Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Archiving and Retrieving Scheduled Instances

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October 27th, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Without limits on folders, copies of scheduled report results (instances) are saved to the repository forever. Even with limits, many BusinessObjects environments are experiencing instance overload that can reduce performance and index time. When migrating to a new version these instances can take a migration job from simple and quick to complex and slow. In this presentation we will walk through the steps to archive instances that will allow you to still retrieve an instance when needed. If you have a pesky instance problem, or want a way to avoid developing one, join us with your questions, input and shared experience.

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IBIS 2020 Pre-Conference

Additional to your IBIS Main Conference registration, the Pre-Seminar All-inclusive Workshops running on Sunday, June 21st include:

  • One full day of hands-on training in the workshop of your choice: Topics usually cover Web Intelligence, Tableau, Information Design Tool (IDT) and InfoBurst Certified Expert for Administrators (ICE-A).
  • One night luxury resort accommodations (Saturday) at the award-winning Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad, CA
  • Gourmet breakfast, lunch, breaks, luxurious resort amenities and special discounts for IBIS attendees
  • Training materials and hand-outs

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Version Management Options for BusinessObjects

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June 9th, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join Amy O’Neel to see what’s available in Versioning today with BusinessObjects both through, and separate from, Promotion Manager. She will also cover the WIP solution from EBI Experts as an example of a 3rd party solution.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Backup and Restore in BusinessObjects

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May 12th, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Most organizations assume they are doing the right thing for backups. In this session, Enterprise Architect, Minith Patel, will explain the best practices to backup and restore BusinessObjects, how to check if things are going right. Learn and understand more about the objects CUID, FRS etc, which are important to understand as part of restoring BusinessObjects. He will share a few personal experiences where he had to help organizations come back from impossible scenarios.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Everything You Need to Know to Prepare for Your Next BusinessObjects Upgrade

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April 14th, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Upgrading BusinessObjects can be challenging especially if you have a comprehensive deployment with many reports, universes and inter application dependencies. This presentation will focus on the important topics you need to consider and include useful tips, tools and checklists that can help to achieve a successful upgrade.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Alerting Options in BusinessObjects

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Tuesday, February 4th at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

The ability to keep a screen up and running on automatic refresh, with either the new feature in Fiori Interactive Mode or in Webi itself, allows your BusinessObjects investment in Web Intelligence to become an integral part of your immediate Business Intelligence awareness. You can even alert via email and have an analytical dashboard link ready to go based on the alert! We’ll have a demo of this feature and walk through the basics with examples of how we’ve seen alerting used. Knowledge is more immediate these days and you can be the one in the know.

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Tucson BusinessObjects User Group – September 12th 2019

Location:

Tucson Police Department

1310 W. Miracle Mile

Tucson, AZ  85705

Room: Rillito Meeting Room

Agenda:

12:30 – 1:00 pm | Check-In

1:00 – 1:10 pm | Welcome & Announcements

1:10- 1:45 pm | Building Web Intelligence Dashboards – Part 1 – Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol Inc

In this session we will create a Webi Dashboard use the 80/20 rule to  focus attention on the top performers and also incorporate Trend charts with shared elements.

1:45- 2:20 pm | Using Excel Files In Web Intelligence – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide the user with a variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. It will include using Excel as a data provider, using Excel for a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, as a dynamic filer file, and other uses.  IT will include an in-depth look at how to properly import an Excel files, where to store the Excel file, and how to update an Excel file without breaking the Webi Document.  It will include some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. It will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

2:20- 2:35 pm | Leveraging formulas in WebI – Ozlem Kacira, Pima Community College

We will show how complex formulas have been implemented in the reports to compare different snapshot data rather than using nested or subqueries. Also we will show how to add scrolling html marquee to make more attractive dashboards.

2:35- 2:50 pm | Break & Networking

Enjoy some delicious snacks and drinks.

2:50- 3:25 pm | Building Web Intelligence Dashboards – Part 2 – Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol Inc

This session will demonstrate how to add conditional formatting to a chart and use a dual slider to view data more precisely.  We will also show how to display key data points on chart – showing beginning, low, high and ending points for quick analysis.

3:25- 4:00 pm | IDT Overview – Michael Ward, CTTS

A high level look at building universes with the new IDT. Learn about creating connections, building the data foundation layer,  adding a business layer, and applying security profiles. Also learn about creating LOV’s and combining those with Parameters. Defining Context,  adding aggregate awareness, and sharing project will also be covered.

4:00 – 4:15 pm | Raffle & Prizes

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: How to Create Hierarchies in BusinessObjects Universes

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Tuesday, August 6th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

This webinar will cover the power of hierarchies and how they can improve your WebI reports as well as mobile! Major topics will include:

  • What are hierarchies in Business Objects? How do they work? Why should I use them?
  • How to create a hierarchy in Business Objects via a universe
  • How to enhance your WebI reports with hierarchies

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: A Few updates to the Admin Feature in BusinessObjects

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Tuesday, July 9th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join BI Expert Minith Patel, with InfoSol Inc, as he takes us through a session that will shed light on enhancements made in newer versions of BusinessObjects. With new service packs rolling out frequently, it is hard to keep abreast with what’s new and what is enhanced. Minith will cover topics such as Promotion Manager Wizard – a new desktop based tool, Monitoring in CMC and how to use it, BI Administrators Cockpit and what’s new with it. He will deliver this session with a few practical examples and best practices.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Automating Bulk Tasks Like Repointing Bulk Webi Reports and More

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Tuesday, June 25th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

BusinessObjects has added a relatively new tool to the BI Admin Console for administrators. The Automation Framework comes with some standard tasks like repointing Webi documents’ data sources but can also be customized to perform other tasks in bulk. For this presentation we will walk through the setup of the Automation Framework and creating and scheduling a group of tasks to run. This demo will also lead us into a discussion of two recent projects where the Automation Framework was used and some of its current strengths and weaknesses.