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: BusinessObjects vs Tableau: Relate with Reporting Requirements Part II

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April 28th, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Tableau is one of the most popular tools for visualizations and interactive dashboards. But, how does Tableau handle analytical reporting to meet an organization’s business requirements. Join us and our BusinessObjects and Tableau expert Rajesh Ponnurangam, for part 2 of this webinar as he takes us through an interesting demo of comparing report development features, formulas and formatting guidelines of Web Intelligence with Tableau.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Fun Formatting With Webi Workarounds

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March 31st, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Standard Webi formatting does not always allow for the most dynamic reports, but there are many interesting features that can be leveraged to work around these limitations. In this course you will learn how to embed bars into table rows, automatically rank your table with input controls, dynamically position objects that shrink and grow, and add and remove table breaks with input controls.

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Cancelled – Miami BusinessObjects Users Group – Friday, May 15th, 2020

Cancelled!

You are personally invited to join us at the Miami BusinessObjects Users Group on Friday, May 15th from 8:30am – 4:00pm.

LOCATION

 PERRY ELLIS INTL
3000 NW 107th Avenue
ROOM: Private Cafeteria
Miami, FL 33172

Parking: 

Parking is in the south parking lot. Follow security guards Directions. Perry Ellis will provide shuttle service from the south lot to the main Entrance.

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

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction / IBIS Update

9:00 – 9:45am BusinessObjects For a New Decade – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

A major new release of BusinessObjects will be available in 2020 that will become the BusinessObjects release of this new decade. Knowing that BusinessObjects will be around and supported for at least the next 10 years, this presentation will focus on how organizations are planning to use it and evolve with it over the next decade as they also look to move to new cloud based environments , adopt new AI technologies and deal with more data requests than they have ever done before.

9:45 – 10:00am Break

10:00 – 10:45am Web Intelligence v4.3: A Whole New World – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo of the new WebIntelligence V4.3 release due to be released first quarter of 2020. You will have an opportunity to see the new look of the Webi User Interface and how to navigate within the new UI. It will include comparisons of Webi features In v4.2 vs v4.3 and included will be a look at using a Webi report as a data provider.

10:45 -11:30am 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.

11:30– 1:15 pm Lunch: On Your Own

01:15 – 2:00 pm Managing Your Merging– Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide an in depth look at how to add multiple data providers within a single document, including universes, Excel, Text and Free Hand SQL. It will include how to properly merge dimensions and the many merge options available. There will be a section on utilizing Excel files as a data provider, and how to import and Excel file, as well as properly update an Excel file already being utilized in a document. It will also include merging on local variables. Presentation will include tips and tricks and best practices.

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm The BI Dashboarding Dilemma for BusinessObjects – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BI Dashboards continue to dominate as the solution of choice for self-service BI applications. SAP BO Dashboards (aka Xcelsius) along with Lumira will be phased out by SAP over the next few years as SAP focuses on its new Cloud based SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) platform which recently released its own dashboard capability. At the same time Web Intelligence has made major strides in offering dashboard functionality. SAP’s BI dashboarding strategy has been confusing for several years and many BusinessObjects customers have chosen to develop their BI dashboard in Tableau, Power BI or another tool or even create custom dashboards. So, what is the best choice for the BusinessObjects user? This session will look at the pros and cons of the different options to help you make a more informed choice.

03:00 – 3:45 pm Building Simple Visualizations In Web Intelligence – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation provides an in depth look at creating simple visualizations using nothing more than the many features of WebIntelligence. In this presentation you will learn how to create a variety of charts and reports within the single report, then utilize input controls, element linking and intra document linking to create interactive dashboard like reports. It will include a look at some of the expanded functionality of input controls.

03:45- 4:00 pm Wrap-up

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

Los Angeles BusinessObjects Users Group – Wednesday April 15th, 2020 – POSTPONED

This user group has been postponed until further notice. We will update you once a new date has been set. Thank you for your patience!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York Area BusinessObjects Users Group – Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 POSTPONED

The May New York Area BusinessObjects User Group has been postponed until further notice. We will send out an update when we are able to reschedule in the future.

Using Web Intelligence 4.2 Like a Pro

This three day boot camp is designed for users and report designers that want to learn how to use Web Intelligence 4.2 in a whole new way – the way it has been redesigned to use in BI 4.2 – and need to learn to access, analyze, and share data using Web Intelligence. We will present real-life challenges and show you how you can use Web Intelligence to solve them.

Learn more and register here: https://store.infosol.com/product/using-web-intelligence-4-2-like-a-pro/

 

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: BusinessObjects vs Tableau: Relate with Reporting Requirements

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Tuesday March 17th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Tableau is one of the most popular tools for visualizations and interactive dashboards. But, how does Tableau handle analytical reporting to meet an organization’s business requirements. Join us and our BusinessObjects and Tableau expert Rajesh Ponnurangam, as he takes us through an interesting demo of comparing report development features, formulas and formatting guidelines of Web Intelligence with Tableau.

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Tucson BusinessObjects User Group – March 12th, 2020

You and your colleagues are invited to join us at the next information packed Tucson BusinessObjects User Group meeting taking place on Thursday, March 12th from 12:30pm to 4:15pm.

Attendance is FREE but please register below for count purposes.

Location:

Pima Community College Northwest Campus

7600 N Shannon Rd

Tucson, AZ 85709

This is about 10 min east from I-10.

Pima Maps link: https://pima.edu/maps-directions/index.html

Room:

Room Number A207 (community room)

Agenda:

12:30 – 1:00 pm | Registration

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

1:10- 1:55 pm | Why using IDT is a good idea? – Minith Patel, InfoSol Inc

This presentation will cover all of the new features of IDT that make it a far better tool than the old universe designer. In this session you will learn what is new, why it’s good, and how it makes using IDT easy. This will be a fast passed session so make sure you hold on to your pencil and note book!

2:00- 2:30 pm | BO Administration Security Model Options – Minith Patel, InfoSol Inc

Security is unique to each organizations needs. Hence in this session, we will show you a couple of security models used by organizations and share the basics of how to build your own security with the options provided by BusinessObjects.

2:30- 2:45 pm | Break & Networking

2:45- 3:30 pm | The New Look of Web Intelligence 4.3 – Minith Patel, InfoSol Inc

A major new release of BusinessObjects, 4.3, is due to be released mid-year and with it will come a completely new interface for Web Intelligence. This session will show e sneak preview of the new Webi UI showing how it looks, how to browse and navigate in it and how to edit reports.

3:30- 4:00 pm | Open Discussion: BusinessObjects for a New Decade – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc

A major new release of BusinessObjects will be available in 2020 that will become the BusinessObjects release of this new decade. Knowing that BusinessObjects will be around and supported for the next 10 years, this discussion will focus on how your organizations are planning to use it and evolve with it over the next decade

4:00 – 4:15 pm | Raffle & Prizes