ASUG BI Webcast Recording/Slides Reference List for 2018

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    This document meant to be your index of webcasts from the ASUG BI Community. We will try to keep this updated an useful as a quick reference linking to slides and recording of each session.


    Webcast Title/Topic




    Live Session Date

    Simplifying your upgrade and consolidation to BW/4HANA


    Are you positioned to take advantage of BW/4HANA? Attend this session to learn about the stepping stones to BW/4HANA and how to get your system ready today, so that you are poised to take maximum advantage of BW/4HANA after you migrate. Learn about the options for migration, consolidation of your BW landscape and techniques for storing and accessing data.

    Bhanu Gupta,


    Pravin Gupta


    January 16, 2018

    Crystal Reports 2016 to Crystal Reports for Enterprise Migration

    This webcast will cover our recent effort to allow smoother migration from Crystal Reports 2016 to Crystal Reports for Enterprise, including:

    • Repository Items support (functions, images, text objects etc.)
    • User Function Libraries (UFL) support
    • Read-only report format support

    William Chou, Product Manager for Crystal Reports for Enterprise, SAP

    Donald Guo,Product Owner for Crystal Reports 2016and Crystal Reports for Visual Studio, SAP

    January 18, 2018

    SAP BusinessObjects BI Admin Best Practices


    Early responses to our annual ASUG surveys shows that BI Admin best

    practices / performance troubleshooting is a top-requested webcast. Dell

    Stinnett-Christy, ASUG Volunteer for the BI Platform SIG, will provide BI

    administrator best practices and performance troubleshooting.

    Dell Stinnett-Christy, ProtivitiJanuary 23, 2018

    Best Practices for Automated Analytics


    In this session, you will learn Best Practices for Automated Analytics & HANA implementations. Also discussed will be Authorizations, APL, Factory, where to save models, etc.

    Debraj Roy, SAP

    January 24, 2018

    Best Practices for Upgrading to SAP BusinessObjects BI Version 4.2


    Are you in charge of deploying and/or maintaining SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions and want to know the best way to upgrade to the latest 4.2 version? This session is your guide to learning the best hacks for deploying this latest version with the least possible production downtime and minimum impact on your users.Sathish Rajagopal, SAPJanuary 30, 2018

    What's New in Lumira Designer 2.1? -

    Introduction to Lumira 2.1, followed by a demo of the

    main innovations.

    Sukumar Natarajan,SAP, Director, SAP Leonardo, SAP Analytics Cloud, LumiraJanuary 31, 2018

    BI: Integrated Planning Solutions with SAP Planning and Consolidation 11.0 for SAP BW/4HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud

    Slides are here

    Integrated Planning Solutions with SAP Planning and Consolidation 11.0 for SAP BW/4HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud Webcast Q&A

    The requirements for business scenarios and systems architectures regarding planning and consolidation applications are very diverse. With the help of our two generic planning applications SAP Business and Consolidation 11.0 for SAP BW4/HANA and SAP Analytics, we have two powerful planning solutions which can be used to create generic and integrativetailored solutions for each customer scenario.

    In this session, we will introduce you to the different applications and provide a Product Roadmap and Strategy Update.

    Detlef Wassmuth, SAPFebruary 6, 2018

    How to Become a Visualization Guru: Tips & Tricks on Web Intelligence Charts


    Learn what is the chart engine used in Web Intelligence, the latest chart developments and improvements, deep dive into unknown chart customizations, charts you did not know you could do in Web Intelligence and key points to take home.Pascal Gaulin, SAP,Web Intelligence Product ExpertFebruary 14

    SAP Analytics Cloud for SAP BW/4 HANA  - Ready for the Future


    SAP Analytics Cloud unifies modern Self-Service BI with Planning- and Predictive Features in a homogeneous cloud based Platform. In this context SAP Analytics Cloud supports direct access to BW/4HANA without creating additional persistence. The presentation will provide an overview and a demo on the integration between BW/4HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud.


    Marc Bernard, SAP

    Abassin Sidiq, SAP

    February 22

    How to upgrade to Lumira 2.1 / best practices

    Q&A: How to upgrade to SAP Lumira 2.1 Best Practices Webcast Recap

    How to upgrade to Lumira 2.1 / best practices.

    Jie Deng, SAP

    Ramu Gowda Timma, SAP

    March 1

    Data Tiering Optimization with SAP BW/4HANA

    Slides are here

    Data Tiering Optimization in BW/4 HANA offers the possibility to automate the distribution of hot, warm and cold data to the appropriate storage media.The presentation will provide an overview on the configuration steps and an update on the planned roadmap for DTO.


    Josh Djupstrom, SAP

    March 6
    BI: SAP Analytics Cloud for Beginner

    Step through a detailed use case of how a company can leverage the different capabilities of SAP Analaytics Cloud to efficiently run their business. See live demos of what-if scenario modeling, time series forecasting, data exploration, guided machine discovery, geospatial analysis, and R integration.

    Jacob Stark,SAPMarch 8
    BI: BI Product availability Matrix (PAM) – What it is, what it means, how to read it, plans to improveBI Product availability Matrix (PAM) – What it is, what it means, how to read it, plans to improve.Maheshwar Singh, SAPMarch 13
    What’s new in SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2 SP05?What’s new in SAP BOBJ Web Intelligence 4.2 SP05?Gregory Botticchio, SAPMarch 15
    What's new in SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP05?What's new in SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP05?Maheshwar Singh, SAPMarch 20
    SAP Leonardo OverviewHave you heard a lot about SAP Leonardo, but have questions about what it exactly is? This session will provide a high-level overview of SAP Leonardo – SAP’s system for digital transformation. We will talk about the key components of SAP Leonardo, some sample industry use cases and examples of how SAP is helping enterprises across different industries through their digital transformation.”

    Vrushal Dongre, Director – Product Management Leonardo, SAP


    March 22
    SAP Analytics Cloud ASUG Influence Council LaunchASUG members who use or plan to use SAP Analysis Cloud are invited to join the ASUG BI Community in learning how they can influence the future direction of the software. ASUG Influence Councils provide structured forums where members collaborate with peers and SAP solution managers to solve similar product challenges, share ideas, and influence specific SAP products and services. The participant profile includes both IT and business users. This is a unique ASUG benefit to you to influence SAP on future direction.

    Ingo Hilgefort, SAP

    Joyce Butler, Nexeo Solutions

    Christina Obry,SAP

    Christoph Albrecht,SAP

    Paul Ekeland,SAP

    Paul Brownsey,SAP

    Eric Yew,SAP

    March 26
    BI: Flexible Conversion Possibilities to SAP BW/4HANA: In Place - and Remote ConversionWith the In place - and Remote Conversion, we offer our BW customers flexible possibilities to convert their existing BW system to BW/4. Prerequisite for the In place conversion is BW7.5, SP5, powered by SAP HANA, whereas the Remote conversion also supports BW 7.0 on "any DB." The presentation provides a deep dive on both approaches and shares first customer experiences. We will share details about major enhancements of the Transfer Toolbox.Marc Bernard,SAPMarch 27
    BI: SDK Enhancements in BI4.2 - Enhancements We Have Made So Far, Including SP05SDK enhancements in BI4.2 - Enhancements we have made so far including SP05Karthik Kanniyappan, SAPMarch 29
    Unlock real-time analytics with geo-driven decision makingYour business data is changing every second (inventory, orders, events, and more). Your assets are constantly moving, and are impacted by factors like weather, traffic, security threats and other unforeseen hazards. How can you best correlate all of your business data--including geospatial data--to make critical predictions and decisions in real-time? Learn how you can use SAP HANA and the spatial capabilities to provide a one-stop shop to geo-enable your intelligent enterprise. Stop working with siloes of data and discover how to unlock critical new location-enriched insights…in real time. We’ll also discuss how you can consume the spatial data via key analytics solutions, like SAP Analytics Cloud, Fiori, and UI5.Jeremy Greene, SAPApril 2
    BI: Effective Data Visualization with SAP Lumira Designer 2.0

    Learn best practices of dashboard design and data visualization in a detailed,
    practical, step-by-step, and ready-to-use way. The focus of this session is on a common set of dashboard design rules, such as the usage of different visualization, colors, and text, as part of an overall dashboard design process. These best practices are contrasted with less successful design examples in SAP Lumira Designer 2.0.

    Eshwar Venkatadri,Visual BIApril 3
    What’s new in SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2 SP05? Part 2Attend this session to find out the future of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. Please note:This call will be a continuation of the webcast "What’s new in SAP BOBJ Web Intelligence 4.2 SP05?" that took place on Thursday March 16th, 2018.Gregory Botticchio, SAPApril 4
    BI: Security and Data Protection Enhancements in BI4.2Security and data protection enhancements in BI4.2 - Understand all the enhancements and changes in BI4.2 with regards to data protection, security and third party libraries.Ashutosh Rastogi, SAPApril 5
    BI: SAP BW/4HANA ContentJoin this session to learn more about SAP BW/4HANA Content

    Brian Wood, SAP

    Natascha Marienfield,SAP

    April 10
    BI: BI Admin Console - What is it, Why was it Built?Attend this session to get a glimpse of those exciting and interesting capabilities offered by the BI admin console. This is available for the first time in the BI4.2 SP5 release.Maheshwar Singh, SAPApril 12
    BI: Install Enhancements in BI4.2Maheshwar Singh, SAPApril 17
    BI: BI Platform RoadmapMaheshwar Singh, SAPApril 19