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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West Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday December 16th

You and your colleagues are personally invited to join us at the West Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group meeting Thursday, December 16th, 2021 running from 1:00pm to 3:30pm PT.

Registration is free, but you will need to register below to get access to the webinar.

Location:

Zoom. Register above for your unique join link. We will also be sending out a YouTube link the day of the event for those that cannot access Zoom.

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.

You can submit your questions ahead of time or ask them live through the Q&A panel.

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

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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Thanks for Registering for More Lessons from the Trenches – Part 3.5

Let's Speak BO Webinar Series: Bringing Together BO Users and Specialists Discussing Everything BusinessObjects

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We can’t wait for you to join us on our More Lessons from the Trenches – Part 3.5 webinar!

Here’s what you need to do to get the most out of this live webinar, now using Zoom:

STEP 1: Check your email inbox for your webinar confirmation email and unique access link (The email will come from “InfoSol Admin”) You can also search your inbox for noreply@zoom.us if you cannot find it.

STEP 2: Add this event to to your calendar using the link in the email above – it will contain your unique join link. Please do not share this link with anyone else.

STEP 3: Show up to the webinar 5-10 minutes early (we will send you a few reminder emails) and bring any questions you may have! There will be time for Q&A in all of our Let’s Speak BO webinars.

See you on Tuesday, September 14th at 10AM PT/1PM ET!