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 8th 2018.  

Location: Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E Chaparral Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85256, Student Center (SC) Building, Room 209

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12:30 – 1:00 pm | Registration

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

1:10- 1:55 pm Web Intelligence: Optimizing Response Times and Productivity – Jean Francois Cayron, Sagitta BI

This session is a study of techniques available to improve performance and productivity in Web Intelligence. How you approach the design of the overall visualization solution will deeply impact performance as perceived by the consumer. An adequate selection of techniques from the query design to report distribution will allow your organization to optimize the user experience. Learn about how to achieve success by combining Query Stripping, Scheduling, Document Linking and more.

2:00- 2:30 pm | How to Convince Upper Management to Keep BusinessObjects (Part II), The BI Strategy – Paul Grill, InfoSol

BusinessObjects remains the most popular Business Intelligence suite in use in the world today. Not only is it feature-rich, mature and solid but it is known, used and loved by millions who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to its ever-growing ecosystem.
Many organizations have tried to replace it over the years only to come back to using it again.
In Part 1 of this fascinating topic, we talked about the key features of the toolset that make it so popular and part 2 will talk about the benefits and wisdom of keeping BusinessObjects as the centerpiece of your organization’s BI strategy.

2:30- 2:45 pm | Break & Networking

2:45- 3:15 pm | Dashboard Development made easier: An Xcelsius add-on created by InfoSol – Runali Ghosh, InfoSol

Despite numerous great features and advantages of Xcelsius, developers often face challenges when building complex and large dashboards. The first major challenge is that the work cannot be divided among multiple developers due to its lack of capability to merge and share dashboard projects. The second challenge is faced when the number of components increases because the loading, previewing and navigation of the dashboard tends to slow down. This session will demonstrate examples of Advanced iFrame; an add-on component that enables developing large dashboards with several tabs and pages, permitting multiple developers to work in parallel while breaking it up into logical modules.

3:15- 4:00 pm | What’s New in SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP5? Adam Lange, A. Lange Consulting

Join expert consultant, Adam Lange, for a live tour of the latest features and enhancements offered in SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 SP5. This brand new version includes several exciting improvements to bolster the quality and efficiency of your reporting operations, with benefits for administrators and Web Intelligence users! This presentation will include practical applications and examples of the new features, plus caveats and best practices.

4:00 – 4:15 pm | Raffle & Prizes

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