Next week some of us are going to meet in Orlando for the 2012 ASUG and SAPPHIRE annual conference.
For those customers that are interested to hear about how they can leverage SAP BusinessObjects BI4 in combination with SAP NetWeaver BW or SAP ERP, here the session where I will share some Best Practices and Updates on the integration:
Monday 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm (Room S210C)
Session 0303 - Best Practices for Integrating SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) and SAP ERP
In this session customers will learn about a set of best practices that can be used as part of their SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 deployment when used in combination with SAP NetWeaver BW or SAP ERP. Customers will learn about the different data connectivity options, the current known limitations, usage of hierarchies, conditions, local calculations, and other topics specific to SAP NetWeaver BW.
Tuesday 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm (Room S210C)
Session 0307 - SAP BusinessObjects BI 4 - SAP Integration Update
In this session customers will receive an update on the integration of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x in combination with SAP ERP, and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW). Customers will learn about the existing integration options with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 and the updated options that are delivered with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 Feature Pack 3 (FP3). In addition, customers will receive an overview on the plans for the integration between SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x, SAP ERP, and SAP Netweaver BW
Tuesday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Showfloor, ASUG Community Lounge)
Session CL25 - Ask An SAP Mentor, Ingo Hilgefort, Your SAP BI/BusinessObjects/BW SAP Integration Questions
This is a great opportunity to simply come to the ASUG Community Lounge, bring your questions, and share your experiences with other customers.
Wednesday 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm (Room S312)
Session 3911 - SAP BusinessObjects BI Integration with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse and SAP ERP Influence Council
This ASUG Influence Council represents the collective customer voice regarding the direction of future enhancements for integrating the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform and BI clients with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) and SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC). Focus topics include data connectivity, metadata leverage, user authentication and authorization, and selected service pack enhancements.
Wednesday 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Room S310B)
Session 4412 - Strategies for Selecting the Right BI Client Product Based on Your Own Requirements
This session examines, in detail, each of the solutions available in the SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x portfolio and evaluates their capabilities and suitability to meet specific reporting needs. Understand why some solutions are not an appropriate choice for certain reporting and analytic scenarios, such as high-level management KPIs or detailed, drill-down analyses. Find out how the various SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x solutions can be integrated and leveraged in a complementary manner, and understand the steps required to do so. Learn an approach that you can use to leverage your business requirements and how to use those requirements and match them against the strength and weaknesses of the BI products. You will see how you can use the approach to find the right tool for the job.
I hope to see some of you in my sessions and I am really looking forward to all your questions.