ASUG SBOUC 2012 Update

We’re incredibly excited that SAP BusinessObjects User Conference (SBOUC) 2012 is right around the corner. In case you missed it, the dates are September 9 through September 13. Once again, returning to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort hotels, SBOUC is the pinnacle event for SAP BusinessObjects-types in the US each year. EV Technologies is going to be a very active part of that this year. Here’s how…

Sponsorship


That’s right. For the first time, EV Technologies is sponsoring SBOUC. Stop by booth 102 to see the latest technologies we are cranking out for SAP BusinessObjects. Will we have cool swag? You bet. Gently used iPods circa 2003 will be a hit! I’m totally kidding.


Presentations


We have a really full dance card this year! We are honored to have been selected many times over as speakers at this year’s event. Here is the rundown of our sessions this year.

Benjamin Asbeck
Session Code*: 1113
Title*: Education in Ever-changing Landscapes
Day and Time: September 12, 2012, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Content Area: Trends and Strategy (Learning, Competency Center, Future Trends, Roadmaps)
With updates and new releases come new features, modified features, and new products. The development of a solid training plan for your user community is paramount to the success of your BI deployment. By engaging your users early and developing a plan for making them successful, they will more readily overlook negative past experiences and focus on the benefits of the new version. Join Benjamin to learn how a training plan, when combined with an existing implementation plan, can lead to the successful adoption of SAP BusinessObjects within your organization.

Dallas Marks
Session Code*: 1213
Title*: Delivering Personalized and Secure Business Intelligence
Day and Time: September 12, 2012, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Content Area: Semantic Layer (Information Design Tool, Universe Designer)
Do you need to tailor semantic layer security to specific users or groups within your organization? Attend this session to learn about security profiles in the new Information Design Tool in SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.0 (BI4.0). Understand how security profiles can control objects, rows, query types, and connections. See live demonstrations of each type of restriction and the effect they have on end users’ interactive experience.

Session Code*: 0701
Title*: Secrets of a Business Intelligence Barista
Day and Time: September 10, 2012, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Content Area: Trends and Strategy (Learning, Competency Center, Future Trends, Roadmaps)
Much has been written about creating a Business Intelligence Competency Center or Center of Excellence. But many BI organizations struggle to move beyond IT’s traditional “utility company” method of delivering services and instead become a customer-focused organization. In this session, we’ll investigate BICC best practices of building a team that is both business savvy as well as tech savvy while looking to the neighborhood coffee shop for inspiration. You’ll be better prepared to build better BI solutions “from the grounds up” by putting the right business intelligence tools on the menu, providing both instant (self-service) and barista (IT supported) offerings, rewarding your best customers, and giving passionate customer support. No green apron required.

Greg Myers
Session Code*: 1016
Title*: Getting Friendly with the Remote Support Component
Day and Time: September 12, 2012, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Content Area: Security/Administration/Platform/Infrastructure (BI Platform, BusinessObjects Enterprise, Virtualization/Lifecycle Mgmt.)
Gaining visibility into the inner-workings of your SAP BusinessObjects environment can be challenging even for the skilled system administrators. Invariably, the conversation comes down to the “Root Cause”. SAP has a way to help, and it comes to you without additional cost with your Enterprise Support, and it is called the Remote Support Component. RSC is a powerful and insightful monitoring solution that can help you find the root cause, and provide detailed insight into your SAP BusinessObjects system operations. SAP’s Toby Johnston and SAP Mentor Greg Myers give you a tour of RSC and how it can benefit your organization.

Session Code*: 0502
Title*: Awash in the Watchlist. You want me to Monitor what?
Day and Time: September 10, 2012, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Content Area: Security/Administration/Platform/Infrastructure (BI Platform, BusinessObjects Enterprise, Virtualization/Lifecycle Mgmt.)
The BI4 Monitoring Engine received a major overhaul in Featureda Pack 3. Take a tour of the Monitoring Dashboard, see what has changed and improved from the base release.
Learn the difference between Metrics, Watches, and Probes, and when and how to use each to develop your own, meaningful Enterprise Monitoring solution.

Eric Vallo
Session Code*: 0513
Title*: What Happens When SAP BusinessObjects Gets “Too Big”
Day and Time: September 12, 2012, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Content Area: Security/Administration/Platform/Infrastructure (BI Platform, BusinessObjects Enterprise, Virtualization/Lifecycle Mgmt.)
Enterprises with 20,000-plus users, at some point, need to wonder when they will exceed capacity. Allstate in Northbrook, IL reached this point and needed to take action. Learn how Allstate leveraged administrative techniques and third-party technologies to implement more effective application controls for optimizing utilization and investment in SAP BusinessObjects.

Special! Diversified Semantic Layer Panel with Jamie Oswald, Greg Myers, Dallas Marks, and Eric Vallo
Session Code*: 0509
Title*: SAP BusinessObjects BI4: How to Make the Magic Happen
Day and Time: September 11, 2012, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Content Area: Security/Administration/Platform/Infrastructure (BI Platform, BusinessObjects Enterprise, Virtualization/Lifecycle Mgmt.)
Organizations are beginning to work the migration to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 into forecasts and project plans. Let the regulars at the Diversified Semantic Layer Podcast Network tackle your questions in an open discussion setting.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join the Diversified Semantic Layer crew for our annual tweetup too. Details to follow.

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