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: 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: Using Webi as a Data Source in BI 4.3

Let's Speak BO Webinar Using Webi as a Data Source in BI 4.3 November 9 2021

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Now November 9th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Many are planning & looking forward to upgrading to the latest SAP BI 4.3 release and the fresh new UI of WebI 4.3. It, not only, comes with brand new look and feel of the launchpad but also some great new functionalities. One of them is the ability to use the data model and data from an existing Web Intelligence document to build more WebI documents. In this session, you will get to see the process and the features of this new capability with demonstration and examples. But more important, we will cover why this new addition is so powerful and how you can leverage it in your environment.

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: How to Bring in Website or Services Data into Webi

Let's Speak BO Webinar: How to bring in Web site or services data into Webi September 28, 2021

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September 28th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

In this session, we will discuss possible techniques and overview of options to bring in the data from web service and use them for Web Intelligence reporting. We will also see how Web Service can be used to share data from BI as well.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Webi Formatting like a Pro

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August 17th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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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.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Flattening Your Data in Web Intelligence

Let's Speak BO Webinar Flattening Your Data in Web Intelligence August 31 2021

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August 31st, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

It’s one of the most common problems in Web Intelligence reports. You’ve got rows and rows of data that you want to condense and flatten into a more horizontal format that is easier for your end-users to consume. This session will offer clear and easy-to-understand solutions for how you can pivot, flatten, and simplify the output of your Web Intelligence reports.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Writeback with Squirrel Through Webi!

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July 6th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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This session will show users how the exciting Squirrel dashboarding tool can be used to create a writeback application while hosted inside a Web Intelligence report. Watch as we take you through the process of setting up this innovative idea which users can use to springboard their own implementation.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Achieving Complex Calculation With Webi Custom Context

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June 8th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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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. But there are more scenarios in which customizing the calculation context is necessary. As fairly a commonly used feature it is, the advanced use can often be intimidating. In this session, we will cover some of scenarios in details and go beyond showing basic aggregate at the same row. Knowing this feature will also eliminate the need to export the data out of WebI into excel frequently for detail analysis. Understanding the concept will allow you to recreate many day-to-day spreadsheet activities easily within WebI itself and encourage users to stay more within BI system.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Creating Column Charts with Custom Images in Columns

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May 25th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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Column charts are a great way to show data comparisons in a visual way. In this session you will learn how to make your Webi reports and dashboards even more exciting by using a custom image or graphic in place of the standard columns in the chart.

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.

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 | WaaDD (Webi as a Dazzling Dashboard) – 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.

This eye-opening recently updated session will take you on a step by step journey on how to take existing Web Intelligence reports and transform them into beautiful, intricate, interactive and now Dazzling dashboards using many of the new features and capabilities available in the latest BI 4.2 release. Including integration of the Need4Viz add-on components.

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