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Indianapolis BusinessObjects Users Group – November 29th 2018

November 29 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

You are personally invited to join us at the Indianapolis BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 from 8:30am – 4:00pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.

Location:

CNO Financial Group
CNO: Building J / Conference Center
11825 N. Pennsylvania St.
Carmel, IN 46033

Map and Directions

Parking on the south side of the Conference Center

Agenda:

08:30 – 9:00 am Registration (Free Breakfast Provided)  

08:45 – 9:00 am Introduction    

09:00 – 10:15am A BusinessObjects Love Affair – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

While other BI Solutions seem to come and go, BusinessObjects remains as beautiful and desirable as ever. So why does this love affair continue to burn in our hearts as passionately as the first time we met this amazingly gorgeous Business Intelligence solution?  InfoSol CEO, Paul Grill, will share his thoughts on why we love BusinessObjects so much and why this love affair continues to thrive as well as show how organizations around the world are harnessing its power to create solutions that see beyond their everyday challenges.

10:15 – 10:30am Break   

10:30 – 11:30am Excelling It In WebIntelligence v4.2 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide the user with a variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. It will include using Excel as a data provider, using Excel for a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, as a dynamic filer file, and other uses.  It will include 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.  It will also include some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. It will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

11:30-12:30 pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:30 – 1:15 pm The Future of BusinessObjects Dashboards – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Business Intelligence Dashboards remain the dominant way we deliver Business Intelligence applications. While a picture speaks a thousand words, a dashboard delivers a thousand visual insights. For the longest time, BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) dominated and is still prevalent with its HTML5 runtime. Web Intelligence is improving its dashboard capabilities with each new service pack and SAP is looking to develop new dashboard solutions in the cloud while many BusinessObjects customers have turned to Tableau, PowerBI and other BI data visualizations. BusinessObjects customers have a lot of choices and this session will discuss the pros and cons of each to help you both better understand and see the possibilities.

01:15 – 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.  The user will learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look.  An example of inserting a Stop light as part of conditional formatting will be included.   The user will 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.  All topics covered will be through live demonstrations of the product, as well as interactive sessions with the user.

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break    

02:15 – 3:00 pm BusinessObjects Co-Existence: The New Reality – 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 and so this co-existence of different BI tools has become a reality. 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 with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment

03:00-3:45 pm   Now You See Me, Now You Don’t! – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo you will learn how to create multiple drill blocks, and learn how to hide blocks dynamically based on drill bar selections. It includes using Advance Drilling Functionality in a way never envisioned.  Watch as report blocks appear and disappear as you select various values from the drill bar drop down list.  And all of this functionality using nothing more than WebIntelligence!

03:45-04:00 pm Wrap-up

Please REGISTER for count purposes.

Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change

Details

Date:
November 29
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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