Let’s Speak BO Webinar: IDT Tips and Tricks

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Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Till the good is better and the better is best!” True story – My Dad’s eighth grade teacher, Mrs. Kurchigator, was well known in my family for having passed on that bit of wisdom. It was such a big thing in my family that my musical brother wrote a “Good, better, best” song. As with anything we do, we can do it at the basic level or we can try and get the most out of it. This session is “just” a tips and tricks for IDT session, but if we listen close, there might be a few pearls that will make us use IDT better. And that’s the point, isn’t it?

Indiana BusinessObjects User Group – Friday, November 1, 2019

You are personally invited to join us at the Indiana BusinessObjects Users Group on Friday, November 1st, 2019 from 8:30am – 4:00pm.

Registration is free, but we ask that you please REGISTER for count purposes.

LOCATION:

MISO Energy
720 City Center Drive
Carmel, IN 46032

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AGENDA:

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

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 am What Does Flying Look Like? – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.
As Business Intelligence harnesses new technologies and capabilities and evolves towards more wonderful and limitless possibilities, many organizations are still struggling to figure out how to make that initial transformation from a very hungry caterpillar into a beautiful airborne butterfly and achieve the full potential that BI offers. Paul Grill, InfoSol CEO and Business Intelligence guru, will share some of the amazing BI transformations he has seen in the last 12 months and what flying looks like for these organizations. He will also provide a current update on the world of BusinessObjects and how this community continues to evolve and thrive beyond all expectations.

10:00 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:30am What’s New in v4.2 SP 7 – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo highlighting the many new features of v4.2 through SP 9. Topics to include: Using HTML, Excel and Free Hand SQL as a data provider, Large numbers, grouping, Input Control enhancements, Prompt Variants, Grouped Input Controls, Shared Elements, Reference Cells, Calculation enhancements, Concurrent processing of queries, and merging on local variables Changes within the service packs will also be addressed.

11:30– 12:30 pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:30 – 1:15 pm BusinessObjects Co-Existence with Tableau, PowerBI and More – 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 .
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 and others with BusinessObjects as well as options for integrating them in order to leverage your BusinessObjects investment.

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. Learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Blocks at different levels to give reports a more dashboard like look. 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.

02:00 – 2:15 pm Break

02:15 – 3:00 pm The BI Dashboarding Dilemma for BusinessObjects – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

BI Dashboards continue to dominate as the solution of choice for self-service BI applications. SAP BO Dashboards (aka Xcelsius) along with Lumira will be phased out by SAP over the next few years as SAP focuses on its new Cloud based SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) platform which recently released its own dashboard capability. At the same time Web Intelligence has made major strides in offering dashboard functionality. SAP’s BI dashboarding strategy has been confusing for several years and many BusinessObjects customers have chosen to develop their BI dashboard in Tableau, Power BI or another tool or even create custom dashboards. So, what is the best choice for the BusinessObjects user? This session will look at the pros and cons of the different options to help you make a more informed choice.

03:00 – 3:45 pm Excelling It In Web Intelligence – Michael Ward, CTTS

Learn about the variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. You will learn how to use Excel as a data provider, using Excel for a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, as a dynamic filer file, and other uses. There will be 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. You will also learn some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files. that will open your eyes to the real power of an Excel file.

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