I just presented the keynote at an SAP BusinessObjects conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Audience feedback was very positive, with the only complaint being the relative lack of local expert resources in some of the BusinessObjects products (although we’ve done a lot of training, there’s a huge new set of product available and demand has been high).
SAP customer presentations included Turkish Telecom and their Governance, Risk, and Compliance implementation and a local hospital’s implementation of BusinessObjects Edge Professional.
Here’s the custom Xcelsius dashboard (click anywhere on the picture to take off the cover, then click “unlock” to use the controls):
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[update/disclaimer: this post generated some interest, so there’s one thing I should make clearer: the intent of this dashboard was to provide light relief in the presentation, using local data. It absolutely does not represent best practice dashboard design. For that, I recommend the excellent books by Wayne Eckerson and Stephen Few, and you can see Stephen’s blog for discussions about whether it is appropriate for vendors to show this type of eye-candy]
And here are the slides
Night photo in top banner: Timo Elliott.