Let’s Speak BO: Exploring the New Features of Web Intelligence 4.2

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Tuesday, November 15th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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With the latest release of Web Intelligence 4.2 SP3, join expert consultant, Adam Lange, for a live tour of the latest features and enhancements offered in SAP Web Intelligence 4.2. This brand new version of Web Intelligence includes several exciting improvements to bolster the quality and efficiency of your reporting operations: geographical maps, report element sharing, parallel query execution, report commentary, cell references, cascading input controls, and more! This presentation will include practical applications and examples of the new features, plus caveats and best practices.

Presenter: Adam Lange, A. Lange Consulting LLC.

Adam Lange is a reporting and analytics consultant with a passion for data. He has worked mostly in higher education where he specializes in BusinessObjects solutions.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Document Linking to and From BOE

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Tuesday, October 18th 10AM PT/1PM ET

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Document linking between documents and from other applications to BusinessObjects is done with the OpenDocument.jsp. This internal linking mechanism is even easier to create now with wizards in 4.x and easy copy/paste link properties. There are a few new features with the new BILaunchPad in 4.x as well. In this webinar Amy O’Neel, Senior BusinessObjects Consultant, will explore how to create document links and some of the ways they are used to enhance the usability of your BusinessObjects environment.

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: Let’s Get Crystal Clear with Crystal Reports

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Tuesday, July 26th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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Is Crystal Enterprise the new version of Crystal Reports? How different is Crystal Enterprise compared to Crystal Reports 2016/2013/2011/2008. What are the architectural changes in Crystal Enterprise? What are the different data connectivity options for Crystal Enterprise? Which version of Crystal Reports is best suited for SAP data sources – specifically SAP BW & HANA? Do I need to convert Crystal 2008/2011 reports to CR Enterprise? What’s new in Crystal 2016? This session will include a Demonstration showing the differences between Crystal 2013 and CR Enterprise.

Presenter: Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

Rajesh Ponnurangam. InfoSol IncRajesh Ponnurangam is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant with Infosol. He is a SAP certified associate with extensive experience in design and development of Business Intelligence applications for apparel, retail, consumer goods and manufacturing industries. He specializes in Business Objects solutions, SAP HANA and BW data modeling. He has a proven track record in designing strategies for ETL, BI application development, implementation, rollout and support.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: How to Create a Dashboard in Web Intelligence

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Tuesday, June 28th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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Join InfoSol’s Steve Thatcher as he brings together various functionality and features in Web Intelligence 4.2 to build an interactive dashboard. This live demonstration challenges you to think of Web Intelligence in a whole new way by including such features as Geo Maps, dynamic visibility, HTML ticker/scroll and more.

Speaker: Steve Thatcher

Steve is a Technical Consultant for InfoSol. He is a Certified Web Intelligence Application Associate and, in addition to teaching the SAP Web Intelligence report design courses offered at InfoSol, provides Web Intelligence services to customers. In addition to Web Intelligence, Steve is also a Certified SAP Dashboards/Xcelsius Application Associate, and continuously stays abreast of the many offerings of the SAP business intelligence solutions suite. Steve’s business intelligence background is complemented by his over 13 years in Corporate Finance gaining experience in financial modeling, reporting, and information system development.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: What’s new in BusinessObjects 4.2 for System Administration

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Tuesday, June 14th 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.

Speaker: Minith Patel

Minith Patel is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant for InfoSol Inc. He is adroit in Business objects system administration and is well-versed in Version Manager and 360View. He has Project Management experience and has worked on global design, implementation and development projects for business objects and has over 5 years of experience in SAP industry. In his free time he is known to be a Japanophile.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Analysis for OLAP and Explorer

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May 3rd, 2016 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us and Senior Consultant, Rajesh Ponnurangam, as he shares fascinating insights into some of the most overlooked tools in the BusinessObjects suite. This session will demonstrate how these self-service BI tools provide users with insight into business data while uncovering trends, Rajesh will also discuss some of the key features providing users with the ability to quickly search and explore vast amounts of data on demand.

Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

Rajesh is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant with Infosol. He is a SAP certified associate with extensive experience in design and development of Business Intelligence applications for apparel, retail, consumer goods and manufacturing industries. He specializes in Business Objects solutions, SAP HANA and BW data modeling. He has a proven track record in designing strategies for ETL, BI application development, implementation, rollout and support.

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

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: The Advantages of IDT over UDT

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April 19, 2016 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

The Information Design Tools or IDT is a new semantic layer modeling tool from SAP. But the Universe Design Tool or UDT is still supported and delivered as part of BI Client tools. Join expert, Rajesh Ponnurangam, as he discusses and demonstrates: The advantages of using IDT versus UDT, new features and benefits in creating an IDT UNX Universe, what to do with old UNV universes, and the steps to creating an IDT universe.

Speaker: Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc

Rajesh Ponnurangam is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant with Infosol. He is a SAP certified associate with extensive experience in design and development of Business Intelligence applications for apparel, retail, consumer goods and manufacturing industries. He specializes in Business Objects solutions, SAP HANA and BW data modeling. He has a proven track record in designing strategies for ETL, BI application development, implementation, rollout and support.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Sensitive Data Protection with Data Services Data Masking Transform

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Tuesday, May 31st at 10AM PT/1PM ET

In today’s world it is extremely important to protect critical business assets. Join expert Doug Evans to 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. This session will explore how to 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.

Speaker: Doug Evans, InfoSol Inc.

Doug Evans is Technical Manager of Migrations and COBOL Solutions Support for InfoSol. During the last three decades (he started in the industry when he was 12 – well, not quite), Doug has served in several capacities including a computer operator, systems analyst and programming manager. He has been involved in many large scale mainframe migrations which required the use of specialized ETL and ODS tools. Most recently, Doug has developed and delivered a SQL Server Integration Services training course.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Innovative Dashboard Navigation Techniques

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Tuesday, March 22nd at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Navigating around a dashboard must be able to ‘flex’ when it comes to the needs of the data. Sometimes in the development process, logical groupings of the data are more apparent whereas other times we need to get creative in how we navigate to the data with a user-friendly and logical workflow in mind. Join us in a fantastic session with expert Dashboard Developer & Designer, Roxanne Pittman, as we explore dashboard navigation techniques that will guide developers in discovering innovative approaches to navigation in a dashboard project.

Presenter: Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol Inc.

Roxanne is a Senior BI Consultant and has been with InfoSol for 9 years now. In addition to being a multi-certified instructor in reporting, universe and dashboard design, Roxanne has experience working with Fortune 500 companies as a consultant in the deployment of business intelligence solutions across the United States as well as in Europe, Australia and the Middle East. Roxanne’s passion for exciting data visualizations earned her the title of D-Va: Dashboard Visualization Artist, working with Xcelsius since 2006, Dashboards 4.x and most recently HTML5 dashboards using InfoBurst Apps. Roxanne shares Tech-Tips at http://infosolblog.com/