Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Advanced Formatting in Web Intelligence Part 2

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Let's Speak BO Webinar Advanced Formatting in Web Intelligence Part 2 September 18 2018

Tuesday, September 18th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

This fantastic webinar dedicated to the SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence community will provide an in-depth look at how to convert reports into other report types with an emphasis on creating Master Detail Reports. Join us and BusinessObjects expert, Michael Ward, as he shares many of the new features in Web Intelligence 4.2 including how to hide columns, blocks and sections. Our attendees will learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look. This session will also explore how to apply the many reporting functions from the Analysis toolbar to Master Detail reports, how to place both a report and a chart in a Master Detail Report, navigation techniques in a Master Detail Report utilizing the map tab and more. Michael will also demonstrate and discuss how to insert stop lights as part of conditional formatting and exporting to Excel and PDF from the Master Detail Report.

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St Louis BusinessObjects User Group (BOUG) September 20, 2018

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You are personally invited to join us at the St Louis BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 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:

Nestle Purina Pet Care Company
801 Chouteau Avenue
St Louis, MO 63103
MAP

Room: Henri Nestle Auditorium
Building: 4th floor of Danforth Center
Parking: in lot V24

AGENDA:

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

8:45 – 9:00am Introduction / IBIS Update

9:00 – 10:00am A BusinessObjects Love Affair – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

While other BI Solutions seem to come and go, BusinessObjects remains as beautiful and desirable as ever. So why does this love affair continue to burn in our hearts as passionately as the first time we met this amazingly gorgeous Business Intelligence solution?  InfoSol CEO, Paul Grill, will share his thoughts on why we love BusinessObjects so much and why this love affair continues to thrive as well as show how organizations around the world are harnessing its power to create solutions that see beyond their everyday challenges.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am Excelling It In WebIntelligence v4.2 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide the user with a variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. It will include using Excel as a data provider, using Excel for a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, as a dynamic filer file, and other uses.  It will include an in-depth look at how to properly import an Excel files, where to store the Excel file, and how to update an Excel file without breaking the Webi Document.  It will also include some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. It will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

11:30– 12:45 pm Lunch:  On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30 pm The Future of BusinessObjects Dashboards – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Business Intelligence Dashboards remain the dominant way we deliver Business Intelligence applications. While a picture speaks a thousand words, a dashboard delivers a thousand visual insights. For the longest time, BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) dominated and is still prevalent with its HTML5 runtime. Web Intelligence is improving its dashboard capabilities with each new service pack and SAP is looking to develop new dashboard solutions in the cloud while many BusinessObjects customers have turned to Tableau, PowerBI and other BI data visualizations. BusinessObjects customers have a lot of choices and this session will discuss the pros and cons of each to help you both better understand and see the possibilities.

01:30 – 2:15 pm Advanced Formatting II – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide an in-depth look at how to convert reports into other report types, with an emphasis on creating Master Detail Reports. It will include many of the new features of v4.2, including how to hide columns, blocks and sections.  The user will learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look.  An example of inserting a Stop light as part of conditional formatting will be included.   The user will also learn how to apply the many reporting functions from the Analysis toolbar to Master Detail reports.  Topics will include how to place both a report and a chart in a Master Detail Report, and link those blocks together. Navigating a Master Detail Report utilizing the map tab will also be covered.  The presentation will cover exporting a Master Detail Report to PDF and Excel.  All topics covered will be through live demonstrations of the product, as well as interactive sessions with the user.

02:15 – 2:30 pm Break

02:30 – 3:00 pm BusinessObjects Co-Existence: The New Reality – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

More than 50% of existing BusinessObjects customers use at least one other BI tool in addition to the tools in BusinessObjects. Using the best tool for the job makes a lot of sense in today’s competitive and fast-changing business landscape and so this co-existence of different BI tools has become a reality. The most popular BI tool used with BusinessObjects is Tableau followed by Microsoft’s PowerBI. This session will talk about different use cases for using these tools with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment.

3:00-3:30 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!

03:30 pm Wrap-up

Please REGISTER for count purposes. Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change.

San Diego BusinessObjects User Group Meeting November 1, 2018

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You are personally invited to join us at the San Diego BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 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

Sempra Utilities

Century Park East (a.k.a. CP East)
8680 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Meeting will be Held in Room B of Auditorium. Free Parking in the lot that surrounds the building.

AGENDA

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

8:45 – 9:00 am   Introduction / IBIS Update

9:00 – 10:15am  A BusinessObjects Love Affair  – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

While other BI Solutions seem to come and go, BusinessObjects remains as beautiful and desirable as ever. So why does this love affair continue to burn in our hearts as passionately as the first time we met this amazingly gorgeous Business Intelligence solution?  InfoSol CEO, Paul Grill, will share his thoughts on why we love BusinessObjects so much and why this love affair continues to thrive as well as show how organizations around the world are harnessing its power to create solutions that see beyond their everyday challenges.

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 11:30am Excelling It in Web Intelligence v4.2 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide the user with a variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. It will include using Excel as a data provider, using Excel for a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, as a dynamic filer file, and other uses.  It will include an in-depth look at how to properly import an Excel files, where to store the Excel file, and how to update an Excel file without breaking the Webi Document.  It will also include some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. It will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

11:30– 12:30 pm Lunch:  On your own

12:30 – 1:15 pm High Value Opportunity Burst Brings Instant Gratification to Marketing Executives- Tyler Koitka, InfoSol Inc.

How a simple yet effective BI solution solved a C-suite level problem and won over its toughest critics. This burst solution used Salesforce and SAP data to increase visibility into large potential sales deals for senior management, increasing the chance to close the deal. This presentation will take a detailed look at the business problem and the technical solution, showcasing the true potential of SAP Business Objects and InfoBurst.

01:15 – 2:00 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!

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm The Future of BusinessObjects Dashboards- Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Business Intelligence Dashboards remain the dominant way we deliver Business Intelligence applications. While a picture speaks a thousand words, a dashboard delivers a thousand visual insights. For the longest time, BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) dominated and is still prevalent with its HTML5 runtime. Web Intelligence is improving its dashboard capabilities with each new service pack and SAP is looking to develop new dashboard solutions in the cloud while many BusinessObjects customers have turned to Tableau, PowerBI and other BI data visualizations. BusinessObjects customers have a lot of choices and this session will discuss the pros and cons of each to help you both better understand and see the possibilities.

03:00-3:45 pm Advanced Formatting II – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide an in-depth look at how to convert reports into other report types, with an emphasis on creating Master Detail Reports. It will include many of the new features of v4.2, including how to hide columns, blocks and sections.  The user will learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look.  An example of inserting a Stop light as part of conditional formatting will be included.   The user will also learn how to apply the many reporting functions from the Analysis toolbar to Master Detail reports.  Topics will include how to place both a report and a chart in a Master Detail Report, and link those blocks together. Navigating a Master Detail Report utilizing the map tab will also be covered.  The presentation will cover exporting a Master Detail Report to PDF and Excel.  All topics covered will be through live demonstrations of the product, as well as interactive sessions with the user.

03:45-04:00 pm Wrap-up

Please REGISTER for count purposes. Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change

Speak BO Webinar: The 12 Best Practices for using Promotion Manager

Promotion Manager is all grown up. Join us and Administrative Expert, Amy O’Neel, as we will look at the 12 best practices when using Promotion Manager to move content from one environment to another. This session will also explore Version Management, Overrides, and Command Line use as well as the new Promotion Manager GUI in BusinessObjects 4.2 SP5.

Running on Tuesday, July 24th at 10AM PT/1PM ET.

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Miami BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday October 4th, 2018

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You are personally invited to join us at the Miami BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 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
3000 NW 107th Avenue
ROOM: Private Cafeteria
Miami, FL 33172

Parking is located in the south parking lot – please follow the security guards directions. Perry Ellis will provide shuttle service from the south lot to the main Entrance

AGENDA:

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

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction / IBIS update

9:00 – 10:00 am  A BusinessObjects Love Affair, Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

While other BI Solutions seem to come and go, BusinessObjects remains as beautiful and desirable as ever. So why does this love affair continue to burn in our hearts as passionately as the first time we met this amazingly gorgeous Business Intelligence solution?  InfoSol CEO, Paul Grill, will share his thoughts on why we love BusinessObjects so much and why this love affair continues to thrive as well as show how organizations around the world are harnessing its power to create solutions that see beyond their everyday challenges.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15-11:00 am

Excelling It in WebIntelligence v4.2, Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide the user with a variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. It will include using Excel as a data provider, using Excel for a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, as a dynamic filer file, and other uses.  It will include an in-depth look at how to properly import an Excel files, where to store the Excel file, and how to update an Excel file without breaking the Webi Document.  It will also include some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. It will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

11:00 – 11:45 am Are You Afraid to Try Updating Tired Old Universes? It’s a Snap – Really!   Mona Fox, Perry Ellis Int’l

Many organizations have universes that have not been updated in years or even decades! This session discusses what we found at our company, Perry Ellis, and what we learned in the process of updating them.   After doing an assessment and integrity check on a universe we found tables that have lost their names, tables that have new columns, outdated joins, objects that are broken etc.  We had to determine how much work needed to be done or whether it was better to rebuild as well as decide to convert it to UNX or leave it as a UNV.  We will share our experiences and lessons learned that may help you with your universes.

11:45– 12:45 pm Lunch:  On Your Own    

12:45 – 1:30 pm  The Future of BusinessObjects Dashboards, Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Business Intelligence Dashboards remain the dominant way we deliver Business Intelligence applications. While a picture speaks a thousand words, a dashboard delivers a thousand visual insights. For the longest time, BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) dominated and is still prevalent with its HTML5 runtime. Web Intelligence is improving its dashboard capabilities with each new service pack and SAP is looking to develop new dashboard solutions in the cloud while many BusinessObjects customers have turned to Tableau, PowerBI and other BI data visualizations. BusinessObjects customers have a lot of choices and this session will discuss the pros and cons of each to help you both better understand and see the possibilities.

01:30 – 2:30 pm Using Shared Projects in IDT for Multiple Universe Designers, Luisa Vega, Perry Ellis Int’l

This presentation will focus to provide information on How to collaborate with other Universe Designers on Creating and Modifying Universes using “Shared Project” in IDT.

02:30 – 2:45 pm Break   

02:45 – 3:30 pm Advanced Formatting II, Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide an in-depth look at how to convert reports into other report types, with an emphasis on creating Master Detail Reports. It will include many of the new features of v4.2, including how to hide columns, blocks and sections.  The user will learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look.  An example of inserting a Stop light as part of conditional formatting will be included.   The user will also learn how to apply the many reporting functions from the Analysis toolbar to Master Detail reports.  Topics will include how to place both a report and a chart in a Master Detail Report, and link those blocks together. Navigating a Master Detail Report utilizing the map tab will also be covered.  The presentation will cover exporting a Master Detail Report to PDF and Excel.  All topics covered will be through live demonstrations of the product, as well as interactive sessions with the user

03:30 pm Wrap-up

Speak BO Webinar: Self-Service BO Administration

The future direction of BI is Self Service. To this end, SAP has introduced key features of task management that can be distributed to different areas of the business to help manage and maintain BusinessObjects. Join us and Minith Patel for a great session of customer use cases to learn how BusinessObjects Application’s Administration tasks can be distributed to different areas of business moving in the direction of becoming more self-service. Learn how user account creation can be automated along with group assignment, how promotion of reports can be assigned to a helpdesk or business team without causing issues and more.

You can register below! Running July 10th at 10AM PT/1PM ET.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: SAP Data Services – The Hidden Gem of Data Profiler

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Tuesday, September 4th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Let’s Speak BO Webinar SAP Data Services – The Hidden Gem of Data Profiler September 4 2018

Join us and Data Services expert consultant, Tyler Koitka, in an insightful webinar dedicated to a hidden gem within Data Services. Tyler will discuss and demonstrate how to leverage The Data Profiler, a feature few know about that is native within Data Services. This webinar will assist those looking for better insight and resolution into your profiling needs whether it’s for a new ETL project or enhancing an existing work flow.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: How Dana is Delivering Executive Dashboards using a Template Solution

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Tuesday, August 7th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Let’s Speak BO Webinar How Dana is Delivering Executive Dashboards using a Template Solution August 7 2018

From the CEO on down, the need for dashboards is being heard. Each area of the business wants to have its own look, feel, and flow but the delivery team needs to leverage reuse for supportability, speed of delivery, and consistent KPI’s. Dana Holding Corporation has addressed this need by developing a template solution with an extensible configuration based design along with the flexibility and power of Web Intelligence, SAP Dashboards, and InfoSol’s InfoBurst, all together.

Join Lori Wagner as she presents a fantastic case study on how Dana is currently using a template solution to optimize time and efficiency within the SAP BusinessObjects tool set.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: BusinessObjects BI 4.2 – 45 features in 45 Minutes

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Tuesday, August 21st at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Let's Speak BO Webinar BusinessObjects BI 4.2 – 45 features in 45 Minutes August 21 2018

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 version 4.2. Join us and BusinessObjects Senior Consultant, Rajesh Ponnurangam, as he covers 45 of the latest features in BI 4.2 which will be helpful for your entire organization. These features will highlight, but not limited to, features that may assist BusinessObjects Administrators, Universe Designers, Report Developers and Business users. And if we have time, we will aim for 60!

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AZBOCUG Meeting

You and your colleagues are invited to join us at the next information packed Arizona Business Objects and Crystal User Group (AZBOCUG) meeting Thursday, August 16th 2018. Registration is free but we do ask that you register at AZBOCUG.com/register for count purposes.

Location: Mobile Mini 4646 E. Van Buren 3rd Floor Phoenix, AZ 85008

AGENDA:

Can be viewed on our AZBOCUG website.