West Coast BusinessObjects User Group – March 25, 2021

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You and your colleagues are personally invited to join us at the West Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group meeting Thursday, March 25th, 2021 running from 1:00pm to 3:30pm PT.

Attendance is FREE, however, you will need to register to get access to the virtual user group.

Agenda:

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

1:05 – 1:35 pm | Why BI 4.3? – Gregory Botticchio and Pascal Gaulin, SAP

The new BusinessObjects release for the next decade, BI 4.3, was released last year and it has a lot of new features, as well as a completely new look and feel. Most existing customers are running BI 4.2 and quite happy with it, so when and why should they move to BI 4.3? SAP will deliver a fast paced overview of exactly why BI 4.3 is a “step up” for BusinessObjects and show some of the cool new features in action.

1:35 – 2:05 pm | The New Integrated Dashboards and BI Apps solution for BusinessObjects – Squirrel365 – Donald MacCormick, InfoSol Ltd.

For customers of SAP BusinessObjects, Squirrel365 is the perfect companion to deliver dashboards and BI applications integrated in your BusinessObjects system.  With the disappearance of SAP Dashboards / Xcelsius, Squirrel365 offers the only tightly integrated dashboarding solution for BusinessObjects. In this session you will see examples of interactive dashboards and BI applications from SalesForce and USPI and learn how you can:

• Connect quickly and easily directly to data in BusinessObjects
• Produce more Dashboards, more quickly, with more interactivity and for less cost
• Drive end-user adoption with actionable dashboards and BI apps
• Dramatically reduce dashboard development time and total cost of ownership

2:05 – 2:20 pm | Break

2:20 – 2:50 pm | Tableau with BusinessObjects – Bring out the best of both the worlds – Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol

Learn why and how, Tableau with Business Objects is the best combination for enterprise BI. In this session, two customer case studies on leveraging BusinessObjects universes in Tableau will be discussed.

2:50 – 3:20 pm | The Power of Prompts  – Michael Ward, Creative Technology & Training Solutions

This presentation/live demo will teach you how to create prompts in your document. It will include a detailed look at Prompt Properties and the many options, creating prompt variants in your document and some tips and tricks will be included as well.

3:20 – 3:30 pm | Raffle

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: The Magic of Breaks

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April 13th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

This presentation provides an in-depth look at applying breaks to report blocks. Topics include:

  • Adding Single/Multiple Breaks
  • Adding Group Breaks
  • Managing Your Breaks
  • Removing redundant headers and footers
  • Value based breaks
  • Automatic subtotals when applying breaks
  • Other Break format options
  • Tips and tricks to get the most out of the Analysis Toolbar

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Recreating SQL “Partition By” with Web Intelligence to Display Detail Row and Aggregates Together

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April 13th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Creating Webi Dashboards that Blow Your Socks Off! Part 2

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March 30th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

You ask for it, you got it! In response to requests for more Dashboarding tips, we’ve put together some detail on some of the other methods we often use in creating “Socks-off!” dashboards in Webi. We’ll cover a plethora of details on images and symbols as well as usage and limitations of the new Time Dimension feature. We’ll finish up the presentation with some lesser known chart formatting options in Webi to get to the final look and maximum meaning we want in our dashboards.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Solve Your Multiple Query Woes in BO by Using Dummy Universe Objects to Create Complex Unions

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March 2nd, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Miss the days of free hand SQL where you can just type union and go without having to merge dimensions between queries? With a little involvement from your Universe Design team and basic knowledge of object types you can create seamless unions in your WebI queries. In this presentation I’ll show you which “Dummy” objects to create and how to use them to streamline your query process.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Embedding Content – BusinessObjects and PowerBI

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April 27th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Do you want to know how to embed BusinessObjects reports into PowerBI? And how to embed PowerBI Dashboards into BusinessObjects reports? Join this webinar where Rajesh Ponnurangam from Infosol will walk you through the step-by-step process for Content embedding with SAP BusinessObjects and Power BI.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Compare and Contrast Charts – WebI Vs Tableau

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March 16th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

A chart transforms your data into Actionable insights. Do you want to know how Web Intelligence charts compare against Tableau? Join this webinar where Rajesh Ponnurangam from Infosol will compare the charting engines in Web Intelligence and Tableau.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Coexistence with BusinessObjects – Who does it best? Tableau or PowerBI?

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February 16th, 2021 at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

Interested in Visualizing BusinessObjects data in Tableau or PowerBI? Find out why more than 50% of BusinessObjects customers in the US are also using Tableau or PowerBI. This session will cover creating a visualization in Tableau and PowerBI along with how they can be integrated with BusinessObjects to create optimal BI solutions.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Intuitive Report filtering with Element Linking

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February 2nd, 2021 at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

Setting up Element Linking in Webi Reports is easy and can greatly expand your on-report filtering options. From “dashboard” like menu selectors to chart “drilling”, this often overlooked functionality in Webi is a cool tool for the Webi report developer. This session will show creative ways of using Element Linking to drive decisions and expand insights in Web Intelligence.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: IDT Special Features: Context

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January 19th, 2021 at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

You asked and we listened, Join us for our continued IDT educational series delivered by Minith Patel. This session will focus on the concept of “Context” via IDT tool, examples will be provided on how to setup different type of contexts, when to use it, why it can be a good option. This will touch core concept of performing efficient data modeling in the Semantic layer of BusinessObjects….a must attend session for those who are learning about universe design.