You and your colleagues are invited to join us at the next information packed Arizona Business Objects and Crystal User Group (AZBOCUG) meeting Thursday, February 11th, 2016, 12:30-4:15 PM.

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 Multiple Data Providers in Web Intelligence 4.2: It’s a whole new world – Michael Ward

This session will provide an overview on how to bring multiple providers from Universes as well as Excel and Free Hand SQL into your document.  Topics will include: How to properly synchronize common dimensions both for a new merges and appending to an existing merge, various uses of Excel files in a document, the use of merged dimensions in the report, and its effect on the report output, and Free Hand SQL. This presentation will consist of a live demonstration of all topics covered.


2:00- 2:45 pm | How automated Crystal Reports publications keep Safeway running – Evan Davies

Learn how Safeway now supports the mass distribution of reports to all of their divisions, districts and stores with the deployment of InfoBurst. This session will review how system was architected, the challenges that had to be addressed and overcome and the how the system is managed. We will also review specific instances of how this deployment is providing specific business value.


2:45- 3:00 pm | Break & Networking

3:00- 3:30 pm | Harmony in Reporting: The City of Mesa’s Standards and Templates– Jared Hansen

When the City of Mesa first implemented Business Objects, the number of reports began to grow at an exponential pace. Many reports were developed with different designs and customizations, all of them presenting data in a slightly different manner. In addition, no standards were developed for report names, organization, or numbering. This led to confusion with departments not knowing which reports they should run or data they should trust in order to have actionable insight. The report development team met and developed report standards and templates which provide the overall framework for reporting. As the City has implemented the new standards, we’ve made some modifications along the way especially as we’ve now completed an upgrade from 3.1 to 4.0. Learn how we arrived at our solution along with the lessons we learned along the way.

Main topics include:

  1. Why we needed reporting standard and processes
  2. How we developed report templates to meet those standards
  3. What lessons we learned during implementation of those standards and processes

3:30- 4:00 pm | Tips and Tricks: Advanced Reporting Techniques in Webi Intelligence 4.1 – Michael Ward

This presentation will provide an in-depth look at how to convert reports to other types of report/chart blocks.  It will take a good look at how to create Master Detail Reports.

It will include how to apply conditional formatting to a Master Detail Report, and how to hide blocks, sections, and columns.  It will include putting a detail report with a chart in

the detail section of a Master Detail Report.  Navigating a Master Detail  Report with the map tab will also be covered.  All topics will be presented through live demonstration.


4:00 – 4:15 pm | Raffle & Prizes



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