Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Tips for Transitioning to the New Webi 4.3

Let's Speak BO Webinar Tips for Transitioning to the New Webi 4.3 on February 15th 2022

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February 15th, 2022 at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

WebI 4.3 comes with a FIORI-based, modern, and simplified user interface for designing and developing ad-hoc reports, operational reports, highly analytical reports, visually rich dashboards, and more powerful BI content. While this is a great foundational step towards future analytics and end-user experience it is also quite a transition from the classic launchpad that many are used to.

To assuage the fear and panic generated from this huge transformation, this session will share a few tips that we have found quite useful to adapt to the new features faster and make the transition from WebI 4.2 to 4.3 more enjoyable.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: How do you use the new Webi 4.3 UI

Let's Speak BO Webinar How do you use the new Webi 4.3 UI December 21 2021

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December 21st, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

It may not be an understatement to consider the recent SAP BI 4.3 release as a huge milestone. This comes entirely with the new FIORI-based interface for Web Intelligence and offers a modern and new experience for ad-hoc, operational reporting, and visually rich dashboards. While this is a great foundational step towards future analytics it is also quite a transition from the classic launchpad.  This session will summarize the main highlights of the new features and functionalities in order to use the new UI and develop WebI Reports.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Automating bulk user/group upload from spreadsheet

Let's Speak BO Webinar Automating bulk user group upload from spreadsheet December 7 2021

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December 7th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

SAP Businessobjects provides some basic scripts as examples for using the SDK and as solutions for common requests. This presentation will cover a few of those scripts and the possibilities behind scheduling the scripts to run regularly through program objects in the BO system, as well as some ways that we modified the bulk user/group update script to meet client needs.

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Let’s Speak BO: Scheduling and Publishing in BusinessObjects

Let' Speak BO Webinar Scheduling and Publishing in BusinessObjects October 12 2021

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October 12th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Scheduling is a large part of every BO environment.  In this presentation we will cover basic scheduling, scheduling limits, publications, publication limits, InfoBurst as a 3rd party add-on for scheduling and 4.3 improvements.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Dynamic Dates in Web Intelligence

Let's Speak BO Webinar: Dynamic Dates in Web Intelligence on February 1st 2021

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February 1st, 2022 at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

A common use case is to run a Web Intelligence report for a date range. That can be easily done with hard-coded date values, but that is not a very user-friendly approach always having to edit the query. Certainly prompts are more user-friendly. However, if you want to schedule a report for a dynamic, named date range such as yesterday, last month, last quarter, etc. you are at a dead-end.

This session will show how I built what I call a “Calendar Universe” a number of years ago that has stood the test of time. We will cover various ways to use dynamic dates talking about the pros and cons of each including the “Calendar Universe”.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Element Linking in BI 4.3

Let's Speak BO Webinar Element Linking in BI 4.3 November 23 2021

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November 23rd, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

This session explores the interactive features of Element Linking in the new Webi 4.3 environment.  Join us to see how element linking is set up, edited, and applied.  Element Linking with Charts is even more intuitive in 4.3 and we think you’re going to love it!

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: A New Way of Integrating BusinessObjects and PowerBI

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Now October 26th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Microsoft’s Power BI, one of the popular tools for visualizations, connects to various databases and data sources. But how does it connect with BusinessObjects? Can it connect natively to BusinessObjects Universes or reports? Can I combine BusinessObjects data sources with other data sources to build a Power BI Dashboard? Join this webinar to learn how Infosol is helping their BusinessObjects customers solve these problems. Our Product manager, Rajesh Ponnurangam will also be discussing customer case studies on leveraging BusinessObjects data sources in Power BI.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Using Webi as a Data Source in BI 4.3

Let's Speak BO Webinar Using Webi as a Data Source in BI 4.3 November 9 2021

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Now November 9th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Many are planning & looking forward to upgrading to the latest SAP BI 4.3 release and the fresh new UI of WebI 4.3. It, not only, comes with brand new look and feel of the launchpad but also some great new functionalities. One of them is the ability to use the data model and data from an existing Web Intelligence document to build more WebI documents. In this session, you will get to see the process and the features of this new capability with demonstration and examples. But more important, we will cover why this new addition is so powerful and how you can leverage it in your environment.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: How to Bring in Website or Services Data into Webi

Let's Speak BO Webinar: How to bring in Web site or services data into Webi September 28, 2021

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September 28th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

In this session, we will discuss possible techniques and overview of options to bring in the data from web service and use them for Web Intelligence reporting. We will also see how Web Service can be used to share data from BI as well.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: More Lessons from the Trenches – Part 3.5

Let's Speak BO Webinar: More Lessons from the Trenches Part 3.5 September 14th 2021

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September 14th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

As time goes by, there are some interesting and generally applicable things we learn that we think are important enough to share but aren’t big enough for their own presentation. This presentation will introduce some new things we’ve come up against lately such as relatively new requirements for SSL in Chrome, automated bulk users/groups upload, reporting on which reports use Free-hand SQL, issues found in Free hand SQL reports during migration and more (there’s always more…). Looking forward to seeing you there and exchanging your unusual finds as well.