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Components of SAP BusinessObjects: Xcelsius

Business Intelligence, Business Objects, Posts Mar 28, 2011 No Comments

Xcelsius is the primary dashboard development tool of the SAP BusinessObjects suite of business intelligence products.  Xcelsius extends the power of business intelligence environments by offering interactive devices including gauges, charts, widgets, drop-down menus, and sliders.  These intuitive and user-friendly devices simplify the display of complex business data and provide decision makers with an easy way to interact with data and test out future business scenarios with the click of a mouse.

Sample Xcelsius Dashboard

Sample Xcelsius Dashboard

At its heart, Xcelsius is a dynamic and customizable data visualization software package that enables development of both insightful and engaging dashboards from various data sources throughout a typical organization. Moreover, Xcelsius includes graphical interfaces and real-time methods that provide guided analysis and for dynamic monitoring of organizational metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs).
Key Features of Xcelsius Dashboards Include:
• Intuitive graphical visualizations of data.
• Dashboard customization to meet unique business needs.
• Connection of dashboards to any type of data source.
• Maximization of the value of a business intelligence solution with rich user interface.
• Deployment of dashboards within Microsoft Office, Adobe PDF, Portals, or on the Web.
• Empowerment of decision-makers to view and understand key organizational metrics.
• Improved user adoption of BI tools because of business-friendly visualizations.

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ASUG North Carolina – Virginia Chapter Meeting (Friday, 3/25/2011)

Events, Posts Mar 21, 2011 No Comments

Register today and plan to attend the ASUG North Carolina – Virginia Chapter Meeting on Friday, March 25, 2011.  Don’t miss your chance to learn from the real experience of ASUG members in your area at this educational and networking event. Registration is now open and is included as part of your ASUG member benefits.

Register Now

Date: Friday, March 25, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Terremark
18155 Technology Drive
Culpepper, VA 22701

Presentations Include:
• Enabling SAP in the Cloud (Carle LaFoe – Protera, Jim Anthony – Terremark)
• Operating SAP Systems in Virtual and Cloud Environments: Vision and Next Steps (Jeff Anders – SAP Labs)
• Managing a Business Intelligence Center of Excellence (COE) with SAP Business Objects (Adam Getz – Amtrak)
• Data Center Tour (Terremark)
• If they use it, it will pay for itself! How effective User Adoption Can Lead To Success (Tom Fallwell – DMG Federal, Mark Anderson – Sentara Healthcare)
• Adopting SAP’S FSCM-Dispute Management (Hari Subrahmanyan – World Kitchen LLC)
• From Business Data to Business Intelligence at Volkswagen: Leveraging data using Business Objects (Tom Danieli – Volkswagen of America)

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SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 E-Learning Catalog

Business Objects, Posts Mar 15, 2011 No Comments

SAP is now offering official product tutorials to assist in learning the latest SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 suite of products. Each product page acts as a dynamic library of material where content is added as it is created. Below is the list of products with available interactive and animated tutorials online. For more information on what’s available, please click here.

•  SAP Crystal Reports 2011
•  SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise
•  SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards
•  SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
•  SAP BusinessObjects Explorer
•  SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool
•  SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform
•  SAP BusinessObjects Analysis (coming in Q1-2011)

Resources: SAP BI Suite ELearning Catalog


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