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Recently the Diversified Semantic Layer crew recorded a podcast with Jayne Landry (VP for Solution Management in the Analytics Team) focusing on the newly released Analytic Bundles.  If you haven’t had a chance, head over to DSLayer.net to listen to the podcast.  These bundles are pre-built industry content using BusinessObjects BI4, and provide an excellent starting platform as a data warehouse, universe, as well as dashboards and reports for your business.

Why else should you care?  If you are an existing BusinessObjects customer, and running (or thinking of upgrading to) BI4 – guess what?  These Analytic Bundles are provided FREE.  Even if you aren’t a good fit for one of the industries, these provide a sample set of universes and reports that showcase what is possible with the tool.  You may even be able to reach out to Jayne and discuss if there is an opportunity to develop other industry-specific bundles.

As an extension of this topic, I wanted to do a walkthrough of the process to deploy an Analytic Bundle (preview: it’s super quick and easy!!), what it looks like from a deployment model, but most importantly – how it can easily be extended.

Without further ado, here is the walkthrough video for your enjoyment.

In our next episode, we will examine the Analytics Data Model for Telco & Utility, which leverages SAP Sybase PowerDesigner.

To look at demos of each of the Analytic Bundles (and/or download them), you can do so here.

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