New York City (NYC) Metro Area BusinessObjects User Group (BONYMAUG) – Thursday, October 5th

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You are personally invited to join us at the New York City (NYC) Metro Area BusinessObjects Users Meeting (BONYMAUG) on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 from 8:30am – 5:00pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you 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


8:00-8:30 am Registration

8:30-8:45 am Introduction & Agenda for the day

8:45-9:45 am Duff & Phelps uses technology as an enabler!

Mathew George (Duff & Phelps) and Raj Juttukonda (Right Angle Solutions)

Attend this presentation and witness how different tools in Business Objects work in cadence to transform Business. We will demonstrate powerful yet simple tool selection and implementation techniques.
Duff & Phelps is a premier independent advisor with expertise in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, disputes and investigations, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues.

9:45-10:00 am Break

10:00-11:00 am ARI’s BusinessObjects Publishing Journey

Heather Rapetti, Project Manager, ARI

ARI, the world’s largest privately held fleet management company, faced multiple challenges to deliver BusinessObjects content to users worldwide. Their comprehensive BI Landscape, need to distribute reports from various versions of BusinessObjects and a variety of special use cases were all major considerations. This session will show how they successfully navigated these challenges to create a fully automated scheduling, bursting and publishing solution.

11:00-11:45 am User Customer Panel: Customers and Partners will answer your implementation challenges

Come prepared with your questions!

11:45–1:00 pm Lunch: (on your own)

Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Attend the one that most interests you!


Regulatory needs in BusinessObjects Fisma, SOX, Hipaa, GDPR, etc.

Bruno Masek VP, GB &Smith.

Each Organization has different regulatory needs whether it its: Fisma, SOX, Hipaa, GDPR, etc. How can BusinessObjects meet such regulations? What needs to be done to meet such needs?

Lumira and Design Studio

Raj Juttukonda, Right Angle Solutions

So Lumira 2.0 is out and you want to know more if the tool is ready, is it comparable to other popular visualization tools in the market, should I use Lumira or Design Studio for my projects and so many more questions on your mind. Attend this session and clear all your doubts. Real time implementations techniques and real challenges – so you can make the right decisions. Oh and we will talk through migration techniques & Infrastructure guidelines.

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.

Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Attend the one that most interests you!


Enhanced Dist. Of BI Content

Alan Golding, APOS

As the value of BI content grows, so does the drive to leverage that BI content value as broadly and effectively as possible, which requires getting BI content directly into the natural workflows of information consumers. In this session Alan Golding looks at methods and focused technologies for distributing BI content into user workflows, including discussion of two APOS customer deployments that utilize Push, Pull, Place and Print scenarios. Discussion will also be given to distribution governance considerations, and new distribution options available through BI 4.2 SP4 which remove important distribution boundaries.

Visualize This!

Michael Ward: Creative Technology & Training Solutions

Did you know that with nothing more than WebIntelligence v4.2 you can create more complex visualizations? In this presentation we will create a variety of charts and report blocks, then using nothing more than Input Controls and the new Linking Functionality, create some very slick interactive visualization. And all of this utilizing nothing more than WebIntelligence

Tableau with BusinessObjects – Bring out the best of both the worlds

Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

Learn how Tableau can connect to BusinessObjects. Deployment and scheduling of BO content to Tableau desktop and Tableau server will be demonstrated. The use cases for Tableau dashboards with BO content will be discussed. And, if we have time, we may look at bursting out Tableau workbooks as well.

2:45-3:15 pm Break

Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Attend the one that most interests you!

3:15-4:00 pm

Design Creationism

Michael Ward: Creative Technology & Training Solutions

An entertaining look at best practices for developing universes.
This presentation will include an in-depth look at the many features both in the UDT and IDT.
It will include dos and don’ts of universe design. It will include topics such as Index Awareness, Aggregate Awareness, and Computed Columns in the Data Foundation.

Diamonds in the Rough: 12 SPA BI4 Metrics Worth Watching

Atul Chowdry – Infolytik

There are over 300 metrics available for monitoring in the BusinessObjects platform. How do we make sense of what’s what? From Auditing Thread Utilization to Platform Search toggles, we’ll correlate the most interesting and impactful metrics to specific behaviors of your BusinessObjects platform (yes, the ones that move your system to a grinding halt!).
Attendees will leave feeling much better armed with the know-how to track and attack these issues and more!

Let’s Speak BO Super Heroes

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.

Afternoon Break Out Sessions: Attend the one that most interests you!

4:00-4:45 pm

Leverage Out-of-the-Box (OOB) BusinessObjects administration tools and techniques to gain insights into your environment

Raj Juttukonda, Right Angle Solutions.

Ever wondered what administration techniques are best suitable for your environment? Attend this session and walk away with OOB techniques to manage your BOBJ environment based most popular use cases.
A must for anyone who is directly or indirectly responsible for administration.

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!

Michael Ward: Creative Technology & Training Solutions

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 Web Intelligence

BusinessObjects 4.2

Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

This presentation will focus on exploring the latest features of BusinessObjects BI 4.2

4:45 pm Raffle and 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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