Dashboards

Multi-Colored Column Charts

When looking at dashboards produced by other data visualization tools, we often see multi-colored column charts. While this technique can be reproduced in SAP Dashboards, it doesn’t always make sense to do. Below are a couple examples of the effect, and you can see how the second instance is far more appropriate.

Ranking in SAP Dashboards

Learn how to create ranking in Excel with supported formulas in SAP Dashboards!

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4 Cookbook Giveaway!

I’m very proud to announce that SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards Cookbook is officially available.  For the past year, Xavier Hacking and I together with Packt Publishing have carefully compiled over 90 recipes on transforming your data into highly effective dashboards. We cover the ins and outs of using the Dashboard Design components, connecting to different data [...]

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 [...]