Into 2015 – Is Design Studio the Dashboard Slayer?

Ahmed Sherif and Mike Howles join hosts Jamie Oswald and Eric Vallo to revisit a topic on all our minds. Is SAP Design Studio ready to unseat SAP Dashboards? Or has it already?

We’re humbled that Mustafa Bensan mentioned our podcast in the Design Studio Innovation Series on the SAP Community network.

I found it to be a very informative and timely discussion with a balanced mix of opinions, which makes for a good follow-up and contrast to prior discussions on the topic.

#askSAP Community Call with Greg Myers: SAP BusinessObjects BI Strategy and Roadmap

Last September, I moderated an #askSAP Community Call on the SAP BusinessObjects BI Strategy and Roadmap. Nick Smith published a recap today on the SAP Analytics blog. Listen to the original recording as Steve Lucas, Jayne Landry, Ty Miller, and Blair Wheadon discuss the future of SAP business intelligence.

You can read my thoughts about the call on the EV Technologies blog in an article entitled The Times They Are a Changin’.

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Jayne Landry at SAPinsider 2014 Singapore

Clint Vosloo got to sit down and have a chat to Jayne Landry at the SAP Insider Conference in Singapore last month. They got to chat about SAP’s new run simple message as well as talk about the convergence of tools in the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio as well as Jaynes World Tour she is currently on.

Jamie Oswald’s Reaction to Steve Lucas Keynote at ASUG SABOUC 2014

Jamie Oswald gave his reaction immediately following Steve Lucas‘ keynote at the ASUG SAP Analytics and BusinessObjects User Conference in Fort Worth, Texas last month.

Already off-brand in my second sentence. Steve, beyond bringing charisma, did a great job expressing the pain of what SAP BusinessObjects and/or SAP Analytics customers are going through at their businesses. A first step we should all be looking at is to get on the most recent major version of the platform, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence  4.1. This allows customers to take advantage of the innovation that is there and prepares them to receive more frequent updates of that some innovation going forward.

Here’s Steve’s Keynote.

And click here to get Dallas Marks’ preaction to the keynote.

SAP HODGEPODGE

If we could have named this episode appropriately, we sure would have. Today, we talk about topics ranging from ASUG SABOC to SAP Lumira to the lifespan of BI4.1.  Derek Loranca joins Diversified Semantic Layer regulars Josh Fletcher, Greg Myers, Jamie Oswald, and me. And, my dog really ate my podcast.

Data Archiving Update

Clint Vosloo sat down- twice- with Henrique Pinto from SAP to talk about where we are with SAP Data Archiving today. With SAP HANA today this means Near Line Storage for BW customers and Smart Data Access.

They also spoke about the much anticipated Extended Storage  which is due to become Generally Available in Q4 2014.\