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 38E
Pontiac, MI 48341

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Directions: Take Telegraph Rd to County Center Drive East. First building / parking on the left

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 Let’s talk about What’s coming within BI 4.2 SP05 – Samuel Polichouk, SAP

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 – 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.

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? – Samuel Polichouk, SAP

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! – 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 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 – 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 Let’s talk about What’s coming within BI 4.2 SP05 – Samuel Polichouk, SAP

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 – 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.

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? – Samuel Polichouk, SAP

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! – 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 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 – 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 Let’s talk about What’s coming within BI 4.2 SP05 – Samuel Polichouk, SAP

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 – 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.

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? – Samuel Polichouk, SAP

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! – 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 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

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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.

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

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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!

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

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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.

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 – Wrap up

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: No More Query Builder- How to Use the New CMS Data Access Driver

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Tuesday, July 11th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

SAP has finally introduced a modern replacement for the Query Builder utility. Starting in BI 4.2 SP3, administrators now have the capability to query BI metadata through a new CMS data access driver. This latest enhancement makes it possible to use standard tools, like IDT and WebI, to extract valuable nuggets of information from the complex CMS data structure. Join us and BusinessObjects expert, Adam Lange with A. Lange Consulting, who will explore the new CMS data access driver and SAP’s delivered CMS universe and sample reports.

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.