Sacramento BusinessObjects User Group Meeting – April 25

You are personally invited to join us at the next information packed Sacramento BusinessObjects User Group Meeting on Monday April 25th, 2016 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.


State of California
9646 Butterfield Way
Sacramento, CA  95827

Visitor Parking Instructions


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

8:45 – 9:00am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00am Riding the Big BusinessObjects Resurgence Wave – Paul Grill, InfoSol

There are many good reasons why SAP BusinessObjects remains the best BI suite on the planet. During this session we will both show and discuss some of these reasons. This will include fascinating customer case studies, new features and functions in the core BusinessObjects tools and what’s next for this amazing tool suite. We will also discuss the new initiatives to support the BusinessObjects community.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am Building Universes with the IDT – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo building a universe with the IDT. It will include defining a project, setting up connections, building a data foundation, building a business layer, adding custom LOVS and Parameters, and Publishing a universe.

11:30– 12:45pm Lunch:  On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30pm Data Profiling in Data Services – Doug Evans, InfoSol

While SAP Information Steward is the primary tool for data profiling, technical data profiling can actually be done directly in Data Services.   In this session you will see through demonstration how you can go beyond simple viewing of the data to actually conducting a thorough analysis of your data.   This in turn provides you with great information to building better jobs in Data Services.   You will see how the data profiling process will produce a statistical analysis that includes Frequency Distribution, Distinct Values, Null Values, Minimum / Maximum Values, Data Patterns, Comparisons of values between data sets and Drill-down capabilities to view specific records.


1:30 – 2:30pm What’s New in v4.1 SP 7 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new reporting features through v4.1 SP 7.  It will include comparisons to what has changed from v3.1.  Topics will be presented in a live demo.


02:30 – 2:45pm Break

02:45 – 3:30pm The 7 Deadly Sins of Dashboard Design and How to Avoid Them – Paul Grill, InfoSol

Designing BI Dashboards is just as much an art as it is a science and to create both effective and attractive dashboards requires skill in both disciplines. While many have lectured and written about best practices to follow when creating any data visualization interface, these same individuals often praise dashboards that clearly transgress these guidelines. Paul Grill, CEO and Founder of InfoSol and BI Dashboard Evangelist, will show how the 7 deadly sins – wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony – can be applied to the common pitfalls encountered by BI dashboard designers and developers and show a path, less traveled, that can be followed to Dashboard heaven.

03:30pm Wrap-up

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