As organizations move increasingly to cloud-only or cloud/on-premise hybrid environments, being able to query data via graphical interfaces such as dashboards is crucial in order to provide at-a-glance, easily digestible summaries of key information.
In a hybrid world where cloud and on-premise systems co-exist, it is vital to have connectors that inter-relate such areas. Increasingly, companies have a best-of-breed hybrid analytics scenario in place with SAP BusinessObjects as their enterprise BI Platform on-premise and SAP Analytics Cloud for augmented analytics, self-service and planning, as a cloud-based solution.
Your current SAP BusinessObjects environment is key to your business. However, as many of our customers, you probably are carrying a bit of extra weight with too many licenses that are not used to their full potential. Why not review whether you can optimize your environment and convert some of the unused license maintenance to SAP Analytics Cloud?
In our day-to-day work with our innovative and thankfully, demanding clients we often identify requirements that will provide more value to the business. In quite a few of our recent implementations, customers are demanding user interactivity and collaboration within the SAP Design Studio dashboards we deliver. Unfortunately, such features are still not easy to handle with standard components and we are limited by the out-of-the-box capabilities of the analytics software solutions we implement; alternatives need to be found. These situations give us the opportunity to demonstrate our teams’ abilities, our flexibility and our drive to deliver innovative solutions.
As a SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio SDK developer, I always faced the limitation of having only one data source on my components, but now with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.5 the option of binding a data-source to a property on any component (SDK or out-of-the-box) that limitation no longer exists, and here is how to overcome it.
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.
Recently, we received a request from a customer to have printable dashboards where they could present dashboards as Microsoft PowerPoint slide presentations and circulate around the company for each reporting cycle. Find out how.