BO Administration, Migration & Universe Design Training & Expert Sessions

Pre-Conference Training

IBIS Pre-Conference offers dedicated, hand’s on training of your selection that is inclusive of one night resort accommodations, breakfast and lunch as well as an evening networking event. The IBIS Pre- Conference Training begins Sunday, June 16th 9:00am-5:00pm. InfoSol offers the opportunity to become a BusinessObjects Administration Certified Expert at IBIS 2019. Highlighted by an “*” below are the courses and sessions that count towards this certification.

IDT in a Day *

Instructors: Michael Ward, CTTS

Course Description: A detailed look at building universe with the new IDT. Learn about creating connections, building the data foundation layer, adding a business layer, and applying security profiles. This one-day hands on course will also explore features in IDT like creating List of Values (LOV’s), combining LOV’s with Parameters, Defining Context, adding aggregate awareness, and sharing projects within your organization.

Intended Audience: This class is designed for technical analysts, or those first being introduced to Information Design Tool who are required to and looking to better understand what it takes to create the BusinessObjects Connections, Data Foundations and Business Layers as an interface to the data in a data warehouse, data mart, or database.

Major Topics Include:

  • IDT Overview
  • Creating Connections
  • Creating Projects
  • Applying Security Profiles
  • Adding Business Layers
  • The Data Foundation Layer
  • List of Values
  • LOV’s with parameters
  • Defining Context
  • Adding Aggregate Awareness
  • Sharing Projects

BI 4.2 System Administration Upgrades *

Instructor: Minith Patel, InfoSol

Course Description: This course will guide the audience through best practices, tip & tricks, and how to transition reporting documents over to an entire BusinessObjects system upgrade.

Intended Audience: This class is designed for technical analysts, or those first being introduced to Information Design Tool who are required to and looking to better understand what it takes to create the BusinessObjects Connections, Data Foundations and Business Layers as an interface to the data in a data warehouse, data mart, or database.

Major Topics Include:

  • IDT Overview
  • Creating Connections
  • Creating Project
  • Applying Security Profiles
  • Adding Business Layers
  • The Data Foundation Layer
  • List of Values
  • LOV’s with parameters
  • Defining Context
  • Adding Aggregate Awareness
  • Sharing Projects

Main Conference Hand’s On Training

The IBIS Main Conference Hand’s on Training begins Monday June 17 at 10:00am and concludes Wednesday June 19 at 5:45pm. Broken out into 2 hour modularized topics, the IBIS Main Conference Hand’s On Training is unique because it allows attendees to freely float between 2 hour modules and the IBIS Seminar Tracks. Main Conference includes three nights of resort accommodations, meals, evening networking events, and full access to any of the on-going Seminar Tracks and Hand’s on Training Courses.

IDT Hands-On Boot Camp

Instructors: Runali Ghosh & Minith Patel, InfoSol Inc.

Monday June 17 2019 | Day 1

Module 1 | 10:00am-12:00pm – IDT UNIVERSE DESIGN BOOT CAMP – COMPARE AND CONVERT UNV TO UNX UNIVERSES

Module 2 | 1:15pm – 3:15pm – IDT UNIVERSE DESIGN BOOT CAMP – CREATING CONNECTIONS AND DATA FOUNDATIONS

Module 3 | 3:45pm – 5:45pm – IDT UNIVERSE DESIGN BOOT CAMP – CREATING BUSINESS LAYERS

Tuesday June 18 2019 | Day 2

Module 4 | 10:00am-12:00pm – IDT UNIVERSE DESIGN BOOT CAMP – LIST OF VALUES, UNIVERSE PROMPTS, CASCADING & OTHERWISE

Module 5 | 1:15pm – 3:15pm – IDT UNIVERSE DESIGN BOOT CAMP – RESOLVING CHASM TRAPS, FAN TRAPS & USING OUTER JOINS

Module 6 | 3:45pm – 5:45pm – IDT UNIVERSE DESIGN BOOT CAMP – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IDT: A REVIEW

Wednesday June 19 2019 | Day 3

Module 7 | 10:00am-12:00pm – IDT UNIVERSE DESIGN BOOT CAMP – DATA AND UNIVERSE SECURITY

Module 8 | 1:15pm – 3:15pm – IDT UNIVERSE DESIGN BOOT CAMP – WORKING WITH MULTIPLE IDT DEVELOPERS: PROJECT SYNCHRONIZATION

Module 9 | 3:45pm – 5:45pm – IDT UNIVERSE DESIGN BOOT CAMP – MULTIPLE DATA SOURCES, OLAP DATA SOURCES, SAP DATA SOURCES AND LINKED UNIVERSES

Main Conference Sessions: BO Administration, Migration & Universe Design Seminar Track

IBIS Main Conference hosts a dedicated Web Intelligence and BusinessObjects Reporting Seminar Track. These consist of one hour presentations by BusinessObjects experts and BusinessObjects customers. Our IBIS Main Conference Seminar Track begins on Monday, June 17th at 10:00am and concludes Wednesday June 19 at 5:45pm. InfoSol offers the opportunity to become a BusinessObjects Administration Certified Expert at IBIS 2019. Highlighted by an “*” below are the courses and sessions that count towards this certification.

Monday June 17th | Track Sessions 

BusinessObjects BI 4.2 – 45 features in 45 minutes*

Get to know the detail level product overview of what is new in BI 4.2 and the reasons to upgrade your current BI systems to
4.2. This session covers 45 latest features in BI 4.2 including the latest SP6 and SP7 service packs which will be helpful for your entire organization, including, but not limited to, BO administrators, Universe designers, Report developers and Business users.
If we have time, we will aim for 60.

How to Plan and Perform a Migration to BusinessObjects 4.2 Case Study*

There are many hurdles to jump through when migrating to BusinessObjects 4.2. This presentation will help project managers plan a migration as well as help architects navigate the deployment of a BusinessObjects 4.2 environment. In this session you will see a real-life example of all stages in the migration project including the planning and actual deployment. We will show all the steps needed to successfully migrate or upgrade your environment.

This session will also showcase how we created the following documents: Sizing Plan, Architecture diagram, Project Plan, Configuration document, and a testing plan and training/rollout plan. At the end of this presentation you will know all the steps involved in a migration as well as how to plan one successfully.

The Deep Dark BO*

Business Objects comes with many tools for different purposes. Third party vendors also provide their valuable additions to the ecosystem. However, sometimes there is that one function that is not covered in a process that must be automated – and nothing on the market will do it. It is time to dive into the entrails of the beast. This session will explore the different SDK’s available for BusinessObjects as well as examples of their unique applications.

How to your On-premise data from the SAP Analytics Cloud*

This session is tailored to those whose data is unable to go to the Cloud but are intrigued by the new SAP Analytics Cloud tool. We will drive you in to the Hybrid world, where the new SAP Flagship tool can now access your on premise data and leverage part of your on premise investment- your Web Intelligence Documents.

Managing a Platform Migration in a Changing Environment*

This session will focus on the management of the migration from a Crystal Reports Server platform to BI 4.2 BusinessObjects Enterprise platform. The audience will not only learn about the moving process to a very restrictive, secured environment but also how Albertsons/Safeway changed their landscape of complimentary applications beyond the bounds of a standard migration. This session will explore the challenges faced and how they were resolved. Evan will also demonstrate and discuss the use of 360View and 360Eyes which replaced a custom, manual report catalog procedure that not only provided the means to validate the entire migration but also supported greater management and insight of the platform operations.

Data Services Basics 101*

Ever wonder what Data Services is and how it works? This presentation is intended to be a high-level overview for anyone interested in learning more about Data Services and how to build a simple job utilizing the native features of the BusinessObjects tool. This session will also showcase the necessary steps that are required to build a Data Services job, how to
debug a problem, how to configure various environments for testing, utilizing the Central Repository and other useful tips when it comes to beginner usage of Data Services.

Tuesday June 18th | Track Sessions 

Managing Resource-Constricted Software Updates*

When its Web Intelligence upgrade time, software analysts are often thrust into the role of project manager, responsible for corralling technical staff and managing customer expectations. To pair with the unexpected role, adding budget constraints and upgrading wind up becoming a thankless job that can result in failure rather than success.

This session will demonstrate how simple spreadsheets and documents can be leveraged in order to keep upgrades on time and remain within the planned budget. This session will also focus on tools that were considered essential for a successful upgrade, including: (1) “Key Links” table of contents, (2) project plan with resource estimates, (3) customer communication document,
(4) test plan templates, and (5) issues and new features logs. Participants will see how these tools furthered team communication and resulted in multiple, successful and completed upgrade projects. While Microsoft tools are the focus of this session, the concepts, however, behind the tools can be ported to other software products.

Upgrading from 4.2 SP3 to 4.2 SP6 - Trivial... or Not?*

Learn about Practical Administration through Grane Healthcare’s journey in an upgrade from BusinessObjects EDGE 4.2 SP3 to
4.2 SP6. This presentation will discuss not only explore their upgrade to a new service pack but also how they migrated to new server architecture altogether. Was it a trivial upgrade or were there issues? Hear how Grane Healthcare planned for the upgrade, the decisions they faced as well as issues that arose, and how they overcame them.

Upgrading BusinessObjects - How Difficult can that be right?*

Sometimes we think that upgrading from 4.1 to 4.2 is a simple task or is simpler than upgrading from 3.1. Any migration has its challenges and we can find a lot of surprises and errors throughout the process. In this presentation we will go from the preparation to the post installation recommendations and best practices based on several upgrades done in the recent years.

How to Leverage your Investment in SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise with SAP Analytics Cloud*

Find out how the SAP Analytics Cloud solution, our new cloud analytics offering, can help you leverage your existing investments in SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise solutions. In SAP Analytics Cloud, we have introduced and extended the live universe connector, an online hybrid technology. It allows you to connect to your universes stored in SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise to create stories in SAP Analytics Cloud. If you want to hear more about the features involved, do not miss this session.

Journey from XIR2 to BO 4.2 SP5 (BCBS Story)*

This topic will present the Journey that was taken by BCBS, which was planned by InfoSol. This Case Study will cover the project plan, road blocks, Challenges, issues and how a upgrade that was pending for 12 years was successfully completed. This Case Study will cover the project plan, road blocks, challenges, issues and how an upgrade that was pending for 12 years was successfully completed with the help of InfoSol.

Multi-source Universes: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly*

Multi-source universes have appeared with Business Objects 4.0. Customers and Prospects of the solution have been asking since 1994 if you could connect to different databases with one universe. So why did it take 20 years to make it a reality? We will explore what Business Objects offers in the IDT, how it could make your life easier and perhaps why you should look the other way.

Wednesday June 19th | Track Sessions 

Optimizing the Management of Reporting & Publishing Platforms at Albertsons/Safeway - 2019 Update*

In order to gain more insight into the operating environment of the BusinessObjects, Albertsons/Safeway made a significant investment in developing a reporting platform to provide real-time as well historical auditing metrics to support effective support management as well as providing more long-term analysis tools for planning purposes. This session will discuss how the solution was architected to the specific requirements at Albertsons/Safeway to be able to provide a consolidated view across the BusinessObjects and InfoBurst platforms. All aspects of the solution review will be discussed and demonstrated from the data analysis through to the delivery of business Intelligence through an audit dashboard, self-service as well as management reporting.

BusinessObjects Security Made Easy*

Many companies struggle with managing rights and access in their BusinessObjects deployments, especially when changes occur in the business structure. This presentation will offer a structured approach to building a system that will withstand organizational changes and personnel turnover.

Moving BusinessObjects onto AWS Cloud at UCSC*

This year, UCSC moved their BusinessObjects onto the AWS Cloud system. Over the testing phase of the implementation UCSC worked mainly with InfoSol but also with AWS Consultants. AWS poses some interesting and real challenges in their cloud implementation and this presentation will touch on those as well as how we overcame or worked with them. With the help of InfoSol, we used 360Plus from GB and Smith to move data and develop and implement a disaster recovery plan for failover between instances, set up the networking for internal and external communication and were able to interpret what worked internally into working on AWS.

Roadmap: Future looks bright with the future SAP BOBJ BI 4.3*

Attend this session to explore the road map and future directions of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3. This session will include:
What’s coming in the next releases, as well as the timeline and priorities for BI 4.3. How this release will enable bridges with SAP Analytics Cloud. The enhancements to the BI platform to facilitate its execution and maintenance. How the user experience will change to facilitate end-user adoption and self-service interaction

Webi Administration Management Tool*

Take a look at the business problem that inspired the usage of an underrated and unsupported SAP Management Tool for Web Intelligence administration. The session will take a look at the case study as well as showcase the tool in a technical overview through demonstration of how to set up and leverage this underrated and perhaps not well-known, Administration tool for Web Intelligence.

Design Creationism: Vintage 4.2*

This presentation provides an entertaining look at best practices for universe design, including both the UDT and IDT tools. It will include many best practices for building universes and view such features as Index Awareness and Aggregate Awareness. You will gain some real insight into the new IDT and the great number of new features it brings to universe design. We will also compare the UDT and IDT tools and address multi-sourcing for universes and what to watch out for. Universe conversion will be discussed along with showing many new features that were introduced into the IDT in BI 4.2. This presentation is really a best practice guide for designing universes with either tool!

Post-Conference Training

IBIS Post-Conference offers dedicated, hand’s on training of your selection that is inclusive of two-nights resort accommodations, breakfast and lunch. The IBIS Post-Conference BI 4.2 Administration Boot Camp Training is two days. Thursday, June 20th 9:00 – 5:00pm and Friday, June 21st 9:00 – 5:00pm

BI 4.2 Core Administration Boot Camp *

Instructor: Minith Patel, InfoSol Inc

Course Description: This two-day hands on post seminar course will cover the core features and functionality of BusinessObjects BI 4.1 and BI 4.2 that are essential to keep your BO system running smoothly. This course covers how to set up and manage security with key functions in the CMC in addition to Life Cycle Management (LCM) tools (Promotion Management, Version Management), customizing the Launchpad (previously known as InfoView), Monitoring, Auditing, Multitenancy, splitting the Adaptive Process Service (APS), and more. This training will also include information on Monitoring, troubleshooting and Maintenance along with recommendations on best practices.

Prerequisites: A minimum of one-year experience in working knowledge of Business Objects Administration XIR2 or 3.x releases including the use of the CMC with basic knowledge of servers, security and networking required for functioning of BO application and tools

Intended Audience: BusinessObjects Administrators

Major Topics Include:

  • What’s new in BI 4.1 and 4.2
  • Upgrade Management Tool
  • System Configuration wizard
  • Splitting APS
  • Life Cycle Management, System Management
  • Promotion Management
  • Version Management
  • Visual Difference
  • Auditing
  • Monitoring & Probes
  • Administrator Cockpit
  • Recycle Bin
  • Platform tools
  • Client Tools
  • Launch Pad
  • BI Mobile
  • OLAP Connection and Analysis
  • Security and Access Control
  • Cryptographic Keys
  • User Attribute Mapping
  • Multitenancy
  • Walkthrough
  • Troubleshooting

IBIS offers over 200 sessions!

Four module, hands-on training offerings and five seminar tracks will cover everything BusinessObjects! You get to choose which sessions/tracks you would like to attend and can bounce around between hands-on training and seminar sessions.

Pre-Conference
$1350
  • One full day attendance to hands-on training workshop
  • Five workshop options
  • One night luxury accommodations
  • Top-notch breakfast and lunch
  • Training materials and hand-outs
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Main Conference
$4277
  • Three full days attendance to seminars + hands-on training
  • Three nights luxury accommodations
  • All top-notch meals and special events
  • Access to top BusinessObjects experts and developers
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Post-Conference
$2700
  • Two full days attendance to hands-on training workshop
  • Two nights luxury accommodations
  • Two Top-notch breakfasts and lunches
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