Top 10 InfoBurst Tips from a Power User

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Monday, June 17th 11:00am – 12:00pm

Organizations tasked with distributing reports via email are faced with a multitude of individual requests ranging from personalization for recipients, email formatting to email audits. SAP BusinessObjects comes with a robust scheduler for both report scheduling and bursting via Publications. There are however limitations to this tool, which led my team to InfoBurst.

Over the past year, I have created possibly hundreds of InfoBurst report distributions and upgraded many existing Publications to InfoBurst jobs. InfoBurst does an amazing job of creating customized email bursts to audiences of varying sizes. This session is focused on highlighting the features of the tool that I discovered while satisfying user requests. I will show how they made my daily job easier and how implemented these features. Look out for Events, Triggers, HTML formatting, Parameter passing to distribution lists, Burst testing and more.

JEVAN CHOO QUAN – ARI

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High Five with iB’s HTML UI

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Monday, June 17th 1:15pm – 2:15pm

InfoBurst’s new, ergonomically-designed HTML UI is a modern version of the classic UI and is being incrementally introduced in InfoBurst builds starting with Build 236. Join this session to learn about the new workflows, the theory and design behind them, and best practices for integrating them into your day to day operations.

RAJESH PONNURANGAM

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Making InfoBurst (Artificially) Intelligent 1 year on

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Monday, June 17th 2:15pm – 3:15pm

AI (Artificial Intelligence) is the new trend in BI, and there is no reason why your InfoBurst installation cannot be a part of it. This session will explore how to keep your InfoBurst environment well-organized and in tip-top shape by injecting a bit of AI into the works, thanks to InfoBurst’s robust and highly versatile web service API. With it, we will show you how to automatically identify and archive objects (documents, burst, etc.) no longer in use, automatically identify and correct objects that do not conform to your corporate standards, and even automatically repair burst jobs that have failed. We will discuss why this is only the beginning with AI and InfoBurst.

DON COLLINS – UCLA

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Unsure Which Dashboarding Tool to Use?

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Monday, June 17th 3:45pm – 4:45pm

HTML5, PowerBI, Tableau, Web Intelligence…. What is happening with Adobe and Flash? What about Java? What are my alternatives? In this topic, we will take a look at all of the above. Frankly and sincerely, there has never been a better time for InfoBurst for Dashboards than now. Clients using InfoBurst are in THE BEST position to transition to practically any dashboarding front end display tool without needing to modify the data source.

Are you using QAAWS (Query as a Web Service) to power SAP Dashboards to flash or HTML5? Move to InfoBurst to offload the sessions and load. Are you wanting to transition to Tableau or Power BI? Go ahead – your XDCs can work there! Want to use SQL directly as a data source for some dashboards? Sure! Need to improve performance with cache queries instead of huge upfront queries? InfoBurst is the expert! Need to expose some data externally but not link directly to an internal data source? You guessed it – CAN do! And so much more. If you aren’t sure what dashboard front end you will be using over the next few years and/or if you want to give your users the option to use various front ends, then now is the absolute BEST time for InfoBurst for Dashboards.

AMY O’NEEL – INFOSOL INC.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About InfoBurst

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Monday, June 17th 4:45pm – 5:45pm

A user once described InfoBurst as a “BI Swiss Army Knife”. Sure, you know about the big knife and the corkscrew. But are you familiar with some of the lesser known, yet equally powerful, tools InfoBurst has to offer? In this session you will learn about 10 of these features of InfoBurst.

BRYAN BACA – INFOSOL INC.

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

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Tuesday, June 18th 10:00am – 11:00am

Learn why and how Tableau with BusinessObjects 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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Ask the Experts – Open Topic Roundtable

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Tuesday, June 18th 1:15pm – 2:15pm

This is an open discussion session between InfoBurst users and the InfoBurst development and support team where you can present your InfoBurst questions and challenges. Tell us about your use cases and hear stories and solutions from other users.

BRYAN BACA, JOHN WILCOX & RAJESH PONNURANGAM – INFOSOL INC.

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InfoBurst Administration Best Practices

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Tuesday, June 18th 2:15pm – 3:15pm

InfoBurst is a mission-critical application in many organizations and its robust feature set makes it an integral component of many enterprise BI solutions. InfoBurst administrators must be prepared to optimize the InfoBurst system while responding quickly to user requests and environmental challenges.

In this session you will learn about:

  • Deploying an InfoBurst server
  • Backup and recovery techniques
  • Platform and database migrations
  • Reporting
  • Disaster Recovery

BRYAN BACA – INFOSOL INC.

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