Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Webi Formatting like a Pro

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August 17th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Let's Speak BO Webinar: August 17th – Webi Formatting like a Pro

First impressions matter – even for reports!  This session will be covering how to use formatting shortcuts and templates to make a meaningful report stand out and shine.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: BusinessObjects as a Tableau Data source – The missing puzzle piece

Let's Speak BO: BusinessObjects as a Tableau Data source - The missing puzzle piece August 3rd 2021

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August 3rd, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Tableau, one of the most 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 tableau 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 Tableau

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: What’s New in BI 4.3

Let's Speak BO Webinar What's New in BI 4.3 July 20 2021

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July 20th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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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 and offers a modern and new experience for ad-hoc and operational reporting as well as designing visually rich dashboards with Web Intelligence. 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 key usability and functionality changes that Webi consumers and developers would potentially come across while transitioning from WebI 4.2 to 4.3.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Flattening Your Data in Web Intelligence

Let's Speak BO Webinar Flattening Your Data in Web Intelligence August 31 2021

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August 31st, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

It’s one of the most common problems in Web Intelligence reports. You’ve got rows and rows of data that you want to condense and flatten into a more horizontal format that is easier for your end-users to consume. This session will offer clear and easy-to-understand solutions for how you can pivot, flatten, and simplify the output of your Web Intelligence reports.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Writeback with Squirrel Through Webi!

Let's Speak BO Webinar Writeback with Squirrel Through Webi July 6 2021

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July 6th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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This session will show users how the exciting Squirrel dashboarding tool can be used to create a writeback application while hosted inside a Web Intelligence report. Watch as we take you through the process of setting up this innovative idea which users can use to springboard their own implementation.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Achieving Complex Calculation With Webi Custom Context

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June 8th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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Calculating aggregation at different levels to slice and dice data is a frequent requirement in the world of BI. Web Intelligence provides a very efficient method to perform aggregate calculations against not only different levels of granularity but also display them together. A very simple example will be to show the Revenue by City and by Country in the same table side by side in the same row. But there are more scenarios in which customizing the calculation context is necessary. As fairly a commonly used feature it is, the advanced use can often be intimidating. In this session, we will cover some of scenarios in details and go beyond showing basic aggregate at the same row. Knowing this feature will also eliminate the need to export the data out of WebI into excel frequently for detail analysis. Understanding the concept will allow you to recreate many day-to-day spreadsheet activities easily within WebI itself and encourage users to stay more within BI system.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: The Murky Morass of Merged Dimensions

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June 8th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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Frequently in Web Intelligence, we need to bring in data from different sources which necessitates the creation of “merged” dimensions. This session will cover scenarios for when merged dimensions are necessary, when to use extended merged and auto-merged dimensions and what the rules are for successfully working with merged dimensions and how knowing these rules can help us navigate this murky topic.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Creating Column Charts with Custom Images in Columns

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May 25th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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Column charts are a great way to show data comparisons in a visual way. In this session you will learn how to make your Webi reports and dashboards even more exciting by using a custom image or graphic in place of the standard columns in the chart.

Midwest BusinessObjects User Group – April 22, 2021

You and your colleagues are personally invited to join us at the Midwest Virtual BusinessObjects User Group meeting Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 running from 1:00pm to 3:30pm CT.


1:00 – 1:05 pm  | Welcome & Announcements

1:05 – 1:35 pm | The BI 4.3 Roadmap in Action – Gregory Botticchio and Christian AH-SOON, SAP

BI 4.3 SP1 was released in December and SP2 will be coming later this year. SAP will provide an overview of the new features in SP1 and what’s coming in SP2 along with a live demo.

1:35 – 2:05 pm | WaaDD (Webi as a Dazzling Dashboard) – Alan Anolik, Ontada by McKesson/Maven BI Group

While Web Intelligence has been traditionally seen as a BI reporting tool, more and more organizations are using it to create amazing and effective dashboards.

This eye-opening recently updated session will take you on a step by step journey on how to take existing Web Intelligence reports and transform them into beautiful, intricate, interactive and now Dazzling dashboards using many of the new features and capabilities available in the latest BI 4.2 release. Including integration of the Need4Viz add-on components.

2:05 – 2:20 pm | Break

2:20 – 2:50 pm | Geomapping in Webi  – Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol

Mapping options in Web Intelligence have really improved in recent years .  The geographical database embedded in Web Intelligence provides easy geomapping options which allows for some fantastic data insights.  In addition, 3rd party addons take mapping insights to a whole new level.  This session will show how Web Intelligence interactive maps can help analyze information visually, quickly and provides valuable insights into your data.

2:50 – 3:20 pm | The Function Library: Formulas and Variables  – Michael Ward, Creative Technology & Training Solutions

We all create formulas and variables in our report. But did you realize you can build very complicated calculations utilizing the many functions in the function library? Whether it’s a string based, date based or numeric based calculations, there is a function for you. This live demo will highlight some of more frequently used functions!

3:20 – 3:30 pm | Raffle

West Coast BusinessObjects User Group – March 25, 2021

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You and your colleagues are personally invited to join us at the West Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group meeting Thursday, March 25th, 2021 running from 1:00pm to 3:30pm PT.


1:00 – 1:05 pm  | Welcome & Announcements

1:05 – 1:35 pm | Why BI 4.3? – Gregory Botticchio and Pascal Gaulin, SAP

The new BusinessObjects release for the next decade, BI 4.3, was released last year and it has a lot of new features, as well as a completely new look and feel. Most existing customers are running BI 4.2 and quite happy with it, so when and why should they move to BI 4.3? SAP will deliver a fast paced overview of exactly why BI 4.3 is a “step up” for BusinessObjects and show some of the cool new features in action.

1:35 – 2:05 pm | The New Integrated Dashboards and BI Apps solution for BusinessObjects – Squirrel365 – Donald MacCormick, InfoSol Ltd.

For customers of SAP BusinessObjects, Squirrel365 is the perfect companion to deliver dashboards and BI applications integrated in your BusinessObjects system.  With the disappearance of SAP Dashboards / Xcelsius, Squirrel365 offers the only tightly integrated dashboarding solution for BusinessObjects. In this session you will see examples of interactive dashboards and BI applications from SalesForce and USPI and learn how you can:

• Connect quickly and easily directly to data in BusinessObjects
• Produce more Dashboards, more quickly, with more interactivity and for less cost
• Drive end-user adoption with actionable dashboards and BI apps
• Dramatically reduce dashboard development time and total cost of ownership

2:05 – 2:20 pm | Break

2:20 – 2:50 pm | 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. In this session, two customer case studies on leveraging BusinessObjects universes in Tableau will be discussed.

2:50 – 3:20 pm | The Power of Prompts  – Michael Ward, Creative Technology & Training Solutions

This presentation/live demo will teach you how to create prompts in your document. It will include a detailed look at Prompt Properties and the many options, creating prompt variants in your document and some tips and tricks will be included as well.

3:20 – 3:30 pm | Raffle