EBI - Lots of Questions

I understand where you are coming from. EBI to me was like using a
sledgehammer to kill a fly. I use Seagate Analysis for most of what EBI
does. The software is free, rather user friendly and works great with ODBC.
Other portions I've handled with Crystal and the web component server. This
creates some really neat reporting and in most cases management doesn't care
how they get the reports, just that they get them.

Hope this helps,

Ted Kitch
ted@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Todd Caughey [mailto:caugheyt@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 9:57 AM
To: 'vantage@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: [Vantage] EBI - Lots of Questions

I am starting to work on implementing the EBI (Enterprise Business
Intelligence, sometimes an oxymoron) module and am running into lots of
questions. If you have any answers or suggestions to one or more of these
please let me know whatever you can and have time for.

Some background - in case it helps:
Vantage 4.00.812 - Progress 9.0B
Merant ODBC for Progress
Crystal 8.0 (Developer) - Excel 2000
NT 4.0 Spk 4 on Vantage server
NT-SBS 4.5 on other server includes SQLserver 7.0
SBS server is Compaq Proliant 800 (350Mhz -128MB)

Questions:
1. Are using this module or examined and rejected it? (affirmative replys
only please)
2. If using is it used effectively?
3. Is SQL OLAP Server part of SQL Server? If not where do you get it & at
what cost?
4. What OLAP viewer are you using? Is Excel sufficient?
5. Can EBI be used on an SBS server or is full SQL Server?
6. Any better ways to slice & dice data or other analytical tools?
7. Comments on OLAPserver load?

I am starting to wonder if the "really neat reporting" our management was
sold on is worth the trouble to do and I am now fearing our EBI purchase was
a "pig in a poke".

Thank you,
-Todd Caughey
Harvey Vogel Mfg. Co.



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I am starting to work on implementing the EBI (Enterprise Business
Intelligence, sometimes an oxymoron) module and am running into lots of
questions. If you have any answers or suggestions to one or more of these
please let me know whatever you can and have time for.

Some background - in case it helps:
Vantage 4.00.812 - Progress 9.0B
Merant ODBC for Progress
Crystal 8.0 (Developer) - Excel 2000
NT 4.0 Spk 4 on Vantage server
NT-SBS 4.5 on other server includes SQLserver 7.0
SBS server is Compaq Proliant 800 (350Mhz -128MB)

Questions:
1. Are using this module or examined and rejected it? (affirmative replys
only please)
2. If using is it used effectively?
3. Is SQL OLAP Server part of SQL Server? If not where do you get it & at
what cost?
4. What OLAP viewer are you using? Is Excel sufficient?
5. Can EBI be used on an SBS server or is full SQL Server?
6. Any better ways to slice & dice data or other analytical tools?
7. Comments on OLAPserver load?

I am starting to wonder if the "really neat reporting" our management was
sold on is worth the trouble to do and I am now fearing our EBI purchase was
a "pig in a poke".

Thank you,
-Todd Caughey
Harvey Vogel Mfg. Co.



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