Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Going Mobile – Design and Deployment using SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2

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Tuesday, April 4th at 10AM PST/1PM EST

More often than not, users would like to consume their SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence content on their mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. This presentation will offer attendees looking to display their SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2 content on mobile devices the opportunity to explore design considerations to enhance the display of both existing and new documents on mobile devices using the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile Client application. Join BusinessObjects Expert, Rajesh Ponnurangam, as he presents Going Mobile with Design and Deployment considerations for Webi.

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Rajesh Ponnurangam is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant with Infosol. He is a SAP certified associate with extensive experience in design and development of Business Intelligence applications for apparel, retail, consumer goods and manufacturing industries. He specializes in Business Objects solutions, SAP HANA and BW data modeling. He has a proven track record in designing strategies for ETL, BI application development, implementation, rollout and support.

Portland BusinessObjects User Group (BOUG) Meeting – Friday, April 7, 2017

You are personally invited to join us at the Portland BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday, April 7th, 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:

Providence Health
4805 NE Glisan St.
PPMC Amphitheater
Portland, OR 97213

Parking is available at:

  • The Glisan Street Parking Garage. Entrance at NE49th St. & Glisan St.
  • The North Parking Garage
  • The 47th Ave Parking Garage

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Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration (Free Breakfast Provided) – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am Integration of BusinessObjects and Tableau – Michael Ward, CTTS

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.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am 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.

11:30– 12:45 pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30 pm HTML5/Mobile Dashboarding from SAP Dashboards Case Study – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

SAP Dashboards has been creating dashboards for years now and its usability evolved to producing HTML5 code for mobile or desktop viewing. This presentation will walk through a case study for presenting a financial application and another case study for presenting a management application that both used the user-friendly SAP Dashboards tool to provide the same user experience for desktop and mobile viewers.

1:30 – 2:30 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.

02:30 – 2:45 pm Break

02:45 – 3:30 pm URL Linking to BusinessObjects reports via OpenDocument – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

Organization use URL links to BO reports for integrating BO with other applications, providing their own simple report portals and for enhancing the user experience from summary to detail reporting. This session will explore using the OpenDocument.jsp syntax in URLs for all these reasons. We’ll also dive deep into creating an object in your universe with the linking embedded, discuss options to make the link universal across different environments and touch on passing a session or setting up the web application for SSO (Single Sign On).

03:30 pm Wrap-up

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

 

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Dashboards and OpenDoc

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Tuesday, January 10th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us and expert Dashboard developer, Roxanne Pittman as we explore connecting BusinessObjects Dashboards to BusinessObjects reporting. One great option we have in our BusinessObjects tool belt is the use of the OpenDocument call to open a Webi or Crystal report from a URL link. We can use this tool in Xcelsius/SAP BO Dashboards as well to further expand the usability and drive action by adding a link from the dashboard to a Webi or Crystal report. In this session, Roxanne will demonstrate and discuss how to create a link from Dashboards to reports while also demonstrating the capability to pass parameters from the dashboard as prompts to the report, so that the detail report opens at just the right level of detail needed for complete analysis.

Presenter: Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol

Roxanne is a Senior BI Consultant and has been with InfoSol for 9 years now. In addition to being a multi-certified instructor in reporting, universe and dashboard design, Roxanne has experience working with Fortune 500 companies as a consultant in the deployment of business intelligence solutions across the United States as well as in Europe, Australia and the Middle East. Roxanne’s passion for exciting data visualizations earned her the title of D-Va: Dashboard Visualization Artist, working with Xcelsius since 2006, Dashboards 4.x and most recently HTML5 dashboards using InfoBurst Apps.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: How Group Healthcare Cooperative Designed a New IDT Universe for Open Enrollment

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Tuesday, September 20th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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Find out how Group Health Cooperative, a Washington based nonprofit healthcare organization, designed a BusinessObjects Universe for Healthcare open enrollment using Information Design Tool. Join Senior BO Consultant, Rajesh Ponnurangam, and Subhadra Ghosh, Group Health Care, as they discuss the project life cycle including the business use case, data warehouse design, data foundation and business layer design. The various BusinessObjects tools that consume this new universe and their impact on the universe design will also be discussed.

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Rajesh Ponnurangam is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant with Infosol. He is a SAP certified associate with extensive experience in design and development of Business Intelligence applications for apparel, retail, consumer goods and manufacturing industries. He specializes in Business Objects solutions, SAP HANA and BW data modeling. He has a proven track record in designing strategies for ETL, BI application development, implementation, rollout and support.

 

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Going Mobile – Design and Deployment Using Web Intelligence 4.2

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Tuesday, August 23rd at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Due to the proliferation of mobile devices in business today, report designers are increasingly being asked to provide reporting solutions for distribution on a mobile platform. More often than not, users would like to consume their Web Intelligence content on their mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. This hands-on immersion boot camp will explore design considerations to enhance the display of both existing and new documents on mobile devices using the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile Client application.

Major Topics Include:

  • Exploring mobile platform design challenges
    Mobile report design best practices
    Configuring and using the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile Client application

Steve Thatcher, InfoSol Inc.

Steve is a Technical Consultant for InfoSol. He is a Certified Web Intelligence Application Associate and, in addition to teaching the SAP Web Intelligence report design courses offered at InfoSol, provides Web Intelligence services to customers. In addition to Web Intelligence, Steve is also a Certified SAP Dashboards/Xcelsius Application Associate, and continuously stays abreast of the many offerings of the SAP business intelligence solutions suite. Steve’s business intelligence background is complemented by his over 13 years in Corporate Finance gaining experience in financial modeling, reporting, and information system development.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Sensitive Data Protection with Data Services Data Masking Transform

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

In today’s world it is extremely important to protect critical business assets. Join expert Doug Evans to learn how you can build data protection into existing ETL logic as one data movement process. Data Services Data Masking transform provides various data protection techniques to match specific protection requirements. This session will explore how to protect personal identification ID’s such as Social Security Numbers and other personal data such as Email’s, Salaries and randomize sensitive production data for test data management.

Speaker: Doug Evans, InfoSol Inc.

Doug Evans is Technical Manager of Migrations and COBOL Solutions Support for InfoSol. During the last three decades (he started in the industry when he was 12 – well, not quite), Doug has served in several capacities including a computer operator, systems analyst and programming manager. He has been involved in many large scale mainframe migrations which required the use of specialized ETL and ODS tools. Most recently, Doug has developed and delivered a SQL Server Integration Services training course.

Pittsburgh BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – March 31

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The next Pittsburgh BusinessObjects User Group Meeting will be held on Thursday March 31, 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh, PA. The meeting will be co-located with the ASUG Pittsburgh Chapter Meeting and will include collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Supply Chain Management as well as the Katz School of Business.

If you would like to attend, please visit the Pittsburgh BusinessObjects User Group web page where you can register and also sign up for updates on future meetings. Location and parking details can also be found on their website.

PGHBOUG Agenda:

08:00 – 08:30  Registration and Breakfast

08:30 – 08:45  Welcome & Announcements – Mark Hopkins, Tammy Datri

08:45 – 09:00  Pitt Center for Supply Chain Management Overview – Prakash Mirchandani,  University of Pittsburgh SCM

09:00 – 09:45  Partnering for Process Improvement: A Pitt Six Sigma Case Study – Jim Kimpel, University of Pittsburgh

09:45 – 10:00  Break

10:00 – 11:00  Blue Buffalo: Using Real-Time Operational Analytics to Transform Decision Making – Brian Jordan, Director, Data & Analytics, DecisionFirst Technologies, A Provtiviti Enterprise

11:00 – 12:00  Get, Set, Go Mobile BI – Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol

12:00 – 01:00  Birds of a Feather Lunch

01:00 – 02:00  Boost Life Cycle Management and Backup & Recovery Best Practices – Sebastien Goiffon, GB&Smith

02:00 – 02:50   UNX Adoption – Fred Walther & Peter Warren, APOS Systems

02:50 – 03:00   Break

03:00 – 04:00   Xcelsius vs Lumira & Design Studio – Rajesh Ponnurangam, Infosol

04:00 – 04:15   General announcements (IBIS, SABOC, GBN, openSAP, SAP Influence Opportunities)

04:15 – 04:30   Wrap-up and Giveaways – PGHBOUG Steering Committee & ASUG Chapter

Denver BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – April 8th

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You are personally invited to join us at the next information packed Denver BusinessObjects User Group Meeting on Friday April 8th, 2016 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:

Denver Federal Center
6th Avenue and Kippling Street
Building 25
Denver, CO 80225

Enter at Gate 1 (will be directed by security)

AGENDA

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

8:45 – 9:00am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00am Creating Calculations In WebIntelligence v4.1:  From Basic to Context – Michael Ward,CTTS

This session will cover the basics of creating calculations up through the most advanced features. It will include creating formulas, converting to variables, and creating variables directly. It will include an in-depth look at the function library, including many of the new functions. The presentation will also include a detailed look at utilizing dates in your calculations as well as more advanced features.  The presentation will consist of a live demo of all topics covered.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am Creating an Xcelsius Dashboards using IDT – Sakthi Rangarajan, InfoSol Inc.

This session will cover the steps of building an Xcelsius dashboard using IDT as the source.  We will also discuss the pros and cons of doing this along with a live demo.

11:30– 12:45pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30pm Advance Reporting Techniques with Webi v4.1 –    Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation incorporates many of the new 4.1 features into advanced reports.  Topics will include Master Detail, Hiding, Conditional Formatting, linking Blocks, and Grouping.  It will also include enhancements to Formulas, Variables, and Functions.

1:30 – 2:30pm Explorer Case Study – Sakthi Rangarajan, InfoSol Inc.

This presentation will cover how Explorer fits into the self –service BI landscape along with a full demo of all topics covered.

02:30 – 2:45pm Break

02:45 – 3:30pm Building Universes with the IDT, Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo building a universe with the IDT. It will include defining a project, setting up connections, building a data foundation, building a business layer, adding custom LOVS and Parameters, and Publishing a universe.

03:30pm 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: Innovative Dashboard Navigation Techniques

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Tuesday, March 22nd at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Navigating around a dashboard must be able to ‘flex’ when it comes to the needs of the data. Sometimes in the development process, logical groupings of the data are more apparent whereas other times we need to get creative in how we navigate to the data with a user-friendly and logical workflow in mind. Join us in a fantastic session with expert Dashboard Developer & Designer, Roxanne Pittman, as we explore dashboard navigation techniques that will guide developers in discovering innovative approaches to navigation in a dashboard project.

Presenter: Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol Inc.

Roxanne is a Senior BI Consultant and has been with InfoSol for 9 years now. In addition to being a multi-certified instructor in reporting, universe and dashboard design, Roxanne has experience working with Fortune 500 companies as a consultant in the deployment of business intelligence solutions across the United States as well as in Europe, Australia and the Middle East. Roxanne’s passion for exciting data visualizations earned her the title of D-Va: Dashboard Visualization Artist, working with Xcelsius since 2006, Dashboards 4.x and most recently HTML5 dashboards using InfoBurst Apps. Roxanne shares Tech-Tips at http://infosolblog.com/

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Dynamically Displaying Data in Web Intelligence

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Tuesday, December 13th at 10AM PST/11AM AZ/1PM EST

Sometimes a report developer is presented with challenging requests to display values in unique ways, and with little help at the universe level. This webinar will explore two main techniques available in Web Intelligence 4.1 to assist with such requests. These techniques include grouping data values, and using conditional formatting and display.

Major Topics Include:

  • Grouping data values using:
  • If/Then/Else formula
  • Personal data providers
  • The new custom grouping feature in Web Intelligence 4.1
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Using traditional font, cell, report formatting
  • Using formulas to customize display of underlying data