Thursday, June 27, 2013

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Mobile SDK - Mobile Location Intelligence

The release of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 and the Mobile SDK for Dashboards (Xcelsius) raises new possibilities for mobile location intellitgence. Watch this brief demonstration of the APOS Location Intelligence Solution (LIS) on a tablet:

Friday, June 21, 2013

Migration Planning & Preparation - SAP Community Network (SCN)

Just published in the June 2013 edition of Business Intelligence News on the SAP Community Network: "Best Practices for a Smooth Migration to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0."

I co-authored this post with SAP's Thierry Audas. It's a good place to start with your migration planning and preparation.

For more migration resources, check out:

Friday, June 14, 2013

Upcoming Webinar: The Business Case for Upgrading to SAPBusinessObjects BI 4

When: July 11, 2013, 10am & 4pm EDT
Third in a series of migration-focused webinars hosted by APOS

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Guest presenters:
Saskia Battersby, General Manager, Solution Management, Agnostic BI Market Segment, SAP
Deepa Sankar, Director, BI Product Marketing, SAP

In this webinar series, we've given you many technical reasons for adopting SAP BusinessObjects BI 4. Now SAP's Saskia Battersby and Deepa Sankar bring us a more business-oriented perspective on migration. They join us to discuss the business case for upgrading to BI 4.

We will discuss:
  • The value SAP BusinessObjects BI 4 brings to your organization
  • How it aligns with strategic business intelligence objectives
  • How you can increase Return on Investment (ROI)
  • How you can lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Please join us for this informative webinar.

View the recorded webinar.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Webinar Alert: What's New in SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1

When: June 13, 2013, 10am & 4pm EDT
Second in a series of migration-focused webinars hosted by APOS
Guest presenter: Ty Miller, Vice President, BI Solution Management, SAP

As Vice President, BI Solution Management at SAP, Ty Miller is responsible for SAP BusinessObjects strategic product management and market success. Ty joins us to discuss what's new in SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1.

This is a timely event, as SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 entered its ramp-up phase on May 10, 2013, offering a range of new capabilities and opening up many new possibilities. This webinar will provide an overview of the important new technology advancements of BI 4.1, and describes how it is:

  • One Suite for All Insight with improved interoperability between clients, unified mobile BI suite and new and improved SDKs
  • One Place for All Information with connectivity to many new Big Data and exotic data sources
  • One Standard for Enterprise BI with many new stability, migration, deployment, multi-tenant and localization capabilities

View the recorded webinar.

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x Migration & the Semantic Layer

Thanks to SAP's Pierpaolo Vezzosi for delivering an informative presentation on the SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x Semantic Layer and migration considerations.

The May 30 webinar was the first in a series of migration-focused presentations APOS will be hosting over the coming months, each featuring one or more expert guest presenters.

For more information: