Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Optimizing the management of BI4 & InfoBurst platforms at Albertsons/Safeway

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Tuesday, June 12th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us in a fascinating customer case study from Alberstons/Safeway as Evan Davies shares with us how this nation-wide organization optimized their BusinessObjects and InfoBurst investments. Being able to have a consolidated view across the activity of your BI4 and InfoBurst platforms can be challenging – however, having insight into both delivery platforms can provide major administration benefits.

This session will discuss how Albertsons/Safeway took a Business Intelligence approach to create an effective management strategy based upon joining the data generated by the BI 4 and InfoBurst applications into single reporting and analysis platform. Evan Davies will also explore all the aspects of the Business Intelligence solution; what it means to review analysis of audit data, Universe Design, the Business Intelligence content and more. This case study will also share with our attendees the best practices for Business Intelligence platform management. 

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: A Crystal Migration to Cloud Case Study – The 4 Big Steps

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Tuesday, June 26th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us and SAP BusinessObjects Senior Consultant, Rajesh Ponnurangam, as he takes us through a fascinating customer case study focused on a Crystal Reports Migration to the cloud. An Apparel Retailer recently migrated from Crystal Report Server 10 to Crystal Reports Server 4.2 (2016) . This webinar will cover the four major steps involved in a Crystal Server/BI 4.X upgrade process, namely :

1. Preparing for the upgrade
2. Installing the BI Platform on Amazon Cloud (AWS)
3. Using the Upgrade Management Tool (UMT)
4. Configuring and testing the new BI Platform

This session will be of great value for customers who are looking into BusinessObjects hosted in the cloud. Rajesh will showcase and discuss step by step instructions that are involved in migrating Crystal Reports content from Crystal Server 10 to Crystal Server 2016 hosted. AWS, being the cloud hosting provider for this case study, will also be discussed in detail.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Ask the Web Intelligence Experts – Live Q&A and Discussion on Everything Webi!

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Tuesday, May 15th at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

Join us for our first ever Let’s Speak BO webinar where you, the community, get to ask, answer and discuss everything Web Intelligence. This free-form session is your opportunity to get your Webi questions answered (and maybe answer a few yourself) and learn a lot more about all the great things you can do with Webi.

Hosted by Paul Grill and Bree-Anna Mustad with a panel of top Web Intelligence experts, you do not want to miss out on your opportunity to get real answers, real time by participating in this live event. Registrants to this webinar will be contacted in advance in order to submit questions that will be addressed at the start of the live webinar. Real-time questions throughout the webinar will also allow the community to speak directly to the expert panel.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: What’s New in SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP5?

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Tuesday, April 3rd at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join expert consultant, Adam Lange, for a live tour of the latest features and enhancements offered in SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 SP5. This brand new version includes several exciting improvements to bolster the quality and efficiency of your reporting operations, with benefits for administrators and Web Intelligence users! This presentation will include practical applications and examples of the new features, plus caveats and best practices.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Dashboard Development Made Easier – Add-on Solutions that Improve Performance & Design

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Tuesday, February 20th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Despite numerous great features and advantages of native components within SAP Dashboards, developers often face challenges when building complex and large dashboards. The first major challenge is that the work cannot be divided among multiple developers due to its lack of capability to merge and share dashboard projects. The second challenge is faced when the number of components increase causing the loading, previewing and over-all navigation of the dashboard to slow down.

Join us and Expert Dashboard Developer Runali Ghosh, as she demonstrates and discusses examples of Advanced iFrame; an add-on component that enables developing large dashboards with several tabs and pages. A solution that permits multiple developers to work in parallel, improving the performance of the Dashboard as well as the Design.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: User-Specific Options in BusinessObjects

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Tuesday, March 20th at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

Join us and BusinessObjects Administrative expert, Amy O’Neel, as she takes us through User-Specific Options in SAP BusinessObjects. Some sites have been using @variable(‘BOUSER’) for years to capture the login name of the user in order to filter reports into user-specific data. In this webinar Amy will review the uses of system variables like BOUSER, introduce a few new ones, and also introduce some of the new options in the Information Design Tool (IDT).

This session will also explore User-Defined Attributes through the CMC and pick up on how owners of 360View can take even greater advantage of them. Amy will also demonstrate publishing by profiles in BusinessObjects along with other push-model examples. Providing user specific reporting is convenient for your clients and will make you look good in the process!

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Understanding the Audit Database in SAP BI 4.x

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Tuesday, March 6th at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

Join us and Adam Lange, A. Lange Consulting, as he takes us through SAP’s BI4 Audit Database. This session will explore the actionable insights hidden in your SAP BusinessObjects audit database, such as top users, most accessed reports, logins by month, and more. Attendees will learn how to configure the auditing parameters in the Central Management Console, how to query the audit database, how to understand the audit database model, and how to use the audit universe and audit reports delivered by SAP. This session will be especially helpful for organizations that have migrated from XI 3.1, since the audit database has a brand new structure in BI 4.x.

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.

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.

Lets Speak BO Webinar: Nationwide Transportation Customer Case Study

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Tuesday, March 21st at 10AM PST/1PM EST

Nationwide Transportation had requirements to be able to quickly model and visualize their data, providing rapid insight into performance of several KPIs– trend, actual and targets. Users would need to be able to view the dashboard both from an iPad and on a desktop.

 After they looked into several software options, BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 (aka Xcelsius) was identified as the ideal tool and InfoSol was engaged to develop the product for them. InfoBurst Enterprise was not only heavily used for caching data, but also played a key role in the success of the project. It was used in an efficient and unique way to support drill down through multiple hierarchies, comparison of actual vs target and trend analysis at each hierarchy. The dashboard provided trend summaries in the landing page/home screen with pagination through 20+ KPIs and contained 3×3 grids for each KPI. Each of the grids again was clickable and drillable down to lower level of the business hierarchy. One of the key design aspects was to create a scalable product that does not need intervention upon addition of KPI’s, which is a frequent phenomenon in their environment.

In this session data visualization expert, Runali Ghosh, will show how Xcelsius and InfoBurst created this powerful application and show some of the unique features used to achieve the functionality rarely considered possible by a dashboard design software.

Presenter: Runali Ghosh, InfoSol Inc.

Runali provides consulting and training for SAP BusinessObjects (Dashboard 4.x, Xcelsius, Web Intelligence, Universe, IDT, Explorer, BI Mobile, Data Services) and InfoBurst Enterprise at InfoSol. She has over 10 years of experience with programming, development and analysis with Business Intelligence, Database and ERP Suits (Oracle and SAP – order management, inventory, distribution and payables). Runali successfully led and managed several business-critical projects to develop custom interfaces, dashboards, universes, and reports. Her passion for data and data visualization has enabled her to be a key performer in the area of business intelligence deployment.