Category Archives: Data visualization

Embedding Tableau Dashboards

I delivered a webcast about embedding tableau dashboard in external facing apps, and embedded BI in general. You can view the webcast recording at the following address, or checkout the slides that accompanied the webcast here.

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Embedded Tableau Oscars Dashboard

A few months ago I published my Oscars dashboard (http://bihappyblog.com/2014/03/10/oscars-dashboard/). Recently, I decided to produce a new version of it, leveraging Tableau, and extending it with some additional features possible with some html5 integration. Embedding Tableau in an external web … Continue reading

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Tableau connected Medicare enrollment dashboard

Our medicare enrollment database continues to grow and now contains over 9M enrollment records from across the country. I began collecting this information almost two years ago with my colleague Josh Tapley, and we used it to produce our medicare … Continue reading

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Oscars dashboard

  I LOVE movies. I am fascinated by the craft of creating movies. It’s a field that combines technology and imagination in very unique ways and where science and art interact to create an amazing product (well, not always, but … Continue reading

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Signal and Noise inspired dashboard

Reading Nate Silvers’ “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t” (amazon link to book) inspired me to create this dashboard to articulate the idea of searching for signal and meaningful insights in the noise … Continue reading

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How to add animation in SAP Dashboard (Xcelsius) on Mobile

One of SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) most attractive features is animation. The way components animate in the desktop version of compiled dashboard and the ability to animate various visualizations and include animated files is key to the “sleekness” associated with so … Continue reading

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H+ Chronological Timeline Chart

The google visualization API latest release this August, added a new timeline chart to the impressive and robust html5 charts already available in this free API. This chart type allows the creation of timeline charts with ease. It can be … Continue reading

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Tableau On BO – Setting up live connection from SAP Webi report to Tableau

I recently received several questions about connecting Tableau to SAP BI (Business Objects) as a data source. Tableau already has direct connectivity to HANA, however many users out there are looking for ways to connect their existing webi (web intelligence) … Continue reading

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How to publish CONNECTED SAP Dashboard (Xcelsius) as HTML5 OUTSIDE the mobile app!

This is a fully functioning connected HTML5 version of an SAP dashboard that connects to the eFashion universe on State change and refreshes the data. Yes. You are not reading this wrong. No plugins used, no third party tools or … Continue reading

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BI Happiness with html5 charts animation

The other day, my colleague Rob Blackburn wrote a really cool and elegant function to animate html5 charts for our dashboards. It was so cool, that it even made my scatter charts smile…

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