InfoBurst Main Conference Sessions

The IBIS Main Conference Session Tracks offers dedicated InfoBurst Sessions. These consist of one hour presentations by BusinessObjects experts and BusinessObjects customers. Our IBIS Main Conference Seminar Track begins on Monday, June 17 at 10:00am and concludes Wednesday June 19th at 5:45pm. The following are sessions on InfoBurst.

Monday, June 17

What's New in InfoBurst

In this session you will learn about all the new and exciting features added to InfoBurst since IBIS 2018.

BRYAN BACA – INFOSOL INC.

Top 10 InfoBurst Tips from a Power User

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

High Five with iB’s HTML UI

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

Making InfoBurst (Artificially) Intelligent 1 year on

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

Unsure Which Dashboarding Tool to Use?

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.

10 Things You Didn't Know About InfoBurst

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.

Tuesday, June 18

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

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.

Managing and Using the InfoBurst Portal

The new InfoBurst Portal gives users a brand new destination for BI report content generated by InfoBurst.

In this session you will learn about:

  • First time InfoBurst Portal setup
  • Configuring a portal delivery
  • Using the portal
  • Portal delivery scenarios
  • Upcoming portal features

BRYAN BACA – INFOSOL INC.

Ask the Experts - Open Topic Roundtable

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.

InfoBurst Administration Best Practices

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.

Consolidate Report Content Delivery with Content Grouping

BI report consumers are often inundated with files and attachments representing their various BI reports. Reduce that clutter with InfoBurst Content Grouping. Deliver a single file that contains a variety of reports, regardless of report type or source.

In this session you will learn about:

  • Grouping report content to PDF and Excel
  • Combining report content from various types of BI reports
  • Grouping content by various criteria like email recipient and bursting variable
  • Advanced grouping scenarios

BRYAN BACA – INFOSOL INC.

The Power of Extra Columns

Data sources like database tables and Excel power your report bursting. Lean how you can enhance your deliveries using data source Extra Columns.

In this session you will learn to use Extra Columns for:

  • Custom file naming
  • Custom email subjects
  • Personalized passwords for file encryption and protection
  • Dynamic email deliveries

BRYAN BACA – INFOSOL INC.

Wednesday, June 19th

InfoBurst Roadmap - 2019 & Beyond

InfoBurst has a lot in store for 2019 and the future, so come and see where the product is today and what is planned for the rest of 2019 and beyond. This session will provide an overview of recent product updates as well as see some ideas for InfoBurst that are in the works, planned or that are currently just ideas.

RAJESH PONNURANGAM – INFOSOL INC.

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 will be discussed and demonstrated; from data analysis to the delivery of Business Intelligence through an audit, self-service dashboard will be showcased.

EVAN DAVIES – ALBERTSONS/ SAFEWAY

Advanced Report Bursting and Publication Techniques

The Burst offers a myriad of options for controlling how a BI report is burst, published and delivered. Techniques presented in this session will empower the InfoBurst user to optimize burst performance, tailor report output based on user preferences, and achieve maximum visibility into bursts and report status.

In this session you will learn about:

  • Various options for bursting BI reports (multi-pass vs. single-pass)
  • Controlling burst throughput with processing mode
  • InfoBurst-specific report formatting options
  • Bursts status notifications
  • If-empty recipient notifications

BRYAN BACA – INFOSOL INC.

InfoBurst API - Coming Soon!

Description coming soon!

JOHN WILCOX – INFOSOL INC.

Top 10 InfoBurst Tips from a Power User

Description: 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

Making InfoBurst (Artificially) Intelligent 1 year on

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

IBIS offers over 100 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
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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
  • Training materials and hand-outs
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