Pittsburgh BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – April 12, 2018

The next Pittsburgh BusinessObjects User Group Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the University of Pittsburgh, PA. The meeting will be co-located with the ASUG Pittsburgh Chapter Meeting and will include collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Supply Chain Management as well as the Katz School of Business.

If you would like to attend, please send an email to the event coordinators letting them know you would like to attend. You can ask to be signed up for updates on future meetings. Location and parking details can also be found on their website.


Aires in Penn Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Parking:  Free


08:30 – 08:50  Registration and Breakfast

08:50 – 09:00  Welcome & AnnouncementsTammy Datri

09:00 – 09:50  SAP BI Dashboards: Do you want to know what your options are and how you can effective engage your business?Raj Juttukonda, Right Angle Solutions, Inc.

Attend this presentation to distinguish the different capabilities of Dashboard Development Tools from SAP and determine the best tool for the job.  You will see dashboards created in Webi, Lumira 2.0 (Designer & Discovery) and be able to spot the differences.  Geared for Business and Technology Audience

09:50 – 10:00  Break

10:00 – 10:50 10 Steps to a Successful BusinessObjects Cloud Migration (AWS, Azure, SAP, Etc.)Bruno Masek, 360Suite

Increasingly, organizations are opting to move applications and data to the cloud. Done well, cloud migrations can yield numerous benefits, including lower costs, greater flexibility and enhanced disaster recovery. Done poorly, cloud migrations can reduce performance and put information at risk. 360Suite offers a set of solutions and recommends 10 steps to a successful BusinessObjects cloud migration.

10:50 – 11:00  Break

11:00 – 11:50  Tableau with BusinessObjects – Bright out the best of both worldsRajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol

Hear about interesting case studies on how customers are integrating BusinessObjects and Tableau. Learn how to leverage existing universes and reports into both the Tableau Desktop and Tableau server while discovering the possibility of taking Web Intelligence report data and funneling it into Tableau Data Extracts (data source) and Tableau Workbooks (data visualization).

11:50 – 12:30  Lunch

12:30 – 01:20  BusinessObjects Administration:  Successful implementations automate things that they can, so they can focus on things that can’t be! StudioRaj Juttukonda, Right Angle Solutions, Inc.

Attend this presentation to see what you can automate and manage in your BusinessObjects Environment. Walk out of this presentation with out of the box (OOB) tools that can you leverage and grow your system. Created for Technology Audience

01:20 – 01:30  Break

01:30 – 02:20  SAP Ariba Success StoryJim LaManna, Ariba

Ariba’s journey from a 3.x environment on SQL to HANA and 4.2 How we use Transaction Cloud data on HANA and Webi, Explorer, Lumira and Design Studio.

02:20 – 02:30  Break

02:30 – 03:20  Fire up your FIORI LaunchpadRajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol

Attend this session if you want to explore the sensational new features and navigation capabilities of the new FIORI BI Launchpad. This session will cover BI 4.2 SP05 FIORI features such as Web Intelligence interactive viewer, filters and report navigation, new charts and chart properties, custom elements and formulas. This will be a perfect session for end users and report designers who are excited to learn the new features and functions specific to FIORI.

03:20 – 03:30  Wrap-up and GiveawaysPGHBOUG Steering Committee

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