Visit InfoSol at the 2016 ASUG BI + Analytics Conference – Booth #300

2016 ASUG BI + Analytics Conference

InfoSol is a Gold Sponsor and will be the big BusinessObjects attraction at this year’s ASUG BIA conference in New Orleans (October 17-20) so be sure to stop by and see us at booth #300. In addition to leading five dedicated 2-hour hands-on training sessions on Web Intelligence, IDT and Dashboards, we will be running a special “Let’s Speak BO” Mini- Series right at our booth with guest speakers on the latest and greatest tips and tracks in everything BusinessObjects.

There will also be exciting demos on new add-on solutions including InfoBurst Tableau that now provides an integration between BusinessObjects and Tableau and the latest visual add-on components for Xcelsius HTML5 and Web Intelligence 4.2.

Plus competitions, raffles and giveaways galore.

Visit Us At Booth #300 in Storyville Hall on the Third Floor of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Be sure to drop by and see us at our booth, #300, in Storyville Hall, which is on the third floor of the hotel.

  • Let’s Speak BO Mini-Sessions – Guest speakers will present on the latest and greatest tips and tracks in everything BusinessObjects
  • Check out exciting demos on new add-on solutions as well as the latest visual add-on components for Xcelsius HTML5 and Web Intelligence 4.2
  • As always there will be competitions, raffles and plenty of giveaways!
InfoSol's Booth at SABOC 2015
InfoSol’s Booth at SABOC 2015
Drone Giveaway at InfoSol Booth at SABOC 2015
The winner of our drone giveaway at SABOC 2015

Hands-On Training Sessions

InfoSol will be delivering five dedicated 2-hour hands-on training sessions on Web Intelligence, IDT and Dashboards. You can view the session details below:

Tuesday, October 18th

10:30am – 12:30pm: Web Intelligence – Streaks Ahead: SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Information Design Tool – Converting Universes(.unv) to Information Design Universes(.unx)

3:30pm – 5:30pm: Web Intelligence – Going Mobile – Design and Deployment using SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2

Wednesday, October 19

10:30am – 12:30pm: Web Intelligence- SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence Dashboards

1:00pm – 3:00pm: SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards – What-If Analysis, Grow and Collapse Panels, and InfoGraphics

Let’s Speak BO Mini-Sessions

We will be running a special “Let’s Speak BO” Mini- series right at our booth (#300) with guest speakers on the latest and greatest tips and tracks in everything BusinessObjects. Time and dates below are subject to change.

Tuesday, October 18

10:30 AM – 11:10 AM – Mobilizing Dashboards with Xcelsius HTML5 and dCode  Paul Grill, InfoSol

Xcelsius Dashboards are everywhere and with the ability to now generate them in HTML5 they will be appearing in even more places and on your mobile devices. In addition to the Xcelsius HTML5 components, there are many third party HTML5 components and add-ons for Xcelsius that provide some really cool functionality like being able to support offline mobile dashboards or embed Xcelsius HTML5 dashboards inside publications. Don’t miss out on a fantastic exploration into the world of Dashboards, Mobility, HTML5 and dCode hosted by Paul Grill, CEO of InfoSol, and Richard Harvey of InfoSol Ltd.

1:00 PM – 1:40 PM – What’s new IN BO 4.2 for System Administration – Minith Patel, InfoSol

Join us and BusinessObjects expert and Senior Consultant, Minith Patel, as we explore SAP BI 4.2 System Administration. One of the most awaited feature “Recycle Bin” along with few brand new features are now introduced in the new BusinessObjects BI 4.2 release. This session will provide information on what is new in BI 4.2 for system administration while exploring new features and the current functionality that has been updated in this release.

2:15 PM – 2:55 PM – Exploring New Features of Web Intelligence 4.2 – Minith Patel, InfoSol

Join us for a live tour of the latest features and enhancements offered in SAP Web Intelligence 4.2. This brand new version of Web Intelligence includes several exciting improvements to bolster the quality and efficiency of your reporting operations: geographical maps and charts, report element sharing, parallel query execution, report commentary, custom report elements, and direct queries against SAP HANA. This presentation will include practical applications and examples of the new features, plus caveats and best practices.

3:30 PM – 4:10 PM – Information Design for Dashboards – Cristina Marinca, InfoSol 

Anyone can build a dashboard. There are plenty of tools on the market that enable you to connect to virtually any data source, and with just a few clicks present information inside one or more data visualizations. However, in order to really effectively communicate information in this way, it pays to understand the important role that design plays in our ability to interpret this information.

Wednesday, October 19

10:30 AM – 11:10 AM – How Korn Ferry Used BO Dashboards to Create a Tool for Measuring Client Profitability – Tyler Koitka, Korn Ferry

A glimpse into how Korn Ferry solved the measuring of client profitability using SAP BOBJ Xcelsius, Infosol Infoburst and Inovista Xcelsius add-ons. This solution provides our consultants, project managers and regional leaders instant access to data that provides:

  • A P&L view with an expendable/collapsible hierarchy at both client/project level.
  • Ability to drill from summarized to detail data that would take hours to download & compile in MS Excel.
  • A scorecard with alerts for projects that are considered success/failures.
  • Export of both client and project level data to MS Excel.

1:00 PM – 1:40 PM – Maps Made Easy for BusinessObjects – Ryan Goodman, CMapsAnalytics

Explore the top use cases and workflows for using maps with SAP BusinessObjects. Learn how to use out of the box maps for all BI tools and where to look for additional data, utilities, and extensions. With a plan and menu of available options, you can tackle your next maps requirements with confidence.

2:15 PM – 2:55 PM – Building a Custom Portal Utilizing BO and Infoburst – David Behr, USPI

USPI was looking to move away from a “Push” reporting model to building out a custom Enterprise Business Intelligence Portal where all end users can go to in order to see the reports and dashboards they need to make their necessary decisions and run their business. Utilizing Business Objects Infoview was the “out of the box” solution, but would require each user to consume a BO License to access their reports and dashboards. What if you could build an enterprise reporting portal that utilized the power of webi reports and xcelsius dashboards, and single sign on leveraging Active Directory, in order to build a robust EBI Portal that houses reports and interactive dashboards and doesn’t require a BO license? Come find out how USPI made this vision a reality.

3:30 PM – 4:10 PM – Advantages of Using IDT over UDT – Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol

The Information Design Tools or IDT is a new semantic layer modeling tool from SAP. But the Universe Design Tool or UDT is still supported and delivered as part of BI Client tools. Join expert, Rajesh Ponnurangam, as he discusses and demonstrates: The advantages of using IDT versus UDT, new features and benefits in creating an IDT UNX Universe, what to do with old UNV universes, and the steps to creating an IDT universe.

Thursday October 20

9:00 AM – 9:40 AM – Integration of Tableau into BusinessObjects – Rajesh Ponnurangam, InfoSol

Learn how Tableau can connect to Business Objects Webi, Crystal and Deski reports via Infoburst. Deployment and scheduling of BO content to Tableau will be demonstrated. The use cases for Tableau dashboards with BO content will be discussed. And if we have time we may look at bursting out Tableau workbooks as well.

10:15 AM – 10:55 AM – Finally! BI-on-BI with SAP’s CMS Repository Universe (4.2 SP3) – Atul Chowdhury, Infolytik  

Finally! BI-on-BI with SAP’s CMS Repository Universe (4.2 SP3) – Like a fine wine, it took SAP nearly 13 years to release a straight-forward yet sophisticated enough query tool that allows SAP BusinessObjects administrators to query their underlying platform that, unlike Query Builder, allows for simple, relational access to the encrypted and confusing Central Management System or CMS Repository. In this session, learn how to make use of this free tool and distill the many hidden jewels in your metadata, such as:

  • What users have logged on in over 6 months?
  • How much FRS space is used by reports by folder level?
  • What users have never logged on?
  • Which reports are being used by which universes?
  • Are there unused universes cluttering up my system?
  • What access levels have been assigned at the root level, and to whom?

11:30 AM – 12:10 PM – Innovative Dashboard Navigation Techniques – Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol

Navigating around a dashboard must be able to ‘flex’ when it comes to the needs of the data. Sometimes in the development process, logical groupings of the data are more apparent whereas other times we need to get creative in how we navigate to the data with a user-friendly and logical workflow in mind. Join us in a fantastic session with expert Dashboard Developer & Designer, Roxanne Pittman, as we explore dashboard navigation techniques that will guide developers in discovering innovative approaches to navigation in a dashboard project.

About pgrill

Paul Grill started his career in Information Technology in the U.K. in 1978, as an Executive Data Processing Trainee for Honeywell. More than thirty years later, he still has a voracious appetite for learning as Information Technology continues to advance at an ever accelerating pace. He was first introduced to the world of Business Intelligence in 1991, in France, when he saw a demonstration of an early version of BusinessObjects on Windows 2.1. He returned to the U.S. to rave about this phenomenal product, but it was many years before BusinessObjects made it into the mainstream. Paul founded InfoSol in 1997, and made Business Intelligence one of the key solutions offered by the company. Today, InfoSol is a leading SAP BusinessObjects solutions partner, known for its expert consulting, education and innovative add-on solutions. Paul is well known within the SAP BusinessObjects community for his extensive knowledge of Business Intelligence, and he has lectured and written many articles on the subject. Paul enjoys writing, running and coaching kids soccer, and is passionate about Ancient Egyptology.

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  1. Rajesh did a mini SpeakBO session showing BusinessObjects integration with Tableau Software at the ASUGBIA conference.

    A lot of excitement for this integration. Contact us for more info. We will be happy to give you a demo.

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