Business presentation

FREE Xcelsius Webinars

Ok people.  Get ready to get excited.  As of November, I will be offering free webinars on a variety of topics. Yes…I said Free! Here are some of the Xcelsius Topics you can register for: Xcelsius 101: This session is a Beginner’s look at Xcelsius.  If you or someone on your team is just getting started with Xcelsius, this [...]


How to Make the Most of Your Xcelsius 2008 Dashboards

At the recent ASUG conference in Orlando, it was clear to everyone that the majority of the excitement and buzz at the conference was centered on the Business Intelligence side of SAP’s business- and most of that excitement was focused on Xcelsius, which is mainly due to its devoted community. Antivia’s founder, Mark Hudson, gave [...]

Xcelsius Service Pack 3

Documentation Available for Xcelsius 2008 Fix Pack 3.3 (FP3.3) with support for Windows 7

We are following up to our post earlier this week with documentation for Crystal Dashboard and Presentation Design (Xcelsius 2008 with support for Windows 7) Fix Pack 3.3 (FP3.3).


NEWS ALERT! Xcelsius 2008 FP3.3 is out (with support for Windows 7)

Hi Everyone, Last week we announced the release of Crystal Dashboard and Presentation Design (Xcelsius 2008) Fix Pack 3.3 (FP3.3) on twitter and wanted to follow up with an official post. (See the official post by Matt Lloyd here on the SCN Forums) The Fix Pack must be applied to Crystal Dashboard and Presentation Design [...]

Swan Hotel

ASUG SBOUC Must Attend Xcelsius Sessions

Hi Folks, Quick blog post, live from Orlando, while we’re getting ready for the ASUG BusinessObjects conference, which starts tomorrow! I finally got the chance to put my agenda together and below are a list of sessions (sorted by day) that are must attend for all fellow Xcelsius gazelles.  (NOTE: Items highlighted in BLUE are [...]


How ASUG Won Me Over

As a SAP BusinessObjects “legacy customer” why should I pay to join ASUG, a predominantly SAP organization? This is perhaps the million dollar question and one that many SAP BusinessObjects folks have been asking themselves for the last 2 years, post the SAP acquisition. I was also in the same boat, but instead of speculating, [...]

SBOUC Xcelsius Party 2010

Xcelsius Party RSVP Begins

Hi Everyone, We are excited to formally announce the SAP Xcelsius Community Party, hosted by the Xcelsius Gurus, at the SAP BusinessObjects User Conference in Orlando, FL, on October 5th at 7pm in the Oceanic 3, Lobby Level. This invitation-only event promises to be much bigger and better than last year, with a chance to [...]

Data Share

Breaking Boundaries with Custom Components Pt 2

Last week we showed you how to share data between swf files in an SCDD dashboard. One limitation was that the shared data was not coming back up through the SCDD Excel model in a manner that native SCDD components could consume. This week, that problem has been eliminated as the example below illustrates. By [...]

XGlobe - an XComponent

Gauges and Globes – Highly effective, ineffective dashboards

In his article “The Slow Death of a Gauge,” Ryan Goodman makes a number of great points about the use of gauges in dashboards and he is absolutely correct, for many reasons, gauges are not a great way to display information in a dashboard and if you are using them you should look at some [...]


Reportapalooza Challenge Check in!

And Reportapalooza continues! Two weeks ago I wrote my first blog post about this exciting SAP BusinessObjects virtual competition. Since then, THANKS to YOU, I won Challenge #1 with my Coffee Consumption Calculator. I can’t thank everyone enough for the overwhelming support and feedback that I received! I am cooking something up in the form [...]