Initially dashboards were used to give an “at-a-glance” overview. However, users almost always find they need to interact with the information in their dashboards to get maximum value. This has led to a significant evolution in the nature of dashboards. It is now the norm for them to be interactive, allowing users to drill into their data, view it from different angles, and see new analyses, all at the click of a mouse.
SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards software has led this evolution by providing people who are comfortable with Microsoft Excel with the flexibility to create interactive dashboards, without requiring them to learn a programming language.
Taking this evolution to the next level are partner extensions like Antivia XWIS. XWIS adds interactive, multi-dimensional (or OLAP) functionality to dashboards while retaining point-and-click design simplicity. Hear how the combination of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards and XWIS has taken interactive dashboards to the point where they are now becoming a must-have information delivery mechanism for all business intelligence teams.
Adam Binnie, Global VP & GM Business Intelligence, SAP
Adam Binnie works across SAP to design an overall portfolio of analytic solutions that will delight and enhance every one of SAP’s customers. He brings 20 years of technology management experience to SAP, all in the field of analytics, and has been responsible for innovations such as the SAP StreamWork application, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer software, and SAP Crystal Reports software for Java. Adam sits on the Scientific Advisory Council for the NSERC Business Intelligence Network.
Donald MacCormick, Chief Product and Marketing Officer, Antivia
Donald has been an active member of the business intelligence community for over 20 years and is well known in SAP circles. At Antivia, he is responsible for bringing products to market that enable SAP customers to get more from their investment in business intelligence technologies.
Previously, Donald spent 20 years in the BI industry, serving in a variety of senior product management, marketing positions for SAP, Business Objects, Crystal Decisions, Seagate Software.
Jason Rose, Vice President – Business Intelligence Marketing, SAP
Jason Rose is head of BI solution marketing at SAP. Jason leads the go-to-market activities for the industry’s leading on-premise and cloud-based BI solutions: the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio. With over 12 years of experience in BI and performance management, Jason is able to drive crisp customer communications, tailor market messages, and grow SAP’s thought leadership position in BI.