Thursday, September 27, 2012

Webinar reminder: Well Managed BI Today at 2pm ET

There's still time to register for today's Well Managed BI webinar. APOS COO Allan Pym shows you how  SAP BusinessObjects platform management and administration best practices can liberate your resources for more proactive activities and increase BI ROI.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Visual Discovery Infographic

There's a great infographic, sponsored by SAP, produced by the Aberdeen Group, and incorporated in Pierre Leroux's SAP blog entry, Is Visual Discovery for You and Your Organization?. Leroux's claim is that:

Best-in-class companies are already adopting visual discovery solutions over traditional business intelligence (BI), resulting in more agility for their organizations in the face of decreasing business response time.

The infographic tells us that, in visual discovery (or interactive BI): "Business users receive a rich, highly interactive interface, allowing them to manipulate and explore information directly."

The hope is that, in the age of the social Web, with its multi-voiced conversations between companies and customers, BI itself is becoming more conversational, better meeting the needs of information consumers through interactive, visual discovery. SAP's Visual Intelligence (or Visi), working with HANA, and providing drag-and-drop document creation, is a step toward realizing that concept.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

ASUG BOUC 2012 - Thanks!

Judging by the talk around the water cooler, this year's ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference was a golden opportunity for APOS representatives to catch up with old friends and make many new ones. Thanks to all of you who made our time at ASUG BOUC 2012 valuable, interesting, and fun.

Our team delivered two presentations at this year's conference: one on geospatial BI; the other on BI 4.0 migration. If you would like more information on either of these topics, visit:

Friday, September 7, 2012

ASUG BusinessObjects User Conference 2012

We'll have a substantial presence at this year's ASUG BusinessObjects User Conference in Orlando, September 10 - 13. If you are attending, drop by and see us at Booth 100.

And don't miss our two presentations:

  • Well Managed Migration: Learn techniques, strategies and tips for successful migration to the SAP BusinessObjects BI 4 platform. APOS consultants will share insights from our 15+ years of migration consulting and BI solution development, and Mark Richardson of Rose-Richardson Enterprises will share his customer perspective on migration and the relevance of APOS Solutions.
  • Geospatial BI 101 - a Primer for Mapping Your Route to a Successful Location Intelligence Deployment: Understand the technology and business potential of location intelligence, and what you have to do to make geospatial BI happen in your organization. Learn how to leverage geospatial technology and techniques to unlock new analysis and insight options with SAP BusinessObjects. Chris Hickman of Decision First Technologies joins APOS to present a series of use-case examples that will help participants understand the business value of deploying geospatial BI.