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The New Statement of Directions and Roadmap for BO

by John S on August 2, 2022 No comments

In June SAP announced the significate change to SOD and Roadmap for BO Taking both the unprecise and cloud version in to the 2030’s period. They’ve also announced a new version code name BI 2024 to be released at the end of 2024. InfoSol CEO Paul Grill will explain these changes and will take any questions you may have.

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Tips and Tricks in BusinessObjects IDT

by John S on June 21, 2022 No comments

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Till the good is better and the better is best!” True story – My Dad’s eighth grade teacher, Mrs. Kurchigator, was well known in my family for having passed on that bit of wisdom. It was such a big thing in my family that my musical brother wrote a “Good, better, best” song. As with anything we do, we can do it at the basic level or we can try and get the most out of it. This session is “just” a tips and tricks for IDT session, but if we listen close, there might be a few pearls that will make us use IDT better. And that’s the point, isn’t it?

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Upgrading BI 4.3 Part 1

by John S on April 12, 2022 No comments

We will be doing a Part I and Part II for this topic of Upgrading to 4.3 since there is so much to cover. We have to start with the basics of planning an upgrade to get us all in the mood, but then we’ll take it a little deeper in to some of the topics specific to 4.3 SP02 upgrading based upon our experiences.

Topics will include:

  • Review General Upgrade Planning Considerations
  • Considerations from PAM Guide
  • Considerations for Browser Updates
  • Considerations for AWS or Azure Move
  • Considerations for MFA and SAML
  • Considerations for User Perspective

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Tips and Techniques Used to Convert SSRS Report to Web Intelligence

by John S on March 15, 2022 No comments

When faced with the challenge of creating a new Web Intelligence report based on an existing SSRS report, there are no magic utilities available but we came up with a method that worked well. This included using the SSRS report query to build new BO universe, using Custom Calculation Contexts in the Webi report and using hide and filter techniques to match output from the SSRS report. In addition, we Improved data accuracy in the Webi report compared to the original SSRS report. This case study presentation will show how we achieved this.

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BusinessObjects as Part of BI Strategy for the Next Decade

by John S on March 1, 2022 No comments

As the world continues to navigate a global pandemic that started well over a year ago, the importance and significance of Business Intelligence has never been more critical.

Yet, at the same time, most organizations find themselves in a situation where time, resources and budget have never been tighter. As a result, making better and more use of the BI applications in place makes a lot of sense. For many, that means leveraging BusinessObjects as it remains the most widely used BI suite in the world today.

In addition, between Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports, it offers the best BI reporting platform available.

While tools like Tableau and PowerBI are gaining larger market share in the BI space, they are used for data discovery and data visualization and not designed for BI reporting.
It is for this reason, that most organizations who have adopted these tools, retain BusinessObjects for BI reporting.

This session will both discuss and show real customer case studies of how existing BusinessObjects are adapting to the new co-existence norm and how companies, new to BI, are adopting BusinessObjects as part of their new BI strategy for the next decade.

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Tips for Transitioning to the New Webi 4.3

by John S on February 15, 2022 No comments

It may not be an understatement to consider the recent SAP BI 4.3 release as a huge milestone. This comes entirely with the new FIORI-based interface for Web Intelligence and offers a modern and new experience for ad-hoc, operational reporting, and visually rich dashboards. While this is a great foundational step towards future analytics it is also quite a transition from the classic launchpad.  This session will summarize the main highlights of the new features and functionalities in order to use the new UI and develop WebI Reports.

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Automating bulk user/group upload from spreadsheet

by John S on December 7, 2021 No comments

SAP Businessobjects provides some basic scripts as examples for using the SDK and as solutions for common requests. This presentation will cover a few of those scripts and the possibilities behind scheduling the scripts to run regularly through program objects in the BO system, as well as some ways that we modified the bulk user/group update script to meet client needs.

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A New Way of Integrating BusinessObjects and PowerBI

by John S on October 27, 2021 No comments

Microsoft’s Power BI, one of the popular tools for visualizations, connects to various databases and data sources. But how does it connect with BusinessObjects? Can it connect natively to BusinessObjects Universes or reports? Can I combine BusinessObjects data sources with other data sources to build a Power BI Dashboard?

Join this webinar to learn how Infosol is helping their BusinessObjects customers solve these problems. Our Product manager, Rajesh Ponnurangam will also be discussing customer case studies on leveraging BusinessObjects data sources in Power BI.

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