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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Agenda:

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

Cancelled!

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

LOCATION

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

Parking: 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York Area BusinessObjects Users Group – Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 POSTPONED

The May New York Area BusinessObjects User Group has been postponed until further notice. We will send out an update when we are able to reschedule in the future.

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: No More Data Dumps! Data Analysis in Web Intelligence

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Tuesday, February 18th at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

Rather than using Webi just to pull relevant data which is dumped into Excel, let this powerful tool aid in your analysis by creating pivot/cross tables, summarizing with breaks, sections and groups and using built in, easy to set up filters for easy-on-the-eyes reports. Join InfoSol’s Amy O’Neel in this webinar!

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Live Walk Through the New SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.3

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Tuesday, January 7th at 10AM PT/11AM AZ/1PM ET

In this live demo session you will discover the new Web Intelligence User Interface which brings you high values:

  • Less TCO : Only one client versus the previous Java & HTML versions
  • Harmonization : The Fiori like interface of WebI 4.3 aligned with other SAP products
  • Improved & simplified workflows : Relying on light toolbar, less dialog boxes & more contextual actions
  • Touch ready & easier to use on tablets for a better mobile experience

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Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Now you see me, now you don’t! Part Two: Input Controls

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Tuesday, January 21st at 10AM PT/ 11AM AZ/ 1PM ET

In this live demo you will learn how to create multiple block reports within a document, then apply multiple drill blocks in a way to layer the blocks to show those blocks conditionally. In Part 1 of the presentation from last year we utilized the drill bar feature to drive the reporting. This year in Part 2 we will be utilizing input controls in a much more advanced way to make our reporting even more flexible. It has been enhanced to include the use of stop lights as part of the layering of the reports and will open your eyes to a whole new way of creating and layering reports in Webi, in ways never done before. It will give your reports more of a visualization like appearance.

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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