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Snap Judgment: St. Louis BusinessObjects User Group Meeting March 2012

We are currently holding our first BOUG Meeting of the year. Here, as always is your too fast, too furious recap.

SAP BusinessObjects “BI 4.0 Feature Pack 3” – Aaron Boucher, BI Center of Excellence

While SAP has a ton of under-the-hood improvements slated for FP3, the story of this release is Exploration Views as far as I’m concerned. It’s been a long time since they’ve released a new product that was sexier for everyone from admins to end users. Dare I say it, but SAP may not be talking this up enough?

Delivering Business Value via Business Objects and Data Warehousing at Aegion – Matt Thompson, Sense Corp

Classic Data Warehousing case study, very well presented. Couple of really good Project Management takeaways that are relevant far beyond the scope of a BI or BOBJ project. My two favorites? Make the big decisions early (akin to the Fail Fast methodology, without of course the failure) and pay attention to UAT (“I’ve never been on a project where the business started UAT when they were supposed to.”)

You’ve Got Mail! (and other personal data) From Business Objects Enterprise (BI 4.0) – Herb Hess, CNE, Inc.

Personalizing your BusinessObjects deployment can have huge benefits to your end users. This presentation isn’t available on the BOUG website at present, so I’ll point you at some Dallas Marks blogs to get some ideas.

Happy Hour

This is one of the more heavily attended BOUGs in recent memory, so I can’t waste time getting to the networking. Don’t forget to look up your local BOUG through or BOB.

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      Author's profile photo Stephen Johannes
      Stephen Johannes
      For some reason your blog feels like you are the guy in the Charter Commercial in the facility on the international dateline. 

      I apologize to the rest of everyone not from St. Louis for that localized comment.  Seriously though I attended meeting and it definitely another great user group event.

      Take care,