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.


 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


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.

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.

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.