Portland BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – Oct. 16, 2014


You are personally invited to join us at the next information packed Portland BusinessObjects Users meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2014, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free, however; we do ask that you register for count purposes.


Intel  Corporation/ Hawthorn Farm
HF3 Auditorium
5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR 97124


8:00 – 8:45 am   Registration –Continental Breakfast Provided by InfoSol and Creative Technology & Training Solutions

8:45 – 10:00 am   Limitless Business Intelligence 2.0: BI = Big Imagination

Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Limitless Business Intelligence is a movement on the rise as more and more people use their imaginations to visualize amazing BI applications and then actualize them in just weeks.  The BusinessObjects suite provides a rich collection of BI tools and it is just a question of applying them creatively and effectively. In fact, many organizations are seeing the value of using BI tools for both fast deployment and better visualization for operational applications.

This session will highlight this new generation of BI applications through three customer case studies that exemplify what is possible when  big imaginations create limitless business intelligence applications that make a positive difference in people’s lives.

10:00 – 10:15 am   Break

10:15 – 11:30 am   Building Universes with the IDT

Michael Ward, Creative Technology & Training Solutions

An overview and live demo of the new IDT for universe development.

11:30 – 12:45 pm   Lunch:  On Your Own. 

12:45 – 1:45 pm   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.

1:45 – 2:30 pm    Managing BI Volume and Complexity Challenges

Fred Walther, APOS System Inc

Successful traction of SAP BusinessObjects content within an organization typically brings significant    growth in the deployment.  It also brings growth in the platform management challenges resulting from volume and complexity.  In order to keep your deployment on track without limiting its reach, these volume and complexity challenges need to be managed efficiently. This session will identify key challenges areas impacting system awareness, content management and system management, and will look at methods and technologies for addressing these challenges.

2:30 – 2:45 pm Break

2:45 – 3:45 pm   What’s New in BusinessObjects 4.1 SP 2/3: Advanced Formatting Techniques:  

Michael Ward,  Creative Technology & Training Solutions

Conditional formatting, Hiding column, blocks and sections, Master-Detail reports, Linking blocks, and charting in v4.1.

3:45 – 4:00 pm  Wrap-up


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

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