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Consider attending ASUG PreConference BusinessObjects Seminars, May 16

If you haven’t made your reservation for Orlando yet, consider joining us a day early on Sunday, May 16th, for the BusinessObjects Roadmap session conducted by Dan Kearnan, SAP.  It will be well worth your while.

I have attended the BusinessObjects Roadmap ASUG preconference sessions for the past 2 years and to me, they have been the best part of the conference.  I get so much out of these sessions.  The first BusinessObjects preconference session, held in 2008, was an all-day conference with Dan Kearnan, SAP, as the speaker.  Dan also conducted last year’s excellent standing room only session for 3.5 hours.

At the preconference session last year I learned that the BEx Query Designer is not going away; it will continue to grow and be the foundation to build Universes.  The announcement that Polestar was now “BusinessObjects Explorer” was also made during this preconference session.  Crystal Reports would be more embedded into SAP reports in future releases. I learned too that the Web Application Designer (WAD) really wasn’t going away.

Additionally, at last year’s session, I learned about the new Voyager/BEx product of the future called Pioneer.  Dan expertly guides / leads / runs these sessions.   Visual Composer, a key part of previous NetWeaver BW sessions, was not featured all that much.

You do not have to be an ASUG member to attend, but it is less expensive.  To register, go to  The session highlights are below:

“This session will provide a comprehensive update on SAP’s Business Intelligence (BI) strategy and roadmap with a special focus on 2010. This session will cover the latest integration status of SAP BusinessObjects BI and Information Management solutions with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) and the SAP Business Suite. In addition, the session will discuss future product releases and functional enhancements planned for delivery in 2010 and beyond. Attendees will walk away from this session with the knowledge needed to better align their companies’ BI strategy with that outlined by SAP’s.”

See you a day earlier in May in Orlando!

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