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Meet Contour Components in Shanghai

Contour Components is participating in Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 taking place from June 28 to July 1 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Contour BI 6, a mobile friendly Business Intelligence platform localized in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Lao, Thai and 35+ other languages will be presented to Chinese corporations and governmental organizations.

New Languages

Contour BI Portal has been translated into some new languages:

Amharic, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Irish, Lao, 


Latvian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

We're now working on the next group of languages. Drop us a line if you would like yours to be one of them...

OLAP in Brief

OLAP is a special business reporting technology that provides for the speedy creation, instant opening and interactive operation of reports.

The term OLAP (OnLine Analytical Processing) is widely interpreted as "interactive data analysis", i.e. manipulating data views in order to achieve the most informative and convenient forms of data presentation in a certain context.

My First BI Project

If you are new to Contour Business Intelligence, you might be thinking to yourself: “Where do I start”?

The answer is: you should start by creating a BI project. A BI project is created with Contour Reporter and then used by different Contour BI platform products.

In this article we describe the necessary steps to create your first local Contour BI project. We also display this project in BI Portal.

How to create Solutions

A Solution contains the description of an analytical or statistical portal or a part of a corporate website. It is a way to create a site of this kind without any special programming.

A Solution has a title, header, footer, and a list of BI-projects in a given sequence. Solutions are created with Contour Reporter and are stored and displayed in the Contour BI Portal.

In this article we learn how to create new solutions and to display them as well as how to open projects from existing solutions.


How to Upload Projects to the BI Portal

Business Intelligence projects and visualizations can be created locally or published in web servers.

It is possible to upload existing projects to the BI Portal in a couple of easy steps with the help of a convenient wizard. Projects can be then displayed in any web browser after writing the access URL.

In this article we describe the steps required to upload projects to the BI Portal.

Card Charts

A Card Chart is a visualization tool for KPI (Key Performance Indicators) and similar indicators.

It can be used to create visualizations for several indicators of one object, such as a person, a product, a department, a project, a company or a set of indicators of many objects.

In this article we show how to create Card Charts in Contour BI projects.

Using Constants in Formula Expressions

Formulas are used in custom calculated fields and the conditional formatting of grid cells. Formulas make use of cube fields, arithmetic operators, comparisons, built-in and user-defined functions and constants.

Constants are numeric values that do not change during application execution and are saved permanently in the BI project.

In this article we show a step by step procedure to create constants. At the end, there is a link to the BI project created for this example.