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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

APOS Migrator for Web Intelligence – Division 1 University

A US Division 1 university planned to upgrade their SAP BusinessObjects CMS data platform to Oracle 19c, but quickly discovered their UNV universes were not supported in later Oracle versions. With 80 UNV universes and 50,000 Web Intelligence reports, manual conversion would place a great strain on resources and substantially delay their Oracle upgrade. They needed to find a means of automating the conversion process.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

UNX Conversion Resources – APOS Migrator for Web Intelligence

If you haven’t already begun the process of converting to UNX, you should start soon, because many organizations with large numbers of reports to repoint are finding they need to plan a timely and ordered transition over an extended period of time to make best use of their resources.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

APOS Live Data Gateway customer success stories

One of the greatest challenges facing Analytics teams is establishing live connectivity to all of the enterprise data they need for a complete picture of their organization’s financial, operational, sales and marketing information. APOS Live Data Gateway helps organizations quickly realize value in their Analytics.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Pushing SAC content to stakeholders – APOS Publisher for Cloud

Organizations need to communicate their SAP Analytics Cloud insights to stakeholders both within and outside of the organization. APOS Publisher for Cloud lets APOS customers get personalized Analytics to the right people, at the right time, and in the right format.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

APOS Publisher for Cloud – Advanced SAC Broadcasting

An Asia-based producer of market pulp, paper, and fibre-based packaging needed advanced publishing capabilities to schedule, generate and distribute personalized, user-specific reports in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC). APOS Publisher for Cloud was proposed by a trusted APOS consulting and implementation partner. The partner undertook proof of concept with the customer with help from APOS Technical Support.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

APOS Publisher for Cloud Use Case – Personalized SAC Broadcasting

A Europe-based multinational lighting corporation who manufactures innovative electric lighting solutions needed a report broadcasting solution to burst SAP Analytics stories to executive and sales teams. These teams, made up of more than 2,000 SAP Analytics Cloud users across multiple, globally disparate data centers, required recipient-specific sales statistics dashboards to be delivered to team members on a daily basis.

Monday, February 13, 2023

SAP Analytics Cloud Publishing and Broadcasting Resources

Converting UNV universes to UNX and repointing Web Intelligence is a large IT project for organizations with 10s and 100s of throusands of reports. Automating UNX adoption gives such organizations the opportunity to complete a timely and ordered transition to UNX while managing their content and resources and avoiding disruptions.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

APOS Administrator Use Case – University Data Goverance and Security

Data security continues to be the highest priority for organizations, but tighter security is generally accompanied by higher administration costs for IT and BI teams. A major US university recently revised its security policies to increase the frequency with which database passwords must be changed. For the BI team, this change meant that they needed to make changes to thousands of SAP BusinessObjects reports, instances and schedules frequently, creating an untenable manual process that ate into its available resources.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

SAP Analytics Cloud Broadcasting Team Collaboration

With the new APOS Publisher for Cloud Enterprise Edition, multiple departments and groups can now collaborate and share data on a centralized and secure enterprise system and achieve the same personalized, tailored and targeted SAP Analytics Cloud broadcasting capabilities.


Friday, December 2, 2022

Iver van der Zand’s BTP TechTalk – SAP’s Data & Analytics Strategy

BTP CTO Iver van der Zand’s recent TechTalk, posted to the SAP Community blog, provides a very clear and concise vision of the path forward for the SAP Community and for organizations using SAP Analytics in particular. BTP draws together the resources and capabilities such organizations need to formulate a comprehensive Analytics strategy and roadmap for digital transformation.

Friday, November 25, 2022

288 Billion Snowflake Rows

Snowflake’s David Richert reacts to APOS Live Data Gateway returning SAP Analytics Cloud query against a 288 billion row Snowflake table in under 2 seconds.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Futurum Webcast – APOS Live Data Gateway

In a recent webinar, we discussed the steps organizations should take to prepare their SAP BusinessObjects environments are ready for their next steps into the future of BI and Analytics. Here we present three videos based on that webinar’s content.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Right-Sizing SAP BusinessObjects - APOS Live Data Gateway

In a recent webinar, we discussed the steps organizations should take to prepare their SAP BusinessObjects environments are ready for their next steps into the future of BI and Analytics. Here we present three videos based on that webinar’s content.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

BI 2024 – Beyond BI 4.3

BI 2024, the newly announced continuation of on-premise SAP BusinessObjects, is exactly what many organizations were hoping and lobbying for. If your organization is committed to maintaining your on-premise BI, then now is the time to start considering your upgrade path.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

APOS Publisher for Cloud Use Case

A major European company involved in automotive import, distribution, leasing and fleet management services needed timely distribution of SAP Analytics Cloud report content to key business stakeholders. Their information requirements included monthly distribution of reports to internal business users and externally to their partner network.

Monday, August 22, 2022

SAP Analytics Cloud Publishing and Broadcasting Resources

APOS Publisher for Cloud has become the go-to solution for SAP Analytics Cloud customers looking to expand the reach of their analytics through publishing and broadcasting, much as APOS Publisher has filled that role for SAP BusinessObjects customers. Both solutions feature personalized data, targeted distribution, strategic timing, tailored formats, and dynamic flexibility.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

TDWI Enterprise Data Governance

In a recent white paper in their TDWI Solution Landscape series, Enterprise Data Governance, author James Kobielus lays out the data governance difficulties faced by organizations re-imagining their IT infrastructure in the Cloud. We look at how APOS solutions for cloud-based analytics platforms stack up against the metrics and functions established by Kobielus.


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

TDWI maturity models, APOS Live Data Gateway

TDWI data management maturity and analytics maturity models identify trends and place heavy emphasis on establishing sound data architecture and data governance. APOS Live Data Gateway's data virtualization and self-service modelling capabilities can help organizations meet many of their data management and analytics challenges.

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