You and your colleagues are invited to join us at the next information packed Arizona Business Objects User Group (AZBOCUG) meeting. This user group will run from 1:00pm to 3:00pm AZ time on Thursday, February 9th. You can register below for free.

We are excited to announce that we plan on running this user group in-person, so be on the lookout for more location details.


ASU SkySong
1475 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale AZ 85257
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Will be held in SkySong 341 (Conference Room)
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1:00 – 1:05 pm | Welcome & Announcements

1:05 – 1:35 pm | Key New Features in 4.3 SP03 – Roxanne Pittman, InfoSol

The latest release of BusinessObjects 4.3 sp03 came with some exciting new features and this session will be demonstrating some of those key features that have come from customer requests over the years. These exciting innovations continue to make the Report Developers life not just easier … but more fun!

1:35 – 2:05 pm | Upgrading a Major Enterprise from Bi 4.2 to BI 4.3: A Customer Case Study – Viji Neelakantan, Freeport McMorran

With thousands of BusinessObjects Users on multiple continents, along with multiple deployments and a data warehouse in the cloud, there is a lot to consider when a major corporation upgrades BusinessObjects.
This session will talk about the challenge, the planning and the execution of our recent upgrade from BusinessObjects BI 4.2 to 4.3.

2:05 – 2:20 pm | Break

2:20 – 2:50 pm | Why and When to convert your UNV to UNX – Runali Ghosh, InfoSol

BusinessObjects has evolved tremendously throughout its lifetime and yet one major element has thrived and operated as the backbone and it is the metadata layer called “Universe”. The main concept has stayed the same but it has observed its own share of evolution. Although the new format of universe called UNX, introduced with SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 has been around for a while now, many environments have chosen to stay with the traditional UNV format. Now, it is high time we discuss the necessity, benefits and timelines of transitioning to the UNX world. In this session, we will go through the major reasons behind why and when we need to start planning for this conversion process

2:50 – 3:20 pm | Writeback and “What if” in Webi with Squirrel365 – Roxanne Pittman & John Z, InfoSol

Creating custom webi elements with Squirrel365 to expand your webi reports with “what if calculations” and writeback.

3:20 – 3:30 pm | Raffle

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