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.

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

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Let's Speak BO Webinar Getting Familiar With Promotion Manager June 13 2017

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.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Validating the Migration of Your Business Objects Reports with 360Bind

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Tuesday, May 30th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us and BusinessObjects consultant, Doug Evans, where he will demonstrate the power of 360Bind to assist in the migration of your BusinessObjects Reports. 360Bind gives you the ability to create report bind tasks, launch and schedule the tasks, monitor the results of the report processing, export bind tasks to another BusinessObjects environment to be launched and run report comparisons between two BusinessObjects environments for detection of non-matching reports and aid in troubleshooting.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: What’s New in BI 4.2 System Administration

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Tuesday, May 2nd at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us and BusinessObjects expert and Senior Consultant, Minith Patel, as we explore SAP BI 4.2 System Administration. One of the most awaited feature “Recycle Bin” along with few brand new features are now introduced in the new BusinessObjects BI 4.2 release. This session will provide information on what is new in BI 4.2 for system administration while exploring new features and the current functionality that has been updated in this release.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Understanding Web Intelligence Calculation Contexts

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Tuesday, May 16th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us for an in-depth presentation on Web Intelligence Calculation Contexts. Allan Williams will demonstrate the most dynamic and user-friendly features of Web Intelligence, default aggregations, which limits report developers when creating required calculations in reports. This webinar will explore using advanced calculation context to create customized solutions to challenging report calculation requirements.

Presenter: Allan Williams

Allan Williams has over 30 years of combined Accounting and Information Technology experience. He began his career training to become an Accountant, but switched to IT in the early 90’s focusing on application development using various development tools such as Visual FoxPro, Visual Basic, MS Access, Visual Studio.NET and MSSQL Server. Al’s introduction to BusinessObjects came during a week long training session on his first day in a new job in early 2003. Since then, his primary career focus has been on developing and enhancing his Business Intelligence skills. Over the last four years, Al has produced a number of YouTube video tutorials with a spotlight on SAP BusinessObjects 4x and has had over 300,000 views to date. When not working, Al enjoys spending time with his grandson and his animals – as well as spending plenty of time in the gym staying fit and pumping iron.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Creating Interactive Dashboards in Web Intelligence

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Tuesday, April 18th at 10AM PST/1PM EST

Join us in a fantastic presentation where you will learn how to use the functionality in Web Intelligence to create dynamic and interactive reports/dashboards. Jared Hansen will demonstrate how the City of Mesa used dashboard developing techniques in Web Intelligence to create a more cohesive and guided analytical solution.

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.

Lets Speak BO Webinar: Nationwide Transportation Customer Case Study

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Tuesday, March 21st at 10AM PST/1PM EST

Nationwide Transportation had requirements to be able to quickly model and visualize their data, providing rapid insight into performance of several KPIs– trend, actual and targets. Users would need to be able to view the dashboard both from an iPad and on a desktop.

 After they looked into several software options, BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 (aka Xcelsius) was identified as the ideal tool and InfoSol was engaged to develop the product for them. InfoBurst Enterprise was not only heavily used for caching data, but also played a key role in the success of the project. It was used in an efficient and unique way to support drill down through multiple hierarchies, comparison of actual vs target and trend analysis at each hierarchy. The dashboard provided trend summaries in the landing page/home screen with pagination through 20+ KPIs and contained 3×3 grids for each KPI. Each of the grids again was clickable and drillable down to lower level of the business hierarchy. One of the key design aspects was to create a scalable product that does not need intervention upon addition of KPI’s, which is a frequent phenomenon in their environment.

In this session data visualization expert, Runali Ghosh, will show how Xcelsius and InfoBurst created this powerful application and show some of the unique features used to achieve the functionality rarely considered possible by a dashboard design software.

Presenter: Runali Ghosh, InfoSol Inc.

Runali provides consulting and training for SAP BusinessObjects (Dashboard 4.x, Xcelsius, Web Intelligence, Universe, IDT, Explorer, BI Mobile, Data Services) and InfoBurst Enterprise at InfoSol. She has over 10 years of experience with programming, development and analysis with Business Intelligence, Database and ERP Suits (Oracle and SAP – order management, inventory, distribution and payables). Runali successfully led and managed several business-critical projects to develop custom interfaces, dashboards, universes, and reports. Her passion for data and data visualization has enabled her to be a key performer in the area of business intelligence deployment.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: SAP BI Mobile –  App Store Vs Play Store

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Tuesday, January 24th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Are you considering BI mobility? Join us and BusinessObjects expert, Rajesh Ponnurangam, as he addresses the pros and cons of using Apple and Android versions of SAP BI Mobile app. This webinar will take you through the latest enhancements with SAP BI Mobile app and its deployment options. The rendering of reporting tools such as Web Intelligence, Xcelsius and Crystal reports on iPad and Android tablet will be demonstrated.

North Carolina (Raleigh) BusinessObjects User Group Meeting (BOUG) – Thursday, March 23, 2017

You are personally invited to join us at the North Carolina (Raleigh) BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, March 23rd, 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.


5440 Wade Park Boulevard
Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27607

Parking available adjacent to the building.


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 – 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 Get, Set, Go BI Mobile – Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

It’s imperative to consider the most convenient way to view BI content on a mobile device. But, where do I start with Mobile BI? How do I use my personal mobile devices for BI content? How to create native HTML5 dashboards for iOS devices? How do Webi and Lumira help in providing a quick turnaround and better visualization for mobile? This session will address all of the above questions in detail with a live demo of Mobile BI on iOS and android. The attendees will be able to compare deployment options

01:30 – 2:30 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

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

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