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The Dashboard Effect – Influencing Tomorrow’s Change

by John Zbyszinski on July 21, 2020 No comments

We have all seen dashboards built with Xcelsius, Custom Code, Webi, and even Tableau. We also have the resources to learn how to construct dashboards with these tools, but why should we build these dashboards? In this session, previous year IBIS Dashboard winners dashboards will be showcased explaining not how the dashboards were made, but how the dashboards actually promote Business Intelligence and make a difference. There will be a strong discussion using these examples to show the impact dashboards make in multiple settings.

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John ZbyszinskiThe Dashboard Effect – Influencing Tomorrow’s Change

Improving the User Experience with Copy in Your BI projects

by Claire Harris on July 7, 2020 No comments

Getting your copy/text right for your dashboards and reports is more important than you might think! choosing an effective visual is only half the battle. You need clear, concise communications to support your data and help convey your message/tell a story.

In this session we take a look at tips and tricks for clear communications, we show you when and where incorporating a tone of voice is important, and we call-out the key information you should include in your chart annotations. You will come away from this session with a better understanding of the level of control you have over how your information is consumed.

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Claire HarrisImproving the User Experience with Copy in Your BI projects

BusinessObjects vs Tableau: Relate with Reporting Requirements Part II

by Rajesh Ponnurangam on April 28, 2020 No comments

Tableau is one of the most popular tools for visualizations and interactive dashboards. But, how does Tableau handle analytical reporting to meet an organization’s business requirements. Join us and our BusinessObjects and Tableau expert Rajesh Ponnurangam, for part 2 of this webinar as he takes us through an interesting demo of comparing report development features, formulas and formatting guidelines of Web Intelligence with Tableau.

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We had multiple questions asking about using the Universe Connector with Tableau, so we put together a quick video demo so you can see how the tool works. The InfoBurst Tab Universe Connector allows users to connect to an SAP BusinessObjects Universe to retrieve data. The UNX Web Data Connector is an add-on to InfoBurst Tab - facilitating Tableau integration with SAP BusinessObjects.

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Rajesh PonnurangamBusinessObjects vs Tableau: Relate with Reporting Requirements Part II

Fun Formatting With Webi Workarounds

by Heather Rapetti on March 31, 2020 No comments

Standard Webi formatting does not always allow for the most dynamic reports, but there are many interesting features that can be leveraged to work around these limitations. In this course you will learn how to embed bars into table rows, automatically rank your table with input controls, dynamically position objects that shrink and grow, and add and remove table breaks with input controls.

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Heather RapettiFun Formatting With Webi Workarounds

BusinessObjects vs Tableau: Relate with Reporting Requirements

by Rajesh Ponnurangam on March 17, 2020 No comments

Tableau is one of the most popular tool for visualizations and interactive dashboards. But, how does Tableau handle analytical reporting to meet an organization’s business requirements. Join us and our BusinessObjects and Tableau expert Rajesh Ponnurangam, as he takes us through an interesting demo of comparing report development features, formulas and formatting guidelines of Web Intelligence with Tableau.

VIEW THE SLIDES

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Rajesh PonnurangamBusinessObjects vs Tableau: Relate with Reporting Requirements

No More Data Dumps! Data Analysis in Web Intelligence

by Amy ONeel on February 18, 2020 No comments

Rather than using Webi just to pull relevant data which is dumped into Excel, let this powerful tool aid in your analysis by creating pivot/cross tables, summarizing with breaks, sections and groups and using built in, easy to set up filters for easy-on-the-eyes reports. Join InfoSol’s Amy O’Neel in this webinar!

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Amy ONeelNo More Data Dumps! Data Analysis in Web Intelligence

Alerting Options in BusinessObjects

by Amy ONeel on February 4, 2020 No comments

The ability to keep a screen up and running on automatic refresh, with either the new feature in Fiori Interactive Mode or in Webi itself, allows your BusinessObjects investment in Web Intelligence to become an integral part of your immediate Business Intelligence awareness. You can even alert via email and have an analytical dashboard link ready to go based on the alert! We’ll have a demo of this feature and walk through the basics with examples of how we’ve seen alerting used. Knowledge is more immediate these days and you can be the one in the know.

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Amy ONeelAlerting Options in BusinessObjects

Now you see me, now you don’t! Part Two: Input Controls

by Michael Ward on January 21, 2020 No comments

In this live demo you will learn how to create multiple block reports within a document, then apply multiple drill blocks in a way to layer the blocks to show those blocks conditionally. In Part 1 of the presentation from last year we utilized the drill bar feature to drive the reporting. This year in Part 2 we will be utilizing input controls in a much more advanced way to make our reporting even more flexible. It has been enhanced to include the use of stop lights as part of the layering of the reports and will open your eyes to a whole new way of creating and layering reports in Webi, in ways never done before. It will give your reports more of a visualization like appearance.

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Michael WardNow you see me, now you don’t! Part Two: Input Controls

Live Walk Through the New SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.3

by Samuel Polichouk on January 7, 2020 No comments

In this live demo session you will discover the new Web Intelligence User Interface which brings you high values:

  • Less TCO : Only one client versus the previous Java & HTML versions
  • Harmonization : The Fiori like interface of WebI 4.3 aligned with other SAP products
  • Improved & simplified workflows : Relying on light toolbar, less dialog boxes & more contextual actions
  • Touch ready & easier to use on tablets for a better mobile experience
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Samuel PolichoukLive Walk Through the New SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.3

The Analysis Tab, Your Best Friend

by Michael Ward on December 10, 2019 No comments

In the Report Viewer Window the Analysis Tab is the most widely used tab. Why? It has all the major features that we use all the time to greatly enhance the look of our reports. It will include an in-depth look at each major feature and how to use it more effectively: Filtering, Grouping, Breaking, Sorting, Calculations and other features as well. There will be a comparison to show what they have changed over the last few years there will also be best practices when using the reporting functions. The presentation will be delivered via a live demo.

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Michael WardThe Analysis Tab, Your Best Friend