You and your colleagues are invited to join us at the next information packed Arizona Business Objects and Crystal User Group (AZBOCUG) meeting Thursday, August 10th 2017. 

Location: Universal Technical Institute (UTI) 16220 N Scottsdale Rd #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.

Room Location:  Growth/Performance/Success

Attendance is free; however, we do ask that you register for count purposes.


12:30 – 1:00 pm | Registration

1:00 – 1:10 pm | Welcome and Announcements

1:10- 1:55 pm | Improving Report Performance in SAP BusinessObjects – Adam Lange, A. Lange Consulting

This session will discuss the problem of inefficient queries and long-running reports. Attendees will learn how to improve report performance by adopting key strategies at all ends of the BI architecture, including the database, the universe, and report design.

2:00- 2:45 pm | BusinessObjects Security made easy – Jean-Francois Cayron, Sagitta BI

Many companies struggle with managing rights and access in their Business Objects deployments, especially when changes occur in the business structure. This presentation will offer a structured approach to building a system that will withstand organizational changes and personnel turnover.

2:45- 3:00 pm | Break & Networking

3:00- 3:30 pm | Meritage Home’s Marketing Dashboard Journey 

A review the process of Meritage Homes Marketing group as they collaborated with the Meritage IT group to create a one stop shop for the divisional, regional and corporate Marketing employees to track spending, effectiveness, and conversions of the many campaigns created by a top 10 homebuilder.  This dashboard combines digital, print, phone and internet campaigns into a single consolidated view for all areas of the business.


3:30- 4:00 pm | Group Discussion on BI Trends and Pressures 2017 – Ethan Durda, Ascension Business Intelligence

With so many technology and business trends of weaving through the BI landscape it is difficult to understand what is going to “stick” and what will fade into the sunset. This session will be a moderated “wisdom of the crowd” discussion on these trends and flows. This will be a continuation of the discussion from last year’s IBIS and will focus on changes and observations from the past year. Questions and topics will include items such as: What are the prospects for advanced analytics in various industries and subject areas and what is holding them back? How do millennials and the next generation of information workers look at data and how can they be engaged? To cloud or not to cloud…what are you doing? What works for you with off-shore resources?

4:00 – 4:15 pm | Raffle & Prizes

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