Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Upgrading from BI 4.2 to 4.3 – Tales from the Trenches

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Tuesday, August 1st at 10am PT/1pm ET

There are a lot of upgrades from BI 4.2 to 4.3 happening this year as BI 4.2 has moved to priority one support only. Just how difficult or tricky is this upgrade? Amy O’Neel, the BO Administration Guru, has done a lot of these upgrades of all shapes and sizes and will share her experiences, knowledge and wisdom on how to make them as smooth as possible.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Using ChatGPT to Solve Web Intelligence Issues

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Tuesday, July 11th at 10am PT/1pm ET

While there is no shortage of buzz around ChatGPT and how it can do everything (including the dishes), yours truly has dabbled with using it to troubleshoot and solve some issues in BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. And guess what? It wasn’t bad. I will share my experiences and show the Webi issues I was trying to solve and how ChatGPT helped.

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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.

400 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

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


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

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Developing a Real WebI Report Requirement Using Creative Tips and Tricks

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Tuesday,  March 7th at 10am PT/11am AZ/1pm ET

It is often the “simplest” of the reporting requirements that necessitates the most interesting and creative solutions. In today’s session I will show few such WebI tricks using commonly known functionalities and will combine them to address a real-life customer report request that pushes you to think outside the box.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 SP4 Roadmap

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 at 10AM PT/11am AZ/1PM ET

Attend this session to explore the roadmap and future directions of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, including:

  • What’s coming in the next releases, as well as the timeline and priorities for 4.3 SP4
  • The enhancements to help you adopt the BI4.3
  • How the BI4.3 SP4 will prepare the next future release, code name SAP BusinessObjects BI2024

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: BusinessObjects Q&A

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023 at 10AM PT/11am AZ/1PM ET

Join us for a Q&A focused Let’s Speak BO webinar where you, the community, get to ask, answer and discuss everything BusinessObjects!

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.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Using the latest features in SAP BO 4.3 to take your Webi Reports and Dashboards to the next level!

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

More details coming soon on this session where Alan will share the latest features in BO 4.3 to take your Webi reports & Dashboards to the next level.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: What is Coming Next in 4.3

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

InfoSol and SAP BO experts are teaming up on the Oct. 4 Let’s Speak BO webinar to showcase “What is Coming Next in BI 4.3” and there is a LOT including:

  • Simplified LaunchPad and improved WebI display organization
  • Launchpad allowing pinning of documents.
  • New Fiori Viewer for Crystal Reports
  • WebI: Ranking and Sorting directly available in Reading mode. Simple but useful
  • WebI: Maximize charts
  • WebI: New Icon library to incorporate directly in your reporting
  • WebI Prompt: Hints & Global Variants
  • WebI Data Mode: Allowing to simply Append 2 datasets, adding left outer join
  • ….and more!
Missed the webinar? Join the Let’s Speak BO Webinar Series and you will get access to this webinar and every other webinar in the series on our free membership site!

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InfoBurst Webinar: Five InfoBurst Features You Didn’t Know You Needed

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Thursday, October 13th, 2022 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

In this InfoBurst webinar you will learn about five lesser known InfoBurst features like database query bursting, empty report suppression and notification, and more.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Top 10 Features in Webi v4.3

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

This live demo will introduce you to my top 10 features of Webi v4.3 SP 2. Will provide some insight to using these features!!!

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