Business Insights

April 2016
In This Issue
GROW YOUR BUSINESS: Expert Advice and More
Restricting Data Returned in Web Intelligence
Securing Your SAP HANA Environment 
What's New in SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 SP2
BI is Dead
ASUG BI Webinars
You're Invited to a SharePoint Roundtable
SAPPHIRE NOW 2016
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Main Stories
GROW YOUR BUSINESS: Expert Advice and More
Restricting Data Returned in Web Intelligence
The ability to restrict the data returned in your Web Intelligence document gives the report writer and report consumer the ability to adapt to a report for their current needs. There are multiple ways of restricting data returned, however filtering is the most common.
Join Russ Cohen, certified SAP Web Intelligence associate,  as he walks you through multiple ways of filtering your Webi reports.
Major Topics Include: 
  • Query Based Filtering
  • Report Based Filtering
  • Value Based Filtering

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm Eastern

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Securing Your SAP HANA Environment
Although all systems have to deal with authentication, authorization and user provisioning, SAP HANA deviates from typical database platforms in the amount of security configuration that is done inside the database.
Join Jonathan Haun, co-author of "Implementing SAP HANA", for expert recommendations on configuring SAP HANA and setting up the proper security models for your SAP HANA system.
Key Learning Points: 
  • Get best practice strategies to properly provision users, manage repository roles and implement a manageable security model in SAP HANA
  • Gain an overview of the 4 different types of privileges in SAP HANA
  • Explore how third-party authentication can integrate with SAP HANA 
  • Find out how to provide selective access to data using analytic privileges in SAP HANA
  • Understand security design and implementation of conflict-free SAP Roles

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm Eastern 

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What's New in SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 SP2
With the release of SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 SP2, SAP has introduced a treasure trove of new enhancements. It contains a proverbial wish list of enhancements that have been desired for years. SAP Web Intelligence has received several significant enhancements. Particularly in terms of its integration with SAP HANA. However, there were also enhancements to the platform itself.
To find out more about the new features of SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 SP2, checkout Jonathan Haun's latest blog post!

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BI is Dead
In 1989, Howard Dresner, later a Gartner Group analyst, proposed "business intelligence" as an umbrella term to describe "concepts and methods to improve business decision making by using fact-based support systems."
This year, despite BI continuing to be the #1 priority for CIOs, Gartner has been using recent BI Summit keynotes to proclaim that BI is dead.
Find out what was outlined in a recent Magic Quadrant report in Timo Elliott's blog post "BI is Dead."

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ASUG BI Webinars
Interested in expanding your knowledge in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio, SAP HANA, SAP Predictive Analytics, and more? Checkout the ASUG May BI Webinar Series.
Topics Include: 

  • What's New with Design Studio 1.6 Feature Pack 
  • How to Leverage the Enhancements in Web Intelligence and Semantic Layer 4.2 Release
  • Crystal Reports
  • Acquire Data from any Data Source to Gain Complete Business Visibility with SAP HANA
  • Build More Intelligent Applications with Advanced Data Processing in SAP HANA
  • How to Navigate a Successful Cloud Journey - Embracing a Hybrid Environment with SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud
  • Get Ready: BI/BITI Sneak Preview at ASUG Annual Conference
  • Analytics Office 2.3
  • Handle Big Data with SAP BW 7.5 and Hadoop
  • SAP HANA Cloud Platform

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You're Invited to a SharePoint Roundtable
Join us for a roundtable presentation to discuss "Overcoming SharePoint Security Threats & Vulnerabilities." Microsoft SharePoint provides features and capabilities enabling you to secure content, control authentication and authorize access to critical business information.
During this session led by SharePoint MVP, Antonio Maio, you will learn about key security features available and best practices for using them.
This roundtable will cover: 
  • SharePoint Security Capabilities &  Recommendations
  • External & Insider Threats, along with the Unique Challenges of Each
  • Recommendations for Protecting Your Content
  • Information Governance Best Practices
  • Real-World Examples from Commercial Enterprises, Government & Military

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Club of Buckhead ~ 3343 Peachtree Road NE ~ Suite 1850 ~ Atlanta, GA 30326

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SAPPHIRE NOW  2016
Join us at SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference 2016 to network with SAP executives, experts, partners and customers at the largest global business technology event, hosted by SAP and ASUG.

Connect with the community that uses SAP software every day. Learn how to enable your digital business strategy and get more from your technology investment. Explore the full array of SAP offerings all in one place.
Be sure to catch the following presentations!
-Establish Best Practices for Managing Enterprise Information
Philip On, SAP and Don Loden, Protiviti
-Carlisle Construction Materials' Path to SAP Business Warehouse Powered by SAP HANA
Karen Gerstner and Jon Sigmon, Carlisle Construction Materials
-Improve Decision Making with On-Demand and Visualizations of Sales Analytics
Jeff Stout, CSpire

Date: Tuesday, May 17 - Thursday, May 19, 2016
Location: Orange County Convention Center ~ 9990 International Drive ~ Orlando, FL 32819

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