Seattle BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

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You are personally invited to join us at the Seattle BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, November 2jd, 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:

Kaiser Permanente-WA
2715 Naches Ave SW
Renton, WA 98057-2627

Parking available adjacent to building

AGENDA:

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

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am 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!

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 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.

1:15 – 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 Best Practices with Promotion Manager – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

This presentation was well received at our annual IBIS conference. With this presentation we will move beyond simply using promotion manager, but how to use it better. Many of these 12 suggestions come directly from the Promotion Manager development team at SAP. Technically, we will cover the command-line interface (CLI), version management, overrides and more!

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- 4:00 pm Wrap-up

 

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

South Eastern Michigan BusinessObjects User Group – Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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You are personally invited to join us at the South Eastern Michigan BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Wednesday, October 18th, 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

Oakland County
1200 N Telegraph Rd
Building 49 West, Lecture Hall
Pontiac, MI 48341

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

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)

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 Let’s talk about What’s coming within BI 4.2 SP05

This is an “all you can eat” presentation, with a little time on slides for a larger time on demo.
From the new Webi user interface Fiori style with extended capabilities (compared to SP4), new Features in charting, to the focus on Breaks for Deski fans, finishing with platform tools for admins

01:15 – 2:00 pm 5 More People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven

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.

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm …What about future plans for Web Intelligence, Semantic Layer and BI Tools in BI 4.2 SP06 and BI 4.3?

This session will be about roadmaps, product orientation and strategies. SAP will share the status on these releases to ease your strategical upgrade planning.

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

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 pm Wrap-up

Lansing BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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You are personally invited to join us at the Lansing BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Tuesday, October 17th, 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 Michigan
G. Mennen Williams Building
525 West Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI 48909

Parking: View the parking map

Blue Line is G. Mennen Williams Bldg, Red Lines are public parking. Parking prices: $6.75/Day at the closer lot. Similar for other 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

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)

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 Let’s talk about What’s coming within BI 4.2 SP05

This is an “all you can eat” presentation, with a little time on slides for a larger time on demo.
From the new Webi user interface Fiori style with extended capabilities (compared to SP4), new Features in charting, to the focus on Breaks for Deski fans, finishing with platform tools for admins

01:15 – 2:00 pm 5 More People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven

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.

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm …What about future plans for Web Intelligence, Semantic Layer and BI Tools in BI 4.2 SP06 and BI 4.3?

This session will be about roadmaps, product orientation and strategies. SAP will share the status on these releases to ease your strategical upgrade planning.

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

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 pm Wrap-up

Grand Rapids BusinessObjects User Group (BOUG) – Monday, October 16, 2017

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You are personally invited to join us at the Grand Rapids BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Monday, October 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

Herman Miller
Main Auditorium
855 East Main Street
Zeeland, MI 49464

Parking: Free parking available right outside the building

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

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)

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 Let’s talk about What’s coming within BI 4.2 SP05

This is an “all you can eat” presentation, with a little time on slides for a larger time on demo.
From the new Webi user interface Fiori style with extended capabilities (compared to SP4), new Features in charting, to the focus on Breaks for Deski fans, finishing with platform tools for admins.

01:15 – 2:00 pm 5 More People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven

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.

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm …What about future plans for Web Intelligence, Semantic Layer and BI Tools in BI 4.2 SP06 and BI 4.3?

This session will be about roadmaps, product orientation and strategies. SAP will share the status on these releases to ease your strategical upgrade planning.

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

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 pm Wrap-up

Miami BusinessObjects User Group Meeting (BOUG) – Thursday, September 21, 2017

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You are personally invited to join us at the Miami BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday, September 21st, 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

 Amadeus North America, Inc.

Room: The Nile -10th Floor
3470 NW 82nd Ave #1000
Dorval, Florida 33122

The building is One Square Park, right by the New City Place at Doral

Complementary Valet Parking until 5 PM

Sign in with ID required at reception

AGENDA

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

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

9:00 – 10:00 am Tableau with BusinessObjects – Bring out the best of both the worlds – Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

Learn how Tableau can connect to Business Objects. 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.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15-11:00 am Now You See Me, Now You Don’t! – Micheal 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.

11:00 – 11:45 am Visualize This! – Micheal 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 visualizations. And all of this utilizing nothing more than WebIntelligence.

11:45– 12:45 pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30 pm Explore the latest features of BusinessObjects BI 4.2 – Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

Get to know the detail level product overview of what is new in BI 4.2 and the reasons to upgrade your current BI systems to 4.2. This session covers the latest features in BI 4.2 which will be helpful for your entire organization, including but not limited to, BO administrators, Universe designers, Report developers and Business users.

01:30 – 2:30 pm What’s New In V 4.2 SP 3/SP 4(And Some v4.1) – Micheal 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

02:30 – 2:45 pm Break

02:45 – 3:30 pm Why should I move to IDT universes? – Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

The Information Design Tools or IDT is a new semantic layer modeling tool from SAP. But the Universe Design Tool or UDT is still being supported and delivered as part of BI Client tools. What are the advantages of using IDT versus UDT? What are the new features and benefits in creating an IDT UNX Universe? What do I do with my old UNV universes? This session will address all of the above questions. The steps to create an IDT universe and its differences from UDT will be demonstrated

03:30 pm  – Micheal Ward, CTTS

Thanks for Registering for the Nationwide Transportation Customer Case Study 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 Nationwide Transportation Customer Case Study 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, March 21st at 10AM PT/1PM ET!

North Carolina (Charlotte) BusinessObjects User Group Meeting (BOUG) – Friday, March 24, 2017

You are personally invited to join us at the North Carolina (Charlotte) BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday, March 24th, 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

 Carolinas HealthCare System 

4828 Airport Center Parkway
Building E
Charlotte, NC 28208

Parking available at Entrance of Building

AGENDA

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

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am Integration of BusinessObjects and Tableau – Rajesh Ponnurangam InfoSol Inc.

Learn how Tableau can connect to Business Objects reports via InfoBurst. Deployment and scheduling of BO content to Tableau 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.

10:00 – 11:00am What’s New in v4.1 SP 6/v4.2 SP3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features of both 4.1 and 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. It will also include new features in the IDT. Changes within the service packs will also be addressed.

11:00 – 11:15am Break

11:15 – 12:10 pm The Advantages of Using IDT Over UDT – Rajesh Ponnurangam InfoSol Inc.

The Information Design Tools or IDT is a new semantic layer modeling tool from SAP. But the Universe Design Tool or UDT is still being supported and delivered as part of BI Client tools. What are the advantages of using IDT versus UDT? What are the new features and benefits in creating an IDT UNX Universe? What do I do with my old UNV universes? This session will address all of the above questions. The steps to create an IDT universe and its differences from UDT will be demonstrated.

12:10 – 1:00 pm Advanced Reporting Techniques – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will focus on:

  • Creating other block types
  • Creating master/detail reports
  • Creating Section totals
  • Applying conditional formatting
  • Hiding blocks in a master/detail report
  • Adding multiple blocks to a Detail section

01:00 pm Wrap-up

Register Now | Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG.  Presentations subject to change

 

Cincinnati BusinessObjects User Group Meeting (BOUG) – Friday May 12th, 2017

You are personally invited to join us at the Cincinnati BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday, May 12th, 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

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Main hospital: Building C, Floor 3, Room 202
3333 Burnet Ave, MLC 2023
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3026

Parking available in Visitor Parking garage – Parking ticket can be validated at Meeting

Visitor Parking Detail

AGENDA

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

8:45 – 9:00 am – Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am – What’s New in v4.1 SP 6/v4.2 SP3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features of both 4.1 and 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. It will also include new features in the IDT. Changes within the service packs will also be addressed.

10:00 – 10:15am – Break

10:15 – 11:30am – Visualizing your Business Objects Audit System – Doug Evans, InfoSol Inc.

In this session we will explore the Business Objects Audit system and show how you can quickly visualize some crucial Auditing information via a Business Objects Dashboard being fed by connectors through InfoBurst that is tied to the Auditing data.

11:30– 12:45 pm – Lunch: On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30 pm – Introduction To IDT – Michael Ward, CTTS

This live demo will provide an in-depth look at building universes with the IDT. It will include defining a project, creating connections, building the data foundation, adding a business layer, and security. It will include best practices as well!

1:30 – 2:30 pm – Validating the Migration of Your Business Objects Reports with 360Bind – Doug Evans, InfoSol Inc.

In this session we will demonstrate the power of 360Bind to assist in the migration of your Business Objects Reports by providing the ability to create report bind tasks, launch and schedule the tasks, monitor the results of the report processing, export bind tasks to another Business objects environment to be launched and run report comparisons between two business objects environments for detection of non-matching reports and aid in troubleshooting.

02:30 – 2:45 pm Break

02:45 – 3:30 pm – Multiple data providers: It’s A Whole New World – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo of how to add multiple data providers to a document. New data provider types will also be covered, including Excel and Free Hand SQL. It will include an in-depth look at merging, and the various options associated with merging. It will also include a section on the various uses of Excel files in WebIntelligence document. The presentation It will include tips and tricks and best practices.

03:30 pm – Wrap-up

Register Now | Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG.  Presentations subject to change

 

 

Thanks for Registering for the Building a Custom Portal Utilizing BusinessObjects and InfoBurst 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 Building a Custom Portal Utilizing BusinessObjects and InfoBurst Webinar 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, March 7th at 10AM PT/1PM ET!

NYC Metro Area User Group Meeting – Thursday, May 4th, 2017

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You are personally invited to join us at the NYC Metro Area BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, May 4th, 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

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 (Free Breakfast Provided)

8:30-8:45 am Introduction

8:45-9:45 am Let’s Speak BO – The Force Reawakens – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BusinessObjects has dominated the Business Intelligence landscape for more than two decades and remains the most popular BI suite in use today. While there has been much hype about alternative solutions replacing it, a remarkable resurgence in its usage by both existing and new organizations has occurred instead. The BusinessObjects force has reawakened!
InfoSol CEO, Paul J. Grill, will share his unique insights and entertaining stories on what has been happening in the SAP BusinessObjects universe in the last year , and how the Force is being harnessed for the greater good…. the saga continues!

9:45-10:00 am Break

10:00-11:00 am What’s New in v4.1 SP 6/v4.2 SP3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features of both 4.1 and 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. It will also include new features in the IDT. Changes within the service packs will also be addressed.

11:00-11:45 am Customer Case Study: How ARI Uses BO Dashboards to Provide Fleet Vehicle Pulse to its Clients – Tony Candeloro & Harvey Smith, ARI

ARI is the largest privately owned Vehicle Fleet Management company in the world with operations in North America and Europe. Managing over a million vehicles on behalf of their clients, they collect and analyze an enormous amount of data that can provide invaluable business intelligence to their clients.
The Fleet management VP was looking for a Fleet Health Card that could show key analytics in terms of vehicle spend, fuel habits, preventative maintenance and vehicle utilization that could provide new insights for their customers. Using SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) on HANA, ARI delivered a solution that exceeded all expectations.

11:45–1:00 pm Lunch: Provided (Free)

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

1:00–1:45 pm

SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence road map – Samuel Polichouk – SAP

Attend this session to explore the road map and future directions of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, including:

  • What’s coming in the next releases, also timeline and priorities for 4.3
  • How the user experience will change to facilitate end user adoption and self service capabilities
  • The enhancements to the report authoring to make designers more productive

SAP Reporting, Data Analytics, Data Visualizations and Beyond – Michael Lindenberger, Susan Richards, Right Angle Solutions.

As Data Visualizations & Predictive Analytics are getting more main stream than ever, now is the time to explore your BOBJ tool set. In this session you will experience real time applications and distinction of capabilities between the Business Objects suite of tools.

You will be able to walk out of this presentation on the latest updates on convergence between Lumira & Design Studio, Explorer, Webi and Analysis Office 2.2

Ensure Data Consistency for better User Adoption and Confidence – Christophe Ochin, GB&Smith

Regressions or Calculation Engine changes are always tricky to find in SAP BusinessObjects or any complex Enterprise software. GB&Smith will present use cases around Regression testing and a workflow to track, spot and perform Impact Analysis. Regressions happen after a service pack implementation, upgrade, migration, changes on universes, tables’ modifications in Data Warehouse, etc.

1:45-2:30 pm

Who Dunnit? 7 Different SAP BusinessObjects Platform Forensics You Should Be Tracking – Atul Chowdhury, InfoLytic

This will largely be a session on finding out/tracking/being alerted on critical events/activities (who’s adding/removing users to the Administrators group / who’s modifying universes, what are they modifying / security / some monitoring vitals)

Here is how Hershey Foods is Transforming to an Analytical Organization – Ryan Gelbert & Raj Juttukonda

Attend this track and learn effective strategies to create a BI environment that goes beyond Operational Reporting! Ryan Gelbert, representing Hershey BI will demonstrate how this transformation is occurring as we speak at Hershey Foods.

Why Should I Move to IDT Universes? – Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

The Information Design Tools or IDT is a new semantic layer modeling tool from SAP. But the Universe Design Tool or UDT is still being supported and delivered as part of BI Client tools. What are the advantages of using IDT versus UDT? What are the new features and benefits in creating an IDT UNX Universe? What do I do with my old UNV universes? This session will address all of the above questions. The steps to create an IDT universe and its differences from UDT will be demonstrated

2:30-2:45 pm Break

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

2:45-3:30 pm

Multiple Data Providers in v4.2: IT’s A Whole New World – Michael Ward, CTTS

See what’s new with Merging!!

Integration of BusinessObjects and Tableau – Rajesh Ponnurangam, 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.

SAP BusinessObjects Admin Series V – Raj Juttukonda & Sai Darana, Right Angle Solutions.

Are you a lean and mean IT shop? Then this session is for you! Leverage Out of the Box (OOB) Business Objects functionality & new features to manage your infrastructure like clockwork.
In this session you will learn:

  • 5 Must-Have OOB tools for BOBJ admins – BOBJ 4.1 & 4.2
  • Prepare for a successful 4.2 Upgrade with minimal downtime.
  • New BI 4.2 Admin features
  • Bonus track on creating reports on your CMS Database!

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

3:30-4:15 pm

The Five People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Following the phenomenal success of “The Seven Deadly Sins of Dashboard Design”, BI Dashboard Evangelist, Paul Grill, shifts the focus to highlighting some remarkable BI dashboards – how they came about, the impact they had and the people that made them happen. The engagement of the business user is critical to both the success and user adoption of any BI solution. In the case studies covered, the users play critical roles in the idea, the design and the result and will show the importance of best practices in making the user experience the number one priority. The examples will range from an analysis of hospital patient flow to saving the world’s remaining tiger population.

Live demo: What’s new with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2 – Samuel Polichouk, SAP

Learn about new features and functionality delivered in SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2 and how they can be leveraged to empower end users to create their own reports and to enhance and simplify SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence reports.

You will:
• Learn how to use some of the new innovations such as geomaps, shared elements, comments, and SAP HANA direct access
• Step through live demonstrations to see new capabilities of BI 4.2 SP3 and SP4
•Get answers to your questions about future enhancements and how SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence fits into SAP’s overall SAP BusinessObjects BI strategy

Metro Transit Authority (MTA) Customer Case Study: BI System Content – Storage Strategies and Streamlining Migration – Joel Peskoff, Allan Pym & Raj Juttukonda

Consistent growth of BI content creates growing challenges for managing and securing that content and these challenges are magnified at migration time. This session will discuss
common challenges and strategies for effective system content storage, and Metro Transit Authority will present their BI 4.2 migration story and share their approach to using APOS Storage Center to address system content storage and migration challenges.

Environment- Red Hat Linux, APOS Storage Manager & 4.2 SP3 Patch 3.

4:15 pm Raffle and Wrap-up

Register Now | Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG.  Presentations subject to change.