re: SAP Catches Data Visualization Wave
Doug--Describing SAP Visual Intelligence as a "tool for advanced data visualization" is silly. Not only is this tool not advanced, its primitive functionality is poorly designed. I once demonstrated this product's predecessor, BusinessObjects Explorer, in a keynote presentation as an example of embarrassingly bad visual analysis software and had the audience was rolling in the aisles in laughter. Don't support bad software by simply echoing the vendor's marketing hype. Please take the time to assess it expertly if you can or to get the opinion of an expert if you can't.
Stephen Few (author of Show Me the Numbers, Information Dashboard Design, and Now You See It)