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 9th 2017. 

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

Location: Scottsdale Community College9000 East Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256

Turquoise Room — located in the Student Center (SC) — Room 164. It is well marked and everyone on campus knows it as “Turquoise”. The room has an outside entrance (which you will see as you approach the building), as well as an entrance from inside the Student Center.

Parking: Lot A is closest to the Turquoise Room (campus map).

Driving directions: 101 to Chaparral Road. East on Chaparral to the first entrance of SCC. After you’ve entered campus, turn left and follow the winding road to Parking Lot A.


12:30 – 1:00 pm | Registration

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

1:10- 1:55 pm | SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 Customization and Branding – Adam Lange, A. Lange Consulting

In this session, attendees will learn the procedures for tailoring your SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 platform. Learn how to: add logos and messages to the Launch Pad login screen, manage logos and other company images, selectively hide Web Intelligence features, create effective report templates, and more.

2:00- 2:45 pm | Mass Connection Credential Change in BOE – Alan Ziv, MCCD

In February 2015, the Maricopa Community College District moved its Student Information System to a new version on servers located in the Oracle Cloud. This required the connection information (server, username, and password) to be changed on thousands of reports. The way we accomplished this mostly worked, but there were significant issues. We started to look for an alternative method for future use. This led us to 360View which we had previously used only for managing security settings. GB&Smith has responded to our needs with updates to 360View to address the issues we have encountered. The current situation will be described.

2:45- 3:00 pm | Break & Networking

3:00- 3:30 pm | Tips and Tricks for Migrating from BusinessObjects XI 3.1 to BI 4.2 – Minith Patel, InfoSol

Upgrading BO Application can be challenging, this presentation will focus on important topics, Tips and Tools that help with the a successful upgrade of BO from 3.1 to 4.2.

3:30- 4:00 pm | The Five People You Meet in Dashboard Heaven – Paul Grill, InfoSol

Following the phenomenal success of “The Seven Deadly Sins of Dashboard Design”, BI Dashboard Evangelist, Paul Grill , shifts the focus to highlighting some remarkable BI dashboards – how they came about, the impact they had and the people that made them happen. The engagement of the business user is critical to both the success and user adoption of any BI solution. In the case studies covered, the users play critical roles in the idea, the design and the result and will show the importance of best practices in making the user experience the number one priority.

4:00 – 4:15 pm | Raffle & Prizes

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