I've just posted a short video about SAP's deal with Jive Software, which lets you embed dynamic analytics widgets inside your blog posts. I mean "dynamic" not in the sense of multicolor whiz-bang (which usually aren't) charts. I'm talking serious Crystal Reports graphics, so you can showcase Business Intelligence (BI) with multiple data slices before your entire company, right there on the corporate Clearspace wiki.This is cool stuff, as the demo will show. But before we get to the video, some specifics. The BI program involved is SAP BusinessObjects On Demand suite. Users of Jive Software's Clearspace, the popular wiki platform, can "select SAP BusinessObjects' Crystal Reports, Xcelsius dashboards, Web Intelligence, and the recently announced Explorer -- an in-memory enterprise search tool -- as modules to their Jive on-demand subscriptions or on-premises licenses." (That quote is from Mary Hayes Weier's story, Enterprise 2.0: SAP, Jive Combining BI With Wikis
, where you can go for further details.)
For my demo, what it all means is you can now do (in the great phrase coined in the Jive Software press release) "community analytics." As in, data that doesn't sit useless off to the side, but instead can spark a discussion, and perhaps some business progress. See, you knew wikis were good for something!
OK, let's go to the videotape. My thanks to Dan Short, director of product marketing at Jive Software, who walked me through the demo at TechWeb's recent Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston.
For another video about SAP, check out SAP's Bill McDermott On Mobility, SaaS, & Business Intelligence.
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