A decade of SAP BusinessObjects

BusinessObjects 5.1.4 CD

Today, February 10, 2013, is the 10th anniversary of my career in SAP BusinessObjects.  Of course, back in 2003, it was just “BusinessObjects”.  And the Crystal Decisions acquisition wouldn’t be announced until later that year.  It’s been an amazing decade and I’m looking forward to the next one.

Dallas Marks

Dallas Marks

I am an analytics and cloud architect, author, and trainer. An AWS certified blogger, SAP Mentor Alumni and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting.

12 thoughts on “A decade of SAP BusinessObjects

  1. Congratulations Dalla!!!! You have done exceedingly well over the last decade. You have enlightened lot of folks through your presentations and blogs. Keep going!!!

  2. Cngrats. I can feel your joy, and years of pain! I remember going to a Webi 3.0 class back in 1997. I remember thinking, “man, this stuff is pretty cool – “I” can even understand it!” Over the years, as a BO employee, through the Crystal Solutions merger, SAP, and longer time as a solo BI -ier — man its been fun. And; down right painful at times. But here we are!

    1. Adi, thanks for writing. I started with “classic” BusinessObjects 5.1.4 with full client (what we now know as Desktop Intelligence), Designer and Supervisor. I remember freaking out about the platform changes after attending the XI “Extreme Insight” roadshow. And with BI 4.0, all three of the original tools have been depreciated or retired. The future is always in motion.

  3. Congrats Dallas. I’ve been working on the platform since pre Crystal Reports 8.5 What a crazy journey it has been seeing the product go from CE to BOE to now SAP BOE. 😉

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