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Clariba Selected as a Finalist in the People and Culture of the Year Award Category for the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2015

Clariba — an independent, analytics consultancy based in Dubai — is named a finalist in the People and Culture of the Year Award category for the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2015.

The awards are organised by MEED, which partnered with Gulf Capital four years ago as the headline sponsor, to recognise the UAE’s SMEs, business leaders and entrepreneurs for innovation, growth and success.

How to implement dynamic maps in SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 Web Intelligence

As you may know, there are different workarounds to include dynamic maps in SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 Web Intelligence, such as using hyperlinks (i.e. Dashboards) or external API’s (i.e. google maps).  In case that the reports have to be printed as they are, these options do not provide a solution because it’s necessary to embed an image and not a hyperlink in the document.

Our solution consists in using empty cells and insert PNG images of the regions/countries as a background.

Clariba celebrates its 5th birthday - an exciting company milestone!

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SAP Fiori UX - Why it is a renewed user experience?

I have recently had the great opportunity of being involved in a couple of SAP Fiori UX projects with different customers, and I am going to share some insights about it.

SAP's last movements have undoubtedly been moving towards applying a renewed UX (User Experience) in its products and strategy. The main issue of many of companies nowadays is complexity; it raises costs across organizations, slowing companies growing their businesses. The main message is clear, keep it simple.

SAP BusinessObjects 4.1: How to disable SELECT ALL values with WebIntelligence Input Controls

Recently, I received the following requirement from a customer: To hide the “Select (All)” value that WebIntelligence places by default in the Input Controls.

Before the SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 SP4 version, there was no way to hide that line. However, SAP has finally addressed the topic with an BuisnessObjects enhancement and now it is possible to disable it in the Properties of the Input Control.

Have you encountered the migration bug for SAP BusinessObjects (BO) BI Platform 4.x?

When trying to upgrade your SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Business Intelligence (BI) Platform from XI3.1 to 4.0 or greater and migrate your Windows AD Users and Groups, you will notice that they were migrated with Copy (1) in their name. 

The resolution provided by SAP in this case is to manually rename the Users and Groups.
This is fine if you have up to 50 objects to rename; but in general this is not the case, so you will want an automated solution (unless you want to waste some good hours).

Now the question is: How you can create an automated solution? There is a simple answer: by taking advantage of the Platform SDK.

Behind the scenes – The making of I Am Clariba campaign in Barcelona

Clariba recently launched its I Am Clariba #BeClariba campaign where our team shares their point of view on why they stand proud as Clariba. Our Barcelona-based team kicked off the first photo session and had a great time being part of it for a day! Check out the behind the scenes in our Barcelona office. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter to be part of I Am Clariba and get a glimpse into our culture, workplace and brand — #BeClariba.

Click here to view "The making of I Am Clariba campaign in Barcelona": https://readymag.com/camars/clariba/

More to come throughout 2015!

Tableau Upgrade – Lessons Learned

Recently, we upgraded Tableau from version 8.0 (32 Bits) to 8.1.7 (64 Bits) along with Automatic Login (Single Sign On) and PostgreSQL configuration (Access to the Tableau system Database). After the successful upgrade of this application and configuration of the named features, I would like to share my experience as they may be useful in case you face a similar situation. 

Clariba receives certification for SAP recognized expertise in business intelligence and SAP HANA

Based on Clariba’s specific expertise and successful completion of all requirements of the SAP® Recognized Expertise Program, Clariba Consulting Middle East has been granted the SAP Recognized Expertise designation in SAP HANA® and Business Intelligence.

Clariba’s Findings: Choosing the right tool for geographical analysis

Building geographical information on top of maps is a topic that is becoming trendier and trendier and this is where big investments from companies are focusing on during this and coming years. We all have seen an explosion of public geo-information brought to our mobile devices and consumers at corporations are asking themselves why they cannot have that same flashy stuff with their corporate information being shown on a map, either on mobile or on desktops. We have researched across most of the SAP BI modules and also some competition and analysed the features that one or another can offer; you can find below the results of this benchmark study.

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