Time to put on my Mickey Mouse ears – I was delighted when the following e-mail arrived on Friday:
Congratulations. We are delighted to invite you to present at the 2010 SAP BusinessObjects User Conference.
The 2010 ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference will take place at The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida on October 5-7, 2010. Although general availability (GA) of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.0 isn’t happening until 2011, there are multiple sessions about Crystal Reports 2011, SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0, and BusinessObjects Explorer 4.0. These are the first major releases developed after SAP’s 2008 acquisition of Business Objects, so the conference will be a great opportunity to see how SAP communicates its vision for the future of business intelligence.
As with last year, I’ve been selected to present three breakout sessions:
Explore the Universe with Explorer
Session Code 1002 | Tuesday, October 5, 2010 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Like a Hubble telescope for your BI environment, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer software brings together the simplicity and speed of search with the trust and analytical power of BI to provide immediate answers to casual business users. This session focuses primarily on Explorer Standard Edition, which allows SAP BusinessObjects customers to begin using Explorer right away with existing universes. The benefits of Explorer Accelerated Edition will also be presented. Learn how your IT organization can deploy and support Explorer effectively to provide users at all levels of the organization with intuitive access to the same “single version of the truth” that powers existing BI applications.
KPIs for Business Intelligence
Session Code 207 | Wednesday, October 6, 2010 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Many organizations use BI tools to develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure and improve organizational effectiveness. But fewer organizations apply BI to the business intelligence organization itself. Learn how to develop KPIs from the information available from BusinessObjects Enterprise Auditor as well as other aspects of your business intelligence infrastructure. See how these metrics can be utilized in operational, tactical, and strategic dashboards created using familiar tools like Xcelsius, Web Intelligence, and Crystal Reports.
SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Security Essentials
Session 409 | Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010 | 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
In this presentation, learn how the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise security model works. Leverage features, such as inheritance, scope of rights, and custom access levels, to secure the business intelligence system, while reducing overall complexity and maintenance. Techniques will be demonstrated using SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI that are also applicable to SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI. Real-world scenarios drive home the concepts learned and give each attendee the confidence to implement the same techniques back home.
I am looking forward to seeing you at Walt Disney World this October!
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