Pittsburgh BusinessObjects Users Group – Thursday, April 4, 2019

You are personally invited to join us at the information packed Pittsburgh BusinessObjects Users Group meeting Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Attendance:  Free – We just ask that you register for count purposes.

Parking:  Free

Location:

Aires in Penn Center, Pittsburgh, PA

6 Penn Center Blvd #200, Pittsburgh, PA 15276

Registration:  If you plan to attend, please email Info@pghboug.org and provide them with your name and the names of anyone else who will be attending from your company.

Agenda:

8:30 – 08:50  Registration and Breakfast

8:50 – 09:00  Welcome & Announcements

9:00 – BusinessObjects Co-Existence: The New Reality – Paul Grill, InfoSol

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 and so this co-existence of different BI tools has become a reality. 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 with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment

9:50 – 10:00  Break

10:00 – The Future of BusinessObjects Dashboards – Paul Grill, InfoSol

Business Intelligence Dashboards remain the dominant way we deliver Business Intelligence applications. While a picture speaks a thousand words, a dashboard delivers a thousand visual insights. For the longest time, BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) dominated and is still prevalent with its HTML5 runtime. Web Intelligence is improving its dashboard capabilities with each new service pack and SAP is looking to develop new dashboard solutions in the cloud while many BusinessObjects customers have turned to Tableau, PowerBI and other BI data visualizations. BusinessObjects customers have a lot of choices and this session will discuss the pros and cons of each to help you both better understand and see the possibilities.

10:50 – 11:00  Break

11:00 – 11:50  What’s new in SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP07 release? – Nathan Crook, 360Suite

Discover the latest innovations in your favorite BI Suite and a proven methodology packaged by 360Suite to help accelerate upgrading to the latest release migration.

11:50 – 12:00  Wrap-up and Giveaways – PGHBOUG Steering Committee

North Carolina (Charlotte) BusinessObjects User Group

You and your colleagues are invited to join us at the next information packed North Carolina (Charlotte) BusinessObjects User Group meeting Friday, March 22nd, 2019. Hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.

Location:

Atrium Health

4828 Airport Center Parkway
Building E, Charlotte, NC 28208

Meeting will be held in Conference Room 9.
Additional parking is available next door at Building F.

Registration is free, but we do ask that you register to help us keep count.

Agenda:

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

8:45 – 9:00 am | Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am | BusinessObjects Co-Existence: The New Reality – Rajesh Ponnurangam
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 and so this co-existence of different BI tools has become a reality. 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 with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment

10:00 – 10:15am | Break

10:15 – 11:30am | Excelling It In WebIntelligence v4.2 – Michael Ward
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 also include some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. It will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

11:30– 12:30 pm | Lunch: On Your Own

12:30 – 1:15 pm | BusinessObjects BI 4.2 – 45 features in 45 minutes – Rajesh Ponnurangam
Get to know the detail level product overview of what is new in BI 4.2 and the reasons to upgrade your current BI systems to 4.2. This session covers 45 latest features in BI 4.2 which will be helpful for your entire organization, including, but not limited to, BO administrators, Universe designers, Report developers and Business users. If we have time, we will aim for 60.

1:15 – 2:00 pm | Advanced Formatting II – Michael Ward
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. An example of inserting a Stop light as part of conditional formatting will be included. 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 presentation will cover exporting a Master Detail Report to PDF and Excel. All topics covered will be through live demonstrations of the product, as well as interactive sessions with the user.

02:00 – 2:15 pm | Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm | Fire up your FIORI LaunchPad – Rajesh Ponnurangam
Attend this session if you want to explore the sensational new features and navigation capabilities of the new FIORI BI Launchpad. This session will cover BI 4.2 SP05 FIORI features such as Web Intelligence interactive viewer, filters and report navigation, new charts and chart properties, custom elements and formulas. This will be a perfect session for end users and report designers who are excited to learn the new features and functions specific to FIORI.

03:00 – 3:45 pm | Building Visualizations in WebIntelligence: New and Improved – Michael Ward
See how you can create awesome visualizations, including a variety of charts and reports and utilized such features as Input Controls and Intra Document Linking.
You will get a chance to see some of the new features rolled out in recent releases, making Webi even more powerful!

03:45- 4:00 pm | Wrap-up

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Stress Test of a New BI 4.2 BusinessObjects Environment – A Case Study

Tuesday, September 5th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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Do you know the performance and capacity of your current BusinessObjects deployment? Do you know if your Current BusinessObjects setup can meet the current and future demand of your organization? This presentation will walk you through a real world use case of a Healthcare company that needs to deliver more than 400 reports an hour. Join us to see a detailed journey of a Stress Test of a BusinessObjects 4.2 cluster environment and how it helped bring about faster turnaround time of Webi and Crystal reports.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Analysis for OLAP and Explorer

Back to Speak BO Webinars

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May 3rd, 2016 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us and Senior Consultant, Rajesh Ponnurangam, as he shares fascinating insights into some of the most overlooked tools in the BusinessObjects suite. This session will demonstrate how these self-service BI tools provide users with insight into business data while uncovering trends, Rajesh will also discuss some of the key features providing users with the ability to quickly search and explore vast amounts of data on demand.

Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc.

Rajesh is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant with Infosol. He is a SAP certified associate with extensive experience in design and development of Business Intelligence applications for apparel, retail, consumer goods and manufacturing industries. He specializes in Business Objects solutions, SAP HANA and BW data modeling. He has a proven track record in designing strategies for ETL, BI application development, implementation, rollout and support.