BI in Bahrain

here was lots of interest in the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio of solutions at the SUG-MENA event in Bahrain. See the Xcelsius dashboard using local data, and the presentation I gave.

I was in Bahrain this week, presenting as part of a keynote with José Duarte (President and CEO of SAP Europe) at the SAP Users Group Middle East & North Africa (SUG-MENA) 2009 event in Bahrain. There was a good turnout, and lots of interest in the SAP BusinessObjects solutions, although several attendees mentioned the relative lack of local expertise available in the products.

Coverage in the Gulf Daily News: IT investment push in Mideast sought and PC Magazine: President of SAP EMEA Speaks to Region’s Business Leaders at SUG-MENA 2009 (sadly, the wonderful demo didn’t get a mention… :-) )

Please find below an Xcelsius localized demo dashboard shown during the keynote, using figures for the region, and a copy of my track session presentation.

Bahrain Dashboard

Instructions: To “open” the dashboard, click anywhere on the picture, then click the “unlock” option in the top left. Clicking “unlock” closes it again…

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Image credit: Haeroldus Laudeus

Bahrain Presentation

This presentation gives an overview of the different products in the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio of solutions, and discusses a scenario of which products you might want to use when if you have an existing SAP and NetWeaver BI environment. You can download the presentation using the “menu” option below, or view the presentation using the full screen using the arrow in the top right-hand corner.

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