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 49 West, Lecture Hall
Pontiac, MI 48341

Free 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

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)

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

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

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?

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!

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

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)

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

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

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?

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!

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

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)

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

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

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?

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!

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: Building a Custom Portal Utilizing BusinessObjects and InfoBurst

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Tuesday, March 7th at 10AM PST/11AM AZ/1PM EST

Join us in a fascinating customer case study presented by United Surgical Partners own Noe Garcia.

USPI was looking to move away from a “Push” reporting model to building out a custom Enterprise Business Intelligence Portal where all end users can go to in order to see the reports and dashboards they need to make their necessary decisions and run their business. What if you could build an enterprise reporting portal that utilized the power of webi reports and xcelsius dashboards, and single sign on leveraging Active Directory, in order to build a robust EBI Portal that houses reports and interactive dashboards? Come find out how USPI made this vision a reality.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: BusinessObjects Migration Do’s and Don’ts

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Let's Speak BO Webinar BusinessObjects Migration Do’s and Don’ts December 27 2016

Tuesday, December 27th at 10AM PST/11AM AZ/1PM EST

This session with guide you with the best possible ways to prepare and execute a BusinessObjects upgrade or update. Senior Consultant Minith Patel, InfoSol, will share his experience and list the Do’s and Don’ts in a best practice process that can help with a successful Upgrade/Update.

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BusinessObjects BI 4.1-4.2 Core Administration

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Price: $495 per student, per day
Duration: 2 Days

Available Dates: 
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Who is this course intended for?

BusinessObjects Administrators

What will I learn?

This two day hands-on course will cover the core features and functionality of BusinessObjects BI 4.1 and BI 4.2 that are essential to keep your BO system running smoothly. This course covers how to set up and manage security with key functions in the CMC in addition to Life Cycle Management (LCM) tools (Promotion Management, Version Management), customizing the Launchpad (previously known as InfoView), Monitoring, Auditing, Multitenancy, splitting the Adaptive Process Service (APS), and more. This training will also include information on Monitoring, troubleshooting and Maintenance along with recommendations on best practices.

What should I know?

A minimum of one year experience in working knowledge of Business Objects Administration XIR2 or 3.x releases including the use of the CMC with basic knowledge of servers, security and networking required for functioning of BO application and tools.

Course Agenda

Day 1

  • What’s new in BI 4.1 and 4.2
  • Upgrade Management Tool
  • System Configuration wizard
  • Splitting APS
  • Life Cycle Management, System Management
  • Promotion Management
  • Version Management
  • Visual Difference
  • Auditing
  • Monitoring & Probes
  • Administrator Cockpit

Day 2

  • Recycle Bin
  • Platform tools
  • Client Tools
  • Launch Pad
  • BI Mobile
  • OLAP Connection and Analysis
  • Security and Access Control
  • Cryptographic Keys
  • User Attribute Mapping
  • Multitenancy
  • Troubleshooting
Recommended Supplemental Material:

SAP BusinessOBjects BI System AdministrationBusinessObjects BI System Administration: 

A system administrator’s job isn’t easy. When stuff works, no one notices. When stuff breaks, suddenly everyone knows your name. Your most important task, then—for your users and for you—is to set up your system right the first time, and to keep it running effectively. With this book, learn how to do just that. Make your job easy: Keep a low profile.

1. Practical Insight Skip the SAP roadmaps and get down to the nitty-gritty. With step-by-step instructions, detailed screenshots, and unique tips and tricks, this book tells you exactly what you need to know to do your job.

2. Getting it Started Learn how to get the optimal SAP BusinessObjects BI system in place with practical instruction on sizing, configuration, and installation.

3. Making it Secure Keep your SAP BusinessObjects BI system safe by learning what you should know about principals, rights, objects, hierarchies, firewalls, and more.

4. Keeping it Running Make sure you know how to keep your system running smoothly. Monitoring, troubleshooting, and maintenance are the ways to do this, and this book will tell you how.

5. Changes in Release 4.0 Face the facts: the Import Wizard is no more, and neither is Desktop Intelligence. Find out what this means for you, and what other changes you should know about.

Price: $69.95 (including shipping)

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Web Services to and from BusinessObjects

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Tuesday, September 6th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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Web services are useful for feeding data into and out of BusinessObjects to and from other applications. In 3.1 BusinessObjects introduced the creation of web services to come from Webi report parts for feeding data OUT of BO to other applications. Webi can also CONSUME web services as a data source directly via Webi Rich Client or, new in 4.1, as a connection option for a universe. Public web services are easily available as additional data sources for weather, stocks, monetary conversion rates, consumer stats, etc. and you can use this information to supplement your internal data. In this webinar we’ll walk through examples of bringing web services data into Webi reports both directly and with the new Universe connector type.

Presenter: Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

Amy is certified as a BusinessObjects Certified Professional.  In her 13 years with Infosol, Amy can often be found providing client installations and migrations, as well as universe, report and dashboard design. In addition to BusinessObjects products, she is well-versed in Version Manager, 360View/Plus/Eyes, Infoburst and other 3rd-party tools. Recently, Amy performed site use and performance audits at City of Calgary, WebCor, Loyolla Marymount University and Comdata, developed well-used dashboards for BP Alaska and McHenry College and trained users and administrators at Intel and BP Alaska. Amy admits her greatest passion is for process improvement in whatever form it may take and she loves to throw in extra value to every project.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Business and Data Security Profiles in BusinessObjects 4.1

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Date Change: Now Running May 17, 2016 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us and BO expert, Allan Williams, as we focus on the improvements introduced in BO 4.1. This session will explore restricting data access when creating queries and displaying data and data filters in a Business Security Profile. Allan will also demonstrate how to restrict connections, controls, SQL, tables and rows using Data Security Profiles in BusinessObjects.

Speaker: Allan Williams – Manitoba Public Insurance

Allan has 14 years’ experience managing all aspects of SAP Business Objects implementations. (i.e. Universe Design, Administration and Report Development) and is currently employed at Manitoba Public Insurance as a Senior Analyst responsible for the Business Objects reporting infrastructure for the corporation

IBIS 2017: Save the Date | June 19-21, 2017

InfoSol’s Business Intelligence Seminar & Annual InfoBurst User Conference

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June 19-21, 2017 | Carlsbad, CA | Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

Visit AttendIBIS.com for More Info and to Register

The InfoSol Business Intelligence Seminar (IBIS) is the premier BusinessObjects education and knowledge exchange event of the year, packed with hands-on boot camps, seminars, workshops, case studies and the latest BI solutions and technologies.

IBIS is a unique gathering of SAP BusinessObjects users, developers, experts and executives to both share and learn how to get the most benefit out of your BusinessObjects deployment.