Check out the latest issue of BW Expert magazine, also online at http://www.bwexpertonline.com. In it, you’ll find the article “Create Unparalleled Analytical Applications with SAP NetWeaver BI, Visual Composer, and Macromedia Flex.”
This is an excellent summary of the new analytical features in Visual Composer Preliminary Version for Analytics – which is currently in pilot, but due to be released in a support pack of NetWeaver 2004s this year.
The big thing for analytics is that Visual Composer server integrated with the Adobe (nee Macromedia) Flex engine, meaning that you can now easily create interactive analytical applications and deploy them to Adobe Flash format. It’s easy to integrate whiz-bang charts, gauges, and sliders into your applications, which might look something like this:
In the article, you’ll also find a step-by-step real-world example of how to create an analytical application in Visual Composer and deploy to Adobe Flash format.
Check it out!
Full Disclosure: Okay, I wrote the article, together with my trusty cohort in Israel, Judy Kestecher. All the more reason to check it out! Just do us the favor and wherever you see “Macromedia,” swap it with “Adobe.” The official “change of brand” didn’t come to us till after presstime.