BusinessObjects Web Intelligence & Crystal Reporting Track Sessions

Fire up your Fiori Launchpad in BusinessObjects – Rajesh Ponnurangam

Join us for this immersive session with Rajesh Ponnurangam, who will explore the sensational new features and navigation capabilities of the BI FIORI Launchpad. This presentation will also cover BI 4.2 SP05 FIORI features such as Web Intelligence interactive viewer, new charts and chart properties, custom elements and formulas. This will be a perfect session for end users and report designers who are excited to learn the new features and functions in BI 4.2 SP05.

The Top 10 Deadly Sins to Avoid when Developing & Releasing BusinessObjects Reports – John Clapper

Everyone is looking for their Reporting releases to run smoothly whether you are releasing one report or hundreds of reports; whether you are developing on a SQL Server foundation with nightly batch processing or developing on a native HANA real-time foundation. The goal always remains the same…customer satisfaction and the completion in a timely manner. This session will explore examples in order to address the top 10 deadliest sins that you should avoid when it comes to BusinessObjects Report Releases

Discover what’s new in Web Intelligence up to BI 4.2 SP05 & What is to come beyond – Samuel

As of today, SAP has released SAP Business Intelligence 4.2 SP05. Join us to discover all the great new capabilities available with the latest and greatest version of Web Intelligence. With the New “Fiori like” Consumption User Experience, discover how easy and powerful it is to consume your documents. We will drive you through the entire features delivered into the BI4.2 release. Whether you are using Web Intelligence for reporting, ad-hoc query and analysis or integrated into other applications, you will find features that fit you!

Using Excel as a Data Source in Web Intelligence at City of Mesa – Jared Hansen

The City of Mesa recently had a special project that required data from multiple data sources. Pulling this data by hand would have taken an extraordinary amount of time. Rather than manually keying this information, the City used Excel as a data source in Web Intelligence to filter, summarize, merge with existing information, and ultimately complete a very manual process in a relatively short amount of time. Since then, the City has leveraged Excel as a data source in a few different ways for several special projects. We’ll show you the ”how-to’s”, examples of what we did, and lessons learned along the way.

SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence road map

ABSTRACT :

Attend this session to understand the new road map and future directions of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, including:

  • What’s coming in the next releases, as well as the timeline and priorities
  • How the user experience will change to facilitate end-user adoption and self service capabilities
  • How HYBRID technology will enhance your existing deployment and enable new usage and scenario

The session includes a Q&A.

Advanced Charting in Webi – Michael Ward

Charting in Web Intelligence has been enhanced dramatically with version 4.2. This presentation will introduce you to the fantastic use of Gauges, Tiles and Box Charts, and include extensive examples of the many options for leveraging such exciting new components. This session will also include a detailed look at Geo charts and Bubble charts highlighting their many functions and capabilities. Join Michael Ward for an interactive session that will hone in on design tips in building dashboard-like reports by the use of new charts in Web Intelligence, as well as input controls and element linking.

Adding Dashboard Components to Web Intelligence – Rich Harvey

Web Intelligence 4.2 introduced a new capability for Custom Elements that permits new third party graphical and interactive add-ons to be incorporated into the Web Intelligence report designer. This session will present and demonstrate some of these custom elements developed by InfoSol UK Labs that are available, taking your Webi reports to whole new level!

LUC, I am your father! – Samuel

Somewhere in the galaxy … SAC (SAP Analytics for Cloud) is becoming the flagship for SAP Analytics. In the battle for becoming the most popular tool for Cloud Analytics, SAC requested the help of the WebI Jedi. In the first releases SAC was able to connect to some universes, but it was not enough… the WebI Jedi transformed LUC (Live Universe Connector) into a more powerful HAD (Hybrid Data Access). If you want to hear more about this battle and the features involved, do not miss this session.

Advanced Formatting in Web Intelligence – Michael Ward

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 within BI 4.2, including how to hide columns, blocks and sections. The user will learn how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Block at different levels in order to give reports a more dashboard-like look and feel.

Learn how to apply the multiple report functions from the Analysis toolbar to Master Detail reports. Topics in this presentation will include: How to place both a report and a chart in a Master Detail Report while linking those blocks together, navigating a Master Detail Report utilizing the map tab, and exporting a Master Detail Report to PDF and Excel. All topics covered will be through live demonstrations of the product, as well as interactive discussions with the audience.

Operational, Analytical, Integration – Tyler

The torrent of marketing hype and jargon today can make it very tempting to forget fundamentals. The new tools are shiny and the vendor sounds like they have the answer to all our prayers. Yet often customers end up facing the same challenges that have always been there, even with the old software. Yes, software has evolved and data has grown but the how we apply methodology has not. This session aims to get back to the fundamentals when solving reporting requirements in the Business Intelligence world.

Multiple Data Providers – New & Improved – Michael Ward

This presentation will provide an in depth look at how to add multiple data providers within a single document. Michael Ward will demonstrate and discuss adding queries from universes, Excel, and Free Hand SQL. This session will also cover merging queries, the options available when merging, Excel files as a data provider, how to import an excel file, as well as properly update an Excel file already being utilized in a report. This presentation will include some great tips and tricks when it comes to multiple data provides as well as options available when merging local variables.

Visualize This! – Michael Ward

Did you know that by using Web Intelligence only, that you can create fairly complex visualization-type reports? In this presentation you will learn how to create a variety of charts and reports within the single report by utilizing input controls and element linking to create an interactive dashboard-like report. This session will open your eyes to the wide range of advanced reports that you can create by only leveraging the Web Intelligence features to create a true, interactive, dashboard like look!

Now You See Me Now You Don’t! – MIchael Ward

This presentation will take you through a “how to” on creating multiple report blocks in order to layer the blocks for conditional block viewing and drilling. Through demonstration, the audience will get to see first-hand how report blocks appear and disappear as the drill bar values are changed. This session has been enhanced due to the changes of the latest versions released to include the use of stop light components to enhance the layered report look and interactivity. Come sit in on this new, creative workflow of creating and layering reports in Web Intelligence that has never done before.

Webi Calculations from Basic to context – Michael Ward

This presentation consists of a variety of calculation examples from simple to complex. Michael Ward will present both arithmetic and character based type calculations, showcasing the variety and use of built in functions through in-depth demonstration and discussion. This session will also demonstrate the many advantages of creating a universe based upon objects instead of a report based upon calculations, emphasizing the value of this specific workflow.

Using Excel Files in Webi – Michael Ward

This presentation will provide the user with a variety of ways Excel files can be used in reporting. It will include using Excel as a data provider, using Excel for a bridge file when encountering incompatible format types, as a dynamic filer file, as well as many other uses when it comes to Excel. This interactive presentation will take 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 Web Intelligence Document. It will include some nice tips and techniques when using Excel files while opening your eyes to the power of using Excel as a driving Data Source within Webi.

What’s New in Web Intelligence BI 4.2. – Michael Ward

As of today, SAP has released SAP Business Intelligence 4.2 SP05. Join us to discover all the great new capabilities available with the latest and greatest version of Web Intelligence. With the New “Fiori like” Consumption User Experience, discover how easy and powerful it is to consume your documents. We will drive you through the entire features delivered into the BI4.2 release. Whether you are using Web Intelligence for reporting, ad-hoc query and analysis or integrated into other applications, you will find features that fit you!