Archive for December, 2006

BO cuts off support for an independent consulting firm

Tuesday 19 December 2006 @ 10:35 am

Some of you may be following the lawsuit filed by a former BO partner group in Michigan. The suit is an attempt to collect commissions on some large sales that they helped make for BO. have written about this in the past and just received the following update from Michale Ward of CTTS”

Ken, here is the latest: BO has cut off my tech support id’s, claiming we have no valid license. Continue Reading »
BO cuts off support for an independent consulting firm

Bursting and Emailing made simple.

Sunday 17 December 2006 @ 11:31 pm

I was recently shown a new utility that allows you to burst reports into sections and e-mail each section as a separate PDF attachment to a different Email address. The tool is called PDF-eXPLODE and it makes bursting and Emailing your reports as simple as printing them.

Say you have a report that prints 30 invoices and each invoice should be Emailed to a different person. All you do is put the Email Address at the top of each page Continue Reading »
Bursting and Emailing made simple.

Correction for Holidays formula (#26)

Thursday 14 December 2006 @ 3:40 pm

Most of you are probably already aware of the FORMULAS page on my site. These are commonly requested formulas that I post for others to use. Most can be copied and pasted into your reports with minimal modification.

Formula #26 (written by Mike Cook) generates a list of the most common US holidays, based on the year you input. This is useful if you have to do business days calculations and don’t want to manually maintain the list of holidays. But, this morning I received a message that the formula doesn’t pick the correct date for Thanksgiving in years where November starts on a Thursday (like in 2007). I have posted a corrected formula. If some of you are using this formula in your reports then please update the line for Thanksgiving (element 6).

Thanks to Francis Moran for pointing out the error.

Business Objects acquires Nsite Software

Tuesday 12 December 2006 @ 5:07 pm

Business Objects has pushed further into the Software-as-a-Service market by acquiring NSite Software. Nsite allows users to use enterprise level web applications from anywhere by simply logging in through a browser. Some of their most popular applications include Continue Reading »
Business Objects acquires Nsite Software

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