Grand Rapids BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – Apr. 10, 2014


You are personally invited to join us at the next information packed Grand Rapids BusinessObjects Users meeting on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free, however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.


Herman Miller

855 East Main Street
Zeeland, MI 49464
Location:  Main Auditorium
Main Concierge 616-654-3617


8:30 – 9:00 am   Registration – Free Continental Breakfast Provided

8:45 – 9:00 am   Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am  Limitless Business Intelligence

InfoSol Inc.

This enlightening session will highlight and demonstrate four customer case studies of business intelligence applications created using BusinessObjects tools and inspired imaginations.  They will include a Drug Safety solution for a Pharmaceutical company and a location intelligence application to help build stronger vendor relationships and partnerships.

10:00 – 10:15 am  Break

10:15 – 11:00 am  What’s New in v4.1?   Updated!   

Michael Ward, Creative Technology & Training Solutions

A live demo of the Web Intelligence 4.1SP 2 including many of the new features introduced in v4.1.  Presentation will also highlight what has changed from v3.1.

11:00 – 11:45 am  Charting in Web Intelligence v4.1

Michael Ward, Creative Technology & Training Solutions

A live demo of the new Charting functionality of Web Intelligence 4.1.

11:45 –  1:00pm  Lunch:  On Your Own

01:00 – 2:00 pm  What to Expect When You Migrate to BI 4.1

InfoSol Inc.

2014 will be the year that a lot of BusinessObjects customers will migrate to the new BI 4.1 release. There is much that is new and there are choices to make in terms of migration and conversion options.  This session will outline the main differences, the key choices and some best practices and useful tips to help with this transition.

2:00 – 2:45 pm  Building Formulas and Variables In Web Intelligence v4.1:  From Basics to Advanced!                                                                                                        

Michael Ward, Creative Technology & Training Solutions

A live demo that will demonstrate how to create formulas and variables in Web Intelligence v4.1.    It will also include how to utilize the various reporting functions from the function library.  Presentation will include basics of calculations through advanced topics!

2:45 – 3:00 pm  Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm  BusinessObjects Dashboards and Mobile BI – What’s What?

InfoSol Inc.

Xcelsius Dashboards (aka SAP BO Dashboards) have been hugely successful as both the visual interface of many BI solutions as well as delivering complete BI applications. In the latest release of BI 4 and Dashboards 4, it is now possible to generate the dashboards in HTML5 and deploy them using BI Mobile.  In this session, we will look at this new capability and compare it to other solutions both from SAP and their partners for deploying Mobile BI dashboards.

4:00 pm  Wrap-up


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


  1. Looking forward to learning more about new Business Objects Intelligence uses

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