South East Michigan BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday, October 24th, 2019

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You are personally invited to join us at the South East Michigan BusinessObjects Users Group on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 from 8:30am – 4:00pm.

Registration is free, but we ask that you please REGISTER for count purposes.


University of Michigan
Arbor Lakes Building 3
4251 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Parking & Map

Enter from the West entrance to arbor Lakes.  Building 3 is fully marked – visitors will need to sign in.


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

8:30 – 8:45 am Introduction / IBIS update

8:45 – 9:30 am What Does Flying Look Like? – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

As Business Intelligence harnesses new technologies and capabilities and evolves towards more wonderful and limitless possibilities, many organizations are still struggling to figure out how to make that initial transformation from a very hungry caterpillar into a beautiful airborne butterfly and achieve the full potential that BI offers. Paul Grill, InfoSol CEO and Business Intelligence guru, will share some of the amazing BI transformations he has seen in the last 12 months and what flying looks like for these organizations. He will also provide a current update on the world of BusinessObjects and how this community continues to evolve and thrive beyond all expectations.

9:30-10:15am What’s New in v4.2 SP 7 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features of v4.2 through SP 9. Topics to include: Using HTML, Excel and Free Hand SQL as a data provider, Large numbers, grouping, Input Control enhancements, Prompt Variants, Grouped Input Controls, Shared Elements, Reference Cells, Calculation enhancements, Concurrent processing of queries, and merging on local variables Changes within the service packs will also be addressed.

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 11:15am How to create an award-winning dashboard in Webi – Pat Hannum and
Chuck Corbett, Oakland County

CLEMIS (Courts Law Enforcement Management Information Systems) provides technical applications through a cooperative effort that are affordable and efficient for criminal justice, public safety, animal control, and fire agencies of all sizes. We are required to comply with CJIS (criminal justice information services) security policies and as such have provided agencies with equipment that is managed 24×7, has limited access, and is restricted to an intranet-only network in order to reduce the risk of viruses, etc. As a result, the only way for command staff to view dispatch activity, was to have a CLEMIS-provided PC. The CAD dashboard allows command staff and others a quick and easy way to review the time-sensitive data produced in the dispatch center without knowing how to operate the CAD (computer aided dispatch) application or being attached to the CAD network and without the need for expensive equipment. In addition, the dashboard allows the command staff the ability to drill into the detail of the CAD priorities and even map the incidents. This presentation will walk through how we developed the CLEMIS CAD dashboard.

11:15– 12:15pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:15 – 1:15 pm Discover SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 – Pascal Gaulin, SAP France

Learn about the content of the next SAP BusinessObjects release. Whether you are an existing Web Intelligence user or just curious about the many possibilities of the most popular Enterprise reporting platform on the market, take this opportunity to see a live demo of the new features and improvements planned in BI 4.3.

1:15 – 2:00pm BusinessObjects Co-Existence with Tableau, PowerBI and More – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

More than 50% of existing BusinessObjects customers use at least one other BI tool in addition to the tools in BusinessObjects. Using the best tool for the job makes a lot of sense in today’s competitive and fast-changing business landscape .
The most popular BI tool used with BusinessObjects is Tableau followed by Microsoft’s PowerBI. This session will talk about different use cases for using these tools and others with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment.

2:00 – 2:15pm Break

2:15-3:00 pm Advanced Formatting II – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide an in-depth look at how to convert reports into other report types, with an emphasis on creating Master Detail Reports. It will include many of the new features of v4.2, including how to hide columns, blocks and sections. Learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look. Also learn how to apply the many reporting functions from the Analysis toolbar to Master Detail reports. Topics will include how to place both a report and a chart in a Master Detail Report, and link those blocks together. Navigating a Master Detail Report utilizing the map tab will also be covered. The presentation will cover exporting a Master Detail Report to PDF and Excel.

3:00-3:30 pm What would you like to see in Web Intelligence ? An influence Session – Pascal Gaulin, SAP France

Whether you want more dashboarding functionalities or run your existing Webi reports in the cloud, take the opportunity of this Customer Influence session to voice your most wanted features in the future releases of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence.

Please REGISTER for count purposes. Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change

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