North Carolina BusinessObjects User Meeting: Friday, November 13th

You are personally invited to join us at the next action packed North Carolina BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday November 13th, 2015 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.


1201 Edwards Mill Road
Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27607

Free Parking – Large Parking Lot – Park in any open parking spot


8:30 – 9:00 am Registration

8:45 – 9:00am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00am Turbocharged Mobile BI Dashboards for the Masses

Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

It has taken a while for the adoption of BI applications on mobile devices for a variety of reasons but now it is possible to create custom mobile BI dashboards applications without coding that can handle large amounts of data with excellent response times.

Xcelsius Dashboards (aka SAP BO Dashboards) have been hugely successful as both the visual interface of many BI solutions as well as delivering complete BI applications. In the latest release of BI 4.1 and Dashboards 4, it is now possible to generate the dashboards in HTML5 and deploy them to both mobile and Web. When this is combined with intelligent data caching, the result is amazing and fast mobile BI applications.

In this enlightening session, we will look at this new capability and show example case studies of some of the turbocharged mobile applications in action.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am Multiple Data Providers: It’s a Whole New World

Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo of how to add multiple data providers to a document. It will include a section on how to synchronize your data by merging or linking dimensions. It will include tips and tricks and best practices.

11:30– 12:45pm Lunch: On Your Own

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

Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

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 Building Master Detail Reports in Webi v4.1 SP6

Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will show you how to create master detail reports in v4.1. It will highlight those features that have changed from v3.1. It will also provide some great tips and techniques that can be applied to master detail reports, including hiding blocks, sections and objects, and conditional formatting.

02:30 – 2:45pm Break

02:45 – 3:30 pm Breaking Free from the CMC: The Next Generation of BI Platform Management

Atul Chowdhury, Infolytik

BusinessObjects specialists wrestle each day with a stable of utilities – Promotion Manager, Version Manager, Upgrade Management Tool, CCM, CMC – hoping to tame the unwieldiness of SAP’s latest release of the BI platform. Rather than answer the needs of the business and spend their time in higher-value initiatives delivering new capabilities around analytics, visualizations and Big Data, they spend nights and weekends verifying reports, performing upgrades and tracking performance problems.

In this session, attendees will learn of faster and more effective ways to manage their BI platform using both free and third-party solutions that will help them: Reduce risk and increase efficiency of managing platform security. Identify bottlenecks/performance issues in their environment. Visualize data and metadata changes across their universes/unx and reports and help accelerate upgrades, patches and object promotion.

03:30pm Wrap-up

Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change


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