Our Top 10 of 2012

2012 was a big year in our world.  The whole group comes together to talk about what we loved about 2012.

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Panelist
Jamie Oswald
Greg Myers
Eric Vallo Eric Vallo
Dallas Marks
Joshua Fletcher
Clint Vosloo

Adam Binnie

Josh Fletcher seized the chance to sit down with one of our SAP favourites, Adam Binnie (GM & Global VP Business Intelligence Solutions at SAP) whilst Adam was in Perth, Australia.

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Live from BI2012

Jamie Oswald and Eric Vallo are at SAP Insider BI2012 this week.  We honored to have been joined by Dallas MarksDave Rathbun, and Michael Welter.  While we did our best to stay on track to talk about BI2012, we couldn’t help but drift into the pervasive themes of the conference.  Oh, and we name drop everybody we could think of without shame.  Enjoy.

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SAP Crystal Reports vs. Web Intelligence Round 2

Jamie OswaldGreg Myers, and Eric Vallo, are at it again with Josh FletcherCoy YonceDavid Poisson, and Gabe Orthous.  In this second part of the two parter, we let the contestants fight it out until the end.  OK, we are probably still all pals at the end, so just use your imagination.

We have voted and here are our thoughts on the match up.  How do you think they did?  Leave us your vote in the comments: Who best represented their technology, and which technology won?

Category Jamie Greg Eric
Formatting and Visualization Crystal Webi Webi
Analysis Capability Webi Webi Webi
Mass Report Distribution Crystal Crystal Crystal
Exporting Crystal Crystal Crystal
Data Connectivity Crystal Crystal Crystal
Formula Engine Crystal Webi Crystal
Performance Crystal Crystal Crystal
Developer Experience Crystal Webi Crystal
User Experience Webi (but this should count very heavily) Webi Webi
Extensibility Crystal Tie Tie
Upgrade Experience Crystal Tie Tie
Embedding Experience Crystal Webi Tie
Do they belong in the same deployment? Yes Yes Yes
Who won the bout? Neither – Depends on your needs. Deski Crystal

 

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SAP Crystal Reports vs. Web Intelligence

Jamie OswaldGreg Myers, and Eric Vallo, get together with Josh FletcherCoy YonceDavid Poisson, and Gabe Orthous.  This is epic.  It’s SAP Crystal Reports vs. Web Intelligence.  Feature for feature, requirement for requirement.  Listen in to Round 1 of this show and start tallying the score.  You will have a chance to vote.

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SAP BusinessObjects BI4 End-to-end Demo Part 1

In this video Josh Fletcher walks through part 1 of a BI4 end-to-end demo that he recently presented at the Mastering Business Intelligence with SAP South Africa conference. He shows how to create a simple universe in the Information Design Tool, a simple Web Intelligence report, and finishes up with a simple Crystal Report.