Let’s Speak BO Webinar: A Guide to Geographic Charts in Web Intelligence

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Tuesday, October 31st at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join Adam Lange for an informative webinar on geographic visualizations in Web Intelligence 4.2. Attendees will learn the step-by-step process to integrate dazzling geo-charts into their Web Intelligence reports. Plus, Adam will cover the best practices associated with geographic reporting, such as data cleaning and geocoding.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Security Lessons From the Trenches

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Tuesday, Dececmber 12th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join Amy O’Neel, BusinessObjects Administrative expert, as she presents security lessons from down in the trenches of BusinessObjects Administration. A webinar that will host a great opportunity to dive into many of the subtleties of BO Security. Amy will take the attendees through topics such as inheritance, explicit settings, setting on object only and not objects within, and more. This administrative webinar will also explore application rights versus folder rights, hiding functionality with customization, auditing security and the Information Design Tool security detail. Down in the trenches we explore a barrage of security issues that arise. This webinar will compile this year’s best!

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: The Integration of BusinessObjects and Tableau

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Tuesday, November 14th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us and Allan Williams as he presents a fascinating webinar of the integration BusinessObjects customers are exploring with Tableau as their data visualization platform. This session will share how BusinessObjects customers can now leverage existing Universes and Reports into both Tableau Desktop and Tableau server while discovering the possibility of taking Web Intelligence report data and funneling it into Tableau Data Extracts (data source) and Tableau Workbooks (data visualization). This end to end toolset provides BusinessObjects customers with both a reporting and data discovery processes that paves a new road ahead for Business Intelligence users.

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Thanks for registering for the Design and Development Techniques for Mobilizing SAP Dashboards Webinar

Let's Speak BO Webinar Series: Bringing Together BO Users and Specialists Discussing Everything BusinessObjects

We can’t wait for you to join us on our the Design and Development Techniques for Mobilizing SAP Dashboards webinar!

Here’s what you need to do to get the most out of this live webinar:

STEP 1: Check your email inbox for your webinar confirmation email and unique access link (The email will come from “Bree-Anna Mustad / GoToWebinar”) You can also search your inbox for customercare@gotowebinar.com if you cannot find it.

STEP 2: Add this event to to your calendar using the link in the email above – it will contain your unique join link. Please do not share this link with anyone else.

STEP 3: Show up to the webinar 5-10 minutes early (we will send you a few reminder emails) and bring any questions you may have on queries and data providers! There will be time for Q&A in all of our Let’s Speak BO webinars.

See you on Tuesday, October 17th at 10AM PT/1PM ET!

Let’s Speak BO: Visualize This! Web Intelligence 4.2 Creative Design Techniques

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Tuesday, November 28th at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

With nothing more than Web Intelligence 4.2 you can create complex and creative visualizations. This fascinating webinar will host Michael Ward with Creative Technology Training and Solutions who will demonstrate a variety of chart and report blocks using nothing more that Input Controls and the new Linking Functionality. After this webinar you will be able to create very slick and custom-appearing interactive data visualizations utilizing native Web Intelligence.

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Sacramento BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday, November 16th, 2017

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You are personally invited to join us at the Sacramento BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 8:30am – 4:00pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.

LOCATION:

State of California
2870 Gateway Oaks Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95833-3509

Free Parking

AGENDA:

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration (Free Breakfast Provided)

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction / IBIS Update

9:00 – 10:15am Let’s Speak BO Superheroes – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BusinessObjects continues to thrive and there is a new energy and enthusiasm within the BO community. Is it because of all the great new stuff in BusinessObjects 4.2 or the avalanche of new features pouring out with each service pack release of Web Intelligence or is it something else? One thing is for sure and that is a lot of people are speaking BO and creating some pretty amazing solutions with it. InfoSol CEO, Paul Grill, will share his thoughts on why BusinessObjects is buzzing and highlight some cool BusinessObjects solutions and the superheroes behind them.

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 11:30am What’s New In V 4.2 SP 3/SP 4(And Some v4.1) – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features v4.2. Topics to include:
Excel and Free Hand SQL as a data provider, Large numbers, grouping, Input Control enhancements,
Prompt Variants, Grouped Input Controls, Shared Elements, Referencing, Calculation enhancements,
Concurrent processing of queries and merging on local variables. Features will be from v4.2 SP 3/SP 4 & some v4.1

11:30– 12:30 pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:30 – 1:15 pm Integration of BusinessObjects and Tableau – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

An increasing number of organizations using BusinessObjects are also using Tableau both for data discovery and data visualization solutions. Many would like to leverage their investment in their BusinessObjects deployment to automatically feed qualified data into Tableau. This fascinating presentation discusses some of the options now available for integrating your BusinessObjects content into Tableau.

01:15 – 2:00 pm Visualize This! – Michael Ward, CTTS

Did you know that with nothing more than WebIntelligence v4.2 you can create more complex visualizations? In this presentation we will create a variety of chart and report blocks, then using nothing more than Input Controls and the new Linking Functionality, create some very slick interactive visualization. And all of this utilizing nothing more than WebIntelligence

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm 5 More People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Following the success of “The Five People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven”, here are 5 more amazing individuals who influenced the creation of 5 very successful BI dashboards, discuss how they came about and what made them a hit. All the solutions used SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards in some way which is a good tool to have with you on the journey to Dashboard Heaven.

03:00-3:45 pm Now You See Me, Now You Don’t! – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo you will learn how to create multiple drill blocks and learn how to hide blocks dynamically based on drill bar selections. It includes using Advance Drilling Functionality in a way never envisioned. Watch as report blocks appear and disappear as you select various values from the drill bar drop down list. And all of this functionality using nothing more than WebIntelligence

03:45-04:00 pm Wrap-up

Please REGISTER for count purposes. Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change

San Diego BusinessObjects User Group (BOUG) – Tuesday, November 14th

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You are personally invited to join us at the San Diego BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 from 8:30am – 4:00pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.

LOCATION:

Sempra Utilities
Century Park East (a.k.a. CP East)
8680 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

AGENDA:

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration (Free Breakfast Provided)

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction / IBIS Update

9:00 – 10:15am Let’s Speak BO Superheroes – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BusinessObjects continues to thrive and there is a new energy and enthusiasm within the BO community. Is it because of all the great new stuff in BusinessObjects 4.2 or the avalanche of new features pouring out with each service pack release of Web Intelligence or is it something else? One thing is for sure and that is a lot of people are speaking BO and creating some pretty amazing solutions with it. InfoSol CEO, Paul Grill, will share his thoughts on why BusinessObjects is buzzing and highlight some cool BusinessObjects solutions and the superheroes behind them.

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 11:30am What’s New In V 4.2 SP 3/SP 4(And Some v4.1) – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features v4.2. Topics to include:
Excel and Free Hand SQL as a data provider, Large numbers, grouping, Input Control enhancements,
Prompt Variants, Grouped Input Controls, Shared Elements, Referencing, Calculation enhancements,
Concurrent processing of queries and merging on local variables. Features will be from v4.2 SP 3/SP 4 & some v4.1

11:30– 12:30 pm Lunch: Provided

12:30 – 1:15 pm High Value Opportunity Burst Brings Instant Gratification to Marketing Executives – Tyler Koitka, InfoSol Inc.

How a simple yet effective BI solution solved a C-suite level problem and won over its toughest critics.
A detailed look into the business problem and the technical solution, this presentation will showcase the true potential of SAP BusinessObjects and InfoBurst.

01:15 – 2:00 pm Visualize This! – Michael Ward, CTTS

Did you know that with nothing more than WebIntelligence v4.2 you can create more complex visualizations? In this presentation we will create a variety of chart and report blocks, then using nothing more than Input Controls and the new Linking Functionality, create some very slick interactive visualization. And all of this utilizing nothing more than WebIntelligence

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm 5 More People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Following the success of “The Five People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven”, here are 5 more amazing individuals who influenced the creation of 5 very successful BI dashboards, discuss how they came about and what made them a hit. All the solutions used SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards in some way which is a good tool to have with you on the journey to Dashboard Heaven.

03:00-3:45 pm Now You See Me, Now You Don’t! – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo you will learn how to create multiple drill blocks and learn how to hide blocks dynamically based on drill bar selections. It includes using Advance Drilling Functionality in a way never envisioned. Watch as report blocks appear and disappear as you select various values from the drill bar drop down list. And all of this functionality using nothing more than WebIntelligence

03:45-04:00 pm Wrap-up

Please REGISTER for count purposes. Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Design and Development Techniques for Mobilizing SAP Dashboards

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Tuesday, October 17th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us in a fantastic and informative session with expert developer and Dashboards Consultant, Roxanne Pittman. This dedicated session will demonstrate innovative techniques for designing and deploying SAP Dashboards (formerly known as Xcelsius) for mobile devices. This interactive webinar will also explore tips and tricks for Dashboard development as well as introduce fantastic third party components that will make designing and consuming mobile dashboards even easier!

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New York City (NYC) Metro Area BusinessObjects User Group (BONYMAUG) – Thursday, October 5th

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You are personally invited to join us at the New York City (NYC) Metro Area BusinessObjects Users Meeting (BONYMAUG) on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 from 8:30am – 5:00pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.

LOCATION

New York City Transit Authority 2 Broadway
Floor 20, Conf. Room 1
New York, NY 10004

Bowling Green stop on the #4 and #5 train

AGENDA

8:00-8:30 am Registration

8:30-8:45 am Introduction & Agenda for the day

8:45-9:45 am Duff & Phelps uses technology as an enabler!

Mathew George (Duff & Phelps) and Raj Juttukonda (Right Angle Solutions)

Attend this presentation and witness how different tools in Business Objects work in cadence to transform Business. We will demonstrate powerful yet simple tool selection and implementation techniques.
Duff & Phelps is a premier independent advisor with expertise in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, disputes and investigations, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues.

9:45-10:00 am Break

10:00-11:00 am ARI’s BusinessObjects Publishing Journey

Heather Rapetti, Project Manager, ARI

ARI, the world’s largest privately held fleet management company, faced multiple challenges to deliver BusinessObjects content to users worldwide. Their comprehensive BI Landscape, need to distribute reports from various versions of BusinessObjects and a variety of special use cases were all major considerations. This session will show how they successfully navigated these challenges to create a fully automated scheduling, bursting and publishing solution.

11:00-11:45 am User Customer Panel: Customers and Partners will answer your implementation challenges

Come prepared with your questions!

11:45–1:00 pm Lunch: (on your own)

Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Attend the one that most interests you!

1:00-1:45pm

Regulatory needs in BusinessObjects Fisma, SOX, Hipaa, GDPR, etc.

Bruno Masek VP, GB &Smith.

Each Organization has different regulatory needs whether it its: Fisma, SOX, Hipaa, GDPR, etc. How can BusinessObjects meet such regulations? What needs to be done to meet such needs?

Lumira and Design Studio

Raj Juttukonda, Right Angle Solutions

So Lumira 2.0 is out and you want to know more if the tool is ready, is it comparable to other popular visualization tools in the market, should I use Lumira or Design Studio for my projects and so many more questions on your mind. Attend this session and clear all your doubts. Real time implementations techniques and real challenges – so you can make the right decisions. Oh and we will talk through migration techniques & Infrastructure guidelines.

5 More People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven

Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Following the success of “The Five People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven”, here are 5 more amazing individuals who influenced the creation of 5 very successful BI dashboards, discuss how they came about and what made them a hit. All the solutions used SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards in some way which is a good tool to have with you on the journey to Dashboard Heaven.

Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Attend the one that most interests you!

2:00-2:45pm

Enhanced Dist. Of BI Content

Alan Golding, APOS

As the value of BI content grows, so does the drive to leverage that BI content value as broadly and effectively as possible, which requires getting BI content directly into the natural workflows of information consumers. In this session Alan Golding looks at methods and focused technologies for distributing BI content into user workflows, including discussion of two APOS customer deployments that utilize Push, Pull, Place and Print scenarios. Discussion will also be given to distribution governance considerations, and new distribution options available through BI 4.2 SP4 which remove important distribution boundaries.

Visualize This!

Michael Ward: Creative Technology & Training Solutions

Did you know that with nothing more than WebIntelligence v4.2 you can create more complex visualizations? In this presentation we will create a variety of charts and report blocks, then using nothing more than Input Controls and the new Linking Functionality, create some very slick interactive visualization. And all of this utilizing nothing more than WebIntelligence

Tableau with BusinessObjects – Bring out the best of both the worlds

Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

Learn how Tableau can connect to BusinessObjects. Deployment and scheduling of BO content to Tableau desktop and Tableau server will be demonstrated. The use cases for Tableau dashboards with BO content will be discussed. And, if we have time, we may look at bursting out Tableau workbooks as well.

2:45-3:15 pm Break

Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Attend the one that most interests you!

3:15-4:00 pm

Design Creationism

Michael Ward: Creative Technology & Training Solutions

An entertaining look at best practices for developing universes.
This presentation will include an in-depth look at the many features both in the UDT and IDT.
It will include dos and don’ts of universe design. It will include topics such as Index Awareness, Aggregate Awareness, and Computed Columns in the Data Foundation.

Diamonds in the Rough: 12 SPA BI4 Metrics Worth Watching

Atul Chowdry – Infolytik

There are over 300 metrics available for monitoring in the BusinessObjects platform. How do we make sense of what’s what? From Auditing Thread Utilization to Platform Search toggles, we’ll correlate the most interesting and impactful metrics to specific behaviors of your BusinessObjects platform (yes, the ones that move your system to a grinding halt!).
Attendees will leave feeling much better armed with the know-how to track and attack these issues and more!

Let’s Speak BO Super Heroes

Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BusinessObjects continues to thrive and there is a new energy and enthusiasm within the BO community. Is it because of all the great new stuff in BusinessObjects 4.2 or the avalanche of new features pouring out with each service pack release of Web Intelligence or is it something else? One thing is for sure and that is a lot of people are speaking BO and creating some pretty amazing solutions with it. InfoSol CEO, Paul Grill, will share his thoughts on why BusinessObjects is buzzing and highlight some cool BusinessObjects solutions and the superheroes behind them.

Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Attend the one that most interests you!

4:00-4:45 pm

Leverage Out-of-the-Box (OOB) BusinessObjects administration tools and techniques to gain insights into your environment

Raj Juttukonda, Right Angle Solutions.

Ever wondered what administration techniques are best suitable for your environment? Attend this session and walk away with OOB techniques to manage your BOBJ environment based most popular use cases.
A must for anyone who is directly or indirectly responsible for administration.

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!

Michael Ward: Creative Technology & Training Solutions

In this live demo you will learn how to create multiple drill blocks and learn how to hide blocks dynamically based on drill bar selections. It includes using Advance Drilling Functionality in a way never envisioned. Watch as report blocks appear and disappear as you select various values from the drill bar drop down list. And all of this functionality using nothing more than Web Intelligence

BusinessObjects 4.2

Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

This presentation will focus on exploring the latest features of BusinessObjects BI 4.2

4:45 pm Raffle and Wrap-up

Please REGISTER for count purposes. Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change

Portland BusinessObjects User Group – Friday November 3rd

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You are personally invited to join us at the Indianapolis BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday, October 27th, 2017 from 8:30am – 4:00pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.

LOCATION:

Banfield Pet Hospital
18101 SE 6th Way
Vancouver, WA 98683

Parking: Parking out front in visitors’ area. Look for orange signs for Banfield Visitors Parking

Directions and Map

AGENDA:

08:30 – 9:00 am Registration (Free Breakfast Provided)

08:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

09:00 – 10:15am User-Specific Options in Universe Design – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

With a few tricks and using a few new features of Information Design Tool (IDT) you can reduce maintenance costs dramatically! Having come across many reports that are just slightly different for different groups of users, we have developed a few tricks and methods to combine multiple reports into one that customize based on the user/receiver. Technically, we’ll cover user defined attributes, @aggregate_aware(), data-foundation and business-layer security settings, publications and more! These are the features that will take your environment to the next level!

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 11:30am What’s New In V 4.2 SP 3/SP 4(And Some v4.1) – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features v4.2. Topics to include:
Excel and Free Hand SQL as a data provider, Large numbers, grouping, Input Control enhancements,
Prompt Variants, Grouped Input Controls, Shared Elements, Referencing, Calculation enhancements,
Concurrent processing of queries and merging on local variables. Features will be from v4.2 SP 3/SP 4 & some v4.1

11:30-12:30 pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:30 – 1:15 pm Give your Dashboard Real Insight – Multiple Measure Charting – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

Dashboards are excellent analysis tools. Most of the dashboards we get involved in really become their own applications for viewing trends and discovering anomalies. Huge business value has come for our clients in collapsing multiple reports into a single easily readable and interactive dashboard or in promoting competition between teams for better scores or in simply in the marketing of displaying data in a more consumable way. Rarely, however, do users get real insight from the single measure result. In general, business managers have a sense of how things are trending and teams know which performs better. Real insight comes from finding out how one action affects another. This presentation will look at the reasons for redesigning dashboards for real insight. We will focus on multiple measure charting, discuss actionable KPIs, but we’ll also talk about some of the dangers of single measure results.

01:15 – 2:00 pm Overcoming Dashboard Security Issues – Teresa Scott, Oregon Youth Authority

While moving from SAP Dashboards flash–based solution to an HTML5 solution; issues surfaced around securing access to the data provided to those as well as access to those dashboards. This presentation is a case study in finding a non-obtrusive and low maintenance solution to security for internal and external customers’ access to dashboards.

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm Concept to Design for Dashboards in 60 Minutes – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

For this presentation we’re going to build a dashboard design for a fake company starting from concept to design. Pretending like we are starting like most projects with meeting with a team wanting to convey information and the idea is to have the visual concept worked out in that first meeting using wireframing via SAP Dashboards as a more realistic display than whiteboards. This will be fun and interactive so play along and join in!

03:00-3:45 pm Now You See Me, Now You Don’t! – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo you will learn how to create multiple drill blocks and learn how to hide blocks dynamically based on drill bar selections. It includes using Advance Drilling Functionality in a way never envisioned. Watch as report blocks appear and disappear as you select various values from the drill bar drop down list. And all of this functionality using nothing more than WebIntelligence

03:45-04:00 pm Wrap-up

Please REGISTER for count purposes. Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change