West Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday December 16th

You and your colleagues are personally invited to join us at the West Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group meeting Thursday, December 16th, 2021 running from 1:00pm to 3:30pm PT.

Registration is free, but you will need to register below to get access to the webinar.

Location:

Zoom. Register above for your unique join link. We will also be sending out a YouTube link the day of the event for those that cannot access Zoom.

Agenda:

1:00 – 1:05 pm | Welcome & Announcements

1:05 – 1:35 pm | BI 4.3 Ask the Experts at SAP – Samuel Polichouk – SAP

With 2022 being the year that most BusinessObjects customers are expected to move to the new BI 4.3 release, here is a golden opportunity for you to ask the SAP Product Experts your questions.

You can submit your questions ahead of time or ask them live through the Q&A panel.

1:35 – 2:05 pm | Magic of Breaks: v4.3 – Michael Ward – CTTS

This presentation will provide an in depth look at the Break Function. Learn how to apply a single break as well as multiple breaks to a report block. Learn how to manage breaks to control display of headings and footings. Learn how to apply a value based break. Learn how to control page breaks through the break function. See how calculations are applied when adding breaks to a report. Learn how to control calculations when applied to a break. Learn how to rank based on subtotals. Learn how to display only the most current row of data based on a break. Learn how to control formatting with manage breaks. Learn about the difference between a break and master detail report.

2:05 – 2:20 pm | Break

2:20 – 2:50 pm | Using Webi with Squirrel to Run the Healthcare System: A Case Study – David Behr, USPI

One thing the pandemic has taught organizations is to leverage existing Business Intelligence tools, like BusinessObjects, while at the same time deploy new solutions quickly and with minimal resources. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than in healthcare organizations who have experienced unprecedented changes in their day to day operations. This fascinating case study from the VP of BI at United Surgical Partners and Tenet Health, David Behr, shows how they were able to accomplish this remarkable feat using a combination of their installed BusinessObjects deployment cleverly combined with the Squirrel365 no-code, rapid application development tool to produce an incredible number of critical applications to help their organization through the pandemic.

2:50 – 3:20 pm | Top 10 Tips to Mastering the new Webi 4.3 UI – Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol

Web Intelligence 4.3 is all HTML5 and with this big change came many changes to the layout of the user interface that we have become familiar with. There is a new look, new layout, new icons and new workflows for developing reports, but there is no need to worry. This session will cover 10 tips to help you master the new UI in no time.

3:20 – 3:30 pm | Raffle

Midwest Virtual BusinessObjects User Group Thursday, November 18th

You and your colleagues are personally invited to join us at the Midwest Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group meeting Thursday, November 18th, 2021 running from 1:00pm to 3:30pm CT.

Registration is free, but you will need to register below to get access to the webinar.

Location:

Zoom. Register above for your unique join link. We will also be sending out a YouTube link the day of the event for those that cannot access Zoom.

Agenda:

1:00 – 1:05 pm | Welcome & Announcements

1:05 – 1:35 pm | What’s New in BI 4.3 SP02 Part 2 – Samuel POLICHOUK – SAP

The eagerly awaited next version of BI 4.3, namely SP02, is due to be released in December and brings new functionality to Web Intelligence in addition to full parity for the current BI 4.2 version. This is likely to be the version the most BO customers will upgrade to in the next 12 months.

This is the second part of a 2-part session, presented by the Webi Product Group from SAP France, will showcase some of the new Webi features included in SP02 and demonstrate their usage in the all new Webi user interface.

1:35 – 2:05 pm | Developing Complex Master Detail Reports 4.2 Part 1 – 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. The user will learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look. The user will 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 use of input controls in a master detail report, as well as adding graphics such as stop lights will be covered.

2:05 – 2:20 pm | Break

2:20 – 2:50 pm | Developing Complex Master Detail Reports 4.2 Part 2 – 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. The user will learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look. The user will 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 use of input controls in a master detail report, as well as adding graphics such as stop lights will be covered.

2:50 – 3:20 pm | “A WEBI Dashboard – Pushing WEBI to its Limits” “A.K.A. – BusinessObjects Can Do That?!”
– A Case Study – Runali Ghosh, InfoSol and Luis Gonzales – Director, Business Intelligence at Meritage

When the marketing team of a well-known home-builder organization approached their BI team to create a visually rich and highly interactive report to highlight key marketing metrics, the BI team chose to leverage their existing SAP BOE platform and Web Intelligence (WebI) to build a report that behaved like a dashboard. The “alpha” version of the Marketing Dashboard was received with a great amount of positive response by the business, and upon realizing its value, they submitted requests for additional elements and a plan to see it grow with subsequent phases.

The goal of the Marketing Dashboard was to provide guided navigation, starting with a high-level summary of four major KPIs at different org levels, and then drill down multiple levels to more granular detail. With “dashboards in WebI” becoming a noticeable trend, we will share with you some key aspects of developing the Marketing Dashboard, including:

  • The business data gaps being addressed
  • The compelling reason to choose WebI over other visualization tools
  • Design layout and approach
  • The key functionality of the dashboard (Demo)
  • Feedback from the business
  • Some of the techniques used to create unique interactive features
  • Challenges faced

3:20 – 3:30 pm | Raffle

East Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday, October 21

You and your colleagues are personally invited to join us at the Virtual East Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group meeting Thursday, October 21st, 2021 running from 1:00pm to 3:30pm ET.

Registration is free, but you will need to register below to get access to the webinar.

Location: Zoom. Register above for your unique join link. We will also be sending out a YouTube link the day of the event for those that cannot access Zoom.

Agenda:

1:00 – 1:05 pm  | Welcome & Announcements

1:05 – 1:35 pm | What’s New in BI 4.3 SP02 Part 1 – Samuel POLICHOUK – SAP

The eagerly awaited next version of BI 4.3, namely SP02, is due to be released in December and brings new functionality to Web Intelligence in addition to full parity for the current BI 4.2 version. This is likely to be the version the most BO customers will upgrade to in the next 12 months.

This session, presented by the Webi Product Group from SAP France, will showcase some of the new Webi features included in SP02 and demonstrate their usage in the all new Webi user interface.

1:35 – 2:05 pm | Creating Groups in Webi v4.2 – Michael Ward – CTTS

This will be a live demo  different options for creating groups in your document. It will include utilizing breaks,  Grouping and Variables.

2:05 – 2:20 pm | Break

2:20 – 2:50 pm | Integrating BusinessObjects with PowerBI – Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol

Microsoft’s Power BI, one of the popular tools for visualizations, connects to various databases and data sources. But how does it connect with BusinessObjects? Can it connect natively to BusinessObjects Universes or reports? Can I combine BusinessObjects data sources with other data sources to build a Power BI Dashboard? Join this webinar to learn how InfoSol is helping their BusinessObjects customers solve these problems. Our Product manager, Rajesh Ponnurangam will also be discussing customer case studies on leveraging BusinessObjects data sources in Power BI

2:50 – 3:20 pm | Breaks vs Master Detail v4.2 – Michael Ward – CTTS

This presentation will discuss different ways of using breaks vs master detail in your document. It will highlight the key differences between both and when to  use one vs the other

3:20 – 3:30 pm | Raffle

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: How do you use the new Webi 4.3 UI

Let's Speak BO Webinar How do you use the new Webi 4.3 UI December 21 2021

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December 21st, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

It may not be an understatement to consider the recent SAP BI 4.3 release as a huge milestone. This comes entirely with the new FIORI-based interface for Web Intelligence and offers a modern and new experience for ad-hoc, operational reporting, and visually rich dashboards. While this is a great foundational step towards future analytics it is also quite a transition from the classic launchpad.  This session will summarize the main highlights of the new features and functionalities in order to use the new UI and develop WebI Reports.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Automating bulk user/group upload from spreadsheet

Let's Speak BO Webinar Automating bulk user group upload from spreadsheet December 7 2021

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December 7th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

SAP Businessobjects provides some basic scripts as examples for using the SDK and as solutions for common requests. This presentation will cover a few of those scripts and the possibilities behind scheduling the scripts to run regularly through program objects in the BO system, as well as some ways that we modified the bulk user/group update script to meet client needs.

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Let’s Speak BO: Scheduling and Publishing in BusinessObjects

Let' Speak BO Webinar Scheduling and Publishing in BusinessObjects October 12 2021

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October 12th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Scheduling is a large part of every BO environment.  In this presentation we will cover basic scheduling, scheduling limits, publications, publication limits, InfoBurst as a 3rd party add-on for scheduling and 4.3 improvements.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Dynamic Dates in Web Intelligence

Let's Speak BO Webinar: Dynamic Dates in Web Intelligence on February 1st 2021

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February 1st, 2022 at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

A common use case is to run a Web Intelligence report for a date range. That can be easily done with hard-coded date values, but that is not a very user-friendly approach always having to edit the query. Certainly prompts are more user-friendly. However, if you want to schedule a report for a dynamic, named date range such as yesterday, last month, last quarter, etc. you are at a dead-end.

This session will show how I built what I call a “Calendar Universe” a number of years ago that has stood the test of time. We will cover various ways to use dynamic dates talking about the pros and cons of each including the “Calendar Universe”.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Element Linking in BI 4.3

Let's Speak BO Webinar Element Linking in BI 4.3 November 23 2021

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November 23rd, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

This session explores the interactive features of Element Linking in the new Webi 4.3 environment.  Join us to see how element linking is set up, edited, and applied.  Element Linking with Charts is even more intuitive in 4.3 and we think you’re going to love it!

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: A New Way of Integrating BusinessObjects and PowerBI

Let's Speak BO Webinar A new way of Integrating BusinessObjects and PowerBI November 9 2021

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Now October 26th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Microsoft’s Power BI, one of the popular tools for visualizations, connects to various databases and data sources. But how does it connect with BusinessObjects? Can it connect natively to BusinessObjects Universes or reports? Can I combine BusinessObjects data sources with other data sources to build a Power BI Dashboard? Join this webinar to learn how Infosol is helping their BusinessObjects customers solve these problems. Our Product manager, Rajesh Ponnurangam will also be discussing customer case studies on leveraging BusinessObjects data sources in Power BI.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Using Webi as a Data Source in BI 4.3

Let's Speak BO Webinar Using Webi as a Data Source in BI 4.3 October 26 2021

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Now November 9th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Many are planning & looking forward to upgrading to the latest SAP BI 4.3 release and the fresh new UI of WebI 4.3. It, not only, comes with brand new look and feel of the launchpad but also some great new functionalities. One of them is the ability to use the data model and data from an existing Web Intelligence document to build more WebI documents. In this session, you will get to see the process and the features of this new capability with demonstration and examples. But more important, we will cover why this new addition is so powerful and how you can leverage it in your environment.

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