Let’s Speak BO Webinar: The Advantages of IDT over UDT

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April 19, 2016 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

The Information Design Tools or IDT is a new semantic layer modeling tool from SAP. But the Universe Design Tool or UDT is still supported and delivered as part of BI Client tools. Join expert, Rajesh Ponnurangam, as he discusses and demonstrates: The advantages of using IDT versus UDT, new features and benefits in creating an IDT UNX Universe, what to do with old UNV universes, and the steps to creating an IDT universe.

Speaker: Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol Inc

Rajesh Ponnurangam 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.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar Series: Creating Universes with the new IDT!

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Tuesday, December 15, 10AM PST/1PM EST

Join us as we explore the depths of Information Design Tool with Business Intelligence expert, Michael Ward. Michael Ward will demonstrate the building of universes with the latest version of IDT. This session will also showcase how to define a project, how to set up the initial connections, creating the data foundation layer, building a business layer, and publishing the universe.

 

Presenter: Michael Ward, Creative Technology & Training Solutions

Michael Ward has over 35 years providing technical high level consulting and training throughout North America.  He has been heavily involved with business intelligence since 1990, and has worked with a number of different business intelligence products.  He has over 18  years of BusinessObjects™ experience providing both consulting and training services.   He is recognized as one of the top BusinessObjects™ instructors in the county by a number of national training companies located in North America.  He is also involved in the development of BusinessObjects™ training for his company and for many of his clients.  He also provides high level consulting services.

Information Design Tool (IDT) for Universe Designers

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Presenter: Teresa Scott, InfoSol Inc.

Intended Audience

Specialists currently building universes in Universe Design Tool that will be transitioning to the new  Information Design Tool in BI 4

Prerequisites

Attendees should have a minimum of one year experience designing universes with Universe Design Tool and thorough knowledge of universe design concepts.  Attendees should also have a basic understanding of data warehouse concepts, SQL programming and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence.

Synopsis

This boot camp is designed to transition universe designers from Universe Design Tool (UDT) to SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool 4.1 (IDT) and provide the universe designer with a solid understanding of the design concepts, workflow and development cycle of building a universe in IDT.  Participants will follow the process of designing the universe, creating a data foundation, creating business layers, testing during different stages of the development cycle and migrating a universe into production.

Topics  Explored:

  • UNX vs. UNV
  • New Design Workflow
  • IDT Interface
  • Connections/Data Foundation/Business Layer
  • Object Creation
  • Filters and Filter Types
  • Creating List of Values
  • Securing a UNX
  • Converting UNV’s

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Information Design Tool Iron Chef

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Presenters: Teresa Scott & Jean-Francois Cayron, InfoSol Inc.

Intended Audience

Specialists responsible for the design and development of BusinessObjects universes in BI 4.

Prerequisites

Attendees should have a basic understanding of data warehouse concepts, SQL programming, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence and a minimum of one year experience as a universe designer.

Synopsis

This boot camp is designed to provide the universe designer with a solid understanding of the design concepts, workflow and development cycle of building a universe in SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool 4.1.  Participants will follow the process of designing the universe, creating a data foundation, creating business layers, testing during different stages of the development cycle and migrating a universe into production. Features such cascading prompts, calculated columns and shared projects will be covered.  Additionally we will use Data Federator to test performance on universes with multiple data sources as well as maximizing query performance and explore useful features of this tool.

Topics  Explored:

  • UNX vs. UNV
  • IDT Components
  • Data Foundation
  • Business Layer
  • Cascading prompts and parameters
  • Securing a UNX
  • Converting UNV’s
  • Data Federator and multiple data source universes

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