A couple of years ago Xavier Hacking from www.hackingsap.com and I started exploring Xcelsius at SAP Netherlands’ HQ in the late evening hours while digesting lots of Domino’s pizza slices. We just started to play around with it and did some client projects. The rest is history…
Just a couple of weeks ago, Xavier released his own book on SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 (aka Xcelsius). If you’re an Xcelsius end-user, developer or just a BI enthusiast, make sure you check this out and order it right away.
Last week I was working together with Pieter Verstraeten from www.pieterverstraeten.com on a BI4 ramp-up project for the implementation of Xcelsius, Webi and Crystal reports and one of Xavier’s colleagues walked into the same room with two copies of the book for us.
Of course we let someone take a picture (who obviously didn’t understand the focus function of the iPhone 4) and posted it on twitter
You can order it right away here and start benefit from it’s recipes to use advanced Xcelsius functions, create SAP BW connections, integrate twitter tools, the Gmaps plugin etcetera!
I just finished reading a great book named “Rework”.
Seth Godin wrote a small review on Amazon about it:
“This book will make you uncomfortable.
Depending on what you do all day, it might make you extremely uncomfortable.
That’s a very good thing, because you deserve it. We all do.
Jason and David have broken all the rules and won. Again and again they’ve demonstrated that the regular way isn’t necessarily the right way. They just don’t say it, they do it. And they do it better than just about anyone has any right to expect.
This book is short, fast, sharp and ready to make a difference. It takes no prisoners, spares no quarter, and gives you no place to hide, all at the same time.
There, my review is almost as long as the first chapter of the book. I can’t imagine what possible excuse you can dream up for not buying this book for every single person you work with, right now.
Stop reading the review. Buy the book.–Seth Godin”
I can’t make a better summary then he just did so if you’re interested, go to Amazon and order it through this link.