SAPinsider BI 2015 – Viva, Las Vegas!

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We’re heading back to SAPinsider BI2015 and HANA2015 in Las Vegas in a few months. It’s been a while since we’ve been able to make an appearance at this show, but I can tell you that the excitement here with the gang is high. We’re also bringing out some of our best content to share. If you come and aren’t at least mildly entertained… Greg Myers will do a little dance.

Visit Booth 330

Really, though, we’re honored to be a sponsor for this year’s show. Stop by booth #330 in the exhibit hall and attend our sessions, listed below. We’ll be glad to see you.

SAP Insider BI2015

Get a Great Deal from SAP Press

Act fast. From March 9 through March 15, SAP Insider attendees can get our SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 books from SAP Press at a discount.

Attend our BI 2015 and HANA 2015 Sessions

Want to download the presentations? Access the SAPinsider Event Materials from the SAPinsider portal.

Smarter uses for Auditor in migrating to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4 and beyond

Eric Vallo and Greg Myers
Monday, March 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM in Room 115
BI Track 7: BI Administration and Performance

Customers have been amassing Auditor data for years on existing SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1 and BI 4.0/4.1 landscapes. In the constantly shifting tides of user adoption, Auditor data is key to anticipating demand and utilization. Join this session to explore the implications of this data, tricks to manipulating it to your advantage, and how EV Technologies uses Auditor data in conjunction with its solution, Sherlock®, which has SAP-certified integration, to improve customer landscapes. Attend to:

  • Learn to manage Auditor more efficiently in SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0/4.1
  • Understand key differences in Auditor data between SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1 and BI 4.0/4.1
  • Gain insight into key data to aid both the migration between releases and in the day-to-day care of SAP BusinessObjects

Lessons to query, analyze, and visualize unstructured data with SAP HANA and SAP Lumira

Clint Vosloo
Monday, March 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM in Room 117
HANA Track 3: Reporting and analytics

This session examines tools and techniques to search, process, and analyze unstructured text-based data to derive business insights. Attendees will step through live demos and learn how to:

  • Exploit text search and analysis capabilities in SAP HANA to extract and classify unstructured text into entities and domains
  • Process and search large volumes of unstructured data across various document types, from call center operations, to social media, blogs, forums, and email
  • Visualize the resulting data sets using SAP Lumira

An administrator’s guide to maintaining a high-performing SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x landscape that runs smoothly and keeps users happy

Greg Myers and Eric Vallo
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM in Room 111
BASIS and SAP Administration Track 1: Performance optimization and landscape architecture

In this session, two seasoned SAP mentors share their time-tested techniques and hard-learned lessons that will make an SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x admin’s life a whole lot easier and reduce the need to pore laboriously through admin guides and Web sites. After an overview of the BI Administrator Persona, learn through demo and lecture how to:

  • Analyze BI platform system log files using SAP Lumira to sniff out problematic services
  • Forecast system capacity thresholds using Microsoft Excel
  • Open the perfect incident ticket with SAP Support, providing support engineers the right level of detail the first time around to avoid unnecessary incident lag time
  • Get under the hood to diagnose tricky problems using SAP Extended Diagnostics by CA (formerly CA Wily Introscope) with or without SAP Solution Manager

BI to go! A guide to mobilizing SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence reports

Dallas Marks
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM in Room 111
BI Track 5: Web and formatted reports

This comprehensive session teaches you how to create SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence reports, as well as tailor existing reports, for tablet and smartphone devices. After a brief overview of how to make your BI environment mobile-ready, you will explore:

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

Transitioning from BEx queries and universes to the information design tool

Ahmed Sherif
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM in Room 124
BI Track 6: Data quality, governance, and integration

This session provides detailed instruction to help BEx report developers and legacy SAP BusinessObjects universe designers master the powerful functionality of the information design tool to create relational universes against SAP BW InfoCubes, data store objects (DSO), InfoProviders, and MultiProviders. By attending, you learn to:

  • Identify the three key advantages of using relational BW connections instead of BEx queries
  • Manipulate joins between different sources using SAP BW table filters
  • Use the information design tool’s data foundation view to organize your data
  • Effectively test your reports using the internal query panel
  • Take home sample instructional video tutorials.

Thinking about attending SAP Insider BI 2015? Be sure to follow @InsiderBI and the #BI2015 and #HANA2015 conversations on Twitter.

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