Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Use of Icons and Images in Web Intelligence – and how it is much easier and more professional in 4.3

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Tuesday, May 7th at 10am PT/1pm ET

There have been a lot of improvements in the area of images and icons in Web Intelligence as part of its evolution towards dashboarding and data visualization in addition to its powerful reporting and ad-hoc query capabilities. In this session we will  build several reports showing creative ways to use ICONS in 4.3 and also ways of using images from a file or URL.

How to Register:

You can register on our new home for Let’s Speak BO, Plus.SpeakBO.com. You can sign up for a free account and then RSVP for the webinar here. After you RSVP you will automatically be registered for the webinar and will receive your unique join link from Zoom via email. Check your spam if you do not see it come through!

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Why Converting Webi Reports to PowerBI is a Bad Idea

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Tuesday, April 2nd at 10am PT/1pm ET

There is really no way to migrate Web Intelligence reports to PowerBI and conversion is really more about re-creating the report in PowerBI than actually “converting” it.This session will showcase how a group of Web Intelligence Operational Reports were analyzed to determine that the only way they could be re-created in PowerBI was to create them as Paginated reports in Power BI Report builder.

The method of assessment to determine when to use Power Bi Desktop or Paginated Reports will be covered as well as a discussion on why operational reports are often times better left in Web Intelligence.

How to Register:

You can register on our new home for Let’s Speak BO, Plus.SpeakBO.com. You can sign up for a free account and then RSVP for the webinar here. After you RSVP you will automatically be registered for the webinar and will receive your unique join link from Zoom via email. Check your spam if you do not see it come through!

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: What’s New in Web Intelligence BI 4.3 SP04

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Tuesday, February 6th at 10am PT/1pm ET

Join us to see a live demo of the newest release of Web Intelligence 4.3 SP04. We will be showing off the latest features and additions, including enhancements to the Data mode options. Come see all the cool new stuff!

How to Register:

You can register on our new home for Let’s Speak BO, Plus.SpeakBO.com. You can sign up for a free account and then RSVP for the webinar here. After you RSVP you will automatically be registered for the webinar and will receive your unique join link from Zoom via email. Check your spam if you do not see it come through!

Lansing Michigan BusinessObjects User Group – Tuesday, March 26 2024

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You are personally invited to join us at the Lansing Michigan BusinessObjects Users Group on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024 from 9:0am – 1:05pm. Hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.

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

LOCATION:

111 South Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI
Romney Building
Michigan Room – 1st Floor
State Employee ID or Driver’s License required to enter building.
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Parking Map
Note: Parking spots are on the map as V.

AGENDA:

9:00 – 9:30 AM Registration + Coffee and Bagels 

9:30 – 10:15 AM BusinessObjects Solid for the Next Decade and Beyond – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

When SAP updated their Statement of Direction for BusinessObjects in June 2022, they also announced a revised roadmap for the product that projected out more than 10 years. This included a new release of BusinessObjects after BI 4.3, code named BI 2025, that will run both on-premise and in the cloud and continued evolution and enhancement of both Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports.

This session will show and discuss this new roadmap and the key features that have just been released with BI 4.3 SP03 and SP04 along with what to expect with BI 2025.

10:15 – 11:00 AM Navigating The New World of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo we will take an in-depth look at the new BI Launch Pad v4.3. We will visit the BI Launch Pad, Query Panel, and Report Viewer Windows. We will take a more in depth look at the Main Side Panel and Main Build Panels. It will include reading, design, structure and data options in Main Side Panel. Presentation will include a compare and contrast v4.3 vs v4.2. Presentation will include tips and tricks when navigating.

11:00 – 11:30 AM Networking Break

11:30 – 12:15 PM BusinessObjects Co-Existence with PowerBI and Tableau – Paul Grill, InfoSol Inc.

About 80% of BusinessObjects customers use either PowerBI, Tableau or both. Most use BusinessObjects for BI reporting while using PowerBI/Tableau for data discovery and visualization. This state of co-existence is very much the new normal for organizations using BusinessObjects. This session will explain how the different BI tool can complement each other and how you can integrate them by accessing both Web Intelligence reports and universes from PowerBI and Tableau.

12:15 – 1:00 PM Applying Advanced Reporting Functions in v4.3 SP 3/4 – Michael Ward, CTTS

With the introduction of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 3/4, we no longer have the Analysis Tab. This live demo will highlight the major reporting functions under v4.3 SP 3/4, where they are now located and how to properly use the functions. The functions will include:

  • Break
  • Sort/Custom Sort
  • Filter
  • Group
  • Rank
  • Advanced Calculations
  • Conditional Formatting

We will also include a look at new formatting options.

1:00 – 1:05pm Raffle and Wrap Up

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Real World Examples of How Webi 4.3 SP03 New Filtering Capabilities Can Be Used

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Tuesday, January 9th at 10am PT/1pm ET

A look at some of the new filtering capabilities available with Web Intelligence 4.3 SP03 and how they can be used to make your life easier. This includes looking at the new filtering capability of Intra-document linking and also the InputControlFilter and ElementLinkingFilter functions recently added.

How to Register:

You can register on our new home for Let’s Speak BO, Plus.SpeakBO.com. You can sign up for a free account and then RSVP for the webinar here. After you RSVP you will automatically be registered for the webinar and will receive your unique join link from Zoom via email. Check your spam if you do not see it come through!

Bay Area BusinessObjects Users – Tuesday, October 10th, 2023

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You are personally invited to join us at the information packed Bay Area BusinessObjects Users Group meeting Tuesday October 10th from 9:30am – 2:00pm. Hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.

Attendance is FREE, however, we do ask that you register below for count purposes.

Location:

353 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110, USA

Directions:

  • The Andrew Hill Conference Room is located on the 1st floor of the
  • 353W building, directly in front of the parking garage.
  • Sign in at the desk in lobby
  • Free Parking available in Parking Garage

Agenda:

9:30am – 10:00am – Registration + Coffee and Bagels

10:00am – 10:45am – BusinessObjects Solid For the Next Decade and Beyond – Paul Grill, InfoSol

When SAP updated their Statement of Direction for BusinessObjects in June 2022, they also announced a revised roadmap for the product that projected out more than 10 years. This included a new release of BusinessObjects after BI 4.3, code named BI 2024, that will run both on-premises and in the cloud and continued evolution and enhancement of both Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports.

This session will show and discuss this new roadmap and the key features that have just been released with BI 4.3 SP03 along with what is currently planned for SP04 and beyond.

10:45am – 11:30am – Navigating The New World of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo we will take an in-depth look at the new BI Launch Pad v4.3. We will visit the BI Launch Pad, Query Panel, and Report Viewer Windows. We will take a more in depth look at the Main Side Panel and Main Build Panels. It will include reading, design, structure and data options in Main Side Panel. Presentation will include a compare and contrast v4.3 vs v4.2. Presentation will include tips and tricks when navigating.

11:30am – 12:00pm – Networking Lunch

12:00pm – 12:45pm – BusinessObjects Co-Existence with PowerBI and Tableau – Paul Grill, InfoSol

About 80% of BusinessObjects customers use either PowerBI, Tableau or both. Most use BusinessObjects for BI reporting while using PowerBI/Tableau for data discovery and visualization. This state of co-existence is very much the new normal for organizations using BusinessObjects.

This session will explain how the different BI tool can complement each other and how you can integrate them by
accessing both Web Intelligence reports and universes from PowerBI and Tableau.

12:45pm – 1:30pm  – Applying Advanced Reporting Functions in v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

With the introduction of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3, we no longer have the Analysis Tab. This live demo will highlight the major reporting functions under v4.3 SP 2/3, where they are now located and how to properly use the functions.

The functions will include:

  • Break
  • Sort/Custom Sort
  • Filter
  • Group
  • Rank
  • Advanced Calculations
  • Conditional Formatting

Presentation will include best practices and tips and tricks.

1:30pm – 1:55pm BusinessObjects Q&A

1:55pm – 2:00pm Raffle and Wrap Up

Seattle BusinessObjects User Group (BOUG) on Monday, October 9th 2023

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You are personally invited to join us at the Seattle BusinessObjects Users Meeting on Monday, October 9th from 9:30am – 2:00pm hosted by Creative Technology & Training Solutions and InfoSol Inc.  Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you register below for count purposes.

Location:

2320 California Street
Everett WA 98201, USA

Directions:

  • Commission Room is located on the 1st floor of the SNOPUD building.
  • Sign in at the desk in lobby
  • Free Parking available in Parking Garage

Agenda:

9:30am – 10:00am – Registration + Coffee and Bagels

10:00am – 10:45am – BusinessObjects Solid For the Next Decade and Beyond – Paul Grill, InfoSol

When SAP updated their Statement of Direction for BusinessObjects in June 2022, they also announced a revised roadmap for the product that projected out more than 10 years. This included a new release of BusinessObjects after BI 4.3, code named BI 2024, that will run both on-premises and in the cloud and continued evolution and enhancement of both Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports.

This session will show and discuss this new roadmap and the key features that have just been released with BI 4.3 SP03 along with what is currently planned for SP04 and beyond.

10:45am – 11:30am – Navigating The New World of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

In this live demo we will take an in-depth look at the new BI Launch Pad v4.3. We will visit the BI Launch Pad, Query Panel, and Report Viewer Windows. We will take a more in depth look at the Main Side Panel and Main Build Panels. It will include reading, design, structure and data options in Main Side Panel. Presentation will include a compare and contrast v4.3 vs v4.2. Presentation will include tips and tricks when navigating.

11:30am – 12:00pm – Networking Lunch

12:00pm – 12:45pm – BusinessObjects Co-Existence with PowerBI and Tableau – Paul Grill, InfoSol

About 80% of BusinessObjects customers use either PowerBI, Tableau or both. Most use BusinessObjects for BI reporting while using PowerBI/Tableau for data discovery and visualization. This state of co-existence is very much the new normal for organizations using BusinessObjects.

This session will explain how the different BI tool can complement each other and how you can integrate them by
accessing both Web Intelligence reports and universes from PowerBI and Tableau.

12:45pm – 1:30pm  – Applying Advanced Reporting Functions in v4.3 SP 2/3 – Michael Ward, CTTS

With the introduction of Web Intelligence v4.3 SP 2/3, we no longer have the Analysis Tab. This live demo will highlight the major reporting functions under v4.3 SP 2/3, where they are now located and how to properly use the functions.

The functions will include:

  • Break
  • Sort/Custom Sort
  • Filter
  • Group
  • Rank
  • Advanced Calculations
  • Conditional Formatting

Presentation will include best practices and tips and tricks.

1:30pm – 1:55pm BusinessObjects Q&A

1:55pm – 2:00pm Raffle and Wrap Up

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: The New Search Function in BI 4.3

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Tuesday, October 3rd at 10am PT/1pm ET

Numerous user-friendly features have been added to SAP Web Intelligence incrementally. The search function within the application is one of them and what it is now in the current 4.3 version is quite useful. Since it may be hard to keep track of all of that, I will consolidate them in this session for everyone’s benefit. Join me to learn more about all the search abilities to enhance your productivity.

SpeakBO has a NEW HOME

We are excited to announce Plus.SpeakBO.com as the new home for all things SpeakBO!

If you would like to register for this webinar and any other upcoming webinars, you will need to setup a free account on Plus.SpeakBO.com.

With your free account you will have access to all upcoming webinars and events, you can stream the most recent webinar for 30 days after it runs, and you will get access to our BusinessObjects Updates section where we will be keeping you up to date on all things BO!

We also have an Extra and PLUS premium plan that will give you access to even more perks such as Virtual BI 4.3 training, tips and tricks and best practices, a forum, and more!

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Joining Data in Webi from Different Data Sources

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Tuesday, September 5th at 10am PT/1pm ET

This session will cover joining Data in Webi from different sources, utilizing both the 4.3sp3 Data Tab as well as the traditional method of merging data.  We will demonstrate an alternate way of creating a “Minus” query, but with using different data sources.

Registration coming soon…

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Using ChatGPT to Solve Web Intelligence Issues

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Tuesday, July 11th at 10am PT/1pm ET

While there is no shortage of buzz around ChatGPT and how it can do everything (including the dishes), yours truly has dabbled with using it to troubleshoot and solve some issues in BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. And guess what? It wasn’t bad. I will share my experiences and show the Webi issues I was trying to solve and how ChatGPT helped.

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