Seattle BusinessObjects User Group (BOUG) Meeting – Friday, January 20th, 2017

You are personally invited to join us at the Seattle BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday, January 20th, 2017 from 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.


MultiCare Health systems
124 Tacoma Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Parking: Street parking and paid parking available in a lot on a street that runs adjacent to Tacoma Ave; it is on St Helens Ave across from the Landmark Convention Center.

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

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am Let’s Speak BO – The Force Reawakens – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BusinessObjects has dominated the Business Intelligence landscape for more than two decades and remains the most popular BI suite in use today. While there has been much hype about alternative solutions replacing it, a remarkable resurgence in its usage by both existing and new organizations has occurred instead. The BusinessObjects force has reawakened!
InfoSol CEO, Paul J. Grill, will share his unique insights and entertaining stories on what has been happening in the SAP BusinessObjects universe in the last year , and how the Force is being harnessed for the greater good…. the saga continues!

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am What’s New in v4.1 SP 6/v4.2 SP3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features of both 4.1 and v4.2. Topics to include: Excel and Free Hand SQL as a data provider, Large numbers, grouping, Input Control enhancements, Prompt Variants, Grouped Input Controls, Shared Elements, Referencing, Calculation enhancements, Concurrent processing of queries, and merging on local variables. It will also include new features in the IDT. Changes within the service packs will also be addressed.

11:30– 12:45 pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30 pm The Five People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

Following the phenomenal success of “The Seven Deadly Sins of Dashboard Design”, BI Dashboard Evangelist, Paul Grill, shifts the focus to highlighting some remarkable BI dashboards – how they came about, the impact they had and the people that made them happen. The engagement of the business user is critical to both the success and user adoption of any BI solution. In the case studies covered, the users play critical roles in the idea, the design and the result and will show the importance of best practices in making the user experience the number one priority. The examples will range from an analysis of hospital patient flow to saving the world’s remaining tiger population.

01:30 – 2:15 pm 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. New data provider types will also be covered, including Excel and Free Hand SQL. It will include an in-depth look at merging, and the various options associated with merging. It will also include a section on the various uses of Excel files in WebIntelligence document. The presentation It will include tips and tricks and best practices.

02:15 – 2:30 pm Break

02:30 – 3:00 pm Integration of BusinessObjects and Tableau – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

An increasing number of organizations using BusinessObjects are also using Tableau both for data discovery and data visualization solutions. Many would like to leverage their investment in their BusinessObjects deployment to automatically feed qualified data into Tableau. This fascinating presentation discusses some of the options now available for integrating your BusinessObjects content into Tableau.

3:00-3:30 pm Building Universes with the IDT – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo building a universe with the IDT. It will include defining a project, setting up connections, building a data foundation, building a business layer, adding custom LOVS and Parameters, and Publishing a universe.

3:30 pm Wrap-up

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

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