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.


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.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: The Dashboard Effect – Influencing Tomorrow’s Change

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July 21st, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

We have all seen dashboards built with Xcelsius, Custom Code, Webi, and even Tableau. We also have the resources to learn how to construct dashboards with these tools, but why should we build these dashboards? In this session, previous year IBIS Dashboard winners dashboards will be showcased explaining not how the dashboards were made, but how the dashboards actually promote Business Intelligence and make a difference. There will be a strong discussion using these examples to show the impact dashboards make in multiple settings.

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IBIS 2020 Post-Conference

Additional to your IBIS Main Conference registration, the Post-Seminar All-inclusive Boot Camps running June 25-26 include:

  • Two full days of hands-on training in the workshop of your choice (workshops for 2020 are not yet finalized)
  • Two nights luxury resort accommodations (Wednesday and Thursday).
  • Two gourmet breakfasts, lunches and breaks, luxurious resort amenities and special discounts for IBIS attendees.


IBIS 2020 Main Conference

IBIS is InfoSol’s premier BusinessObjects education and knowledge exchange event. It offers a wide variety of valuable learning experiences with many Business Intelligence oriented tracks, as well as hands-on sessions. All of this makes it the only “must attend” BusinessObjects conference in the universe.

The track sessions and hands-on boot camps go beyond traditional training and information exchange. Led by top experts and experienced users, they will provide a unique opportunity to learn new techniques and best practices in using the most popular BI solution in the world – BusinessObjects. IBIS 2020 is running June 22-24 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, CA.


IBIS 2020 Pre-Conference

Additional to your IBIS Main Conference registration, the Pre-Seminar All-inclusive Workshops running on Sunday, June 21st include:

  • One full day of hands-on training in the workshop of your choice: Topics usually cover Web Intelligence, Tableau, Information Design Tool (IDT) and InfoBurst Certified Expert for Administrators (ICE-A).
  • One night luxury resort accommodations (Saturday) at the award-winning Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad, CA
  • Gourmet breakfast, lunch, breaks, luxurious resort amenities and special discounts for IBIS attendees
  • Training materials and hand-outs


Better BI, SAP 4.3 Preview and Simpler Migration with Red Olive and InfoSol – Virtual Event – April 23rd

With SAP 4.3 on the horizon, join us for a virtual event and find out what the latest developments will be with Red Olive, SAP and InfoSol. Learn about smarter reporting tools, better Business Intelligence and enhanced migration and integration, which will help you increase productivity.

Whether you are an existing user or just curious about the new features in SAP 4.3, take this opportunity to see a live demo of the latest improvements planned in BI 4.3 in our virtual event. 

April 23rd at 3pm BST/7am PT/10 am ET

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3:00 – 3:20 pm | Smarter and Faster Migration – David Searro, Red Olive

With SAP 4.3 on the horizon, many businesses are already considering how and when they will move to the next version, but this is not without its issues. Migrating can take a huge amount of time and there can be many difficulties along the way that can be challenging to an organisation. Red Olive has developed a rapid migration approach, to speed up the migration and make it relatively pain-free.

3:20 – 3:50 pm | Maximising Your BusinessObjects Investment – Customer Case Study – Paul Grill, Infosol and Hazel Rasion, Lead SAP engineer, Hermes

While BusinessObjects remains the most widely used Business Intelligence suite in the world, organisations using it are not always maximising its potential in terms of getting its valuable content into the hands of the right people. This fascinating session will show how Hermes is pushing its BusinessObjects content to the masses and getting a great return on value in the process.

3:50 – 4:20 pm | Discover SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 – Grégory Botticchio, SAP

Learn about the content of the next SAP BusinessObjects release. Whether you are an existing Web Intelligence user or just curious about the many possibilities of the most popular Enterprise reporting platform on the market, take this opportunity to see a live demo of the new features and improvements planned in BusinessObjects 4.3.

4:20 – 4:30 pm | Q & A

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Fun Formatting With Webi Workarounds

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March 31st, 2020 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Standard Webi formatting does not always allow for the most dynamic reports, but there are many interesting features that can be leveraged to work around these limitations. In this course you will learn how to embed bars into table rows, automatically rank your table with input controls, dynamically position objects that shrink and grow, and add and remove table breaks with input controls.

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Cancelled – Miami BusinessObjects Users Group – Friday, May 15th, 2020


You are personally invited to join us at the Miami BusinessObjects Users Group on Friday, May 15th from 8:30am – 4:00pm.


3000 NW 107th Avenue
ROOM: Private Cafeteria
Miami, FL 33172


Parking is in the south parking lot. Follow security guards Directions. Perry Ellis will provide shuttle service from the south lot to the main Entrance.

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

8:45 – 9:00 am Introduction / IBIS Update

9:00 – 9:45am BusinessObjects For a New Decade – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

A major new release of BusinessObjects will be available in 2020 that will become the BusinessObjects release of this new decade. Knowing that BusinessObjects will be around and supported for at least the next 10 years, this presentation will focus on how organizations are planning to use it and evolve with it over the next decade as they also look to move to new cloud based environments , adopt new AI technologies and deal with more data requests than they have ever done before.

9:45 – 10:00am Break

10:00 – 10:45am Web Intelligence v4.3: A Whole New World – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will be a live demo of the new WebIntelligence V4.3 release due to be released first quarter of 2020. You will have an opportunity to see the new look of the Webi User Interface and how to navigate within the new UI. It will include comparisons of Webi features In v4.2 vs v4.3 and included will be a look at using a Webi report as a data provider.

10:45 -11:30am 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.

11:30– 1:15 pm Lunch: On Your Own

01:15 – 2:00 pm Managing Your Merging– Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation will provide an in depth look at how to add multiple data providers within a single document, including universes, Excel, Text and Free Hand SQL. It will include how to properly merge dimensions and the many merge options available. There will be a section on utilizing Excel files as a data provider, and how to import and Excel file, as well as properly update an Excel file already being utilized in a document. It will also include merging on local variables. Presentation will include tips and tricks and best practices.

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 Building Simple Visualizations In Web Intelligence – Michael Ward, CTTS

This presentation provides an in depth look at creating simple visualizations using nothing more than the many features of WebIntelligence. In this presentation you will learn how to create a variety of charts and reports within the single report, then utilize input controls, element linking and intra document linking to create interactive dashboard like reports. It will include a look at some of the expanded functionality of input controls.

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

Los Angeles BusinessObjects Users Group – Wednesday April 15th, 2020 – POSTPONED

This user group has been postponed until further notice. We will update you once a new date has been set. Thank you for your patience!