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

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Let’s Get Crystal Clear with Crystal Reports

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Let's Speak BO Webinar Let's Get Crystal Clear with Crystal Reports October 3 2017

Tuesday, October 3rd at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Is Crystal Enterprise the new version of Crystal Reports? How different is Crystal Enterprise compared to Crystal Reports 2016/2013/2011/2008. What are the architectural changes in Crystal Enterprise? What are the different data connectivity options for Crystal Enterprise? Which version of Crystal Reports is best suited for SAP data sources – specifically SAP BW & HANA? Do I need to convert Crystal 2008/2011 reports to CR Enterprise? What’s new in Crystal 2016? This session will address all of the above questions. Demo showing the differences between Crystal 2016 and CR Enterprise will be discussed.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) BI’s Dark Knight

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Let's Speak BO Webinar SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) BI’s Dark Knight Sept 19 2017

Tuesday, September 19th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us and BI Dashboard Developer, Noe Garcia from United Surgical Partners International (USPI), as he showcases USPI’s silent guardian. With an expertise in SAP BusinessObjects and InfoBurst, Noe has developed and implemented many different types of BI solutions for the healthcare, retail, and pharmaceutical industry.

This session will explore how USPI continues to rely on Xcelsius (aka SAP Dashboards) to deliver robust, visual tools. With a little help from its sidekick InfoBurst, with it’s utility belt loaded with great apps and tools, Xcelsius continues to be USPI’s watchful protector, a dark knight!

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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

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Stress Test of a New BI 4.2 BusinessObjects Environment – A Case Study

Tuesday, September 5th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Let’s Speak BO Webinar Stress Test of a New BI 4.2 Business Objects Environment – A Case Study September 5 2017

Do you know the performance and capacity of your current BusinessObjects deployment? Do you know if your Current BusinessObjects setup can meet the current and future demand of your organization? This presentation will walk you through a real world use case of a Healthcare company that needs to deliver more than 400 reports an hour. Join us to see a detailed journey of a Stress Test of a BusinessObjects 4.2 cluster environment and how it helped bring about faster turnaround time of Webi and Crystal reports.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Make Your Web Intelligence Reports Come Alive

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Make Your Web Intelligence Reports Come Alive August 22 2017

Tuesday, August 22nd at 10AM PT/1PM ET

It is often necessary to move beyond static reporting to support the objectives of data-driven decision-marking. Join Steve Thatcher from A. Lange Consulting, LLC as he explores the many options for creating dynamic and engaging reports in Web Intelligence. Attendees will see live demonstrations of interactive Web Intelligence features, including input controls, element linking, creating a what-if scenario, commentary, and more!

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!

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Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!

Tuesday, August 8th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us and Creative Technology & Training Solutions’ Michael Ward, as he demonstrates and discusses how to create multiple drill blocks in SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. This session will explore how to hide drill blocks dynamically based upon drill bar selections. Michael Ward will also share how to use Advance Drilling Functionality in a way you may have never envisioned. Watch as report blocks appear and disappear as you select various values from the drill bar in Web Intelligence.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: What’s the Latest Web Intelligence 4.2 SP04 PART 2

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Tuesday, July 25th at 10AM PT/1PM 

Are you planning to convert your UNV’s to UNX? Join us for Part 2 of Rajesh Ponnurangam’s webinar session on What’ s the latest with BI 4.2 SP04 as he showcases the new Web Intelligence Change data source functionality for multiple documents and universes. New Web Intelligence charts & properties, custom elements, calculation extensions and Semantic Layer functionalities will also be discussed during this webinar.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: What’s the Latest with Web Intelligence SP04 (BI 4.2)? – PART 1

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Tuesday, June 27th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Are you planning for BI 4.2 SP04 upgrade? Join us for this immersive session where Rajesh Ponnurangam will cover the new features available in Web Intelligence 4.2 Service Pack 04. This webinar will explore the sensational new features of the FIORI based Launch Pad, Web Intelligence Interactive viewer, new charts and chart properties and Custom elements & formulas. This session is perfect for users and report designers who are familiar with and experienced in Web Intelligence and are excited to learn the new features and functions in 4.2 SP04.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Getting Familiar with Promotion Manager

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Tuesday, June 13th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Environment migration isn’t what it used to be. This fantastic presentation, hosted by BusinessObjects Administrator expert Amy O’Neel, will look at Promotion Manager from the basic functionality, to the improvements in instance-migration and security migration in BusinessObjects 4.2. Amy O’Neel will also demonstrate the features that are still missing, which will allow users to still “get intimate” with Promotion Manager, without putting yourself into a compromised position by working with it. Tips & tricks within Promotion Manager will also be discussed and demonstrated to leverage this fantastic BusinessObjects tool.