West Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday, September 24th, 2020 @ 1:00pm PT

You and your colleagues are personally invited to join us at the West Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group meeting Thursday, September 24th, 2020 running from 1:00pm to 4:30pm CT.

Attendance is FREE, however, you will need to register to get access to the virtual user group.

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

1:05 – 1:35 pm PT | 30 New Features in BI 4.2 in 30 Minutes – Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc

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 30 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 45.

1:35 – 2:05 pm PT |Magic of Breaks: Part 2 – Michael Ward, CTTS

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 – 2:15 pm PT | Break

2:15 – 2:45 pm PT | What You need to Know to Transition Your Users to the New Webi 4.3 – Runali Ghosh, InfoSol Inc

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2:45 – 3:15 pm PT | Adding Conditional Formatting and Stop Lights to Your Webi Report – Michael Ward, CTTS

Learn how to enhance your reports by adding conditional formatting to your report.  Learn how to add stop lights to make your report really stand out.

3:15 – 3:25 pm PT| Break

3:25 – 3:55 pm PT| Adding A Marquee/Background to your Webi Reports – Michael Ward, CTTS

Learn how to add a marquee that will flash across the screen when added to your report tab.

Learn what must be setup through the CMC to enable this feature.  Learn how to create the formula/variable to contain the Marquee text. Learn how to format the cell to HTML to enable this feature.

3:55 – 4:25 pm PT| Designing and Building a COVID-19 PPE Dashboard Fast – Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol Inc

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4:25 – 4:30 pm PT| Raffle

East Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group – September 10th, 2020 @ 1PM ET

You and your colleagues are personally invited to join us at the East Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group meeting Thursday, September 10th, 2020 running from 1:00pm to 4:30pm ET.

Attendance is FREE, however, you will need to register to get access to the virtual user group.

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

1:05 – 1:35 pm ET | Managing Your Merging – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide an in depth look at how to add multiple data providers within a single document, including universes, Excel, Text and Free Hand SQL. It will include how to properly merge dimensions and the many merge options available.  There will be a section on utilizing Excel files as a data provider, and how to import and Excel file, as well as properly update an Excel file already being utilized in a document. It will also include merging on local variables.   Presentation will include tips and tricks and best practices.

1:35 – 2:05 pm ET | A Gazillion Examples of Web Intelligence enhancements with HTML – Amy O’Neel, InfoSol Inc

Animate your logo or add cool buttons or bring in google maps or use scalable images or auto–refresh your screen or……!  There are so many cool things you can do with HTML and CSS and easy java–scripts that we thought we’d throw a bunch of examples in a bucket and let you have at it.  Whether it is dashboarding or just a fresh coat of paint you are looking for, we have the gems to get you excited about taking the power of Webi with your data and making it POP!

2:05 – 2:15 pm ET | Break

2:15 – 2:45 pm ET | The Analysis Tab:  Your Best Friend – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation provides an in depth look at the analysis tab and the many features it offers.

It will include all the options on the analysis toolbar. Learn how to manage your local filters, and the difference between local filters, query filters, and input controls.  Learn how to manage your breaks for effectively, including removing redundant headers, and breaking on values.

It will include adding sorts, and managing custom sorts.  The incredible Group feature will also be presented. Learn how to rank your report several ways!  How to manage calculations in the block will be covered, including the new automatic creation of subtotals when applying breaks

It will include tips and tricks when utilizing the Analysis toolbar.

2:45 – 3:15 pm ET | Automating BusinessObjects Regression Testing – Minith Patel, InfoSol Inc

Learn during a live demo on how BusinessObjects reports can be run and tested in bulk via an automated process. Once this process is setup it can be used for Regression testing of BO Applications and also in various other scenarios. Real case study and more info on process setup will be shared in this session.

3:15 – 3:25 pm ET| Break

3:25 – 3:55 pm ET| Leveraging BuisnessObjects and Tableau for Maximum Benefit – Heather Rapetti, InfoSol Inc

With almost half of BusinessObjects customers in the U.S. also using Tableau, it makes sense to leverage the best of both tools to maximize your BI investment. There are many ways to do this from intelligently mapping Web Intelligence content into Tableau, to accessing BusinessObjects from Tableau to merging and publishing combined content from both BusinessObjects and Tableau. This session will show all these integration capabilities and discuss how many organizations are effectively using them

3:55 – 4:25 pm ET| Layering Your Reports and Charts With Input Controls – Michael Ward, CTTS

Learn how to build a customized drop-down selection window in Web Intelligence using input controls and local variables.  Learn how to build  two report blocks and two chart blocks all on the same report tab.  Learn how to display only the single block requested in the drop-down menu, hiding all the other block type.  Demo will include an ALL option that will display all 4 blocks at the same time.  Learn how to add a marquee feature that flashes a message across the top of the report tab based on the menu selection.  Learn how to utilize other formatting options including a background image.

4:25 – 4:30 pm ET| Raffle

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: WAAD (Webi as a Dashboard)

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September 29th, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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 session will take you on a step by step journey on how to take existing Web Intelligence reports and transform them into beautiful, intricate, and interactive dashboards using many of the new features and capabilities available in the latest BI 4.2 release. Including integration of data viz.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: IDT Special Features Part Three

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September 15th, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

In this session we will continue to explore IDT feature in depth with more time to cover the mountain of questions that we received in our previous sessions. Key feature focus will be Creating Filters, Parameters, Prompts, Navigation Paths and if time permits a bit more about HTML or hyperlink objects. This session will be delivered by our expert Minith Patel. Be sure to bring your questions as we will be dedicating more time for these features in this segment.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Building Custom BI Dashboards

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September 1st, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

For small to large companies, the BI market offers a great number of tools that are available both as embedded versions and cloud-based (Software-as-a-Service) technologies. Although It’s possible to find solutions that cover nearly any kind of industry-specific data analysis with flexible possibilities, there are great advantages to developing a custom web based dashboard. Based on the requirements, your industry type, the size, and needs of your business, you will be able to understand whether you are ready to or should invest in a custom BI tool.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: IDT special Feature Part Two

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August 18th, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

In this session we will continue to explore IDT feature in depth with more time to cover the mountain of questions that we received in our previous session. Key feature focus will be creating connection, Multi Source Universe, data federation administration tool and if time permits a bit more about Data foundation. This session will be delivered by our expert Minith Patel. Be sure to bring your questions as we will be dedicating more time for these special features in this segment

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Predictive Analysis with BusinessObjects

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August 4th, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Anyone can do this! No longer the realm of the lone data analyst working on specialty code in the dark corner of the office, predictive analysis has entered the mainstream. In this presentation we will cover what to know about predictive analysis and some of the options to the business analyst from different tools to easy code snippets. We will demo some functionality in SAP Predictive Analysis and some scenarios for taking it further. Seriously….anyone can do this!

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: The Dashboard Effect – Influencing Tomorrow’s Change

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July 21st, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

We have all seen dashboards built with Xcelsius, Custom Code, Webi, and even Tableau. We also have the resources to learn how to construct dashboards with these tools, but why should we build these dashboards? In this session, previous year IBIS Dashboard winners dashboards will be showcased explaining not how the dashboards were made, but how the dashboards actually promote Business Intelligence and make a difference. There will be a strong discussion using these examples to show the impact dashboards make in multiple settings.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Improving the user experience with copy in your BI projects

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July 7th, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Getting your copy/text right for your dashboards and reports is more important than you might think! choosing an effective visual is only half the battle. You need clear, concise communications to support your data and help convey your message/tell a story. In this session we take a look at tips and tricks for clear communications, we show you when and where incorporating a tone of voice is important, and we call-out the key information you should include in your chart annotations. You will come away from this session with a better understanding of the level of control you have over how your information is consumed.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Version Management Options for BusinessObjects

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June 9th, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join Amy O’Neel to see what’s available in Versioning today with BusinessObjects both through, and separate from, Promotion Manager. She will also cover the WIP solution from EBI Experts as an example of a 3rd party solution.

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