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 […]

Adding Regression Trends to a Dashboard

Do you need to display the Linear Regression or Logorithmic Regression of data trends in an Xcelsius dashboard but don’t know how to write the required formulas? If so, you’ll be extremely pleased to know how easily these regression types can be created in Xcelsius. And all without having to figure out which formula to […]

Report Bursting with SAP Crystal Reports Server 2008

(Post #3 of 3 for Reportapalooza – Focused on SAP Crystal Reports Server 2008). The idea to write about Report Bursting in SAP Crystal Reports Server 2008 came to me on the shuttle bus on the way to the airport in Orlando after a very successful (and one shiny iPad later) ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference. […]

Sharing Reports in SAP Crystal Reports Server

In this post, the 2nd in a three part series for the Reportapalooza “Reporting Remix” challenge, I will describe my observations of SAP Crystal Reports Server after logging on with Internet Explorer into the Java Infoview portal. I logged into SAP Crystal Reports Server as the Administrator and was given two categories of options: Navigate […]

Xcelsius 101: Changing the look of a chart

Hi Everyone, Here’s some Xcelsius 101 on changing the look of a chart so that things don’t look so plain. Great for people who just need a reference 🙂 I’ve written some step by step instructions on changing a chart from it’s default look to something more attractive. 1. Add your chart and bind the […]