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SAP extends the Power of Visualization with Right Hemisphere Technology

February 8, 2012

Recently, the magazine digitalPLANT business+engineering published a very interesting article about Right Hemisphere technology and how SAP is planning to use the technology to extend the power of visualization. The article also includes an interview with Michael Lynch, CEO of Right Hemisphere.

The article outlines the unique value of Right Hemisphere’s Visual Enterprise technology and discusses how industry leading companies are benefiting from the use of visualization technologies.

Michael Lynch, then answers some questions about the Visual Enterprise and the future of Right Hemisphere technology now that the company is owned by SAP.

Download the Article in PDF format here.


A first glimpse of the future of Right Hemisphere Technology as part of SAP

January 17, 2012

Ever since SAP announced the acquisition of Right Hemisphere last year a lot of people have been asking about the future of Right Hemisphere’s technology as part of the SAP product family.

SAP has now released the recording of a webinar that gives a first glimpse into the possibilities that emerge from integrating RH technology with SAP’s existing solutions. The webinar gives viewers a first idea of the value SAP sees in the RH technology and how they are planning to make it a part of their product offering.

In the webinar Bob Merlo, VP of Marketing at Right Hemisphere gives a brief overview of RH Technology and then outlines how it fits in with existing SAP solutions and SAP’s vision of the Visual Enterprise. This is followed by a demonstration by Adam Duran, Solution Line Manager at Right Hemisphere.

You can watch the recording of the webinar here or by clicking on the image below.



Get a glimpse of the future of Mobile Analytics from SAP & Right Hemisphere

December 20, 2011

At the SAP User Conference SAPPIRE in Madrid in November, Andrew Murray demonstrates and gives a glimpse of the future of Mobile Analytics from SAP using technology integrated from Right Hemisphere. Check it out:


Want to see more? The recording of the full session on Mobile Analytics can be viewed here.

We process visuals 60,000 times faster than text – Here’s WHY

December 5, 2011

Visuals help to increase efficiency and effectiveness of communication. That is nothing new, especially for regular readers of this blog. But did you know that in fact we process visuals 60,000 times faster than text?

Even I was a bit surprised when I saw that number in an article written by Mike Parkinson, founder of Billion Dollar Graphics (BDG), a company that offers organizations and individuals tools to be more successful using effective visual communication. This article titled “The Power of Visual Communication”, can be found on the BDG website together with some other interesting information about visual communication.

What is particularly interesting about this article, compared to the many others we have previously discussed on this blog, is that it takes a closer look at the WHY? question – Why is visual communication so powerful?

There seem to be two main facts about visuals that answer that question.

Firstly, we understand visuals faster because they affect us both cognitively and emotionally.

“Cognitively: Graphics expedite and increase our level of communication. They increase comprehension, recollection, and retention. Visual clues help us decode text and attract attention to information or direct attention increasing the likelihood that the audience will remember.”

“Emotionally: Pictures enhance or affect emotions and attitudes. Graphics engage our imagination and heighten our creative thinking by stimulating other areas of our brain (which in turn leads to a more profound and accurate understanding of the presented material).

Secondly, we remember visuals better because they are processed in our long-term memory. According to Dr. Lynell Burmark, Ph.D. Associate at the Thornburg Center for Professional Development and writer of several books and papers on visual literacy,

“…unless our words, concepts, ideas are hooked onto an image, they will go in one ear, sail through the brain, and go out the other ear. Words are processed by our short-term memory where we can only retain about 7 bits of information (plus or minus 2) […].  Images, on the other hand, go directly into long-term memory where they are indelibly etched.”

To support this statement Mike uses the following example of a simple circle.

Even with something as simple as a circle it is so much easier to show then describe it. Imagine how much more powerful visuals are for communicating information about more complex items. On top of that visuals are also a universal language which means they are even more effective when communicating with people who speak different languages.

Read the full article by Mike Parkinson here.

Right Hemisphere technology helps to design and manufacture Boeing 787 Dreamliner

November 15, 2011

Exciting news from one of Right Hemispehre’s largest customers. Last Saturday morning Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner arrived here in Auckland – the first time the new aircraft landed south of the equator. That is particularly exciting from our perspective given that Right Hemisphere’s technology has helped to design and manufacture the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Since Right Hemisphere was founded here in New Zealand, leading local newspaper, The NZ Herald,  took the opportunity to published an article on the contribution of Right Hemisphere in developing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defence, space and security systems. They are also a top US exporter with substantial customers in 150 countries.  And of course everyone involved with Right Hemisphere is very proud of the fact that the technology is contributing to Boeing’s successes.

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Aberdeen Group on the Value of Dashboard Visuals

November 2, 2011

Recently the renowned Aberdeen Group has been publishing a series of White Papers on the topic of Business Intelligence (BI), whereas they define Business Intelligence as:

“the combination of processes, disciplines, organizational capabilities and technologies associated with the collection and integration of performance data; providing access, visualization and delivery of actionable information via Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to business decision-makers”

One White Paper from this series focuses on the value of Dashboards as a reporting tool for BI. According to the Aberdeen Group the research carried out for that report shows that “organizations using Dashboards demonstrate far greater business performance improvements than those that did not”. This is a very interesting finding from our perspective given the definition of Dashboards as “a BI reporting tool that graphically represents KPIs on a single screen utilizing basic visuals such as charts, graphs, tables, and gauges”.  In other words, Dashboards are a form of visual communication and this latest report from Aberdeen is further support for the argument that visual communication can help companies improve their performance. Read more…

What’s new in Deep Exploration: Import File Formats

October 27, 2011


Last week we published a post about the new features and functionalities in Deep Exploration and Deep View. Today we are adding to that with a post about the enhancements and modifications for importing CAD file formats in the new version of Deep Exploration.


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