You and your colleagues are invited to join us at the next information packed VIRTUAL Arizona Business Objects User Group (AZBOCUG) meeting. This user group will run from 1:00pm to 3:30pm AZ (MST) time on Thursday, November 4th.


This user group was hosted on Zoom and the sessions can be streamed below.


1:00 – 1:05 pm  | Welcome & Announcements

1:05 – 1:35 pm | Solving Business Problems – Part 1   – Roxanne Pittman with InfoSol & Amanda Zibell Maricopa County.

Using Business Objects for finance reporting has been around for decades, but have you considered using it for data analytics to look for fraud?

This session well cover current buzz words and how they relate to Business Objects and we discuss ways to solve seemingly complex business issues with the tools we have.

1:35 – 2:05 pm | Solving Business Problems – Part 2  – Roxanne Pittman with InfoSol & Amanda Zibell Maricopa County.

Following the previous session we will demonstrate technical solutions using Web Intelligence and IDT for being able to show data analytic to resolve specific business

2:05 – 2:20 pm | Break

2:20 – 2:50 pm | Tips for Transitioning to the New Webi 4.3  – Runali Ghosh, InfoSol Inc.

WebI 4.3 comes with a FIORI-based, modern, and simplified user interface for designing and developing ad-hoc reports, operational reports, highly analytical reports, visually rich dashboards, and more powerful BI content. While this is a great foundational step towards future analytics and end-user experience it is also quite a transition from the classic launchpad that many are used to. To assuage the fear and panic generated from this huge transformation, this session will share a few tips that we have found quite useful to adapt to the new features faster and make the transition from WebI 4.2 to 4.3 more enjoyable.

2:50 – 3:20 pm | Tips and Techniques Used to Convert SSRS Report to Webi – Dirk Blasio, Ports America

When faced with the challenge of creating a new Web Intelligence report based on an existing SSRS report, there are no magic utilities available but we came up with a method that worked well.  This included using the SSRS report query to build new BO universe, using Custom Calculation Contexts in the Webi report and using hide and filter techniques to match output from the SSRS report.  In addition, we Improved data accuracy in the Webi report compared to the original SSRS report. This case study presentation will show how we achieved this.

3:20 – 3:30 pm | Raffle

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