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BI News: March Edition

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March 2014

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Welcome to the March Issue of Business Intelligence News!

Cutting-edge developers love to experiment and build innovative solutions that bring better value to their business. This month, we are covering topics on the next wave of software development kits (SDKs) and partner integrations with SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) solutions. These articles will explore how SDKs can provide you with new and exciting opportunities to create, customize, integrate, and extend your solution to portals, mobile, and third-party applications.

During the month of April, we’ll cover more topics that can help you take your BI program to the next level and can help you create an information-driven culture across your organization. If you would like to receive the newsletter as an e-mail, you can subscribe to upcoming issues here.

Deepa Sankar, Senior Director of Marketing – Business Intelligence



Jayne Landry, Global VP and GM Business Intelligence at SAP and Eron Kelly, GM SQL Server at Microsoft jointly announced the public preview of Power BI connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects BI universes on March 3-6, 2014 at the Sharepoint Conference.  With this new connector, SAP BusinessObjects customers can extend the trusted, enterprise data to their Excel users and deliver a single version of truth across the organization.

Learn more about the connector and how it can be beneficial to you »


2014 Business Intelligence SDKs: Developing the Next Generation of Applications for BI

Terry Penner from the business intelligence (BI) product team at SAP discusses the latest BI SDK highlights and shares SDK priorities for upcoming releases. Topics include SAP Lumira, SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio, mobile for business intelligence, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence software, and SAP BusinessObjects BI Universe Connectivity.

Stay informed about the latest BI SDK highlights »

Take Control of Your Mobile BI and How to Make it YOUR App

Transform the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile to make it YOUR app. Customize functionality, brand, behavior, and extend the app with new charts and visualization with the Mobile BI (MoBI) SDK. This blog gets you started on customizing, extending, integrating, and distributing with MoBI SDK.

How SDKs can Transform Your BI Tools into an Analysis Powerhouse

With a renewed focus on extensibility for the SAP BusinessObjects BI4, organizations have increased flexibility to offer new ways for business users to make data-driven decisions.From interactive mapping to Big Data visualizations, you can explore how SDKs and the tools built on top of them are providing value today – and new, exciting possibilities you can take advantage of in the near future.


Update on Location Analytics for SAP BusinessObjects BI Solutions

Driven by Big Data and the internet of things, the need for making sense of location data keeps growing. This article talks about the recently released location analytics solution from Esri for SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards and how to get an update on related solutions provided by other SAP technology partners.


Get motivated to a fever pitch with Oliver Schilling as he talks about the upcoming whistle-stop tour of India during SAP BIT Partner Info-Days. Schilling talks, enthuses, and raps with an infectious vigor about the immense concentration of technology experts centered on Bangalore, India and multiple other cities throughout the Bharat Ganrajya. It’s the cradle of binary, where Indian philosopher Brahmagupta figured zero essential as a number around a millennium and a half ago.


SAP Design Studio: Charting the Transition from SAP Dashboards Software

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio offers substantial advantages over SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards software for organizations looking to promote the design and use of dashboards to the next level, particularly for mobile applications. To ensure a successful transition to this transformative technology, platform managers need to leverage their existing SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards investment, develop new skill sets within their resources, and take advantage of available resources.

Find out how you can manage a successful transition to SAP Design Studio »


Let’s Make Movies: An SAP Lumira Software Visualization Extension Showcase

With the Academy Awards ceremony presenting Oscars in early March, it’s a good time to look at trends for winners of the Best Picture award. By combining the storytelling features of SAP Lumira software, data from Box Office Mojo, and a visualization extension, Terry Penner looked at how release dates affect Best Picture winners, and also how much box office revenue Best Picture winners take in compared to other movies that year.


(cs)275891_l_srgb_s_gl.jpgMike Formics, the executive vice president for IT at OraSure Technologies explains how the SAP Business All-in-One solution and the SAP BusinessObjects BI portfolio help his company run better. OraSure is a medical device manufacturing company that focuses on point of care and diagnostics. The company chose SAP Business All-in-One for templates and proven best practices – and SAP BusinessObjects software was integrated to ensure business processes could execute in only one way.


March 24-27: BusinessObjects 2014 – Orlando, FL

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February: Self-Service BI

January: 2013 Highlights

December: BI Strategy

November: BI Myths

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