New York Area BusinessObjects Users Group – Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

You are personally invited to join us at the New York Area BusinessObjects Users Group on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 from 8:30am – 4:00pm.

Registration is free, but we ask that you please REGISTER for count purposes.


New York City Transit Authority
2 Broadway
Floor 20, Conf. Room 1
New York, NY 10004

Bowling Green stop on the #4 and #5 train


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

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

9:00 – 9:45am BusinessObjects For a New Decade – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

A major new release of BusinessObjects will be available in 2020 that will become the BusinessObjects release of this new decade. Knowing that BusinessObjects will be around and supported for at least the next 10 years, this presentation will focus on how organizations are planning to use it and evolve with it over the next decade as they also look to move to new cloud based environments , adopt new AI technologies and deal with more data requests than they have ever done before.

9:45 – 10:00am Break

10:00 – 10:45am Web Intelligence v4.3: A Whole New World – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo of the new WebIntelligence V4.3 release due to be released first quarter of 2020. You will have an opportunity to see the new look of the Webi User Interface and how to navigate within the new UI. It will include comparisons of Webi features In v4.2 vs v4.3 and included will be a look at using a Webi report as a data provider.

10:45 -11:30am BusinessObjects with Next Generation Viz Tools – Tableau & PowerBI – Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

Interested in Visualizing BusinessObjects data in Tableau or PowerBI? Are you evaluating Tableau or PowerBI? Would like to know the need to integrate BusinessObjects to these tools? This session will address solutions for questions above. The ABC’s of creating a visualization in Tableau and PowerBI along with top 5 reasons to integrate BusinessObjects with both will be
covered in this session.

11:30– 12:30 pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:30 – 1:15 pm Managing Your Merging – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide an in depth look at how to add multiple data providers within a single document, including universes, Excel, Text and Free Hand SQL. It will include how to properly merge dimensions and the many merge options available. There will be a section on utilizing Excel files as a data provider, and how to import and Excel file, as well as properly update an Excel file already being utilized in a document. It will also include merging on local variables. Presentation will include tips and tricks and best practices.

1:15 -2:00 pm Fun Formatting With Webi Workarounds – Heather Rapetti, InfoSol Inc.

Standard Webi formatting does not always allow for the most dynamic reports, but there are many interesting features that can be leveraged to work around these limitations. In this course you will learn how to embed bars into table rows, automatically rank your table with input controls, dynamically position objects that shrink and grow, and add and remove table breaks with input controls.

2:00 – 2:15pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm The BI Dashboarding Dilemma for BusinessObjects – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BI Dashboards continue to dominate as the solution of choice for self-service BI applications. SAP BO Dashboards (aka Xcelsius) along with Lumira will be phased out by SAP over the next few years as SAP focuses on its new Cloud based SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) platform which recently released its own dashboard capability. At the same time Web Intelligence has made major strides in offering dashboard functionality. SAP’s BI dashboarding strategy has been confusing for several years and many BusinessObjects customers have chosen to develop their BI dashboard in Tableau, Power BI or another tool or even create custom dashboards. So, what is the best choice for the BusinessObjects user? This session will look at the pros and cons of the different options to help you make a more informed choice.

3:00 – 3:45 pm Building Simple Visualizations In Web Intelligence – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation provides an in depth look at creating simple visualizations using nothing more than the many features of WebIntelligence. In this presentation you will learn how to create a variety of charts and reports within the single report, then utilize input controls, element linking and intra document linking to create interactive dashboard like reports. It will include a look at some of the expanded functionality of input controls.

03:45- 4:00 pm 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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