Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Tips and Techniques Used to Convert SSRS Report to Web Intelligence

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March 15th, 2022 at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

When faced with the challenge of creating a new Web Intelligence report based on an existing SSRS report, there are no magic utilities available but we came up with a method that worked well. This included using the SSRS report query to build new BO universe, using Custom Calculation Contexts in the Webi report and using hide and filter techniques to match output from the SSRS report. In addition, we Improved data accuracy in the Webi report compared to the original SSRS report. This case study presentation will show how we achieved this.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Tips for Transitioning to the New Webi 4.3

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February 15th, 2022 at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

WebI 4.3 comes with a FIORI-based, modern, and simplified user interface for designing and developing ad-hoc reports, operational reports, highly analytical reports, visually rich dashboards, and more powerful BI content. While this is a great foundational step towards future analytics and end-user experience it is also quite a transition from the classic launchpad that many are used to. To assuage the fear and panic generated from this huge transformation, this session will share a few tips that we have found quite useful to adapt to the new features faster and make the transition from WebI 4.2 to 4.3 more enjoyable.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Formatting WebI 4.3 Like a Pro!

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January 18th, 2022 at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

First impressions matter – even for reports!  This session will be covering how to use formatting shortcuts and templates to make a meaningful report stand out and shine, including new ways to format in 4.3

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Solving Business Problems

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January 4th, 2022 at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

Using Business Objects for finance reporting has been around for decades, but have you considered using it for data analytics to look for fraud?

This session we’ll cover common data analytics scripts and how BusinessObjects could be utilized to help mitigate fraud.  We will discuss ways to solve seemingly complex business issues with the tools we have while demonstrating technical solutions using Web Intelligence and IDT for being able to show data analytic to resolve specific business. So put on your Fraudster cap and hold on for the ride.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Tips for Transitioning to the New Webi 4.3

Let's Speak BO Webinar Tips for Transitioning to the New Webi 4.3 on February 15th 2022

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February 15th, 2022 at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

WebI 4.3 comes with a FIORI-based, modern, and simplified user interface for designing and developing ad-hoc reports, operational reports, highly analytical reports, visually rich dashboards, and more powerful BI content. While this is a great foundational step towards future analytics and end-user experience it is also quite a transition from the classic launchpad that many are used to.

To assuage the fear and panic generated from this huge transformation, this session will share a few tips that we have found quite useful to adapt to the new features faster and make the transition from WebI 4.2 to 4.3 more enjoyable.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: How do you use the new Webi 4.3 UI

Let's Speak BO Webinar How do you use the new Webi 4.3 UI December 21 2021

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December 21st, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

It may not be an understatement to consider the recent SAP BI 4.3 release as a huge milestone. This comes entirely with the new FIORI-based interface for Web Intelligence and offers a modern and new experience for ad-hoc, operational reporting, and visually rich dashboards. While this is a great foundational step towards future analytics it is also quite a transition from the classic launchpad.  This session will summarize the main highlights of the new features and functionalities in order to use the new UI and develop WebI Reports.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Automating bulk user/group upload from spreadsheet

Let's Speak BO Webinar Automating bulk user group upload from spreadsheet December 7 2021

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December 7th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

SAP Businessobjects provides some basic scripts as examples for using the SDK and as solutions for common requests. This presentation will cover a few of those scripts and the possibilities behind scheduling the scripts to run regularly through program objects in the BO system, as well as some ways that we modified the bulk user/group update script to meet client needs.

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Let’s Speak BO: Scheduling and Publishing in BusinessObjects

Let' Speak BO Webinar Scheduling and Publishing in BusinessObjects October 12 2021

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October 12th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Scheduling is a large part of every BO environment.  In this presentation we will cover basic scheduling, scheduling limits, publications, publication limits, InfoBurst as a 3rd party add-on for scheduling and 4.3 improvements.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Dynamic Dates in Web Intelligence

Let's Speak BO Webinar: Dynamic Dates in Web Intelligence on February 1st 2021

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February 1st, 2022 at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

A common use case is to run a Web Intelligence report for a date range. That can be easily done with hard-coded date values, but that is not a very user-friendly approach always having to edit the query. Certainly prompts are more user-friendly. However, if you want to schedule a report for a dynamic, named date range such as yesterday, last month, last quarter, etc. you are at a dead-end.

This session will show how I built what I call a “Calendar Universe” a number of years ago that has stood the test of time. We will cover various ways to use dynamic dates talking about the pros and cons of each including the “Calendar Universe”.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Element Linking in BI 4.3

Let's Speak BO Webinar Element Linking in BI 4.3 November 23 2021

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November 23rd, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

This session explores the interactive features of Element Linking in the new Webi 4.3 environment.  Join us to see how element linking is set up, edited, and applied.  Element Linking with Charts is even more intuitive in 4.3 and we think you’re going to love it!

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