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.

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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.

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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

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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

New Jersey BusinessObjects User Group – Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

You are personally invited to join us at the New Jersey BusinessObjects Users Group on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 from 8:30am – 4:00pm

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

LOCATION:

State of New Jersey
300 Riverview Plaza
Building 300 first floor ITC Room
Trenton, NJ 08625
Directions
Map

Riverview Plaza complex is right off a main highway called route 29. Building 300 next to the Trenton thunder Ball park. Sign in at the desk in lobby.

Parking: Free Parking available in Parking Garage

AGENDA:

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

8:30 – 8:45 am Introduction / IBIS update

8:45 – 9:45 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.

9:45-10:30am 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.

1030 – 10:45am Break

10:45 – 11:45am Discover SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 – Pascal Gaulin, SAP France

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 BI 4.3.

11:45– 12:45pm Lunch: On Your Own

12:45 – 1:30 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.

1:30 – 2:15pm 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.

2:15 – 2:30pm Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm What would you like to see in Web Intelligence ? An influence Session – Pascal Gaulin, SAP France

Whether you want more dashboarding functionalities or run your existing WebI reports in the cloud, take the opportunity of this Customer Influence session to voice your most wanted features in the future releases of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence.

03:30- 3:45 pm Wrap-up

Please REGISTER for count purposes. Note: This event is not sponsored by SAP or ASUG. Presentations subject to change

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: The New Web Intelligence BI 4.3 and its New Concepts

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Tuesday, October 29th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

This session is for everyone’s favorite reporting tool: Web Intelligence. This session will give you a preview of the new reporting experience in SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence and an overview of the planned innovations:

  • What’s coming in the next releases, as well as the timeline and priorities for BI 4.3
  • How the user experience will change to facilitate end-user adoption and self-service interaction
  • The enhancements to the report authoring to make designers more productive

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: How to Design Webi Reports that will behave like a Dashboard

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Tuesday, September 17th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Learn how the latest features introduced in Web Intelligence 4.2 allow you to create real and live reports that can behave like dashboards. This session will cover:

  • How to solve the layout issue?
  • How to position the different blocks for better rendering?
  • What kind of interactions can be imagined?

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Format in Webi Like a Pro: All Dressed Up & Ready to Go

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Tuesday, August 20th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

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: Building a Web Intelligence Dashboard

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Tuesday, July 23rd at 10AM PT/1PM ET

Join Senior Consultant, Roxanne Pittman, as she shows us how to build a Webi Dashboard! This session will explore different ways to design and develop interactive Dashboards using Web Intelligence features and functionality.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Automating Bulk Tasks Like Repointing Bulk Webi Reports and More

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Tuesday, June 25th at 10AM PT/1PM ET

BusinessObjects has added a relatively new tool to the BI Admin Console for administrators. The Automation Framework comes with some standard tasks like repointing Webi documents’ data sources but can also be customized to perform other tasks in bulk. For this presentation we will walk through the setup of the Automation Framework and creating and scheduling a group of tasks to run. This demo will also lead us into a discussion of two recent projects where the Automation Framework was used and some of its current strengths and weaknesses.