Posts Tagged ‘Guru Videos’

Jan
31

[FREE Webinar]: Learn One Shocking New Way to Increase BI User Adoption

Join Mico Yuk (@micoyuk) again for another ‘eye opening’ webinar, guaranteed to save you time and money on your BI projects.

REALITY… Regardless of how hard you work on your BI project, the success of the project will be determined by one single KPI?

USER ADOPTION…

Studies have shown that BI user adoption rates for 2013 are at an all time low: 15 – 20% for most organizations. This means that 75% or 3 out 4 of your business users will never use your BI solution, regardless of how great it is, unless of course…

You learn to use her one secret technique!

This new, but effective method of launching your BI project will make all the difference in the world to your business users.

In 60 minutes you can expect to experience:

  1. Fun – guaranteed… it’s far from the typical boring IT stuff
  2. Easy – chances are you’ll enjoy it so much it won’t feel like work
  3. Cheap – approximately 3-5% of the average BI project cost
  4. Results? – your business users won’t be able to wait to try your BI product! Your team will leave feeling appreciated and ready to for the next challenge!

She has never shared this before, so you’ll simply have to attend to see what it is and how it’s done.

Register for another Special FREE Webinar today!
Date & Time: Thursday, Feb 7th, 12:00-1:00 pm EST

(Space is limited to first 500 registrants, on average we get about 1K. Recording available for those who register, but can’t attend.)

Don’t miss out! This fun ‘eye opening’ webinar is guaranteed to give you a different perspective on how to successfully approach your BI projects in 2013.

Soo Tang Yuk (@sootangyuk) is the ‘Xcelsius Gurus Network” community manager and evangelist. To find out more, please visit her aboutme page.

P.S. – Registration for the BI Dashboard Formula will shut down in 7 days! Don’t wait… Register Today!

 

Jul
12

Xcelsius and Business Intelligence Web Services (BIWS)- Part 2

As a follow up to my blog on BIWS, I created two videos to show you the concepts of creating and consuming BI Web Services. The demonstrations were done using BI 4.0.

In this first video, I create a web service and demonstrate how to validate it from an already developed Web Intelligence report.



In this second video, I create a simple dashboard using SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 that connects, consumes, and filters the data via the web service connection.



The demos were built using the efashion universe, so if you have that around, you can follow along.

Scott Strool is a Senior BI Consultant for Benchmarkers Business Intelligence, where he helps customers obtain their BI visions. He presented at the 2010 SAP BusinessObjects User Conference in Orlando, FL, and has led many dashboard initiatives. You may follow him on twitter at @scott_strool.

Nov
22

Free! Xcelsius Recorded Webinars

Hi folks,

I’ve been getting tons of emails asking when and where our webinar recordings will be posted.  I have finally been able to edit and post the last two recorded Xcelsius webinars at the links below:

Xcelsius 101 (for Beginners)

Xcelsius Advanced XML Connectivity (not XML Maps)

Note that each recorded webinar is FREE to view.  The embeded video will automatically start as soon as the video buffers..

If you are not able to see the video, you are probably missing the Windows Media Player ActiveX plug-in.  Just email me and I’ll help you get set up.

Enjoy!

Mike Alexander is the author of several books on advanced business analysis, including Crystal Xcelsius For Dummies. You can find Mike at Datapig Technologies, where he serves as principle contributor and shares free video tutorials with the Microsoft Office and Xcelsius communities.

Jun
30

Video: Show Chart Values without Hovering

One of the more annoying things about Xcelsius charts is its inability to show data lables. That is to say, you can’t see the values of each data point on a chart without hovering over each point. In this video, I show you how you can leverage one of Excel’s oldest tricks to actually show chart values without hovering. Even cooler than that, I show you that you can do this without adding a data grid, textbox or any other component to the chart visualization. That’s right, show chart values without the aid of any other components. Enjoy!!

Mike Alexander is the author of several books on advanced business analysis, including Crystal Xcelsius For Dummies. You can find Mike at www.datapigtechnologies.com, where he serves as principle contributor and shares free video tutorials with the Microsoft Office and Xcelsius communities.

May
19

Video: Charting Best Practice for Easy Chart Switching

Have you ever created a Line chart, then decided you needed a Column chart? Making the switch between chart types is easy in Excel, but in Xcelsius there is no way to quickly change chart types. You simply have to start over. That means adding a new chart to your canvas, re-doing all your configurations, an apply the formatting as needed.

Well in this video, I show you how a simple charting best practice and save you tons of time and energy.

Mike Alexander is the author of several books on advanced business analysis, including Crystal Xcelsius For Dummies. You can find Mike at www.datapigtechnologies.com, where he serves as principle contributor and shares free video tutorials with the Microsoft Office and Xcelsius communities.

May
5

Video: Conditionally Formatting Y-Axis Labels

Did you know that you can add colors to your custom number formatting in Excel?  Not only that, but you can leverage Excel’s custom number formatting to add color to all kinds of Xclesius components.  I recently produced a video demonstrating how to apply colors to Y-Axis labels based on simple conditions.  This is an easy way to add another layer of analysis to your charts without adding overhead to your Xcelsius dashboards.

Mike Alexander is the author of several books on advanced business analysis, including Crystal Xcelsius For Dummies. You can find Mike at www.datapigtechnologies.com, where he serves as principle contributor and shares free video tutorials with the Microsoft Office and Xcelsius communities.

Aug
18

Tip #7: Xcelsius Dynamic Visibility Video Tutorial!

We get so many questions from new users asking how to use the ‘Dynamic Visibility’ feature in Xcelsius 4.5 & 2008 that we created a short video tutorial!

Before you Press ‘Play’ lets define Dynamic Visibility in Xcelsius: The ability to choose when a specific component is shown on the screen.

The most common method is to use one of the Xcelsius selector components such as the combo box, list view, or toggle button to allow the user to select what he/she wants to see on the dashboard at a given time. There are a few ways to accomplish this, but our tutorial covers the basics. Enjoy!

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Mico Yuk is a 2010 SAP Mentor and the founder of the Xcelsius Guru Network, the Everything Xcelsius blog, and co-founder of Benchmarkers Business Intelligence. To learn more about her, please visit our About Us page.