Grand Rapids BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – April 14, 2016

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You are personally invited to join us at the Grand Rapids BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 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.


Herman Miller
Main Auditorium
855 East Main Street
Zeeland, MI 49464

Free parking available right outside the building


8:30 – 9:00am Registration (Free Breakfast Provided) 

8:45 – 9:00am Introduction      

9:00 – 10:00am What’s New in v4.1 SP 7   –  Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new reporting features through v4.1 SP 7.  It will include comparisons to what has changed from v3.1.  Topics will be presented in a live demo.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am Mobilizing your Xcelsius Dashboards – Doug Evans, InfoSol Inc.

We will explore how to effectively turn an Xcelsius Dashboard into a mobile HTML5 equivalent.  When designing the dashboard, you need to keep in mind that on mobile devices you won’t have the pinpoint precision selection of a mouse, but rather users will be using their fingers.  We will investigate how you can determine which dashboard components are mobile compatible and see how a converted dashboard can be accessed in different ways.

11:30– 12:45pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30pm Preventing BI Chaos with Deep System Analysis – Alan Golding, APOS Systems Inc.

For most organizations, the BI system becomes more challenging to understand and manage over time.  As the quantity of system content grows, the obstacles to clear visibility become even greater.  Developing a clear picture becomes critical for effective ongoing BI operations, BI governance, migrations, and compliance needs.  This session will look at this range of requirements and solutions to address them, including the new capabilities in BI 4.2 (BI Admin Cockpit), and extended system auditing and monitoring capabilities.

1:30 – 2:30pm An Introduction into 360Suite – Doug Evans, InfoSol Inc.

Managing security, auditing your Business Objects environment, performing backups and restores, managing versions, running impact analysis are all very important tasks that need to be performed in order to maintain a healthy Business Objects environment.   Even though some of these tasks can be performed within the CMC “Central Management Console”, the 360Suite of tools can provide a more viable approach to performing these functions while providing an easy to use interface into the existing CMS environments.   In this session we will walk through some of the features of 360View, 360Plus and 360Eyes so you can quickly see the power of the 360Suite.

02:30 – 2:45pm Break

02:45 – 3:30pm Building Master Detail Reports in Webi v4.1 SP6 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will show you how to create master detail reports in v4.1. It will highlight those features that have changed from v3.1. It will also provide some great tips and techniques that can be applied to master detail reports, including hiding blocks, sections and objects, and conditional formatting.

03:30pm Wrap-up

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


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