeling (BPM) organizations can visualize processes and all the associated information identifying the areas ripe for innovation, improvement or reorganization. As part of their transformations, businesses are moving quickly from on premise to the cloud and therefore need to create business process models available to everyone within the organization so they understand what data is tied to what applications and what processes are in place.