You and your colleagues are invited to join us at the next information packed Arizona Business Objects and Crystal User Group (AZBOCUG) meeting Thursday, Aug 16th 2018.

Registration is free, but we do ask that you register to help us keep count.

Location: Mobile Mini 4646 E. Van Buren St. 3rd Floor Phoenix, AZ 85008


12:30 – 1:00 pm | Registration

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

1:10- 1:40 pm | The Top 5 Deadly Sins to Avoid when Developing & Releasing BusinessObjects Reports – John Clapper, Mobile Mini

Everyone is looking for their Reporting releases to run smoothly whether you are releasing one report or hundreds of reports; whether you are developing on a SQL Server foundation with nightly batch processing or developing on a native HANA real-time foundation. The goal always remains the same…customer satisfaction and the completion in a timely manner. This session will explore examples in order to address the top 10 deadliest sins that you should avoid when it comes to BusinessObjects Report Releases.


1:45- 2:15 pm |Web Intelligence Tips from the Trenches – Runali Ghosh, InfoSol

Web Intelligence has so many features and functions that it is hard to know them all and when best to use them. Senior BusinessObjects Consultant, Runali Ghosh, will share some recent situations she encountered and demonstrate how she solved them.  They include merged dimensions and using dynamic visibility.

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2:15- 2:30 pm | Break & Networking

2:30- 3:00 pm |IDT vs UDT: The Secret Weapons – Jean-Francois Cayron, Sigatta BI

The case has been made repeatedly that the UNX format is the future of the Business Objects ecosystem.
But people tasked with developing universes will also appreciate how different the tools themselves are.
We will show you how the IDT opens up your options.


3:00- 3:30 pm | Universe Design Date Customization – Cindy Spohn & Amanda Zibella

This session will explore different ways to design, filter and build date customization’s in UNV and IDT environments.  Formatted as a collaborated presentation, topics discussed will include items such as:

  • Adding custom date filter
  • Setting up Pre-defined quires
  • Building prompts into an object
  • Formatting dates in the Universe
  • Dimension vs Detail
  • Formatting numbers

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3:30- 4:00 pm |Open Discussion on The Future of BusinessObjects – Hosted by Paul Grill, InfoSol

This open format session will allow the community to freely discuss and ask questions that pertain to how they use BusinessObjects today; what concerns or questions they have for the future of their organizations usage of BO or the future of SAP BO all together.


4:00 – 4:15 pm | Raffle & Prizes

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