SAP have announced they are committed to continued investment in the on-premise BusinessObjects suite of tools, and will be releasing SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 at the end of 2019 for early access – general availability will follow in mid 2020. Following a presentation from Gregory Botticchio (BI Product Manager at SAP) we have a great insight into what BI 4.3 will look like and what new features it will have. Continue reading If 4.2 Is The Meaning of Life, Then 4.3 Must Be Nirvana
author Keith Fisher
If you are considering upgrading your SAP BusinessObjects or Crystal Server on-premise environment to the latest version - SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP7 or SAP Crystal Server 2016 SP7 – then DSCallards has the experience to help you through the process. Continue reading Upgrading to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 Service Pack 7? DSCallards can help.
I’ve only very recently picked up Tableau as a dashboarding tool and thought I would learn more about it by trying to create the same dashboard in three of the main visualisation apps available today. I used Tableau Public, the free download of Power BI desktop (with my Office 365 account it is free at least) and our SAP Analytics Cloud environment. Continue reading A Fight to the Death* Between Tableau, Power BI and SAP Analytics Cloud
The push for visualisations in modern BI products means that more and more products are available to make our data look pretty and engaging. However one analyst’s taste for bright colours and crowded dashboards might not suit the engineer’s taste for simple outlines and clear labelling, while the marketeer’s taste for neutral tones and bold graphics would be fulfilled by neither. Continue reading What's Wrong with Pie Charts and 15 Top Visualisation Tips
In the coming two years, not only will we have to deal with the turmoil of Brexit and all it brings, but Adobe Flash will be reaching the end of its life, being unsupported after the end of 2020. Continue reading Dashboards Are Dead, Long Live Dashboards