Midwest BusinessObjects User Group – April 22, 2021

You and your colleagues are personally invited to join us at the Midwest Virtual BusinessObjects User Group meeting Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 running from 1:00pm to 3:30pm CT.

Attendance is FREE, however, you will need to register to get access to the virtual user group.

Agenda:

1:00 – 1:05 pm  | Welcome & Announcements

1:05 – 1:35 pm | The BI 4.3 Roadmap in Action – Gregory Botticchio and Christian AH-SOON, SAP

BI 4.3 SP1 was released in December and SP2 will be coming later this year. SAP will provide an overview of the new features in SP1 and what’s coming in SP2 along with a live demo.

1:35 – 2:05 pm | How McKesson is Using Enhanced Webi Dashboards to Track COVID-19 Vaccine Distributions – Alan Anolik, Ontada by McKesson/Maven BI Group

While Web Intelligence has been traditionally seen as a BI reporting tool, more and more organizations are using it to create amazing and effective dashboards. In this session we’ll show you how McKesson is using Web Intelligence with Need4Viz add-on components to track vaccine distribution in real time and analyze historical trends.

2:05 – 2:20 pm | Break

2:20 – 2:50 pm | Geomapping in Webi  – Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol

Mapping options in Web Intelligence have really improved in recent years .  The geographical database embedded in Web Intelligence provides easy geomapping options which allows for some fantastic data insights.  In addition, 3rd party addons take mapping insights to a whole new level.  This session will show how Web Intelligence interactive maps can help analyze information visually, quickly and provides valuable insights into your data.

2:50 – 3:20 pm | The Function Library: Formulas and Variables  – Michael Ward, Creative Technology & Training Solutions

We all create formulas and variables in our report. But did you realize you can build very complicated calculations utilizing the many functions in the function library? Whether it’s a string based, date based or numeric based calculations, there is a function for you. This live demo will highlight some of more frequently used functions!

3:20 – 3:30 pm | Raffle

West Coast BusinessObjects User Group – March 25, 2021

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You and your colleagues are personally invited to join us at the West Coast Virtual BusinessObjects User Group meeting Thursday, March 25th, 2021 running from 1:00pm to 3:30pm PT.

Agenda:

1:00 – 1:05 pm  | Welcome & Announcements

1:05 – 1:35 pm | Why BI 4.3? – Gregory Botticchio and Pascal Gaulin, SAP

The new BusinessObjects release for the next decade, BI 4.3, was released last year and it has a lot of new features, as well as a completely new look and feel. Most existing customers are running BI 4.2 and quite happy with it, so when and why should they move to BI 4.3? SAP will deliver a fast paced overview of exactly why BI 4.3 is a “step up” for BusinessObjects and show some of the cool new features in action.

1:35 – 2:05 pm | The New Integrated Dashboards and BI Apps solution for BusinessObjects – Squirrel365 – Donald MacCormick, InfoSol Ltd.

For customers of SAP BusinessObjects, Squirrel365 is the perfect companion to deliver dashboards and BI applications integrated in your BusinessObjects system.  With the disappearance of SAP Dashboards / Xcelsius, Squirrel365 offers the only tightly integrated dashboarding solution for BusinessObjects. In this session you will see examples of interactive dashboards and BI applications from SalesForce and USPI and learn how you can:

• Connect quickly and easily directly to data in BusinessObjects
• Produce more Dashboards, more quickly, with more interactivity and for less cost
• Drive end-user adoption with actionable dashboards and BI apps
• Dramatically reduce dashboard development time and total cost of ownership

2:05 – 2:20 pm | Break

2:20 – 2:50 pm | Tableau with BusinessObjects – Bring out the Best of Both the Worlds – Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol

Learn why and how, Tableau with Business Objects is the best combination for enterprise BI. In this session, two customer case studies on leveraging BusinessObjects universes in Tableau will be discussed.

2:50 – 3:20 pm | The Power of Prompts  – Michael Ward, Creative Technology & Training Solutions

This presentation/live demo will teach you how to create prompts in your document. It will include a detailed look at Prompt Properties and the many options, creating prompt variants in your document and some tips and tricks will be included as well.

3:20 – 3:30 pm | Raffle

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: The Magic of Breaks

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April 13th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

This presentation provides an in-depth look at applying breaks to report blocks. Topics include:

  • Adding Single/Multiple Breaks
  • Adding Group Breaks
  • Managing Your Breaks
  • Removing redundant headers and footers
  • Value based breaks
  • Automatic subtotals when applying breaks
  • Other Break format options
  • Tips and tricks to get the most out of the Analysis Toolbar

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Recreating SQL “Partition By” with Web Intelligence to Display Detail Row and Aggregates Together

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April 13th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Calculating aggregation at different levels to slice and dice data is a frequent requirement in the world of BI. Web Intelligence provides a very efficient method to perform aggregate calculations against not only different levels of granularity but also display them together. A very simple example will be to show the Revenue by City and by Country in the same table side by side in the same row. In this session, we will explore the different scopes and ways this capability can be utilized. This will also offer an alternate way to obtain the same result as “PARTITION BY” – a clause frequently used in SQL to achieve complex calculations related to aggregation. This clause divides a query’s result set into partitions. Although an option, Custom SQL is often not accessible to many WebI users and brings other challenges. Knowing the WebI technique will be a great addition to eliminate those limitations and extend your options for complex analytical calculations.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Creating Webi Dashboards that Blow Your Socks Off! Part 2

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March 30th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

You ask for it, you got it! In response to requests for more Dashboarding tips, we’ve put together some detail on some of the other methods we often use in creating “Socks-off!” dashboards in Webi. We’ll cover a plethora of details on images and symbols as well as usage and limitations of the new Time Dimension feature. We’ll finish up the presentation with some lesser known chart formatting options in Webi to get to the final look and maximum meaning we want in our dashboards.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Compare and Contrast Charts – WebI Vs Tableau

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March 16th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

A chart transforms your data into Actionable insights. Do you want to know how Web Intelligence charts compare against Tableau? Join this webinar where Rajesh Ponnurangam from Infosol will compare the charting engines in Web Intelligence and Tableau.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Intuitive Report filtering with Element Linking

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February 2nd, 2021 at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

Setting up Element Linking in Webi Reports is easy and can greatly expand your on-report filtering options. From “dashboard” like menu selectors to chart “drilling”, this often overlooked functionality in Webi is a cool tool for the Webi report developer. This session will show creative ways of using Element Linking to drive decisions and expand insights in Web Intelligence.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Anything You Can Do in Webi 4.2, You can Do Better in Webi 4.3

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November 24th, 2020 at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

While you may have seen the dramatically different Webi 4.3 User Interface, you may not have seen or realized all the amazing things you can do with it.

This exciting, all-demo session will feature Samuel Polichouk from SAP France creating a really cool Webi report/dashboard in the latest Webi 4.2 and then creating the same report/dashboard in the all new Webi 4.3 so you can not only see how easy in can be done but also see the power of the new Webi 4.3.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Creating Webi Dashboards that Blow Your Socks off!

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October 13th, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Taking inspiration from the 2020 Most Valuable Dashboard award winning dashboard, we will show some amazing techniques to creating dashboards in Web Intelligence.  This session will cover out the box Webi features as well as some third-party add-on components to make stunning visual dashboards.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: WAAD (Webi as a Dashboard)

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September 29th, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

While Web Intelligence has been traditionally seen as a BI reporting tool, more and more organizations are using it to create amazing and effective dashboards.

This eye-opening session will take you on a step by step journey on how to take existing Web Intelligence reports and transform them into beautiful, intricate, and interactive dashboards using many of the new features and capabilities available in the latest BI 4.2 release. Including integration of data viz.