Midwest Virtual BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday, September 17th, 2020 @ 1:00pm CT

You and your colleagues are personally invited to join us at the Midwest Virtual BusinessObjects User Group meeting Thursday, September 17th, 2020 running from 1:00pm to 4:30pm CT.

Attendance is FREE, however, you will need to register to get access to the virtual user group.

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

1:05 – 1:35 pm CT | BusinessObjects for a New Decade – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc

We have just started a new decade and already the world is dramatically different to anything we have seen or experienced before.

The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly shown the importance of data and business intelligence and, with an inevitable global financial recession and recovery, BI will be even more significant.

BusinessObjects remains the most widely used BI suite in the world today and will continue to play a large role in the foreseeable future of BI. A brand-new version, BI 4.3, is just being released and this will become the BusinessObjects standard of this new decade. There is a lot to be excited about with this new version but, then, there has always been a lot to celebrate with BusinessObjects.

Paul Grill, CEO of InfoSol, will present his optimistic, and always entertaining, view of where he sees BusinessObjects heading in this new decade.

1:35 – 2:05 pm CT | Moving on from Xcelsius with Squirrel365 – John Z and Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol Inc

Learn how to convert existing Xcelsius dashboards using Squirrel365 from simple to complex. We will show conversion examples and the steps to make the Squirrel version ‘walk & talk’ like the original Xcelsius Dashboard. We will also discuss tips and tricks to show workarounds for possible encountered conversion issues.

2:05 – 2:15 pm CT | Break

2:15 – 2:45 pm CT | Magic of Breaks: Part 1 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide an in depth look at the Break Function.  Learn how to apply a single break as well as multiple breaks to a report block.    Learn how to manage breaks to control display of headings and footings.  Learn how to apply a value-based break. Learn how to control page breaks through the break function.  See how calculations are applied when adding breaks to a report.  Learn how to control calculations when applied to a break.

2:45 – 3:15 pm CT | Building Calculations in Webi – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide a look at how to create a variety of calculations from simple arithmetic to complex If Then Else expressions utilizing the Inlist function.  It will include creating formulas, variables and how to convert a formula to a variable. It will include a variety of examples of how to utilize the function library of pre-built in functions.  Presentation includes examples of creating universe-based objects instead of a report based calculations, and the many advantages it provides.  It will also include best practices when building calculations.

3:15 – 3:25 pm CT| Break

3:25 – 3:55 pm CT| Creating Webi Dashboards that Blow Your Socks off! – Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol Inc

Taking inspiration from the 2020 Most Valuable Dashboard award winning dashboard, we will show some amazing techniques to creating dashboards in Web Intelligence.  This session will cover out the box Webi features as well as some third-party add-on components to make stunning visual dashboards.

3:55 – 4:25 pm CT| Power Of Excel Files In Webi – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide the user with a variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. It will include using Excel as a data provider, using Excel for a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, as a dynamic filer file, and other uses.  It will include an in-depth look at how to properly import an Excel files, where to store the Excel file, and how to update an Excel file without breaking the Webi Document.  It will include some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. It will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

4:25 – 4:30 pm CT| Raffle

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