Monday, June 14
Opening Keynote | Businessobjects 2021– Exploring Strange New Worlds
8:15am – 9:30am PT
Just like the Starship Enterprise in the original iconic Star Trek series, BusinessObjects has been on a mission “exploring strange new worlds” and “boldly going where no one has gone before”
Paul Grill, CEO of InfoSol, will share with you some of the adventures of BusinessObjects over the last year and how it continues to overcome all obstacles placed in its path and thrive.
This entertaining keynote will kickoff IBIS 2021 and touch on many topics like BI 4.3, BusinessObjects in the Cloud, New Dashboarding Capabilities, Co-existence with Tableau and PowerBI that will be further explored throughout the conference.
Prepare to enter warp drive!
SAP BOE Roadmap Presentation
A Brief SQL Introduction for Report Developers
Creating Column Charts with Custom Images in Columns and Input Controls
Column charts are a great way to show data comparisons in a visual way. In this session you will learn how to make your Webi reports and dashboards even more exciting by using a custom image or graphic in place of the standard columns in the chart. We will also add input controls so the data can be filtered by various demographics.
SAP BI 4.3 – 30+ Features in 30 mins
Break Versus Master Detail
- Creating a Vertical Table
- Creating/converting to a Master Detail Block
- Applying Breaks vs creating multiple master cells
- Adding Subtotals vs Section Totals
- Manage Breaks vs Format Section
- Hiding Blocks
- Conditional Formatting
- Tips and Tricks!!
Tuesday, June 15
Keynote: To Infinity And Beyond! Sustainability, Regeneration, And Limitless Imagination
Building Charts In Webi v4.3
How to Enhance Your Webi Dashboards with Add-on Components
Using Webi to Assist McKesson Track Drug Distributions
1:00pm – 1:50pm PT
Description coming soon
My Experience with The Patient Experience Dashboard
2:00pm – 2:50pm PT
Having worked at USPI for over six years (that’s a lot in BI years), I’ve had the pleasure of watching dashboards evolve over time. From concept to solution. From report to dashboard. From Excel to XML Data. From Xcelsius to Squirrel. There is no other dashboard that I’ve worked on that has gone through such evolution as the Patient Experience (PX) Dashboard. So, join me as I talk about this dashboaboard’s humble beginnings, it’s many data (and requirement) changes, it’s transformation from Xcelsius to Squirrel, and much, much more!
Let's RUN with Sprints for BusinessObjects Project Management
3:20pm – 4:10pm PT
Agile development and setting up sprints have taken over the IT arena. What special considerations might be involved in using this method with BusinessObjects management? Multiple recent projects involving this management style have led to some interesting conversations and discoveries specific to a reporting environment with multiple pieces working together towards maximum usage and adoption. We’ll walk through lessons learned and discuss and demo options through real experience.
Wednesday, June 16
Keynote: The Future Of Dashboards And Data Visualization – A Discussion With Dataviz Visionary Santi Becerra + Q&A
To trace the journey of Dashboards and Data Visualization in BI over the last 20 years would almost track exactly with the astonishing career of Santi Becerra.
Santi was the original architect and developer of Xcelsius which revolutionized the BI dashboarding world. He was also behind the equally remarkable Roambi product that was the first Bi dashboarding tool designed for mobile that just blew everybody away with its incredible visualizations. He then worked leading a team in the Mobile BI space at SAP and he now works at Salesforce/Tableau looking at integrating AI/ML into Tableau which is regarded as the leading BI dashboarding/data visualization tool on the market.
So what’s next in the future of Dashboards and Data Visualization?
Santi will share his vision in what promises to be a fascinating look into the possible and the probable through a live in-person interactive discussion and Q&A session with InfoSol CEO, Paul Grill.
How Salesforce use Value Calculators to enable customers to better understand their ROI and drive cloud adoption
Making the decision to move your business systems to the cloud can be a daunting prospect for a company. That’s why Salesforce empower their customers and account teams to use value calculators to help discover the real return on investment that customers will benefit from.
By collaborating using these calculators they create more successful business cases plus give greater visibility and understanding of the benefits Salesforce’s FSM cloud delivers.
Join us, as Ziv Barzilay (Director of Product Marketing at Salesforce) chats to Donald MacCormick (Chief Strategy Officer at Squirrel365) on how they achieved this, the value it is delivering, and the role Squirrel played in the project.
The New Integrated Dashboards and BI Apps solution for BusinessObjects
or customers of SAP BusinessObjects, Squirrel365 is the perfect companion to deliver dashboards and BI applications integrated in your BusinessObjects system. With the disappearance of SAP Dashboards / Xcelsius, Squirrel365 offers the only tightly integrated dashboarding solution for BusinessObjects. In this session you will see examples of interactive dashboards and BI applications from SalesForce and USPI and learn how you can:
• Connect quickly and easily directly to data in BusinessObjects
• Produce more Dashboards, more quickly, with more interactivity and for less cost
• Drive end-user adoption with actionable dashboards and BI apps
• Dramatically reduce dashboard development time and total cost of ownership
What’s new in BI 4.3 CMC
1:00pm – 1:50pm PT
Pickup a note book and a pencil, you will want to make sure to note the information shared in this session, as we will take a look at what is new in BO 4.3 for administrators, what are somethings that have changed and what should we expect to do when we move to BO 4.3.
More Lessons from the Trenches - Security, Security, and more Security!
2:00pm – 2:50pm PT
Every year there are some interesting and generally applicable things we learn that we think are important enough to share but aren’t big enough for their own presentation. This year’s hodge-podge includes a lot about security such as delegated promotion security, upgrading tomcat versions, special considerations for CMS universe querying, security access combinations, and more (there’s always more…).Looking forward to seeing you there and exchanging your unusual finds as well.
What you need to know when moving BusinessObjects to the Cloud
3:20pm – 4:10pm PT
Considering moving to Cloud ? you will want to join this session to learn about what are things to know when moving to Cloud platform, what is allowed and what is supported by SAP. This will be a great session to even learn about options to modernize your existing BO setup so that you can get ROI out of it.