Tucson BusinessObjects User Group – Tuesday, September 18

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You are personally invited to join us at the first ever Tucson BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 from 12:30pm – 4:15pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.

Location:

TEKSystems
5151 E. Broadway Blvd. Ste. 550
Tucson AZ 85711

There is parking all around the outside of the building, park anywhere uncovered. When you walk inside, go to elevators and hit #5 for the 5th floor. TEKsystems is on the south side of the building.

Agenda:

12:30 – 1:00 pm | Registration

1:00 – 1:10 pm | Welcome & Announcements

1:10- 1:55 pm Web Intelligence Tips from the Trenches – Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol

Web Intelligence has so many features and functions that it is hard to know them all and when best to use them. Senior BusinessObjects Consultant, Roxanne Pittman, will share some recent situations she encountered and demonstrate how she solved them.  They include merged dimensions and using dynamic visibility.

2:00- 2:30 pm | Data Warehouse Implementation, Report Automation using SAP WebI and Strategic Planning – Aleksandra Knezevic & Ozlem Kacira, Pima Community College

This presentation will take a brief look on how the data warehouse implementation helped with automated reports to support the college’s strategic planning and data informed mission. We will provide information on implementation process, showcase several SAP Web Intelligence reports and talk about the future work.

2:30- 2:45 pm | Break and Networking

2:45- 3:15 pm | Choosing the Right Interface – HTML vs Applet vs FIORI vs Rich Client – Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol

Understanding the differences among the client interfaces can help users choose the best one to suit their needs.  This session will focus on the advantages & potential disadvantages each of the interfaces brings to the user experience of Web Intelligence.

3:15- 4:00 pm | Open Discussion on The Future of BusinessObjects – Hosted by Paul Grill, InfoSol

This open format session will allow the community to freely discuss and ask questions that pertain to how they use BusinessObjects today; what concerns or questions they have for the future of their organizations usage of BO or the future of SAP BO all together.

4:00 – 4:15 pm | Raffle & Prizes

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:

View the Slide Decks From This BOUG

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.

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

Sacramento BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday, November 16th, 2017

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You are personally invited to join us at the Sacramento BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, November 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:

State of California
2870 Gateway Oaks Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95833-3509

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 – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

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) – Michael Ward, CTTS

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 Integration of BusinessObjects and Tableau – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

An increasing number of organizations using BusinessObjects are also using Tableau both for data discovery and data visualization solutions. Many would like to leverage their investment in their BusinessObjects deployment to automatically feed qualified data into Tableau. This fascinating presentation discusses some of the options now available for integrating your BusinessObjects content into Tableau.

01:15 – 2:00 pm Visualize This! – Michael Ward, CTTS

Did you know that with nothing more than WebIntelligence v4.2 you can create more complex visualizations? In this presentation we will create a variety of chart and report blocks, then using nothing more than Input Controls and the new Linking Functionality, create some very slick interactive visualization. And all of this utilizing nothing more than WebIntelligence

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm 5 More People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

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.

03:00-3:45 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

03:45-04:00 pm Wrap-up

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

San Diego BusinessObjects User Group (BOUG) – Tuesday, November 14th

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You are personally invited to join us at the San Diego BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Tuesday, November 14th, 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:

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

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 – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

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) – Michael Ward, CTTS

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: Provided

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.
A detailed look into the business problem and the technical solution, this presentation will showcase the true potential of SAP BusinessObjects and InfoBurst.

01:15 – 2:00 pm Visualize This! – Michael Ward, CTTS

Did you know that with nothing more than WebIntelligence v4.2 you can create more complex visualizations? In this presentation we will create a variety of chart and report blocks, then using nothing more than Input Controls and the new Linking Functionality, create some very slick interactive visualization. And all of this utilizing nothing more than WebIntelligence

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm 5 More People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

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.

03:00-3:45 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

03:45-04:00 pm Wrap-up

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

Portland BusinessObjects User Group – Friday November 3rd

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You are personally invited to join us at the Indianapolis BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday, October 27th, 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:

Banfield Pet Hospital
18101 SE 6th Way
Vancouver, WA 98683

Parking: Parking out front in visitors’ area. Look for orange signs for Banfield Visitors Parking

Directions and Map

AGENDA:

08:30 – 9:00 am Registration (Free Breakfast Provided)

08:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

09:00 – 10:15am User-Specific Options in Universe Design – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

With a few tricks and using a few new features of Information Design Tool (IDT) you can reduce maintenance costs dramatically! Having come across many reports that are just slightly different for different groups of users, we have developed a few tricks and methods to combine multiple reports into one that customize based on the user/receiver. Technically, we’ll cover user defined attributes, @aggregate_aware(), data-foundation and business-layer security settings, publications and more! These are the features that will take your environment to the next level!

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 11:30am What’s New In V 4.2 SP 3/SP 4(And Some v4.1) – Michael Ward, CTTS

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 Give your Dashboard Real Insight – Multiple Measure Charting – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

Dashboards are excellent analysis tools. Most of the dashboards we get involved in really become their own applications for viewing trends and discovering anomalies. Huge business value has come for our clients in collapsing multiple reports into a single easily readable and interactive dashboard or in promoting competition between teams for better scores or in simply in the marketing of displaying data in a more consumable way. Rarely, however, do users get real insight from the single measure result. In general, business managers have a sense of how things are trending and teams know which performs better. Real insight comes from finding out how one action affects another. This presentation will look at the reasons for redesigning dashboards for real insight. We will focus on multiple measure charting, discuss actionable KPIs, but we’ll also talk about some of the dangers of single measure results.

01:15 – 2:00 pm Overcoming Dashboard Security Issues – Teresa Scott, Oregon Youth Authority

While moving from SAP Dashboards flash–based solution to an HTML5 solution; issues surfaced around securing access to the data provided to those as well as access to those dashboards. This presentation is a case study in finding a non-obtrusive and low maintenance solution to security for internal and external customers’ access to dashboards.

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm Concept to Design for Dashboards in 60 Minutes – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

For this presentation we’re going to build a dashboard design for a fake company starting from concept to design. Pretending like we are starting like most projects with meeting with a team wanting to convey information and the idea is to have the visual concept worked out in that first meeting using wireframing via SAP Dashboards as a more realistic display than whiteboards. This will be fun and interactive so play along and join in!

03:00-3:45 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

03:45-04:00 pm Wrap-up

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

Indianapolis BusinessObjects User Group – Friday, October 27th, 2017

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You are personally invited to join us at the Indianapolis BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday, October 27th, 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:

Flexware Innovation, Inc.
Seminar room
9128 technology lane
Fishers, in 46038

Entrance: Enter the northwest door labeled “The Bunker @ Flexware”. Take the stairs down into the Bunker. NO Handicap Accessibility.

Directions and Entrance MAP

AGENDA:

08:30 – 9:00 am Registration (Free Breakfast Provided)

08:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

09:00 – 10:15am User-Specific Options in Universe Design

With a few tricks and using a few new features of Information Design Tool (IDT) you can reduce maintenance costs dramatically! Having come across many reports that are just slightly different for different groups of users, we have developed a few tricks and methods to combine multiple reports into one that customize based on the user/receiver. Technically, we’ll cover user defined attributes, @aggregate_aware(), data-foundation and business-layer security settings, publications and more! These are the features that will take your environment to the next level!

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 11:30am 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

11:30-12:30 pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:30 – 1:15 pm Give your Dashboard Real Insight – Multiple Measure Charting

Dashboards are excellent analysis tools. Most of the dashboards we get involved in really become their own applications for viewing trends and discovering anomalies. Huge business value has come for our clients in collapsing multiple reports into a single easily readable and interactive dashboard or in promoting competition between teams for better scores or in simply in the marketing of displaying data in a more consumable way. Rarely, however, do users get real insight from the single measure result. In general, business managers have a sense of how things are trending and teams know which performs better. Real insight comes from finding out how one action affects another. This presentation will look at the reasons for redesigning dashboards for real insight. We will focus on multiple measure charting, discuss actionable KPIs, but we’ll also talk about some of the dangers of single measure results.

01:15 – 2:00 pm Visualize This!

Did you know that with nothing more than WebIntelligence v4.2 you can create more complex visualizations? In this presentation we will create a variety of chart and report blocks, then using nothing more than Input Controls and the new Linking Functionality, create some very slick interactive visualization. And all of this utilizing nothing more than WebIntelligence

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm Concept to Design for Dashboards in 60 Minutes

For this presentation we’re going to build a dashboard design for a fake company starting from concept to design. Pretending like we are starting like most projects with meeting with a team wanting to convey information and the idea is to have the visual concept worked out in that first meeting using wireframing via SAP Dashboards as a more realistic display than whiteboards. This will be fun and interactive so play along and join in!

03:00-3:45 pm 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

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

Cincinnati BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday, October 26th, 2017

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You are personally invited to join us at the Cincinnati BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, October 26th, 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:

The Christ Hospital Health Network
2139 Auburn Ave
Cincinnati, OH, 45219

Parking Map

AGENDA

08:30 – 9:00 am Registration (Free Breakfast Provided)

08:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

09:00 – 10:15am User-Specific Options in Universe Design – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

With a few tricks and using a few new features of Information Design Tool (IDT) you can reduce maintenance costs dramatically! Having come across many reports that are just slightly different for different groups of users, we have developed a few tricks and methods to combine multiple reports into one that customize based on the user/receiver. Technically, we’ll cover user defined attributes, @aggregate_aware(), data-foundation and business-layer security settings, publications and more! These are the features that will take your environment to the next level!

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 11:30am 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

11:30-12:30 pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:30 – 1:15 pm Give your Dashboard Real Insight – Multiple Measure Charting – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

Dashboards are excellent analysis tools. Most of the dashboards we get involved in really become their own applications for viewing trends and discovering anomalies. Huge business value has come for our clients in collapsing multiple reports into a single easily readable and interactive dashboard or in promoting competition between teams for better scores or in simply in the marketing of displaying data in a more consumable way. Rarely, however, do users get real insight from the single measure result. In general, business managers have a sense of how things are trending and teams know which performs better. Real insight comes from finding out how one action affects another. This presentation will look at the reasons for redesigning dashboards for real insight. We will focus on multiple measure charting, discuss actionable KPIs, but we’ll also talk about some of the dangers of single measure results.

01:15 – 2:00 pm Visualize This! – Michael Ward, CTTS

Did you know that with nothing more than WebIntelligence v4.2 you can create more complex visualizations? In this presentation we will create a variety of chart and report blocks, then using nothing more than Input Controls and the new Linking Functionality, create some very slick interactive visualization. And all of this utilizing nothing more than WebIntelligence

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm Concept to Design for Dashboards in 60 Minutes – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

For this presentation we’re going to build a dashboard design for a fake company starting from concept to design. Pretending like we are starting like most projects with meeting with a team wanting to convey information and the idea is to have the visual concept worked out in that first meeting using wireframing via SAP Dashboards as a more realistic display than whiteboards. This will be fun and interactive so play along and join in!

03:00-3:45 pm What’s New In V 4.2 SP 3/SP 4(And Some v4.1) – Michael Ward, CTTS

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.

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

Denver BusinessObjects User Group (BOUG) – Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

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You are personally invited to join us at the Denver BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Wednesday, November 1st, 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:

Denver Federal Center
6th Avenue and Kippling Street
Building 25
Denver, CO 80225

Enter at Gate 1 (will be directed by security)

VIEW MAP

AGENDA

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

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am User-Specific Options in Universe Design – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

With a few tricks and using a few new features of Information Design Tool (IDT) you can reduce maintenance costs dramatically! Having come across many reports that are just slightly different for different groups of users, we have developed a few tricks and methods to combine multiple reports into one that customize based on the user/receiver. Technically, we’ll cover user defined attributes, @aggregate_aware(), data-foundation and business-layer security settings, publications and more! These are the features that will take your environment to the next level!

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am What’s New In V 4.2 SP 3/SP 4(And Some v4.1) – Micheal Ward, CTTS

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 Give your Dashboard Real Insight – Multiple Measure Charting – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

Dashboards are excellent analysis tools. Most of the dashboards we get involved in really become their own applications for viewing trends and discovering anomalies. Huge business value has come for our clients in collapsing multiple reports into a single easily readable and interactive dashboard or in promoting competition between teams for better scores or in simply in the marketing of displaying data in a more consumable way. Rarely, however, do users get real insight from the single measure result. In general, business managers have a sense of how things are trending and teams know which performs better. Real insight comes from finding out how one action affects another. This presentation will look at the reasons for redesigning dashboards for real insight. We will focus on multiple measure charting, discuss actionable KPIs, but we’ll also talk about some of the dangers of single measure results.

1:15 – 2:00 pm Visualize This!  – Micheal Ward, CTTS

Did you know that with nothing more than WebIntelligence v4.2 you can create more complex visualizations? In this presentation we will create a variety of chart and report blocks, then using nothing more than Input Controls and the new Linking Functionality, create some very slick interactive visualization. And all of this utilizing nothing more than WebIntelligence

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm Best Practices with Promotion Manager – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc.

This presentation was well received at our annual IBIS conference. With this presentation we will move beyond simply using promotion manager, but how to use it better. Many of these 12 suggestions come directly from the Promotion Manager development team at SAP. Technically, we will cover the command-line interface (CLI), version management, overrides and more!

03:00 – 3:45 pm Now You See Me, Now You Don’t! – Micheal 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

03:45- 4:00 pm Wrap-up

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

New York City (NYC) Metro Area BusinessObjects User Group (BONYMAUG) – Thursday, October 5th

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You are personally invited to join us at the New York City (NYC) Metro Area BusinessObjects Users Meeting (BONYMAUG) on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 from 8:30am – 5:00pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.

LOCATION

New York City Transit Authority 2 Broadway
Floor 20, Conf. Room 1
New York, NY 10004

Bowling Green stop on the #4 and #5 train

AGENDA

8:00-8:30 am Registration

8:30-8:45 am Introduction & Agenda for the day

8:45-9:45 am Duff & Phelps uses technology as an enabler!

Mathew George (Duff & Phelps) and Raj Juttukonda (Right Angle Solutions)

Attend this presentation and witness how different tools in Business Objects work in cadence to transform Business. We will demonstrate powerful yet simple tool selection and implementation techniques.
Duff & Phelps is a premier independent advisor with expertise in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, disputes and investigations, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues.

9:45-10:00 am Break

10:00-11:00 am ARI’s BusinessObjects Publishing Journey

Heather Rapetti, Project Manager, ARI

ARI, the world’s largest privately held fleet management company, faced multiple challenges to deliver BusinessObjects content to users worldwide. Their comprehensive BI Landscape, need to distribute reports from various versions of BusinessObjects and a variety of special use cases were all major considerations. This session will show how they successfully navigated these challenges to create a fully automated scheduling, bursting and publishing solution.

11:00-11:45 am User Customer Panel: Customers and Partners will answer your implementation challenges

Come prepared with your questions!

11:45–1:00 pm Lunch: (on your own)

Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Attend the one that most interests you!

1:00-1:45pm

Regulatory needs in BusinessObjects Fisma, SOX, Hipaa, GDPR, etc.

Bruno Masek VP, GB &Smith.

Each Organization has different regulatory needs whether it its: Fisma, SOX, Hipaa, GDPR, etc. How can BusinessObjects meet such regulations? What needs to be done to meet such needs?

Lumira and Design Studio

Raj Juttukonda, Right Angle Solutions

So Lumira 2.0 is out and you want to know more if the tool is ready, is it comparable to other popular visualization tools in the market, should I use Lumira or Design Studio for my projects and so many more questions on your mind. Attend this session and clear all your doubts. Real time implementations techniques and real challenges – so you can make the right decisions. Oh and we will talk through migration techniques & Infrastructure guidelines.

5 More People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven

Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

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.

Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Attend the one that most interests you!

2:00-2:45pm

Enhanced Dist. Of BI Content

Alan Golding, APOS

As the value of BI content grows, so does the drive to leverage that BI content value as broadly and effectively as possible, which requires getting BI content directly into the natural workflows of information consumers. In this session Alan Golding looks at methods and focused technologies for distributing BI content into user workflows, including discussion of two APOS customer deployments that utilize Push, Pull, Place and Print scenarios. Discussion will also be given to distribution governance considerations, and new distribution options available through BI 4.2 SP4 which remove important distribution boundaries.

Visualize This!

Michael Ward: Creative Technology & Training Solutions

Did you know that with nothing more than WebIntelligence v4.2 you can create more complex visualizations? In this presentation we will create a variety of charts and report blocks, then using nothing more than Input Controls and the new Linking Functionality, create some very slick interactive visualization. And all of this utilizing nothing more than WebIntelligence

Tableau with BusinessObjects – Bring out the best of both the worlds

Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

Learn how Tableau can connect to BusinessObjects. Deployment and scheduling of BO content to Tableau desktop and Tableau server will be demonstrated. The use cases for Tableau dashboards with BO content will be discussed. And, if we have time, we may look at bursting out Tableau workbooks as well.

2:45-3:15 pm Break

Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Attend the one that most interests you!

3:15-4:00 pm

Design Creationism

Michael Ward: Creative Technology & Training Solutions

An entertaining look at best practices for developing universes.
This presentation will include an in-depth look at the many features both in the UDT and IDT.
It will include dos and don’ts of universe design. It will include topics such as Index Awareness, Aggregate Awareness, and Computed Columns in the Data Foundation.

Diamonds in the Rough: 12 SPA BI4 Metrics Worth Watching

Atul Chowdry – Infolytik

There are over 300 metrics available for monitoring in the BusinessObjects platform. How do we make sense of what’s what? From Auditing Thread Utilization to Platform Search toggles, we’ll correlate the most interesting and impactful metrics to specific behaviors of your BusinessObjects platform (yes, the ones that move your system to a grinding halt!).
Attendees will leave feeling much better armed with the know-how to track and attack these issues and more!

Let’s Speak BO Super Heroes

Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

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.

Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Attend the one that most interests you!

4:00-4:45 pm

Leverage Out-of-the-Box (OOB) BusinessObjects administration tools and techniques to gain insights into your environment

Raj Juttukonda, Right Angle Solutions.

Ever wondered what administration techniques are best suitable for your environment? Attend this session and walk away with OOB techniques to manage your BOBJ environment based most popular use cases.
A must for anyone who is directly or indirectly responsible for administration.

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!

Michael Ward: Creative Technology & Training Solutions

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 Web Intelligence

BusinessObjects 4.2

Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

This presentation will focus on exploring the latest features of BusinessObjects BI 4.2

4:45 pm Raffle and Wrap-up

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