I cannot believe I first wrote about BI4 in May of 2010. It was a mythical creature at the time…we were still calling it “XI4”. At the time, it was such a huge shift that it made customers re-evaluate the entirety of their investments in SAP BusinessObjects to date. It was the beginning of the […]
With all of the excitement surrounding SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3, it’s sometimes easy to forget that not every organization has the luxury of being the early adopter. For a variety of reasons, some organizations find themselves as late adopters to new releases of enterprise software. The reasons vary, from small, overworked IT teams to “if […]
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.3 SP0 went into General Availability on June 12, 2020. How should your organization respond? Read the latest in my State of the SAP BI4 Upgrade series on the SAP Community site.
It’s time to start thinking about SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3. But it’s also time to consider cloud-based analytics. No doubt you’ve heard about SAP Analytics Cloud, a relatively new offering from SAP that can connect to cloud-based data sources as well as on-premise data sources via a connector to your SAP BusinessObjects platform. But did […]
If you’re currently sheltering in-place at home with school-aged children, you’re probably spending your lunch hour making Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. However, if you’re like us, you’ve been drawing clouds. No, not THOSE clouds. THESE clouds. Cloud based-architectures for analytics and web applications. We’re big fans of diagrams.net (formerly draw.io). And thankfully the three […]
Steve Jobs is often given credit for killing Adobe Flash when he penned his essay Thoughts on Flash in April 2010. At the time, Apple received heavy criticism for not allowing Adobe Flash on its new iPhone. After a lot of effort to make Adobe Flash viable, seven years later Adobe would come to the […]
SAP BusinessObjects customers using the Oracle database should plan on an upgrade in 2020.
Windows Updates have their upsides. They keep us safe from bad stuff on our servers. Conversely, automated Windows Updates that go untested can surprise us with unexpected outages. Such is the case today when Tomcat running in an SAP BusinessObjects cluster started throwing a 404 error that oddly…didn’t actually look like a normal Tomcat error […]
Several key Microsoft products are running out of mainstream support in 2018.
The end of 2018 will mean the end of mainstream support for several SAP analytics tools.