Let’s Speak BO Webinar: How Dana is Delivering Executive Dashboards using a Template Solution

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Tuesday, August 7th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Let’s Speak BO Webinar How Dana is Delivering Executive Dashboards using a Template Solution August 7 2018

From the CEO on down, the need for dashboards is being heard. Each area of the business wants to have its own look, feel, and flow but the delivery team needs to leverage reuse for supportability, speed of delivery, and consistent KPI’s. Dana Holding Corporation has addressed this need by developing a template solution with an extensible configuration based design along with the flexibility and power of Web Intelligence, SAP Dashboards, and InfoSol’s InfoBurst, all together.

Join Lori Wagner as she presents a fantastic case study on how Dana is currently using a template solution to optimize time and efficiency within the SAP BusinessObjects tool set.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: BusinessObjects BI 4.2 – 45 features in 45 Minutes

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Tuesday, August 21st at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Let's Speak BO Webinar BusinessObjects BI 4.2 – 45 features in 45 Minutes August 21 2018

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 version 4.2. Join us and BusinessObjects Senior Consultant, Rajesh Ponnurangam, as he covers 45 of the latest features in BI 4.2 which will be helpful for your entire organization. These features will highlight, but not limited to, features that may assist BusinessObjects Administrators, Universe Designers, Report Developers and Business users. And if we have time, we will aim for 60!

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: The 12 Best Practices for using Promotion Manager

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Tuesday, July 24th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Let's Speak BO Webinar The 12 Best Practices for using Promotion Manager July 24 2018

Promotion Manager is all grown up. Join us and Administrative Expert, Amy O’Neel, as we will look at the 12 best practices when using Promotion Manager to move content from one environment to another. This session will also explore Version Management, Overrides, and Command Line use as well as the new Promotion Manager GUI in BusinessObjects 4.2 SP5.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Optimizing the management of BI4 & InfoBurst platforms at Albertsons/Safeway

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Tuesday, June 12th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us in a fascinating customer case study from Alberstons/Safeway as Evan Davies shares with us how this nation-wide organization optimized their BusinessObjects and InfoBurst investments. Being able to have a consolidated view across the activity of your BI4 and InfoBurst platforms can be challenging – however, having insight into both delivery platforms can provide major administration benefits.

This session will discuss how Albertsons/Safeway took a Business Intelligence approach to create an effective management strategy based upon joining the data generated by the BI 4 and InfoBurst applications into single reporting and analysis platform. Evan Davies will also explore all the aspects of the Business Intelligence solution; what it means to review analysis of audit data, Universe Design, the Business Intelligence content and more. This case study will also share with our attendees the best practices for Business Intelligence platform management. 

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: A Crystal Migration to Cloud Case Study – The 4 Big Steps

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Tuesday, June 26th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us and SAP BusinessObjects Senior Consultant, Rajesh Ponnurangam, as he takes us through a fascinating customer case study focused on a Crystal Reports Migration to the cloud. An Apparel Retailer recently migrated from Crystal Report Server 10 to Crystal Reports Server 4.2 (2016) . This webinar will cover the four major steps involved in a Crystal Server/BI 4.X upgrade process, namely :

1. Preparing for the upgrade
2. Installing the BI Platform on Amazon Cloud (AWS)
3. Using the Upgrade Management Tool (UMT)
4. Configuring and testing the new BI Platform

This session will be of great value for customers who are looking into BusinessObjects hosted in the cloud. Rajesh will showcase and discuss step by step instructions that are involved in migrating Crystal Reports content from Crystal Server 10 to Crystal Server 2016 hosted. AWS, being the cloud hosting provider for this case study, will also be discussed in detail.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Exceling it with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2

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Tuesday, May 29th at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

Join us for a fascinating take on the variety of ways one can still utilize Excel files as a driving data source within Web Intelligence. Presented by Michael Ward, CTTS, this creative webinar will provide the user with a variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. Michael Ward will demonstrate and discuss how users of Webi can utilize Excel as a data provider, a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, and use Excel as a dynamic filer file.

Join us for an in-depth look at how to properly import Excel files, where to store the Excel once its imported, and how to update an Excel file without breaking the Webi Document.

Michael Ward will also provide the audience with nice tips and techniques and open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

Pittsburgh BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – April 12, 2018

The next Pittsburgh BusinessObjects User Group Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the University of Pittsburgh, PA. The meeting will be co-located with the ASUG Pittsburgh Chapter Meeting and will include collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Supply Chain Management as well as the Katz School of Business.

If you would like to attend, please send an email to the event coordinators letting them know you would like to attend. You can ask to be signed up for updates on future meetings. Location and parking details can also be found on their website.


Aires in Penn Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Parking:  Free


08:30 – 08:50  Registration and Breakfast

08:50 – 09:00  Welcome & AnnouncementsTammy Datri

09:00 – 09:50  SAP BI Dashboards: Do you want to know what your options are and how you can effective engage your business?Raj Juttukonda, Right Angle Solutions, Inc.

Attend this presentation to distinguish the different capabilities of Dashboard Development Tools from SAP and determine the best tool for the job.  You will see dashboards created in Webi, Lumira 2.0 (Designer & Discovery) and be able to spot the differences.  Geared for Business and Technology Audience

09:50 – 10:00  Break

10:00 – 10:50 10 Steps to a Successful BusinessObjects Cloud Migration (AWS, Azure, SAP, Etc.)Bruno Masek, 360Suite

Increasingly, organizations are opting to move applications and data to the cloud. Done well, cloud migrations can yield numerous benefits, including lower costs, greater flexibility and enhanced disaster recovery. Done poorly, cloud migrations can reduce performance and put information at risk. 360Suite offers a set of solutions and recommends 10 steps to a successful BusinessObjects cloud migration.

10:50 – 11:00  Break

11:00 – 11:50  Tableau with BusinessObjects – Bright out the best of both worldsRajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol

Hear about interesting case studies on how customers are integrating BusinessObjects and Tableau. Learn how to leverage existing universes and reports into both the Tableau Desktop and Tableau server while discovering the possibility of taking Web Intelligence report data and funneling it into Tableau Data Extracts (data source) and Tableau Workbooks (data visualization).

11:50 – 12:30  Lunch

12:30 – 01:20  BusinessObjects Administration:  Successful implementations automate things that they can, so they can focus on things that can’t be! StudioRaj Juttukonda, Right Angle Solutions, Inc.

Attend this presentation to see what you can automate and manage in your BusinessObjects Environment. Walk out of this presentation with out of the box (OOB) tools that can you leverage and grow your system. Created for Technology Audience

01:20 – 01:30  Break

01:30 – 02:20  SAP Ariba Success StoryJim LaManna, Ariba

Ariba’s journey from a 3.x environment on SQL to HANA and 4.2 How we use Transaction Cloud data on HANA and Webi, Explorer, Lumira and Design Studio.

02:20 – 02:30  Break

02:30 – 03:20  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 SP05 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.

03:20 – 03:30  Wrap-up and GiveawaysPGHBOUG Steering Committee

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Ask the Web Intelligence Experts – Live Q&A and Discussion on Everything Webi!

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Tuesday, May 15th at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

Join us for our first ever Let’s Speak BO webinar where you, the community, get to ask, answer and discuss everything Web Intelligence. This free-form session is your opportunity to get your Webi questions answered (and maybe answer a few yourself) and learn a lot more about all the great things you can do with Webi.

Hosted by Paul Grill and Bree-Anna Mustad with a panel of top Web Intelligence experts, you do not want to miss out on your opportunity to get real answers, real time by participating in this live event. Registrants to this webinar will be contacted in advance in order to submit questions that will be addressed at the start of the live webinar. Real-time questions throughout the webinar will also allow the community to speak directly to the expert panel.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: What’s New in SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP5?

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

Join expert consultant, Adam Lange, for a live tour of the latest features and enhancements offered in SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 SP5. This brand new version includes several exciting improvements to bolster the quality and efficiency of your reporting operations, with benefits for administrators and Web Intelligence users! This presentation will include practical applications and examples of the new features, plus caveats and best practices.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Dashboard Development Made Easier – Add-on Solutions that Improve Performance & Design

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Tuesday, February 20th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Despite numerous great features and advantages of native components within SAP Dashboards, developers often face challenges when building complex and large dashboards. The first major challenge is that the work cannot be divided among multiple developers due to its lack of capability to merge and share dashboard projects. The second challenge is faced when the number of components increase causing the loading, previewing and over-all navigation of the dashboard to slow down.

Join us and Expert Dashboard Developer Runali Ghosh, as she demonstrates and discusses examples of Advanced iFrame; an add-on component that enables developing large dashboards with several tabs and pages. A solution that permits multiple developers to work in parallel, improving the performance of the Dashboard as well as the Design.