Midwest Virtual BusinessObjects User Group Thursday, November 18th

You and your colleagues are personally invited to join us at the Midwest Virtual BusinessObjects User Group meeting Thursday, November 18th, 2021 running from 1:00pm to 3:30pm CT.

You can stream the sessions from this user group below.

Agenda:

1:00 – 1:05 pm | Welcome & Announcements

1:05 – 1:35 pm | What’s New in BI 4.3 SP02 Part 2 – Samuel POLICHOUK – SAP

The eagerly awaited next version of BI 4.3, namely SP02, is due to be released in December and brings new functionality to Web Intelligence in addition to full parity for the current BI 4.2 version. This is likely to be the version the most BO customers will upgrade to in the next 12 months.

This is the second part of a 2-part session, presented by the Webi Product Group from SAP France, will showcase some of the new Webi features included in SP02 and demonstrate their usage in the all new Webi user interface.

1:35 – 2:05 pm | Developing Complex Master Detail Reports 4.2 Part 1 – 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. 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 use of input controls in a master detail report, as well as adding graphics such as stop lights will be covered.

2:05 – 2:20 pm | Break

2:20 – 2:50 pm | Developing Complex Master Detail Reports 4.2 Part 2 – 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. 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 use of input controls in a master detail report, as well as adding graphics such as stop lights will be covered.

2:50 – 3:20 pm | “A WEBI Dashboard – Pushing WEBI to its Limits” “A.K.A. – BusinessObjects Can Do That?!”
– A Case Study – Runali Ghosh, InfoSol and Luis Gonzalez – Director, Business Intelligence at Meritage

When the marketing team of a well-known home-builder organization approached their BI team to create a visually rich and highly interactive report to highlight key marketing metrics, the BI team chose to leverage their existing SAP BOE platform and Web Intelligence (WebI) to build a report that behaved like a dashboard. The “alpha” version of the Marketing Dashboard was received with a great amount of positive response by the business, and upon realizing its value, they submitted requests for additional elements and a plan to see it grow with subsequent phases.

The goal of the Marketing Dashboard was to provide guided navigation, starting with a high-level summary of four major KPIs at different org levels, and then drill down multiple levels to more granular detail. With “dashboards in WebI” becoming a noticeable trend, we will share with you some key aspects of developing the Marketing Dashboard, including:

  • The business data gaps being addressed
  • The compelling reason to choose WebI over other visualization tools
  • Design layout and approach
  • The key functionality of the dashboard (Demo)
  • Feedback from the business
  • Some of the techniques used to create unique interactive features
  • Challenges faced

3:20 – 3:30 pm | Raffle

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