Denver BusinessObjects Users Meeting – Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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Denver BOUG Meeting Feb. 4, 2015

You are personally invited to join us at the next information packed Denver BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions, APOS, Centigon and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free, however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.


Denver Federal Center

6th Avenue and Kippling Street, Bldg 25  Enter at Gate 1

Denver, CO 80225

Free Parking



8:30 – 9:00 am           Registration – Free Continental Breakfast Provided

8:45 – 9:00 am           Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am         Streamlining & Accelerating Your Migration to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 – Fred Walther, APOS

This session will provide an overview of key topics for planning and executing the migration to SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 platform.  This will include a discussion of the important phases of a successful migration, and considering those phases with respect to the complexities of specific customer migration experiences. Key learning points and best practices from customer migration experiences will be highlighted, as well as discussion of how those best practices and advanced technologies can be used to streamline and speed the migration process.

10:00 – 10:15 am          Break

10:15 – 11:30 am           Top 3 Cases for Location Intelligence and BIRyan Goodman,  Centigon Solutions

Top business cases and tips for injecting maps into your BI implementation. Extract knowledge taken from hundreds of customer stories and learn how to gather and transform requirements into amazing location intelligence solutions.

11:30 – 1:00 pm           Lunch:  On Your Own

01:00 – 2:00 pm         What to Expect When You Migrate to BI 4.1 – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol

2015 will be the year that a lot of BusinessObjects customers will migrate to the new BI 4.1 release. There is much that is new and there are choices to make in terms of migration and conversion options.

This session will outline the main differences, the key choices and some best practices and useful tips to help with this transition.

02:00 – 2:45 pm         Multiple Data Providers:  What’s New??? – Michael Ward, Creative Technology & Training Solutions

In this presentation you will learn how to add multiple data providers to your document.  Learn how to “merge” the dimensions in order to synchronize your data.   See what’s changed from earlier versions.

02:45 – 3:00 pm         Break

03:00 – 3:45 pm         Building The Data Foundation Layer – Michael Ward, Creative Technology & Training Solutions

This session will provide an in-depth look at building the critical Data Foundation Layer using the IDT.

3:45 pm                       Wrap-up

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Note:  This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG.  Presentations subject to change

ASUG Arizona Chapter Meeting

ASUG Arizona Chapter Meeting:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 8:00am – 7:00pm

SRP Pera Facility
1 East Continental Drive
Tempe, Arizona 85281

Click here for the hour by hour schedule


Solution Manager for Application Lifecycle Management

John Krakowski, Senior Product Manager, SAP America

  • Converting from 7.0 to 7.1
  • New capabilities
  • What new coming in the Enhancement Pack.


Managing SAP Mobile Applications and Devices on iOS and Android

Scott McKenzie, Senior Account Executive, Xceliware


The attendees will learn the about the available tools for mobile devices that allow them to:

  • Manage mobile devices from a single pane of glass
  • Secure access to corporate content
  • Isolate and manage mobile SAP applications
  • Remotely access and support SAP mobile applications

Speaker Bio(s):

Scott McKenzie brings a unique perspective having split his career between large and small companies.  Early in his career he spent time with Itochu and Avery Dennison learning how large companies operate.  For the past 11 years he has worked as Project Manager, Implementation Lead and Sales Executive of smaller mobility product companies getting more involved with operational details.  As a former sales and operations executive, Scott understands the entire realm of how a business


Self-Service Analytics: SAP BI Implementation at International Rectifier

Kedar Shinde, Bristlecone


Learn how International Rectifier is using SAP BI solution to provide self service analytics experience for their Business users. Bristlecone Pre-configured content helped kick start the migration from legacy world to SAP. As part of technical team we would share the challenges, learning and approach. We believe this will be beneficial for conference audiences who are on the similar journey to achieve self service analytics using SAP BW / BO or HANA.

This case study will focus on three main topics

Section 1 – Initial Phase

From legacy to SAP : Pre-configured solution for SAP data

Section 2 – Design

Easy to consume and enhance : Optimize and Scalable solution

Section 3 – Implementation

Right information at Right time : Empowering business users to gain better insight


Elevating the User Experience: SAP Screen Personas at Freescale Semiconductor

Cheryl Sutton, ERP Business Systems Analyst, Freescale Semiconductor


Learn how Freescale is using SAP Screen Personas as a solution to simplify the user experience by giving SAP a more modern look and feel.  As the functional team lead for Freescale’s Personas project, I am interested in discussing my own personal experiences with the software, and talking about how Freescale is effectively utilizing Personas today.  I believe this will be beneficial for conference audiences who are currently using the product or considering Personas for the future.

This case study will focus on three main topics:

Section 1 – Learning Curve

From Installation to Prototype: Learning a New Tool from Scratch

Section 2 – Design

Designing for Non-Designers: Evoking Creativity from a Technically-Minded Team

Section 3 – Implementation

Transform and Roll Out: Identifying Appropriate Use Cases and Generating End-User Interest


Step By Step Demo: How to modify SAP Mobility SMART IM to include additional Inventory and Warehouse Functionality

Fay Glunt, Sapport


Learn how to successfully deploy additional functionality with the SAP Mobility SMART IM, which allows its inventory personnel to do the needed MM and WM transactions in their ECC 6.0 system on a rugged handheld device and forklift mounted device.

* Learn how to implemented the SAP Mobility SMART IM and Agentry in an existing SAP Landscape

* Find out enhancements can be made to the delivered SAP SMART IM module and what tools are used

* See a demo of making an enhancement using the tools available


How eBay is partnering with Cognilytics & Cisco to driving incremental business value from their SAP HANA Platform

Cisco with Customer Ebay (presented by Cognilytics)


  • Business Challenges facing eBay (i.e. lack of systematic and holistic view of data across enterprise; fragmented IT systems; new acquisitions and market ventures)
  • Business Solution and Outcome for eBay, with SAP HANA – Cognilytics and eBay
  • Aligning ebay Business and IT for Business Outcome – Cisco and Cognilytics
  • Business Benefits realized by eBay – eBay, Cognilytics and Cisco


Enterprise Cloud Applications

Shreyas Amin, SAP Americas

Best practices from Coca-Cola Company in leveraging technology for improving change management across a complex SAP Landscape

Kevin Ko, Intellicorp

Three Key Learning Points:

  1. Effective change management across complex SAP landscapes
  2. How to leverage innovative technologies to improve SAP ALM
  3. How to avoid common pitfalls when introducing change to your SAP landscape


The IT department at The Coca-Cola Company is advanced in leveraging innovative technologies to improve operations. Understand why it has made LiveCompare/Technology a standard practice in its SAP ALM strategy. With IT struggling to balance project and time management effectively, the business was being put at risk. Find out how Coca-Cola moved to a pro-active approach to change management, allowing them to introduce high volume change quickly and with minimal effort or impact on the business. Hear how Coca Cola experience resource savings of between 30-40% and a 98% reduction in effort.


What to Expect When You Migrate to BI 4.1

Paul Grill, Infosol


2014 will be the year that a lot of SAP BusinessObjects customers will migrate to the new BI 4.1 release. There is much that is new and there are choices to make in terms of migration and conversion options. This session will outline the main differences, the key choices and some best practices and useful tips to help with this transition.


HANA Enterprise Cloud

Katrina Vasquez, SAP Americas

IBIS 2014

BOC310 – Crystal Reports 2011: Report Design I – Fundamentals of Report Design

Available Dates:

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2 Days


-Business Analysts
-Report Writers
-Report Designers
-Application Developers
-BI System Administrators


Recommended: Basic Knowledge of database concepts




-Participants will gain the fundamentals of report design.
-Participants will acquire the basis for more advanced courses in the SAP BI curriculum.


-Fundamentals of planning and creating a report
-Overview of record selection, data organization and formatting
-Basics of creating formulas and applying conditional reporting
-Introduction to exporting and distribution of reports


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