SAP Insider Reporting & Analytics 2016 INTERACTIVE

Join us at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on November 2-4, 2016. We’ll be speaking at Reporting & Analytics 2016 INTERACTIVE and Cloud 2016 – Integrating Cloud and On-Premise Solutions, just two of the eight events SAP Insider has organized.

Reporting & Analytics 2016 INTERACTIVE and Integrating Cloud and On-Premise Solutions for SAP Customers are co-located with Managing Your SAP Projects 2016, Cloud 2016, S/4HANA Finance Bootcamp, Business Planning Strategies for SAP Customers, Data Migration for SAP Customers, and Supply Chain Optimization. Your registration will allow you access sessions across all 8 events at no additional cost.

Rosen Shingle Creek with Dog

Download the presentation slides and sample downloads from the SAP Insider web site.

Don’t get stranded on the ground: A step-by-step guide to develop a best-in-class on-premise-to-cloud integration strategy

Greg Myers
Cloud 2016 – Integrating Cloud and On-Premise Solutions
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM, Gatlin E-5

The SAP ecosystem is full of cloud solutions, ranging from unmanaged infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers, to fully managed software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers. In this session, you will dissect a range of integration options as it pertains to your existing on-premise SAP investments (beyond standard SAP ERP), explore the applicability through use cases, and delve into best practices to integrate your existing SAP investments with your cloud environment. Attend this session to:

  • Chart the course between cloud solutions and how they affect the decision-making process in each of the cloud deployment scenarios
  • Assess the capabilities that each integration strategy brings to light for cost, resiliency, and elasticity
  • Receive a layout of the building blocks that drive cost and integration with your on-premise solutions

How do you build and monitor a scalable and flexible hybrid landscape?

Greg Myers
Cloud 2016 – Integrating Cloud and On-Premise Solutions
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM, Gatlin E-5

Two of the most sought-after capabilities in the cloud today are the abilities to create highly resilient and highly elastic landscapes. This session offers insight into establishing effective monitoring strategies, disaster recovery scenarios, and mechanisms, such as elasticity, that reduce the risk of a degraded end-user experience for your SAP landscapes. Attendees will:

  • Achieve maximum resiliency to create the optimal end-user experience in both a dedicated cloud and a hybrid cloud investment
  • Hear about the preferred capabilities that extend SAP investments with other cloud architecture services
  • Get tips to prepare for worst=case scenarios and develop a bolstered disaster recovery plan that extends to your cloud environment

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: An Xcelsius developer’s guide

Chris Bushmeyer
Reporting and Analytics 2016 INTERACTIVE
Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM, Gatlin E-2

Switching from Xcelsius to SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio can be a daunting task — the layout is different, Excel is out the window, and now you have to program. Attend this session to gain new skills and tips to help with the transition, and find out how you can optimize your dashboards in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio. Learn how to:

  • Navigate the graphical user interface (GUI), and understand how this new GUI compares to the old Xcelsius interface
  • Create interactive dashboard elements using the BI Action Language and content assistance
  • Use array and script functions to supercharge your scripts and do more with less
  • Utilize Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to create beautiful custom dashboards

Take home sample code used in the presentation to get started at home.

Leverage the newest capabilities of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence to create powerful visualizations for your data

Dallas Marks
Reporting and Analytics 2016 INTERACTIVE
Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM, Gatlin E-4

There’s a story in your corporate data, but sometimes it needs an analytic storyteller to bring that story to life. SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.0 introduced a new charting engine, several new chart types, and a redesigned workflow for creating charts. In this session, we’ll look at the features in the latest 4.2 release. Learn not only how to use Web Intelligence charts but when to use them by applying best practices for the display of quantitative information on desktops, tablets, and smartphones.

  • Discover Web Intelligence 4.2 charting capabilities, including new geolocation charts
  • Learn best practices for displaying quantitative information
  • Review special considerations for tablets and smartphones

Rosen Shingle Creek

Minimize the cost of cloud integration: Tips for cost-effectively managing a hybrid cloud environment

Greg Myers
Cloud 2016 – Integrating Cloud and On-Premise Solutions
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM, Gatlin E-5

One of the quickest ways to confirm a major cloud myth — “the cloud is expensive” — is to poorly design your hybrid cloud landscape and ignore best practices. In this session, you will discover the opportunities and risks in a hybrid landscape design that can either fuel cost savings or generate cost overruns. Attend to explore various compliance scenarios and their effect on your hybrid environment and:

  • Go beyond your imminent go-live and walk through all cost implications for your long-term hybrid investment
  • Understand how to leverage the best of cloud provider solutions in conjunction with the SAP solution availability matrix to create a cost-effective and robust hybrid architecture
  • Learn to create a monitoring and reporting facility to ensure attribution of costs and recognition of benefits

Making mobile magic with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

Dallas Marks
Reporting and Analytics 2016 INTERACTIVE
Friday, November 4, 2016 @ 10:30 – 11:45 AM, Gatlin E-4

Ready for mobile business intelligence? This comprehensive session teaches you how to create new SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence reports and tailor existing reports for tablet and smartphone devices. Learn how to configure the BI platform to be mobile-ready as you learn:

  • Techniques to master new mobile-exclusive capabilities, like graphs and scorecards
  • Important differences between card view and page view
  • Using publications to distribute personalized content to users via their mobile devices

Image Credit: Rosen Shingle Creek

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