Lansing BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – May 5th

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You are personally invited to join us at the next information packed Lansing BusinessObjects User Group Meeting on Thursday May 5th, 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.

Accident Fund
200 N. Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933-1228

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

8:45 – 9:00am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00am Riding the Big BusinessObjects Resurgence Wave –Paul Grill, InfoSol

There are many good reasons why SAP BusinessObjects remains the best BI suite on the planet. During this session we will both show and discuss some of these reasons. This will include fascinating customer case studies, new features and functions in the core BusinessObjects tools and what’s next for this amazing tool suite. We will also discuss the new initiatives to support the BusinessObjects community

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am Creating Calculations In WebIntelligence v4.1: From Basic to Context – Michael Ward, CTTS

This session will cover the basics of creating calculations up through the most advanced features. It will include creating formulas, converting to variables, and creating variables directly. It will include an in-depth look at the function library, including many of the new functions. The presentation will also include a detailed look at utilizing dates in your calculations as well as more advanced features.  The presentation will consist of a live demo of all topics covered.

11:30– 12:45pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30 pm The 7 Deadly Sins of Dashboard Design and How to Avoid Them – Paul Grill, InfoSol

Designing BI Dashboards is just as much an art as it is a science and to create both effective and attractive dashboards requires skill in both disciplines. While many have lectured and written about best practices to follow when creating any data visualization interface, these same individuals often praise dashboards that clearly transgress these guidelines. Paul Grill, CEO and Founder of InfoSol and BI Dashboard Evangelist, will show how the 7 deadly sins – wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony – can be applied to the common pitfalls encountered by BI dashboard designers and developers and show a path, less traveled, that can be followed to Dashboard heaven.

1:30 – 2:30pm 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.

02:30 – 2:45pm Break

02:45 – 3:30pm What’s New in 4.2? A look at the new BusinessObjects Release – Paul Grill, InfoSol

The next point release of the BusinessObjects suite, BI 4.2, is about to be released in early 2016. This session will preview some of the new features and functionality including further enhancements to Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports, IDT, SAP BO Dashboards and new administration features.

03:30pm Wrap-up 

Please REGISTER for count purposes. Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change


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