Join me this February 26 – March 1, 2018 at SAP Insider BI & HANA 2018, hosted by The Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. BI & HANA 2018 is co-located with Basis & SAP Administration 2018. Registration permits you to attend both events.
This year I will be presenting a single session about universe design.
The fate of the (SAP BusinessObjects) universe depends on you:
Moving your classic universes and reports to the Information Design Tool
Thursday, March 01, 2018 / 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM / Raphael 3
Starting with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 in 2011, SAP introduced a new universe format (UNX) and design tool (Information Design Tool). In the years since its introduction, the Information Design Tool has become more robust and newer BI tools such as SAP Lumira 2.0 and SAP Analytics Cloud prefer its format over the legacy format. Starting with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP4, SAP provides the Web Intelligence Change Source Utility to assist organizations in accelerating UNX adoption by converting their inventory of existing reports from the legacy UNV format. In this session, you’ll learn how to install and use this new utility to its maximum effectiveness. Specifically you’ll:
- Learn how to install and configure the new Automation Framework in SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP5
- Create scenarios to convert batches of legacy reports to the new UNX universe format
- Tune and monitor the BI platform for maximum UNX support
The full conference agenda is available on the conference web site. Follow the conference activity on Twitter using the hashtag #BIHANA2018.
SAP Press will also be at the conference. Stop at their booth and ask for the special #BIHANA2018 discount on SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, Fourth Edition!
UPDATE (03/16/2018): I’ve summarized some of the key points of my presentation on the SAP Community site. Read The Fate of the Universe Depends on You, Part 3.