Pittsburgh BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – Thursday, April 18th 2024

Back to BO User Groups

You are personally invited to join us at the Pittsburgh BusinessObjects Users Group on Thursday, April 18th, 2024 from 9:00am – 12:15pm. Hosted  and sponsored by SAP and InfoSol Inc.

Registration is free, but we ask that you please REGISTER BELOW for count purposes.

Location:

SAP Pittsburgh Office
271 N Shore Dr Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Parking: The closest lot is the Champions Garage ($9/day).  The lots and garages by Acrisure Stadium ($8/day).

Agenda:

9:00 – 9:30 AM Registration + Coffee and Breakfast 

9:30 – 10:15 AM BusinessObjects Update 2024 – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

The SAP updated Statement of Direction for BI and BusinessObjects continues to be updated and the roadmap extended which is great news for all BusinessObjects customers. Bi 4.3 SP4 was released in December, and we are all excited to hear about and see what is coming in the next major release BI 2025.

This session will discuss this new roadmap and cover the key features that have been released with BI 4.3 SP04 and what to expect to see with BI 2025.

10:15 – 11:00 AM BusinessObjects Co-Existence with PowerBI and Tableau – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

About 80% of BusinessObjects customers use either PowerBI, Tableau or both. Most use BusinessObjects for BI reporting while using PowerBI/Tableau for data discovery and visualization. This state of co-existence is very much the new normal for organizations using BusinessObjects. This session will explain how the different BI tools can complement each other and how you can integrate them by accessing both Web Intelligence reports and universes from PowerBI and Tableau.

11:00 – 11:30 AM Networking Break

11:30 – 12:15 PM How to Minimize Impacts of BusinessObjects Upgrades on Your Business – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

SAP has released a lot of Service Packs and Fix Packs for BusinessObjects over the last few years on top of major software releases. Most of these Service Packs have a lot of new functionality in addition to fixes which means a lot of new code which means more potential on your deployment. This session discusses what we have seen in terms of the impact of upgrading too soon and too often and how to potentially avoid application stability issues by taking a different approach to upgrades. Several real customer case studies will be included.

12:15 PM Raffle and Wrap Up

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Ann Arbor BusinessObjects User Group – Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Back to BO User Groups

You are personally invited to join us at the Ann Arbor BusinessObjects Users Group on Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 from 9:00am – 1:05pm. Hosted by the University of Michigan and sponsored by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.

Registration is free, but we ask that you please REGISTER for count purposes.

LOCATION:

4251 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-3640
Building 3

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Parking Map

Note: While the address is Plymouth Road, you will have to turn onto Earhart road to get to the parking lots.

AGENDA:

9:00 – 9:30 AM Registration + Coffee and Bagels 

9:30 – 10:15 AM BusinessObjects Solid for the Next Decade and Beyond – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

When SAP updated their Statement of Direction for BusinessObjects in June 2022, they also announced a revised roadmap for the product that projected out more than 10 years. This included a new release of BusinessObjects after BI 4.3, code named BI 2025, that will run both on-premise and in the cloud and continued evolution and enhancement of both Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports.

This session will show and discuss this new roadmap and the key features that have just been released with BI 4.3 SP03 and SP04 along with what to expect with BI 2025.

10:15 – 11:00 AM Navigating The New World of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo we will take an in-depth look at the new BI Launch Pad v4.3. We will visit the BI Launch Pad, Query Panel, and Report Viewer Windows. We will take a more in depth look at the Main Side Panel and Main Build Panels. It will include reading, design, structure and data options in Main Side Panel. Presentation will include a compare and contrast v4.3 vs v4.2. Presentation will include tips and tricks when navigating.

11:00 – 11:30 AM Networking Break

11:30 – 12:15 PM BusinessObjects Co-Existence with PowerBI and Tableau – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

About 80% of BusinessObjects customers use either PowerBI, Tableau or both. Most use BusinessObjects for BI reporting while using PowerBI/Tableau for data discovery and visualization. This state of co-existence is very much the new normal for organizations using BusinessObjects. This session will explain how the different BI tool can complement each other and how you can integrate them by accessing both Web Intelligence reports and universes from PowerBI and Tableau.

12:15 – 1:00 PM Applying Advanced Reporting Functions in v4.3 SP 3/4 – Michael Ward, CTTS

With the introduction of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 3/4, we no longer have the Analysis Tab. This live demo will highlight the major reporting functions under v4.3 SP 3/4, where they are now located and how to properly use the functions. The functions will include:

  • Break
  • Sort/Custom Sort
  • Filter
  • Group
  • Rank
  • Advanced Calculations
  • Conditional Formatting

We will also include a look at new formatting options.

1:00 – 1:05pm Raffle and Wrap Up

Lansing Michigan BusinessObjects User Group – Tuesday, March 26 2024

Back to BO User Groups

You are personally invited to join us at the Lansing Michigan BusinessObjects Users Group on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024 from 9:0am – 1:05pm. Hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.

Registration is free, but we ask that you please REGISTER for count purposes.

LOCATION:

111 South Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI
Romney Building
Michigan Room – 1st Floor
State Employee ID or Driver’s License required to enter building.
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Parking Map
Note: Parking spots are on the map as V.

AGENDA:

9:00 – 9:30 AM Registration + Coffee and Bagels 

9:30 – 10:15 AM BusinessObjects Solid for the Next Decade and Beyond – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

When SAP updated their Statement of Direction for BusinessObjects in June 2022, they also announced a revised roadmap for the product that projected out more than 10 years. This included a new release of BusinessObjects after BI 4.3, code named BI 2025, that will run both on-premise and in the cloud and continued evolution and enhancement of both Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports.

This session will show and discuss this new roadmap and the key features that have just been released with BI 4.3 SP03 and SP04 along with what to expect with BI 2025.

10:15 – 11:00 AM Navigating The New World of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo we will take an in-depth look at the new BI Launch Pad v4.3. We will visit the BI Launch Pad, Query Panel, and Report Viewer Windows. We will take a more in depth look at the Main Side Panel and Main Build Panels. It will include reading, design, structure and data options in Main Side Panel. Presentation will include a compare and contrast v4.3 vs v4.2. Presentation will include tips and tricks when navigating.

11:00 – 11:30 AM Networking Break

11:30 – 12:15 PM BusinessObjects Co-Existence with PowerBI and Tableau – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

About 80% of BusinessObjects customers use either PowerBI, Tableau or both. Most use BusinessObjects for BI reporting while using PowerBI/Tableau for data discovery and visualization. This state of co-existence is very much the new normal for organizations using BusinessObjects. This session will explain how the different BI tool can complement each other and how you can integrate them by accessing both Web Intelligence reports and universes from PowerBI and Tableau.

12:15 – 1:00 PM Applying Advanced Reporting Functions in v4.3 SP 3/4 – Michael Ward, CTTS

With the introduction of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 3/4, we no longer have the Analysis Tab. This live demo will highlight the major reporting functions under v4.3 SP 3/4, where they are now located and how to properly use the functions. The functions will include:

  • Break
  • Sort/Custom Sort
  • Filter
  • Group
  • Rank
  • Advanced Calculations
  • Conditional Formatting

We will also include a look at new formatting options.

1:00 – 1:05pm Raffle and Wrap Up

Los Angeles BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday, October 12th

Back to BOUG Home

You are personally invited to join us at the information packed Los Angeles BusinessObjects Users Group meeting Thursday, October 12th from 9:30am – 2:00pm. Hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.

Attendance is FREE, however, we do ask that you register below for count purposes.

Location:

Honda
1919 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501 USA
4th Floor Classroom
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Building Map

Check in with front desk. Free visitor parking in front.

9:30 – 10:00 AM Registration + Coffee and Bagels 

10:00 – 10:45 AM BusinessObjects Solid for the Next Decade and Beyond – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

When SAP updated their Statement of Direction for BusinessObjects in June 2022, they also announced a revised roadmap for the product that projected out more than 10 years. This included a new release of BusinessObjects after BI 4.3, code named BI 2024, that will run both on-premises and in the cloud and continued evolution and enhancement of both Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports. This session will show and discuss this new roadmap and the key features that have just been released with BI 4.3 SP03 along with what is currently planned for SP04 and beyond.

10:45 – 11:30 AM Navigating The New World of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo we will take an in-depth look at the new BI Launch Pad v4.3. We will visit the BI Launch Pad, Query Panel, and Report Viewer Windows. We will take a more in depth look at the Main Side Panel and Main Build Panels. It will include reading, design, structure and data options in Main Side Panel. Presentation will include a compare and contrast v4.3 vs v4.2. Presentation will include tips and tricks when navigating.

11:30 – 12:00 PM Networking Lunch

12:15 – 12:45 PM BusinessObjects Co-Existence with PowerBI and Tableau – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

About 80% of BusinessObjects customers use either PowerBI, Tableau or both. Most use BusinessObjects for BI reporting while using PowerBI/Tableau for data discovery and visualization. This state of co-existence is very much the new normal for organizations using BusinessObjects. This session will explain how the different BI tool can complement each other and how you can integrate them by accessing both Web Intelligence reports and universes from PowerBI and Tableau.

12:45 – 1:30 PM Applying Advanced Reporting Functions in v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

With the introduction of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3, we no longer have the Analysis Tab. This live demo will highlight the major reporting functions under v4.3 SP 2/3, where they are now located and how to properly use the functions. The functions will include: • Break • Sort/Custom Sort • Filter • Group • Rank • Advanced Calculations • Conditional Formatting Presentation will include best practices and tips and tricks.

1:30– 1:55 PM BusinessObjects Q&A

1:55 – 2:00pm Raffle and Wrap Up

Optional tour of Honda Museum 

Bay Area BusinessObjects Users – Tuesday, October 10th, 2023

Back to BOUG Home

You are personally invited to join us at the information packed Bay Area BusinessObjects Users Group meeting Tuesday October 10th from 9:30am – 2:00pm. Hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.

Attendance is FREE, however, we do ask that you register below for count purposes.

Location:

353 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110, USA

Directions:

  • The Andrew Hill Conference Room is located on the 1st floor of the
  • 353W building, directly in front of the parking garage.
  • Sign in at the desk in lobby
  • Free Parking available in Parking Garage

Agenda:

9:30am – 10:00am – Registration + Coffee and Bagels

10:00am – 10:45am – BusinessObjects Solid For the Next Decade and Beyond – Paul Grill, InfoSol

When SAP updated their Statement of Direction for BusinessObjects in June 2022, they also announced a revised roadmap for the product that projected out more than 10 years. This included a new release of BusinessObjects after BI 4.3, code named BI 2024, that will run both on-premises and in the cloud and continued evolution and enhancement of both Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports.

This session will show and discuss this new roadmap and the key features that have just been released with BI 4.3 SP03 along with what is currently planned for SP04 and beyond.

10:45am – 11:30am – Navigating The New World of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo we will take an in-depth look at the new BI Launch Pad v4.3. We will visit the BI Launch Pad, Query Panel, and Report Viewer Windows. We will take a more in depth look at the Main Side Panel and Main Build Panels. It will include reading, design, structure and data options in Main Side Panel. Presentation will include a compare and contrast v4.3 vs v4.2. Presentation will include tips and tricks when navigating.

11:30am – 12:00pm – Networking Lunch

12:00pm – 12:45pm – BusinessObjects Co-Existence with PowerBI and Tableau – Paul Grill, InfoSol

About 80% of BusinessObjects customers use either PowerBI, Tableau or both. Most use BusinessObjects for BI reporting while using PowerBI/Tableau for data discovery and visualization. This state of co-existence is very much the new normal for organizations using BusinessObjects.

This session will explain how the different BI tool can complement each other and how you can integrate them by
accessing both Web Intelligence reports and universes from PowerBI and Tableau.

12:45pm – 1:30pm  – Applying Advanced Reporting Functions in v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

With the introduction of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3, we no longer have the Analysis Tab. This live demo will highlight the major reporting functions under v4.3 SP 2/3, where they are now located and how to properly use the functions.

The functions will include:

  • Break
  • Sort/Custom Sort
  • Filter
  • Group
  • Rank
  • Advanced Calculations
  • Conditional Formatting

Presentation will include best practices and tips and tricks.

1:30pm – 1:55pm BusinessObjects Q&A

1:55pm – 2:00pm Raffle and Wrap Up

Seattle BusinessObjects User Group (BOUG) on Monday, October 9th 2023

Back to BOUG Home

You are personally invited to join us at the Seattle BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Monday, October 9th from 9:30am – 2:00pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you register below for count purposes.

Location:

2320 California Street
Everett WA 98201, USA

Directions:

  • Commission Room is located on the 1st floor of the SNOPUD building.
  • Sign in at the desk in lobby
  • Free Parking available in Parking Garage

Agenda:

9:30am – 10:00am – Registration + Coffee and Bagels

10:00am – 10:45am – BusinessObjects Solid For the Next Decade and Beyond – Paul Grill, InfoSol

When SAP updated their Statement of Direction for BusinessObjects in June 2022, they also announced a revised roadmap for the product that projected out more than 10 years. This included a new release of BusinessObjects after BI 4.3, code named BI 2024, that will run both on-premises and in the cloud and continued evolution and enhancement of both Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports.

This session will show and discuss this new roadmap and the key features that have just been released with BI 4.3 SP03 along with what is currently planned for SP04 and beyond.

10:45am – 11:30am – Navigating The New World of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo we will take an in-depth look at the new BI Launch Pad v4.3. We will visit the BI Launch Pad, Query Panel, and Report Viewer Windows. We will take a more in depth look at the Main Side Panel and Main Build Panels. It will include reading, design, structure and data options in Main Side Panel. Presentation will include a compare and contrast v4.3 vs v4.2. Presentation will include tips and tricks when navigating.

11:30am – 12:00pm – Networking Lunch

12:00pm – 12:45pm – BusinessObjects Co-Existence with PowerBI and Tableau – Paul Grill, InfoSol

About 80% of BusinessObjects customers use either PowerBI, Tableau or both. Most use BusinessObjects for BI reporting while using PowerBI/Tableau for data discovery and visualization. This state of co-existence is very much the new normal for organizations using BusinessObjects.

This session will explain how the different BI tool can complement each other and how you can integrate them by
accessing both Web Intelligence reports and universes from PowerBI and Tableau.

12:45pm – 1:30pm  – Applying Advanced Reporting Functions in v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

With the introduction of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3, we no longer have the Analysis Tab. This live demo will highlight the major reporting functions under v4.3 SP 2/3, where they are now located and how to properly use the functions.

The functions will include:

  • Break
  • Sort/Custom Sort
  • Filter
  • Group
  • Rank
  • Advanced Calculations
  • Conditional Formatting

Presentation will include best practices and tips and tricks.

1:30pm – 1:55pm BusinessObjects Q&A

1:55pm – 2:00pm Raffle and Wrap Up

Philadelphia BusinessObjects User Group – Wednesday, April 5th 2023

You are personally invited to join us at the Philadelphia BusinessObjects Users Group on Wednesday, April 5th from 9:30am – 5:00pm.

Registration is free, but we ask that you please REGISTER for count purposes.

Location:
400 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Directions:
Philadelphia Zoo is located at the corner of 34th Street and
Girard Avenue in Philadelphia’s historic Fairmount Park
Sign in at the desk in lobby
Parking Fee of $17 in Zoo Garage
DIRECTIONS

Agenda:

9:30am – 10:00am – Registration + Coffee and Bagels

10:00am – 10:45am – BusinessObjects Solid For the Next Decade and Beyond – Paul Grill, InfoSol

When SAP updated their Statement of Direction for BusinessObjects in June 2022, they also announced a revised roadmap for the product that projected out more than 10 years. This included a new release of BusinessObjects after BI 4.3, code named BI 2024, that will run both on-premises and in the cloud and continued evolution and enhancement of both Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports.

This session will show and discuss this new roadmap and the key features that have just been released with BI 4.3 SP03 along with what is currently planned for SP04 and beyond.

10:45am – 11:30am – Navigating The New World of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo we will take an in-depth look at the new BI Launch Pad v4.3. We will visit the BI Launch Pad, Query Panel, and Report Viewer Windows. We will take a more in depth look at the Main Side Panel and Main Build Panels. It will include reading, design, structure and data options in Main Side Panel. Presentation will include a compare and contrast v4.3 vs v4.2. Presentation will include tips and tricks when navigating.

11:30am – 12:00pm – Networking Lunch

12:00pm – 12:35pm – Three Business Performance Hacks for BusinessObjects and Crystal Reports You Should Know – Herbert Hess, Center4BI

We all love BusinessObjects for reliable, interactive, and pixel perfect reporting delivered anywhere at any time. Did you know that the combination of BusinessObjects and Crystal Reports can make real-time phone alerts available to inform you of current market conditions for your business? Or alert you to impending server issues which may affect the reliable reporting you count on? How about turning hours or days of updating of financial reports into minutes when fiscal periods change from year to year? This brief session will provide you with insight into the problems we have described, overview the answer to those problems, and direct you to online case studies for detailed techniques available to get more business performance from your BusinessObjects investment.

12:40pm – 1:20pm – BusinessObjects Co-Existence with PowerBI and Tableau – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

About 80% of BusinessObjects customers use either PowerBI, Tableau or both. Most use BusinessObjects for BI reporting while using PowerBI/Tableau for data discovery and visualization. This state of co-existence is very much the new normal for organizations using BusinessObjects.

This session will explain how the different BI tool can complement each other and how you can integrate them by accessing both Web Intelligence reports and universes from PowerBI and Tableau.

1:20pm – 2:00pm – Applying Advanced Reporting Functions in v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

With the introduction of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3, we no longer have the Analysis Tab. This live demo will highlight the major reporting functions under v4.3 SP 2/3, where they are now located and how to properly use the functions.

The functions will include:

  • Break
  • Sort/Custom Sort
  • Filter
  • Group
  • Rank
  • Advanced Calculations
  • Conditional Formatting

Presentation will include best practices and tips and tricks.

2:00pm – 5:00pm – Philadelphia Zoo Admission Included and Wrap-up

New Jersey BusinessObjects User Group – Tuesday, April 4th 2023

The New Jersey BusinessObjects Users Group ran on Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 from 9:30am – 2:00pm

Registration for this webinar is CLOSED. We will announce when the next New Jersey BOUG will run once it is scheduled.

Location:

State of New Jersey
300 Riverview Plaza
Building 300 first floor ITC Room
Trenton, NJ 0862

Directions:
Riverview Plaza complex is right off a main highway called route 29
Building 300 next to the Trenton thunder Ball park
Sign in at the desk in lobby
Free Parking available in Parking Garage

Agenda:

9:30am – 10:00am – Registration + Coffee and Bagels

10:00am – 10:45am – BusinessObjects Solid For the Next Decade and Beyond – Paul Grill, InfoSol

When SAP updated their Statement of Direction for BusinessObjects in June 2022, they also announced a revised roadmap for the product that projected out more than 10 years. This included a new release of BusinessObjects after BI 4.3, code named BI 2024, that will run both on-premises and in the cloud and continued evolution and enhancement of both Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports.

This session will show and discuss this new roadmap and the key features that have just been released with BI 4.3 SP03 along with what is currently planned for SP04 and beyond.

10:45am – 11:30am – Navigating The New World of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo we will take an in-depth look at the new BI Launch Pad v4.3. We will visit the BI Launch Pad, Query Panel, and Report Viewer Windows. We will take a more in depth look at the Main Side Panel and Main Build Panels. It will include reading, design, structure and data options in Main Side Panel. Presentation will include a compare and contrast v4.3 vs v4.2. Presentation will include tips and tricks when navigating.

11:30am – 12:00pm – Networking Lunch

12:00pm – 12:45pm – BusinessObjects Co-Existence with PowerBI and Tableau– Paul Grill, InfoSol

About 80% of BusinessObjects customers use either PowerBI, Tableau or both. Most use BusinessObjects for BI reporting while using PowerBI/Tableau for data discovery and visualization. This state of co-existence is very much the new normal for organizations using BusinessObjects.

This session will explain how the different BI tool can complement each other and how you can integrate them by
accessing both Web Intelligence reports and universes from PowerBI and Tableau.

12:45pm – 1:30pm Applying Advanced Reporting Functions in v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

With the introduction of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3, we no longer have the Analysis Tab. This live demo will highlight the major reporting functions under v4.3 SP 2/3, where they are now located and how to properly use the functions.

The functions will include:

  • Break
  • Sort/Custom Sort
  • Filter
  • Group
  • Rank
  • Advanced Calculations
  • Conditional Formatting

Presentation will include best practices and tips and tricks.

1:30pm – 1:55pm BusinessObjects Q&A

1:55pm – 2:00pm Raffle and Wrap Up

West Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday December 16th

This West Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group meeting ran on Thursday, December 16th, 2021. You can view the recordings from this user group below!

Agenda:

1:00 – 1:05 pm | Welcome & Announcements

1:05 – 1:35 pm | BI 4.3 Ask the Experts at SAP – Samuel Polichouk – SAP

With 2022 being the year that most BusinessObjects customers are expected to move to the new BI 4.3 release, here is a golden opportunity for you to ask the SAP Product Experts your questions.

1:35 – 2:05 pm | Magic of Breaks: v4.3 – Michael Ward – CTTS

This presentation will provide an in depth look at the Break Function. Learn how to apply a single break as well as multiple breaks to a report block. Learn how to manage breaks to control display of headings and footings. Learn how to apply a value based break. Learn how to control page breaks through the break function. See how calculations are applied when adding breaks to a report. Learn how to control calculations when applied to a break. Learn how to rank based on subtotals. Learn how to display only the most current row of data based on a break. Learn how to control formatting with manage breaks. Learn about the difference between a break and master detail report.

2:05 – 2:20 pm | Break

2:20 – 2:50 pm | Using Webi with Squirrel to Run the Healthcare System: A Case Study – David Behr, USPI

One thing the pandemic has taught organizations is to leverage existing Business Intelligence tools, like BusinessObjects, while at the same time deploy new solutions quickly and with minimal resources. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than in healthcare organizations who have experienced unprecedented changes in their day to day operations. This fascinating case study from the VP of BI at United Surgical Partners and Tenet Health, David Behr, shows how they were able to accomplish this remarkable feat using a combination of their installed BusinessObjects deployment cleverly combined with the Squirrel365 no-code, rapid application development tool to produce an incredible number of critical applications to help their organization through the pandemic.

2:50 – 3:20 pm | Top 10 Tips to Mastering the new Webi 4.3 UI – Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol

Web Intelligence 4.3 is all HTML5 and with this big change came many changes to the layout of the user interface that we have become familiar with. There is a new look, new layout, new icons and new workflows for developing reports, but there is no need to worry. This session will cover 10 tips to help you master the new UI in no time.

3:20 – 3:30 pm | Raffle

Midwest Virtual BusinessObjects User Group Thursday, November 18th

You and your colleagues are personally invited to join us at the Midwest Virtual BusinessObjects User Group meeting Thursday, November 18th, 2021 running from 1:00pm to 3:30pm CT.

You can stream the sessions from this user group below.

Agenda:

1:00 – 1:05 pm | Welcome & Announcements

1:05 – 1:35 pm | What’s New in BI 4.3 SP02 Part 2 – Samuel POLICHOUK – SAP

The eagerly awaited next version of BI 4.3, namely SP02, is due to be released in December and brings new functionality to Web Intelligence in addition to full parity for the current BI 4.2 version. This is likely to be the version the most BO customers will upgrade to in the next 12 months.

This is the second part of a 2-part session, presented by the Webi Product Group from SAP France, will showcase some of the new Webi features included in SP02 and demonstrate their usage in the all new Webi user interface.

1:35 – 2:05 pm | Developing Complex Master Detail Reports 4.2 Part 1 – 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. 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 use of input controls in a master detail report, as well as adding graphics such as stop lights will be covered.

2:05 – 2:20 pm | Break

2:20 – 2:50 pm | Developing Complex Master Detail Reports 4.2 Part 2 – 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. 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 use of input controls in a master detail report, as well as adding graphics such as stop lights will be covered.

2:50 – 3:20 pm | “A WEBI Dashboard – Pushing WEBI to its Limits” “A.K.A. – BusinessObjects Can Do That?!”
– A Case Study – Runali Ghosh, InfoSol and Luis Gonzalez – Director, Business Intelligence at Meritage

When the marketing team of a well-known home-builder organization approached their BI team to create a visually rich and highly interactive report to highlight key marketing metrics, the BI team chose to leverage their existing SAP BOE platform and Web Intelligence (WebI) to build a report that behaved like a dashboard. The “alpha” version of the Marketing Dashboard was received with a great amount of positive response by the business, and upon realizing its value, they submitted requests for additional elements and a plan to see it grow with subsequent phases.

The goal of the Marketing Dashboard was to provide guided navigation, starting with a high-level summary of four major KPIs at different org levels, and then drill down multiple levels to more granular detail. With “dashboards in WebI” becoming a noticeable trend, we will share with you some key aspects of developing the Marketing Dashboard, including:

  • The business data gaps being addressed
  • The compelling reason to choose WebI over other visualization tools
  • Design layout and approach
  • The key functionality of the dashboard (Demo)
  • Feedback from the business
  • Some of the techniques used to create unique interactive features
  • Challenges faced

3:20 – 3:30 pm | Raffle