Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Migration of Desktop Intelligence to Web Intelligence

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar Migration of Desktop Intelligence to Web Intelligence February 5 2019

Tuesday, February 5th at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

Are you planning to convert your Deski reports to Web Intelligence? Join us for Rajesh Ponnurangam’s webinar session on Migrating Desktop Intelligence to Web Intelligence as he showcases the project planning and implementation for converting Deski to Webi. This session will be a comprehensive feature comparison between Desktop intelligence and Web Intelligence. The various challenges and workaround solutions in Web Intelligence to convert Deski reports will be discussed.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Discovering the Web Intelligence Administrative Management Tool – A Case Study

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Let's Speak BO Webina Discovering the Web Intelligence Administrative Management Tool - A Case Study January 8 2019

Tuesday, January 8th at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

Take a look at the business problem that inspired the usage of an underrated and unsupported SAP Management Tool for Web Intelligence Administration. Join us and BusinessObjects Administrative Expert, Jean-Francois Cayron with Sagitta BI, as we explore the case study behind how and why this mysterious, yet effective, free administrative tool was discovered. This fantastic case study will not only explore “the why” behind this tool but also demonstrate it’s features and how it was implemented in order to resolve an immediate business need.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: In’s and Out’s of adding HTML content into Webi Reports

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Tuesday, February 19th at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

This session will cover the new security controls of webi that limit html content and how you can selectively enable certain tags and content type for use in your Webi documents. We will show how to add Marquees (scrolling cell content) and iframes and other features into reports to enhance the experience as well as cover uses of images and colors to enhance the display.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: All the little things to know about Webi 4.2 SP6

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Let's Speak BO Webinar All the little things to know about Webi 4.2 SP6 January 22 2019

Tuesday, January 22nd at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

Join us and the fantastic Michael Ward with Creative Technology Training and Solutions who will kick off the New Year with an interactive and detailed look at Web Intelligence 4.2 SP6. This session will demonstrate the latest features, changes and enhancements to the beloved BusinessObjects reporting tool in the latest release of SP6.

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Seattle BO User Group

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You are personally invited to join us at the Seattle BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 from 8:30am – 4:00pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.

LOCATION:

Kaiser Permanente

RCG (Renton Campus – Glacier Building) 107/108
2715 Naches Ave SW,
Renton, WA 98057
DIRECTIONS

Parking available adjacent to building
Front Desk/Security: 206-630-1330

AGENDA:

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

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am A BusinessObjects Love Affair – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

While other BI Solutions seem to come and go, BusinessObjects remains as beautiful and desirable as ever. So why does this love affair continue to burn in our hearts as passionately as the first time we met this amazingly gorgeous Business Intelligence solution?  InfoSol CEO, Paul Grill, will share his thoughts on why we love BusinessObjects so much and why this love affair continues to thrive as well as show how organizations around the world are harnessing its power to create solutions that see beyond their everyday challenges.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am Excelling It In WebIntelligence v4.2 – 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 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 The Future of BusinessObjects Dashboards – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

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.

1:15 – 2:00 pm Advanced Formatting II – 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.  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 BusinessObjects Co-Existence: The New Reality – 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 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.

03:00 – 3:45 pm Now You See Me, Now You Don’t! – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo you will learn how to create multiple drill blocks, and learn how to hide blocks dynamically based on drill bar selections. It includes using Advance Drilling Functionality in a way never envisioned.  Watch as report blocks appear and disappear as you select various values from the drill bar drop down list.  And all of this functionality using nothing more than WebIntelligence!

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.

San Diego BO User Group

You are personally invited to join us at the San Diego BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 from 8:30am – 4:00pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.

LOCATION

Sempra Utilities

Century Park East (a.k.a. CP East)
8680 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Meeting will be Held in Room B of Auditorium. Free Parking in the lot that surrounds the building.

AGENDA

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

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

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 11:30am Excelling It in Web Intelligence v4.2 – 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 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 The Future of BusinessObjects Dashboards – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

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.

01:15 – 2:00 pm Advanced Formatting II – 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.  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 BusinessObjects Co-Existence: The New Reality – 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 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

03:00-3:45 pm Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!   – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo you will learn how to create multiple drill blocks, and learn how to hide blocks dynamically based on drill bar selections. It includes using Advance Drilling Functionality in a way never envisioned.  Watch as report blocks appear and disappear as you select various values from the drill bar drop down list.  And all of this functionality using nothing more than WebIntelligence!

03:45-04:00 pm Wrap-up

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

Let’s Speak BO: Everything You Wanted to Know About Multi-Source Universes but Were Afraid to Ask

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Tuesday, November 27th at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

Join us and Senior Consultant, Allan Williams, for a webinar dedicated to Multi-Source Universes with open platform Q&A as well as live demonstrations on how to construct, maintain and modify a Universe with multiple data source feeds.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Administrative Security 101 – Basics and Best Practices

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Tuesday, October 30th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join us and BusinessObjects Senior Consultant, Amy O’Neel, as she delivers to our community a dedicated session on Administrative Security within BusinessObjects. This webinar will showcase examples through Best Practices and Basic preparations BusinessObjects Administrators can implement in order to manage, better understand, and potentially improve their environment’s security.

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Miami BusinessObjects User Group – Thursday October 4th, 2018

You are personally invited to join us at the Miami BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 from 8:30am – 4:00pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.

LOCATION:

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

Parking is located in the south parking lot – please follow the security guards directions. Perry Ellis will provide shuttle service from the south lot to the main Entrance

AGENDA:

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

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

9:00 – 10:00 am  A BusinessObjects Love Affair, Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

While other BI Solutions seem to come and go, BusinessObjects remains as beautiful and desirable as ever. So why does this love affair continue to burn in our hearts as passionately as the first time we met this amazingly gorgeous Business Intelligence solution?  InfoSol CEO, Paul Grill, will share his thoughts on why we love BusinessObjects so much and why this love affair continues to thrive as well as show how organizations around the world are harnessing its power to create solutions that see beyond their everyday challenges.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15-11:00 am

Excelling It in WebIntelligence v4.2, 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 also include some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. It will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

11:00 – 11:45 am Are You Afraid to Try Updating Tired Old Universes? It’s a Snap – Really!   Mona Fox, Perry Ellis Int’l

Many organizations have universes that have not been updated in years or even decades! This session discusses what we found at our company, Perry Ellis, and what we learned in the process of updating them.   After doing an assessment and integrity check on a universe we found tables that have lost their names, tables that have new columns, outdated joins, objects that are broken etc.  We had to determine how much work needed to be done or whether it was better to rebuild as well as decide to convert it to UNX or leave it as a UNV.  We will share our experiences and lessons learned that may help you with your universes.

11:45– 12:45 pm Lunch:  On Your Own    

12:45 – 1:30 pm  The Future of BusinessObjects Dashboards, Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

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.

01:30 – 2:30 pm Using Shared Projects in IDT for Multiple Universe Designers, Luisa Vega, Perry Ellis Int’l

This presentation will focus to provide information on How to collaborate with other Universe Designers on Creating and Modifying Universes using “Shared Project” in IDT.

02:30 – 2:45 pm Break   

02:45 – 3:30 pm Advanced Formatting II, 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.  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

03:30 pm Wrap-up

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: BusinessObjects in the Cloud

Cloud is the future we are all being told and there is a trend to adopt new cloud-based applications as well as move more on-premise applications into the cloud. So how do we move BusinessObjects into the cloud?

Join BusinessObjects expert, Minith Patel, as he presents how an organization like InfoSol runs BusinessObjects in the cloud and how you can potentially do the same. He will explain the benefits and what it takes to get you there. This case study approach will detail how an organization can move from in-house, physical servers to a complete cloud environment, how consultants can use and leverage cloud capability for day to day business and how an environment like this can be managed.