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What’s next for Business Objects at the University of Illinois. April 2013. Agenda. Planned upgrade of Business Objects Timeline How am I going to be impacted? Converting from Desktop Intelligence (Deski) to Web Intelligence (Webi) Preview Report Conversion Tool and Web Intelligence Q&A.

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What s next for business objects at the university of illinois

What’s next for Business Objects at the University of Illinois

April 2013


Agenda

Agenda

  • Planned upgrade of Business Objects

  • Timeline

  • How am I going to be impacted?

  • Converting from Desktop Intelligence (Deski) to Web Intelligence (Webi)

  • Preview Report Conversion Tool and Web Intelligence

  • Q&A


Terminology

Terminology

  • EDDIE/InfoView—Provides access to reports in personal and corporate folders/categories

  • Web Intelligence Rich Client—Desktop tool to create reports

  • Desktop Intelligence—Desktop tool to create reports

  • Report Conversion Tool- Desktop tool to convert Desktop Intelligence reports to Web Intelligence report


Terminology1

Terminology

  • Standard Reports: Pre-developed reports in EDDIE/InfoView or ViewDirect (VDR). These reports have a functional owner. The reports are centrally developed/supported and will be converted by AITS/Decision Support. No need to convert your personal copy.

  • Ad-hoc Reports: User created reports. These reports are locally developed/supported. These reports will need to be converted by the owner of the report.


Planned upgrade of business objects

Planned Upgrade of Business Objects

The upgrade consists of 5 sub-projects

  • Deski Conversion Analysis

  • Standard Report Deski Conversion

  • Ad-hoc Report Deski Conversion (Deski User Conversion)

  • BO XI4.1 Upgrade Analysis

  • BO XI4.1 Upgrade Implementation


Project timeline

Project Timeline

3/1/2013 – 9/1/2014

2-Standard Report DeskiConversion

8/20/2012 – 5/31/2013

1-Deski Conversion Analysis

6/3/2013 – 4/30/2015

3-Ad-Hoc Report Deski Conversion

1/1/2013

1/1/2014

1/1/2015

8/20/2012

2/27/2015

10/1/2013 – 4/1/2014

4-BOXI 4 Upgrade Analysis

4/1/2014 – 9/30/2014

5-BOXI 4 Upgrade Implementation


What is changing in bo xi4 1

What is changing in BO XI4.1?

  • Desktop Intelligence is not available in BO XI4.1

  • We are transitioning to Web Intelligence as the reporting tool. Prior to the upgrade to BO XI4.1 all Deski reports will need to be converted to Webi reports in BO XI3.1.


How am i going to be impacted

How am I going to be impacted?

  • If you have reports that you use and you created them in Deski, those reports will need to be converted to Webi.


Converting from deski to webi

Converting from Deski to Webi

  • Web Intelligence Rich Client is available now in BO XI3.1

  • If you currently have access to Deski, you already have access to Webi

  • All user created Deski reports will need to be converted to Webi reports in BO XI3.1


Conversion services

Conversion Services

  • Report Conversion Tool

    • All Business Objects users have access via Remote Desktop Connection

  • Training

    • Webi Reporting Basics Training

    • Transition to Webi Training

  • Open Labs

    • Web Intelligence Report Conversion

    • Conversion Central


Benefits to using web intelligence

Benefits to using Web Intelligence

  • Interactive Viewing over the Web (sort, filter, formula & variable creation, etc.)

  • Input Controls

  • Track Data Changes

  • Server Side Ranking as a Query Filter

  • Duplicate query

  • Extended function set

  • Document Drilling over the Web

  • Improved Prompting

  • Optional Prompts

  • Query prompt properties

  • Query prompt sequence

  • Format Painter


Business objects products available

Business Objects Products Available

BO XI3.1

BO XI4.1

EDDIE/BI Launch Pad

Web Intelligence (Webi)

Crystal Reports*

Dashboard Design/Xcelsius*

  • EDDIE/InfoView

  • Web Intelligence (Webi)

  • Crystal Reports*

  • Dashboard Design/Xcelsius*

  • Desktop Intelligence (Deski)

*Extralicensingrequired


Demo of the report conversion tool and webi

Demo of the Report Conversion Tool and Webi


What s next for business objects at the university of illinois

Q&A


Contact information

Contact Information

[email protected]

  • Several staff monitor; quickest way to get answers to your questions

    http://go.illinois.edu/webi

    - This website will provide you with

    information throughout the entire transition


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