Lansing BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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You are personally invited to join us at the Lansing BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 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.


State of Michigan
G. Mennen Williams Building
525 West Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI 48909

Parking: View the parking map

Blue Line is G. Mennen Williams Bldg, Red Lines are public parking. Parking prices: $6.75/Day at the closer lot. Similar for other parking.


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

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction / IBIS Update

9:00 – 10:15am Let’s Speak BO Superheroes – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BusinessObjects continues to thrive and there is a new energy and enthusiasm within the BO community. Is it because of all the great new stuff in BusinessObjects 4.2 or the avalanche of new features pouring out with each service pack release of Web Intelligence or is it something else? One thing is for sure and that is a lot of people are speaking BO and creating some pretty amazing solutions with it. InfoSol CEO, Paul Grill, will share his thoughts on why BusinessObjects is buzzing and highlight some cool BusinessObjects solutions and the superheroes behind them.

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 11:30am What’s New In V 4.2 SP 3/SP 4(And Some v4.1) – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features v4.2. Topics to include:
Excel and Free Hand SQL as a data provider, Large numbers, grouping, Input Control enhancements,
Prompt Variants, Grouped Input Controls, Shared Elements, Referencing, Calculation enhancements,
Concurrent processing of queries and merging on local variables. Features will be from v4.2 SP 3/SP 4 & some v4.1

11:30– 12:30 pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:30 – 1:15 pm Let’s talk about What’s coming within BI 4.2 SP05 – Samuel Polichouk, SAP

This is an “all you can eat” presentation, with a little time on slides for a larger time on demo.
From the new Webi user interface Fiori style with extended capabilities (compared to SP4), new Features in charting, to the focus on Breaks for Deski fans, finishing with platform tools for admins

01:15 – 2:00 pm 5 More People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Following the success of “The Five People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven”, here are 5 more amazing individuals who influenced the creation of 5 very successful BI dashboards, discuss how they came about and what made them a hit. All the solutions used SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards in some way which is a good tool to have with you on the journey to Dashboard Heaven.

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm …What about future plans for Web Intelligence, Semantic Layer and BI Tools in BI 4.2 SP06 and BI 4.3? – Samuel Polichouk, SAP

This session will be about roadmaps, product orientation and strategies. SAP will share the status on these releases to ease your strategical upgrade planning.

03:00-3:45pm 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 pm Wrap-up

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