Never has it been easier for business users to visualize and navigate information thanks to tools like SAP Dashboards, Visual Intelligence. An emerging area in analytics is location intelligence. While maps have traditionally been an afterthought for reporting and dashboard technologies, cloud based mapping services like Google Maps, Bing, and now Apple Maps have commoditized the map.
Today, business users can interact with a map with the same familiarity as an accordion menu. For years, my team at Centigon Solutions has been perfecting the integration of map visualizations into Xcelsius (now SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards) and now on the iPad.
A few weeks ago, I recorded this demonstration as a part of Tech-Tuesdays illustrating how fast and easy it is for even a beginner dashboard developer to layer location based data and combine it with BI Queries.
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