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Paul Grill started his career in Information Technology in the U.K. in 1978, as an Executive Data Processing Trainee for Honeywell. More than thirty years later, he still has a voracious appetite for learning as Information Technology continues to advance at an ever accelerating pace. He was first introduced to the world of Business Intelligence in 1991, in France, when he saw a demonstration of an early version of BusinessObjects on Windows 2.1. He returned to the U.S. to rave about this phenomenal product, but it was many years before BusinessObjects made it into the mainstream. Paul founded InfoSol in 1997, and made Business Intelligence one of the key solutions offered by the company. Today, InfoSol is a leading SAP BusinessObjects solutions partner, known for its expert consulting, education and innovative add-on solutions. Paul is well known within the SAP BusinessObjects community for his extensive knowledge of Business Intelligence, and he has lectured and written many articles on the subject. Paul enjoys writing, running and coaching kids soccer, and is passionate about Ancient Egyptology.

Hoop Dancing Lessons for Optimizing Your Business Intelligence Deployment

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I got an amazing birthday gift from my wife this year. She bought tickets for the Annual World Championship Hoop Dancing competition in Phoenix. It was something I always wanted to see and I was not disappointed. I watched the entire 2 days live and enjoyed every minute of it. …

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BusinessObjects is about to make another Quantum Leap – Don’t Miss Out!

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The latest version of BusinessObjects, BI 4.3 SP4 has some awesome new features including the ability to profile, merge and even transform data sources in Web Intelligence in ways never before possible. The next release of BusinessObjects, BI 2025, will have even more amazing new functionality as the most used …

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A New Xcelsius that Integrates with BusinessObjects

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While cleaning out the storage area at the InfoSol office recently, we came across a box of unopened Xcelsius Engage 2008 software packages. Yes, back in 2008, it was normal to deliver PC based software this way, putting it on CD’s and packaged in a nice-looking box with installation instructions and, …

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The Future of Business Intelligence Reporting

At the SpeakBO Experience Event last month, SAP presented some excellent sessions and demonstrations on both the current and future features of BusinessObjects and one thing was very evident. Namely, they are investing heavily in enhancing the functionality of Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports.  This makes a lot of sense.  …

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BusinessObjects Enjoying the Summer of Surprise Winners

It’s been a summer of exciting and surprising wins in the international sports world. The Women’s World Cup saw some amazing upsets and results and then the World Track and Field Championships in Budapest had many surprise wins. Sha’Carri Richardson’s 100-meter gold medal was all the more fantastic because the …

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