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Last week, ASUG announced it is offering complimentary membership for SAP BusinessObjects customers through December 31, 2011.  What do you get from an ASUG membership?  You obtain access to webcasts, face-to-face events, and chapter meetings.  You also get the opportunity to participate in ASUG Influence Councils and ASUG is the only independent voice in North America.

Membership also provides you with discounts on conferences such the Fall Focus SAP BusinessObjects User Conference, October 5-7, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.  Registration is now open.  If you register by August 6th you save $200 off of the regular registration rate.  Take advantage of the ASUG free membership offer and save an additional $200 using the early bird rate.

Topics at Fall Focus BusinessObjects include:

  • BI Strategy
  • Xcelsius Integration, Design, and Development,
  • Universe Design and Development
  • Web Intelligence Tips and Tricks
  • Data Management

For more information about the power of influence councils, see Karin Tillotson’s blog titled Why I believe in the power of ASUG Influence Councils Part 2 – The ASUG UI Influence Council

 

What types of webcasts does ASUG offer?  Many webcasts are given from customer’s experiences.  Last week, I attended an excellent ASUG webcast given by Brian Durning, Pepsico, about Building a Crystal Report Against a Universe.  Through both live demos and slides, he showed us how to connect your Crystal Report to a Business Objects Universe and reviewed the differences between using a direct data connection and the Universe layer.

What about BusinessObjects content at ASUG chapter meetings?  In April, I attended the Northern Virginia ASUG chapter meeting and learned how BusinessObjects is used at the State Department Bureau of Public Diplomacy.  The State Department uses Xcelsius for dashboards, Webi as the adhoc query tool, Business Objects Enterprise (BOE) for Universe Design.  The application is used to report of how much is spent on a mission, media coverage, how many people reached. 

So if you are a BusinessObjects customer, why not take advantage of this offer?  Sign up today for your complimentary membership

If you have questions about this ASUG announcement please e-mail membershipservices@asug.com

Tammy

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