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: 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.

SpeakBO has a NEW HOME

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

If you would like to register for any of our 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 full access to our webinar library, Virtual BI 4.3 training, tips and tricks and best practices, a forum, and more!

Let’s Speak BO Webinar: Compare and Contrast Charts – WebI Vs Tableau

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March 16th, 2021 at 10AM PT/1PM ET

A chart transforms your data into Actionable insights. Do you want to know how Web Intelligence charts compare against Tableau? Join this webinar where Rajesh Ponnurangam from Infosol will compare the charting engines in Web Intelligence and Tableau.

SpeakBO has a NEW HOME

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

If you would like to register for any of our 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 full access to our webinar library, Virtual BI 4.3 training, tips and tricks and best practices, a forum, and more!

Web Intelligence 4.2 Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced Boot Camps

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Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced Boot Camps

Price: $495 per student, per day
Duration: 3 Days

Course Description:

Users and report designers, who are new to Web Intelligence 4.2 and need to learn to access, analyze and share data using Web Intelligence. After completing this course, you will be able to create, format and maintain Web Intelligence documents and use complex functions such as: creating documents using multiple sources, using functions for character, date and strings, redefining calculation contexts, using “If” logic, as well as linking Web Intelligence documents.

Please Note: This course is broken into three days: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Students can customize their learning experience by selecting specific level of training needs. For example, you can register for just the Beginning course or continue onto Day 2 with the Intermediate and Day 3 with the Advanced.

Intended Audience:

Users and report designers, who are new to Web Intelligence 4.2

Prerequisites:

Beginner Course: None prerequisites!

Intermediate Course: The beginner course is recommended.

Advanced Course: The beginner and intermediate course is recommended.

Agenda: 3 Days

Day 1 – Beginner Course

Introduction to SAP Business Objects

  • Introduction to BI Launchpad
  • Introduction to Web Intelligence
  • Introduction to Universe
  • Different Interfaces

Understanding Web Intelligence Document

  • Opening a Web Intelligence document
  • Creating a new document
  • Editing a document

Query Panel

  • Toolbars
  • Data Manager
  • Adding Objects

Query Filters

  • Purpose of Filters
  • Elements of Filters
  • Type of Filters
  • Working with Filters

Report Manager

  • Understanding the Report Manager
  • Panels
  • Design Toolbar and Toolboxes
  • Navigating the Document
  • Working with Table, Charts and other visual elements
  • Table & Cell Formatting
  • Adding, Editing & Deleting Comments
  • Adding/Deleting Reports

Organizing Data

  • Sorting
  • Breaks
  • Summarizing Data
  • Sections
  • Functions
  • Conditional Alerts

Data Filters

  • Block Filters
  • Report Filters
  • Input Controls
  • Element Linking
  • Ranking

Day 2 – Intermediate Course

Formulas & Variables

  • Introduction to Formula
  • Create a formula
  • Formula Editor
  • Pre-defined Formulas
  • Create a variable

Queries & Data Providers

  • Types of Queries
  • Combined Queries
  • Advanced Filter – Subqueries
  • Advanced Filter – Query of a Query
  • Multiple Queries
  • Personal data providers
  • Free-Hand SQL  as source
  • Merging Dimensions
  • Changing a Data Source

Report Functions

  • Tracking Data Changes
  • Optional Function Parameters
  • Using Functions to override report filters in Calculations
  • Shared Elements

Drill Down

  • Activate drill down on a document
  • Drilling down on selected hierarchy

Day 3 – Advanced Course

Calculation Context

  • Custom calculation context
    • Input Context
    • Output Context

Report Techniques

  • Passing a constant to a Document
  • Limit number of rows on a page
  • Grouping, If, Then Else
  • Using hyperlinks to open documents
  • Handling Nulls or Blanks

Useful Features

  • Outline
  • Cascading Input Control
  • Dynamic Metric/Dimensions
  • Using Web Services as a data source
  • Creating Web Services from Webi parts

What your Universe Designer Can Do for You

  • Prompt for Section Breaks
  • Delegated Measures
  • Cascading Prompts
  • Automatic Date Prompts
Available Dates: 

Please Note: This course is broken into three days: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Students can customize their learning experience by selecting specific level of training needs. For example, you can register for just the Beginning course or continue onto Day 2 with the Intermediate and Day 3 with the Advanced.

Web Intelligence Iron Chef Boot Camp

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Presenters: Steve Thatcher and Oliver Prucha, Infosol Inc.

Designed to provide Web Intelligence report developers the ability to move beyond using Web Intelligence as a raw data extraction tool. Participants are encouraged to consider the many options and techniques available in the latest Web Intelligence 4.1 reporting environment to create optimal and visually compelling reports.

Intended Audience

This hands-on boot camp is intended for Web Intelligence report developers looking to implement best practices centered on managing data sources, incorporating advanced data calculations and groupings, and working with the new data visualization options available in the Web Intelligence 4.1 platform.

Prerequisites

Attendees should have at least one year’s experience using Web Intelligence.

Synopsis

This boot camp is designed to provide Web Intelligence report developers the confidence to move beyond using Web Intelligence as a raw data extraction tool. Participants are encouraged to consider the many options and techniques available in the latest Web Intelligence 4.1 reporting environment to create optimal and visually compelling reports.

Major Topic Areas

  • WEBI 4.1 Overview – What’s New!
  • Queries and Data Providers
  • Advanced Calculation Context
  • Grouping Data
  • Dynamic Graphics
  • Interactive Charts
  • Creative Uses for Conditional Formatting
  • Using Detail Objects
  • Creative Document Linking
  • Creating Visually Stunning Summary / Detailed Reports
  • Going Mobile – Design and Deployment
  • Design Considerations / Best Practices

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