Dynamic Dashboarding using WEBI

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Monday, June 17th 10:00am – 11:00am

Using existing Web Intelligence functions and input controls to create dynamic visualizations, chart changes on the fly and much more to generate a Dashboard document. The current software market is full of tools offering ways to create dashboards, but you can continue using your current SAP Business Intelligence environment, universes, and the power of WEB Intelligence to create nice looking and functional documents. We will demonstrate how to create a dashboard from scratch; at the end of the session you will have the tools and knowledge to recreate it with your own enterprise data.

JOSE FERRERO – FREEPORT MCMORAN INC.

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The Story of Adobe’s Most Critical Business Dashboard

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Monday, June 17th 11:00am – 12:00pm

Do your dashboards wow your users? Do you need to build 10 separate dashboards to tell your story? In this session, Adobe will discuss its executive dashboarding journey from standard BI offerings to custom dashboards delivered via Infoburst.

Items such as design flexibility, scalability and best practices for a custom dashboarding project will be covered. Adobe will also introduce collaboration and personalization features not normally seen in a BI tool.

Open source UI frameworks will be reviewed, along with mobile dashboard design. Lastly, the full stack solution will be reviewed, including an overview of landing data in Infoburst & an associated dashboard.

DARRYL STROSBERG – ADOBE

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The Next Generation of Xcelsius – Secret Squirrel

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Monday, June 17th 1:15pm – 2:15pm

SAP BO Dashboards (Xcelsius) remains in a class of its own for its fast and simple way to create amazing BI dashboards. Sadly, SAP is not planning to support it from 2021 onwards. But all is not lost as a new development initiative is underway to produce a next generation follow-on solution that provides all the key functionality, along with a migration utility to convert your existing SAP BO Dashboards.

The project, led by InfoSol UK Labs, is code named “Secret Squirrel” and this session will explain why, how, what and when. We will provide the background into the project, discuss the roadmap (past, present) and demo the latest build of “Squirrel”. For the last part of the session we will be running a user influence session where people can propose enhancements, discuss ideas and the direction we’ve taken, and have a chance to pick our brains about the future of “Squirrel”.

RICH HARVEY – INFOSOL LTD.

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Improving the User Experience of your Dashboard – Part 1: The Design

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Monday, June 17th 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Have you spent a lot of time and effort creating a dashboard that people aren’t using or aren’t getting what they need from it? Is your dashboard cluttered and difficult to use, and quite frankly a bit ugly? This session will take you through the steps you can take to improve your dashboards overall user experience.

With a focus on good design and meaningful data viz, we’ll share with you our top tips and techniques to simplify, de-clutter and re-design your dashboard. You’ll learn how to take your dashboard to the next level, adding polish and clarity that gives a professional finish, ensuring your dashboard is more memorable, and most importantly – useful to your users.

MEL SHEPPARD AND MICHELLE O’LOUGHLIN – INFOSOL LTD.

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Tableau with BusinessObjects – Bring out the best of both the worlds

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Monday, June 17th 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Learn why and how Tableau with Business Objects is the best combination for enterprise BI. The use cases for Tableau dashboards with BO content and tips and tricks designing BO content for Tableau will be discussed. Deployment and scheduling of BO content to Tableau desktop and Tableau server will be demonstrated and if we have time we may look at bursting out Tableau workbooks as well.

RAJESH PONNURANGAM – INFOSOL INC.

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Next Generation of Data Visualization to Improve Vehicle Dealership Business at Holman Enterprises

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Monday, June 17th 4:45pm – 5:45pm

DVehicle dealerships work on tight margins, complex manufacturer incentives /rebates and fierce competition. Customer satisfaction and retention is essential for success and there are so many factors that affect this. Holman Enterprises are leveraging data visualization, geospatial , telematics and mobile technologies in new and creative ways to improve customer satisfaction for vehicle dealerships that could revolutionize the industry. This fascinating case study will show how these new applications are being used along with the tangible benefits that have already been achieved.
TONY CANDELORO AND HARVEY SMITH – HOLMAN ENTERPRISES

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USPI’s “License Free” Self-Service Analytics Portal

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Tuesday, June 18th 10:00am – 11:00am

United Surgical Partners International (USPI) has moved away from a “Push” reporting model to building out a custom Enterprise Business Intelligence Portal where thousands of end-users can go to in order to see their reports and dashboards, or build there own reports that they need to make their necessary decisions to run their business – license free! Utilizing BusinessObjects Launchpad was the “out of the box” solution, but would require each user to consume a BO License to access their reports and dashboards.

USPI instead built an enterprise reporting portal that did NOT require every user to log into BusinessObjects and consume a license. This portal needs to provide the capability of ad-hoc query building and applications that could write-back data to a database – is this possible in a license-free home grown portal that still leverages Business Objects? Come find out how USPI made this vision a reality.

DAVID BEHR – USPI

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How to design Web Intelligence reports that will behave like real Dashboards?

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Tuesday, June 18th 11:00am – 12:00pm

Learn how the latest features introduced in Web Intelligence 4.2 allow you to create real and live reports that can behave like dashboards. This session will include:

  • How to solve the layout issue?
  • How to position the different blocks for better rendering?
  • What kind of interactions can be imagined?

SAMUEL POLICHOUK – SAP

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Defying Gravity: Flying High with Tableau

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Tuesday, June 18th 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Tableau continues to add new capabilities into its platform as one of the leaders in the BI market today. It continues to innovate with the latest market trends. Join this session to see the wicked art of possible with Tableau. You will see real life customer use cases and what’s coming next.

Jazmyn Li – Tableau

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Improving the user experience of your dashboard – Part 2: The Wow Factor

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Tuesday, June 18th 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Have you spent a lot of time and effort creating a dashboard that people aren’t using regularly? Is your dashboard missing something or might it benefit from a bit of animation?

This session (part 2) will show you how you can add movement and transitions to your data viz and dashboards to aid navigation and provide visual feedback. Using a combination of colour, design, dynamic visualisation and animations you can create a more memorable and enjoyable experience that will encourage users to interact with and visit your dashboard more regularly.

MEL SHEPPARD AND MICHELLE O’LOUGHLIN – INFOSOL LTD.

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