Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Xcelsius to Squirrel: A Smooth Transition

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Tuesday, November 26th at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/ 1PM ET.

Don’t worry if you’ve missed the news on Squirrel—the most intuitive dashboarding tool to hit the market. This webinar will quickly get you up to speed

Delivered by one of Squirrel’s creators from InfoSol UK, you will get an overview of the project so far, the next steps to MVP and beyond (Minimal Viable Product) and a demo of Squirrel. Also learn about:

  • Why Squirrel?
  • What is Squirrel?
  • Project roadmap
  • Key features
  • Migrating your Xcelsius dashboards.

We will also be sharing details on how you can participate in the beta before it’s formal release.

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Let’s Speak BO: Now you see me, now you don’t! Part Two: Input Controls

In this live demo you will learn how to create multiple block reports within a document, then apply multiple drill blocks in a way to layer the blocks to show those blocks conditionally. In Part 1 of the presentation from last year we utilized the drill bar feature to drive the reporting. This year in Part 2 we will be utilizing input controls in a much more advanced way to make our reporting even more flexible. It has been enhanced to include the use of stop lights as part of the layering of the reports and will open your eyes to a whole new way of creating and layering reports in Webi, in ways never done before. It will give your reports more of a visualization like appearance.

Michael Ward, Creative Technology and Training Solutions

Tuesday, January 21st at 10AM PT/ 11AM AZ/ 1PM ET

Let’s Speak BO: Special features of IDT

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Tuesday, March 3rd at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join Enterprise Architect Minith Patel, as he continues to share his knowledge of IDT. This webinar will provide a closer look at Project Syncronization, Business View, and Security in IDT. Minith with also be providing live demos of these special features.

Minith Patel, InfoSol Inc

Let’s Speak BO: The Analysis Tab, Your Best Friend

Tuesday, December 10th at 10AM PT/ 11AM AZ/ 1PM ET

In the Report Viewer Window the Analysis Tab is the most widely used tab. Why? It has all the major features that we use all the time to greatly enhance the look of our reports. It will include an in-depth look at each major feature and how to use it more effectively: Filtering, Grouping, Breaking, Sorting, Calculations and other features as well. There will be a comparison to show what they have changed over the last few years there will also be best practices when using the reporting functions. The presentation will be delivered via a live demo.

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Let’s Speak BO: Location! Location! Location!

Tuesday, November 12th at 10AM PT/ 11AM AZ/ 1PM ET.

Web Intelligence comes with some geomapping chart functionality, but what is really interesting is the geomapping engine underneath. We’ve had a couple of requests with mapping lately so we’re going exploring. Let’s take a look at google map linking and displaying as well as some zooming options into existing geomaps and even consider custom elements for geomapping.

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Pittsburgh BusinessObjects Users Group – Friday, November 1, 2019

You are personally invited to join us at the information packed Pittsburgh BusinessObjects Users Group meeting Friday, November 1, 2019.

Attendance:  Free – We just ask that you register for count purposes:

Registration:  If you plan to attend, please email Info@pghboug.org and provide them with your name and the names of anyone else who will be attending from your company.

Parking: Free

Agenda:

08:30 – 08:50  Registration and Breakfast

08:50 – 09:00  Welcome & Announcements, Tammy Datri

09:00 – 09:50  Fire up your FIORI LaunchPadRajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol

Attend this session if you want to explore the sensational new features and navigation capabilities of the new FIORI BI Launchpad. This session will cover BI 4.2 SP06 & SP07 FIORI features such as Web Intelligence interactive viewer, filters and report navigation, new charts and chart properties, custom elements and formulas. This will be a perfect session for end users and report designers who are excited to learn the new features and functions specific to FIORI.

09:50 – 10:00  Break

10:00 – 10:50  BusinessObjects BI 4.2 – 45 Features in 45 MinutesRajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol

Get to know the detail level product overview of what is new in BI 4.2 and the reasons to upgrade your current BI systems to 4.2. This session covers 45 latest features in BI 4.2 which will be helpful for your entire organization, including, but not limited to, BO administrators, Universe designers, Report developers and Business users. If we have time, we will aim for 60

10:50 – 11:00  Break

11:00 – 11:50  BulletProof Disaster Recovery for SAP BusinessObjects @ SAP, Nathan Crook, 360Suite

  • Set up & maintaining an on-going strategy for meeting requirements for Disaster Recovery (DR).
  • Improved abilities for report migration & promotion.
  • Greater visibility to compare between CMS’ to know exactly what changed, if anything between source and target.
  • Flexible backup for the entire landscape to bring back any single object.

11:50 – 12:30  Lunch

12:30 – 01:20  Latest Features in BusinessObjects BI 4.xSatish Rajagopal, 360Suite

Details to be released soon

01:20 – 01:30  Break

01:30 – 02:20  Tableau with BusinessObjects – Bring out the best of both the worlds Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol

Learn why and how, Tableau with Business Objects is the best combination for enterprise BI.  The use cases for Tableau dashboards with BO content will be discussed. Tips and tricks designing BO content for Tableau will be discussed.  Deployment and scheduling of BO content to Tableau desktop and Tableau server will be demonstrated. And if we have time we may look at bursting out Tableau workbooks as well.

02:20 – 02:30  Wrap-up and GiveawaysPGHBOUG Steering Committee

 

 

Indiana BusinessObjects User Group – Friday, November 1, 2019

You are personally invited to join us at the Indiana BusinessObjects Users Group on Friday, November 1st, 2019 from 8:30am – 4:00pm.

Registration is free, but we ask that you please REGISTER for count purposes.

LOCATION:

MISO Energy
720 City Center Drive
Carmel, IN 46032

MAP LINK

AGENDA:

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

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am What Does Flying Look Like? – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.
As Business Intelligence harnesses new technologies and capabilities and evolves towards more wonderful and limitless possibilities, many organizations are still struggling to figure out how to make that initial transformation from a very hungry caterpillar into a beautiful airborne butterfly and achieve the full potential that BI offers. Paul Grill, InfoSol CEO and Business Intelligence guru, will share some of the amazing BI transformations he has seen in the last 12 months and what flying looks like for these organizations. He will also provide a current update on the world of BusinessObjects and how this community continues to evolve and thrive beyond all expectations.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am What’s New in v4.2 SP 7 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features of v4.2 through SP 9. Topics to include: Using HTML, Excel and Free Hand SQL as a data provider, Large numbers, grouping, Input Control enhancements, Prompt Variants, Grouped Input Controls, Shared Elements, Reference Cells, Calculation enhancements, Concurrent processing of queries, and merging on local variables Changes within the service packs will also be addressed.

11:30– 12:30 pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:30 – 1:15 pm BusinessObjects Co-Existence with Tableau, PowerBI and More – 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 .
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 and others with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment.

1:15 – 2:00 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. Learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look. 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.

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm The BI Dashboarding Dilemma for BusinessObjects – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BI Dashboards continue to dominate as the solution of choice for self-service BI applications. SAP BO Dashboards (aka Xcelsius) along with Lumira will be phased out by SAP over the next few years as SAP focuses on its new Cloud based SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) platform which recently released its own dashboard capability. At the same time Web Intelligence has made major strides in offering dashboard functionality. SAP’s BI dashboarding strategy has been confusing for several years and many BusinessObjects customers have chosen to develop their BI dashboard in Tableau, Power BI or another tool or even create custom dashboards. So, what is the best choice for the BusinessObjects user? This session will look at the pros and cons of the different options to help you make a more informed choice.

03:00 – 3:45 pm Excelling It In Web Intelligence – Michael Ward, CTTS

Learn about the variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. You will learn how to use Excel as a data provider, using Excel for a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, as a dynamic filer file, and other uses. There will be 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. You will also learn some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. that will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

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

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About IDT – Part Two

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Tuesday, October 15th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

This is Part two of the IDT review Webinar, where Minith will continue to talk about IDT. This time the focus will be on Business Layer, View, Project synchronization and Security. Please join us in this popular part two of IDT review.

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South East Michigan BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday, October 24th, 2019

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You are personally invited to join us at the South East Michigan BusinessObjects Users Group on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 from 8:30am – 4:00pm.

Registration is free, but we ask that you please REGISTER for count purposes.

LOCATION:

University of Michigan
Arbor Lakes Building 3
4251 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Parking & Map

Enter from the West entrance to arbor Lakes.  Building 3 is fully marked – visitors will need to sign in.

AGENDA:

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

8:30 – 8:45 am Introduction / IBIS update

8:45 – 9:30 am What Does Flying Look Like? – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

As Business Intelligence harnesses new technologies and capabilities and evolves towards more wonderful and limitless possibilities, many organizations are still struggling to figure out how to make that initial transformation from a very hungry caterpillar into a beautiful airborne butterfly and achieve the full potential that BI offers. Paul Grill, InfoSol CEO and Business Intelligence guru, will share some of the amazing BI transformations he has seen in the last 12 months and what flying looks like for these organizations. He will also provide a current update on the world of BusinessObjects and how this community continues to evolve and thrive beyond all expectations.

9:30-10:15am What’s New in v4.2 SP 7 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features of v4.2 through SP 9. Topics to include: Using HTML, Excel and Free Hand SQL as a data provider, Large numbers, grouping, Input Control enhancements, Prompt Variants, Grouped Input Controls, Shared Elements, Reference Cells, Calculation enhancements, Concurrent processing of queries, and merging on local variables Changes within the service packs will also be addressed.

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 11:15am How to create an award-winning dashboard in Webi – Pat Hannum and
Chuck Corbett, Oakland County

CLEMIS (Courts Law Enforcement Management Information Systems) provides technical applications through a cooperative effort that are affordable and efficient for criminal justice, public safety, animal control, and fire agencies of all sizes. We are required to comply with CJIS (criminal justice information services) security policies and as such have provided agencies with equipment that is managed 24×7, has limited access, and is restricted to an intranet-only network in order to reduce the risk of viruses, etc. As a result, the only way for command staff to view dispatch activity, was to have a CLEMIS-provided PC. The CAD dashboard allows command staff and others a quick and easy way to review the time-sensitive data produced in the dispatch center without knowing how to operate the CAD (computer aided dispatch) application or being attached to the CAD network and without the need for expensive equipment. In addition, the dashboard allows the command staff the ability to drill into the detail of the CAD priorities and even map the incidents. This presentation will walk through how we developed the CLEMIS CAD dashboard.

11:15– 12:15pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:15 – 1:15 pm Discover SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 – Pascal Gaulin, SAP France

Learn about the content of the next SAP BusinessObjects release. Whether you are an existing Web Intelligence user or just curious about the many possibilities of the most popular Enterprise reporting platform on the market, take this opportunity to see a live demo of the new features and improvements planned in BI 4.3.

1:15 – 2:00pm BusinessObjects Co-Existence with Tableau, PowerBI and More – 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 .
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 and others with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment.

2:00 – 2:15pm Break

2:15-3:00 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. Learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look. 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.

3:00-3:30 pm What would you like to see in Web Intelligence ? An influence Session – Pascal Gaulin, SAP France

Whether you want more dashboarding functionalities or run your existing Webi reports in the cloud, take the opportunity of this Customer Influence session to voice your most wanted features in the future releases of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence.

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

Grand Rapids BusinessObjects User Group – Friday, October 25th, 2019

You are personally invited to join us at the Grand Rapids BusinessObjects Users Group on Friday, October 25th, 2019 from 8:30am – 4:00pm

Registration is free, but we ask that you please REGISTER for count purposes.

LOCATION:

Herman Miller
Main Auditorium
855 East Main Street
Zeeland, MI 49464

Free parking available right outside the building.

AGENDA:

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

8:30 – 8:45 am Introduction / IBIS update

8:45 – 9:45 am What Does Flying Look Like? – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc

As Business Intelligence harnesses new technologies and capabilities and evolves towards more wonderful and limitless possibilities, many organizations are still struggling to figure out how to make that initial transformation from a very hungry caterpillar into a beautiful airborne butterfly and achieve the full potential that BI offers. Paul Grill, InfoSol CEO and Business Intelligence guru, will share some of the amazing BI transformations he has seen in the last 12 months and what flying looks like for these organizations. He will also provide a current update on the world of BusinessObjects and how this community continues to evolve and thrive beyond all expectations.

9:45-10:30am What’s New in v4.2 SP 7 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features of v4.2 through SP 9. Topics to include: Using HTML, Excel and Free Hand SQL as a data provider, Large numbers, grouping, Input Control enhancements, Prompt Variants, Grouped Input Controls, Shared Elements, Reference Cells, Calculation enhancements, Concurrent processing of queries, and merging on local variables Changes within the service packs will also be addressed.

10:30 – 10:45am Break

10:45 – 11:45am Discover SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 – Pascal Gaulin, SAP France

Learn about the content of the next SAP BusinessObjects release. Whether you are an existing Web Intelligence user or just curious about the many possibilities of the most popular Enterprise reporting platform on the market, take this opportunity to see a live demo of the new features and improvements planned in BI 4.3.

11:45– 12:45pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30 pm BusinessObjects Co-Existence with Tableau, PowerBI and More – 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 thebest tool for the job makes a lot of sense in today’s competitive and fast-changing business landscape .
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 and others with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment.

1:30 – 2:15pm 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. Learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look. 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.

2:15 – 2:30pm Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm What would you like to see in Web Intelligence ? An influence Session – Pascal Gaulin, SAP France

Whether you want more dashboarding functionalities or run your existing Webi reports in the cloud, take the opportunity of this Customer Influence session to voice your most wanted features in the future releases of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence.

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