Components

Mobile Supported Components: Dashboards SP05

SAP Dashboards SP05: List of components that are supported on Mobile Devices

Xcelsius 2008 SP4 Spreadsheet Alerts!

I was quite impressed with the new features released in Xcelsius 2008 SP4, especially with the new spreadsheet alerts capability.  I keep asking myself, why didn’t we have this feature when they came out with the scorecard component? Before the advent of the scorecard selector component, it was a pain to create a scorecard as [...]

Brogden’s Building Blocks of Dashboard Design

The popularity of dashboarding has reached an all-time high thanks in large part to SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (SBOD), formerly known as Xcelsius. This product has helped to push the art of data visualization to the forefront of business intelligence (BI) projects around the world. Because of its highly customizable nature, SBOD dashboards can be designed [...]

Xcelsius 2008 SP4 – Waterfall Chart

One of the new features of the latest service pack SP4 is the Waterfall chart. Until now, we have had to do workarounds or purchase third party addons to achieve a waterfall chart. What is a Waterfall Chart? A waterfall chart is a form of data visualization which helps in determining the cumulative effect of [...]

Component Layering, Dynamic Visibility, and the Canvas Container

As you begin to develop sophisticated and complex dashboards, you will inevitably be faced with the need for more screen real estate to display more information. One easy way to solve this issue is by layering components and displaying the data dynamically when certain conditions are met. This methodology can become quite complicated as the [...]