NYC Metro Area User Group Meeting – Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Back to BOUG Meetings

You are personally invited to join us at the NYC Metro Area BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, May 4th, 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

New York City Transit Authority
2 Broadway
Floor 20, Conf. Room 1
New York, NY 10004

Bowling Green stop on the #4 and #5 train

AGENDA

8:00-8:30 am Registration (Free Breakfast Provided)

8:30-8:45 am Introduction

8:45-9:45 am Let’s Speak BO – The Force Reawakens – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BusinessObjects has dominated the Business Intelligence landscape for more than two decades and remains the most popular BI suite in use today. While there has been much hype about alternative solutions replacing it, a remarkable resurgence in its usage by both existing and new organizations has occurred instead. The BusinessObjects force has reawakened!
InfoSol CEO, Paul J. Grill, will share his unique insights and entertaining stories on what has been happening in the SAP BusinessObjects universe in the last year , and how the Force is being harnessed for the greater good…. the saga continues!

9:45-10:00 am Break

10:00-11:00 am 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.

11:00-11:45 am Customer Case Study: How ARI Uses BO Dashboards to Provide Fleet Vehicle Pulse to its Clients – Tony Candeloro & Harvey Smith, ARI

ARI is the largest privately owned Vehicle Fleet Management company in the world with operations in North America and Europe. Managing over a million vehicles on behalf of their clients, they collect and analyze an enormous amount of data that can provide invaluable business intelligence to their clients.
The Fleet management VP was looking for a Fleet Health Card that could show key analytics in terms of vehicle spend, fuel habits, preventative maintenance and vehicle utilization that could provide new insights for their customers. Using SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) on HANA, ARI delivered a solution that exceeded all expectations.

11:45–1:00 pm Lunch: Provided (Free)

Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Attend the one that most interests you!

1:00–1:45 pm

SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence road map – Samuel Polichouk – SAP

Attend this session to explore the road map and future directions of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, including:

  • What’s coming in the next releases, also timeline and priorities for 4.3
  • How the user experience will change to facilitate end user adoption and self service capabilities
  • The enhancements to the report authoring to make designers more productive

SAP Reporting, Data Analytics, Data Visualizations and Beyond – Michael Lindenberger, Susan Richards, Right Angle Solutions.

As Data Visualizations & Predictive Analytics are getting more main stream than ever, now is the time to explore your BOBJ tool set. In this session you will experience real time applications and distinction of capabilities between the Business Objects suite of tools.

You will be able to walk out of this presentation on the latest updates on convergence between Lumira & Design Studio, Explorer, Webi and Analysis Office 2.2

Ensure Data Consistency for better User Adoption and Confidence – Christophe Ochin, GB&Smith

Regressions or Calculation Engine changes are always tricky to find in SAP BusinessObjects or any complex Enterprise software. GB&Smith will present use cases around Regression testing and a workflow to track, spot and perform Impact Analysis. Regressions happen after a service pack implementation, upgrade, migration, changes on universes, tables’ modifications in Data Warehouse, etc.

1:45-2:30 pm

Who Dunnit? 7 Different SAP BusinessObjects Platform Forensics You Should Be Tracking – Atul Chowdhury, InfoLytic

This will largely be a session on finding out/tracking/being alerted on critical events/activities (who’s adding/removing users to the Administrators group / who’s modifying universes, what are they modifying / security / some monitoring vitals)

Here is how Hershey Foods is Transforming to an Analytical Organization – Ryan Gelbert & Raj Juttukonda

Attend this track and learn effective strategies to create a BI environment that goes beyond Operational Reporting! Ryan Gelbert, representing Hershey BI will demonstrate how this transformation is occurring as we speak at Hershey Foods.

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

2:30-2:45 pm Break

Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Attend the one that most interests you

2:45-3:30 pm

Multiple Data Providers in v4.2: IT’s A Whole New World – Michael Ward, CTTS

See what’s new with Merging!!

Integration of BusinessObjects and Tableau – Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

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.

SAP BusinessObjects Admin Series V – Raj Juttukonda & Sai Darana, Right Angle Solutions.

Are you a lean and mean IT shop? Then this session is for you! Leverage Out of the Box (OOB) Business Objects functionality & new features to manage your infrastructure like clockwork.
In this session you will learn:

  • 5 Must-Have OOB tools for BOBJ admins – BOBJ 4.1 & 4.2
  • Prepare for a successful 4.2 Upgrade with minimal downtime.
  • New BI 4.2 Admin features
  • Bonus track on creating reports on your CMS Database!

Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Attend the one that most interests you!

3:30-4:15 pm

The Five People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Following the phenomenal success of “The Seven Deadly Sins of Dashboard Design”, BI Dashboard Evangelist, Paul Grill, shifts the focus to highlighting some remarkable BI dashboards – how they came about, the impact they had and the people that made them happen. The engagement of the business user is critical to both the success and user adoption of any BI solution. In the case studies covered, the users play critical roles in the idea, the design and the result and will show the importance of best practices in making the user experience the number one priority. The examples will range from an analysis of hospital patient flow to saving the world’s remaining tiger population.

Live demo: What’s new with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2 – Samuel Polichouk, SAP

Learn about new features and functionality delivered in SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2 and how they can be leveraged to empower end users to create their own reports and to enhance and simplify SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence reports.

You will:
• Learn how to use some of the new innovations such as geomaps, shared elements, comments, and SAP HANA direct access
• Step through live demonstrations to see new capabilities of BI 4.2 SP3 and SP4
•Get answers to your questions about future enhancements and how SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence fits into SAP’s overall SAP BusinessObjects BI strategy

Metro Transit Authority (MTA) Customer Case Study: BI System Content – Storage Strategies and Streamlining Migration – Joel Peskoff, Allan Pym & Raj Juttukonda

Consistent growth of BI content creates growing challenges for managing and securing that content and these challenges are magnified at migration time. This session will discuss
common challenges and strategies for effective system content storage, and Metro Transit Authority will present their BI 4.2 migration story and share their approach to using APOS Storage Center to address system content storage and migration challenges.

Environment- Red Hat Linux, APOS Storage Manager & 4.2 SP3 Patch 3.

4:15 pm Raffle and Wrap-up

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

 

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.

LOCATION

TEKsystems
5440 Wade Park Boulevard
Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27607

Parking available adjacent to the building.

Agenda

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

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

 

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

Campus Map
PPMC Floor Map

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

 

Miami BusinessObjects User Group (BOUG) Meeting – Thursday, February 23, 2017

You are personally invited to join us at the Miami BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, February 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.

LOCATION

PERRY ELLIS INTL
Room: Private Cafeteria
3000 NW 107 Ave
Miami, FL 33172

Agenda

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

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am Let’s Speak BO – The Force Reawakens – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BusinessObjects has dominated the Business Intelligence landscape for more than two decades and remains the most popular BI suite in use today. While there has been much hype about alternative solutions replacing it, a remarkable resurgence in its usage by both existing and new organizations has occurred instead. The BusinessObjects force has reawakened!
InfoSol CEO, Paul J. Grill, will share his unique insights and entertaining stories on what has been happening in the SAP BusinessObjects universe in the last year , and how the Force is being harnessed for the greater good…. the saga continues!

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 The Five People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Following the phenomenal success of “The Seven Deadly Sins of Dashboard Design”, BI Dashboard Evangelist, Paul Grill, shifts the focus to highlighting some remarkable BI dashboards – how they came about, the impact they had and the people that made them happen. The engagement of the business user is critical to both the success and user adoption of any BI solution. In the case studies covered, the users play critical roles in the idea, the design and the result and will show the importance of best practices in making the user experience the number one priority. The examples will range from an analysis of hospital patient flow to saving the world’s remaining tiger population.

01:30 – 2:15 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.

02:15 – 2:30 pm Break

02:30 – 3:00 pm Integration of BusinessObjects and Tableau – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

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.

3:00-3:30 pm BusinessObjects Administration Intelligence – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BusinessObjects administration is often challenging both in the time it takes to perform critical administration functions and access to key data stored in the CMS. The 360 BO Administration suite has changed all that and both revolutionized and simplified the world of the BusinessObjects Administrator.
We will take a quick tour of the main 360 tools for security administration, automated backup and recovery, promotion management and version control, auditing and impact analysis and regression testing.

03:30 pm Wrap-up

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

Seattle BusinessObjects User Group (BOUG) Meeting – Friday, January 20th, 2017

You are personally invited to join us at the Seattle BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday, January 20th, 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:

MultiCare Health systems
124 Tacoma Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Parking: Street parking and paid parking available in a lot on a street that runs adjacent to Tacoma Ave; it is on St Helens Ave across from the Landmark Convention Center.

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

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am Let’s Speak BO – The Force Reawakens – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BusinessObjects has dominated the Business Intelligence landscape for more than two decades and remains the most popular BI suite in use today. While there has been much hype about alternative solutions replacing it, a remarkable resurgence in its usage by both existing and new organizations has occurred instead. The BusinessObjects force has reawakened!
InfoSol CEO, Paul J. Grill, will share his unique insights and entertaining stories on what has been happening in the SAP BusinessObjects universe in the last year , and how the Force is being harnessed for the greater good…. the saga continues!

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 The Five People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Following the phenomenal success of “The Seven Deadly Sins of Dashboard Design”, BI Dashboard Evangelist, Paul Grill, shifts the focus to highlighting some remarkable BI dashboards – how they came about, the impact they had and the people that made them happen. The engagement of the business user is critical to both the success and user adoption of any BI solution. In the case studies covered, the users play critical roles in the idea, the design and the result and will show the importance of best practices in making the user experience the number one priority. The examples will range from an analysis of hospital patient flow to saving the world’s remaining tiger population.

01:30 – 2:15 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.

02:15 – 2:30 pm Break

02:30 – 3:00 pm Integration of BusinessObjects and Tableau – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

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.

3:00-3:30 pm 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.

3:30 pm Wrap-up

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

Indianapolis BusinessObjects User Group (BOUG) Meeting – February 3rd, 2017

You are personally invited to join us at the Indianapolis BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday, February 3rd, 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:

CNO Financial Group-Conference Center
11825 N Pennsylvania St
Conference Room D
Carmel, IN 26032

Parking:

Use the parking lot in front of the building – see the map for details. Enter the conference center building through the front doors and the receptionist will direct you to conference room D.

Agenda:

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 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 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

03:30 pm Wrap-up

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

 

St. Louis BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – January 27th, 2017

You are personally invited to join us at the St. Louis BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday, January 27th, 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:

Graybar Electric
Centerpoint Building-3rd Floor Training Room
11885 Lackland Rd.
St Louis, MO 63146

Note: Parking on the Lackland Road side of the building.

Agenda:

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

8:45 – 9:00am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00am Let’s Speak BO: The Force Reawakens – Paul Grill InfoSol Inc.

BusinessObjects has dominated the Business Intelligence landscape for more than two decades and remains the most popular BI suite in use today. While there has been much hype about alternative solutions replacing it, a remarkable resurgence in its usage by both existing and new organizations has occurred instead. The BusinessObjects force has reawakened!

InfoSol CEO, Paul J. Grill, will share his unique insights and entertaining stories on what has been happening in the SAP BusinessObjects universe in the last year , and how the Force is being harnessed for the greater good…. the saga continues!

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– 12:45pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30pm The Five People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Following the phenomenal success of “The Seven Deadly Sins of Dashboard Design”, BI Dashboard Evangelist, Paul Grill, shifts the focus to highlighting some remarkable BI dashboards – how they came about, the impact they had and the people that made them happen. The engagement of the business user is critical to both the success and user adoption of any BI solution. In the case studies covered, the users play critical roles in the idea, the design and the result and will show the importance of best practices in making the user experience the number one priority. The examples will range from an analysis of hospital patient flow to saving the world’s remaining tiger population.

01:30 – 2:15pm  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.

02:15 – 2:30pm Break

02:30 – 3:00pm Integration of BusinessObjects and Tableau  – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

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.

3:00-3:30 pm BusinessObjects Administration Intelligence – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BusinessObjects administration is often challenging both in the time it takes to perform critical administration functions and access to key data stored in the CMS. The 360 BO Administration suite has changed all that and both revolutionized and simplified the world of the BusinessObjects Administrator.

We will take a quick tour of the main 360 tools for security administration, automated backup and recovery, promotion management and version control, auditing and impact analysis and regression testing.

3:30pm – Wrap-up

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

Denver BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – November 4th, 2016

Back to BOUG Overview

You are personally invited to join us at the DenverBusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday, November 4th, 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:

Zimmer Biomet
310 Interlocken Pkwy
Training Room North
Broomfield, CO 80021

Agenda:

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

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am Let’s Speak BO – The Force Reawakens – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BusinessObjects has dominated the Business Intelligence landscape for more than two decades and remains the most popular BI suite in use today. While there has been much hype about alternative solutions replacing it, a remarkable resurgence in its usage by both existing and new organizations has occurred instead. The BusinessObjects force has reawakened!
InfoSol CEO, Paul J. Grill, will share his unique insights and entertaining stories on what has been happening in the SAP BusinessObjects universe in the last year , and how the Force is being harnessed for the greater good…. the saga continues!

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am Context Operators: So That’s How They Work! – Mihcael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo of how to use Context Operators, including For Each, For All and IN. Topics will be covered through a series if live examples.

11:30– 12:45 pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30 pm The Five People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Following the phenomenal success of “The Seven Deadly Sins of Dashboard Design”, BI Dashboard Evangelist, Paul Grill, shifts the focus to highlighting some remarkable BI dashboards – how they came about, the impact they had and the people that made them happen. The engagement of the business user is critical to both the success and user adoption of any BI solution. In the case studies covered, the users play critical roles in the idea, the design and the result and will show the importance of best practices in making the user experience the number one priority. The examples will range from an analysis of hospital patient flow to saving the world’s remaining tiger population.

1:30 – 2:30 pm What’s New in v4.1/v4.2 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo of v4.1/v4.2 and will highlight the many new features introduced in v4.1 and coming attractions in v4.2. It will include adding new data provider types including Excel files and Free Hand SQL. Changes in the way we Merge dimensions will also be covered in depth.

02:30 – 2:45 pm Break

02:45 – 3:30 pm 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.

03:30 pm Wrap-up

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

South East Michigan BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – October 27th, 2016

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You are personally invited to join us at the South East Michigan BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, October 27th, 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:

Oakland County
1200 N Telegraph Rd
Building 49 West, Lecture Hall
Pontiac, MI 48341

Free Parking

Agenda:

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

8:45 – 9:00am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00am What’s New in v4.1/v4.2 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo of v4.1/v4.2 and will highlight the many new features introduced in v4.1 and coming attractions in v4.2. It will include adding new data provider types including Excel files and Free Hand SQL. Changes in the way we Merge dimensions will also be covered in depth.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am Using Auditor to Size an Existing BI4 System for Migration – Doug Evans, InfoSol Inc.

When migrating an existing BI4 system why not leverage what you currently have to gauge what you will need to size your new BI4 system. In this presentation, you will see how you can use Auditor to assist in sizing an existing system for migration. You will learn how you can leverage the data contained within the BO Auditor database by using a Universe and set of reports available to you from SAP and plugging in key data points into the BI4 Sizing Estimator Dashboard to give you valuable sizing information.

11:30– 12:45pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30pm Context Operators: So That’s How They Work! – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo of how to use Context Operators, including For Each, For All and IN. Topics will be covered through a series if live examples.

1:30 – 2:30pm Using 360Plus to handle Backups, Recovery & Promotion Management Within Your BusinessObjects Environment – Doug Evans, InfoSol Inc.

In this presentation, you will see a new powerful backup strategy in 360Plus that will allow you to make selective restores of any object. The 360Plus backup process has the ability to save at an object level and not at a whole file store level thus making restores much quicker and easier to accomplish. We will also take a look at how 360Plus can easily promote content between environments. These and many other features within 360Plus has made it a must have tool for many Business Objects customers around the world.

02:30 – 2:45pm Break

02:45 – 3:30pm Sensitive Data Protection with Data Services Data Masking Transform – Doug Evans, InfoSol Inc.

In today’s world it is extremely important to protect critical business assets. In this presentation you will 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. You will see how you can 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.

03:30pm Wrap-up

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

Indianapolis BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – September 29, 2016

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You are personally invited to join us at the Indianapolis BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, September 29th, 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:

Indiana Farm Bureau
225 South East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Free Parking Adjacent to Building

Agenda:

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

8:45 – 9:00am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00am Using Auditor to Size an Existing BI System for Migration – Doug Evans, InfoSol Inc.

When migrating an existing BI system why not leverage what you currently have to gauge what you will need to size your new BI system. In this presentation, you will see how you can use Auditor to assist in sizing an existing system for migration. You will learn how you can leverage the data contained within the BO Auditor database by using a Universe and set of reports available to you from SAP and plugging in key data points into the BI4 Sizing Estimator Dashboard to give you valuable sizing information.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am Building Universes with The IDT – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo of building a universe with the new IDT. It will include defining a project, building connections, creating the data foundation, building the business layer, and adding LOV’s and Parameters. It will include best practice tips.

11:30– 12:45pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30pm Using 360Plus to Handle Backups, Recovery & Promotion Management within Your BusinessObjects Environment  – Doug Evans, InfoSol Inc.

In this presentation, you will see a new powerful backup strategy in 360Plus that will allow you to make selective restores of any object. The 360Plus backup process has the ability to save at an object level and not at a whole file store level thus making restores much quicker and easier to accomplish. We will also take a look at how 360Plus can easily promote content between environments. These and many other features within 360Plus has made it a must have tool for many Business Objects customers around the world.

1:30 – 2:30pm What’s New in v4.1/v4.2 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo of v4.1/v4.2 and will highlight the many new features introduced in v4.1 and coming attractions in v4.2. It will include adding new data provider types including Excel files and Free Hand SQL. Changes in the way we Merge dimensions will also be covered in depth.

02:30 – 2:45pm Break

02:45 – 3:30pm Context Operators: So That’s How They Work!  – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo of how to use Context Operators, including For Each, For All and IN. Topics will be covered through a series if live examples.

03:30pm Wrap-up

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