As of last week the ASUG BI community/special interest groups have held 32 webcasts for the year 2017. It is always good to take a step back and review what has happened, what ASUG members are interested in, and what we can do better. You can see a list of 2017 webcast recordings/slides here.
So using Lumira Discovery, you can see webcast registration and online attendance was high for May. This is surprising to me as it was the same month as ASUG Annual Conference/SAPPHIRENOW. So no webcasts are held the week before the conference and of course no webcasts are held during the week of the conference.
Over 5K members have registered with webcasts and almost 3K have attended online. The Reporting SIG leads in the most registrations and online attendance. The “BI community” has only had one webcast so it’s the lowest. Overall 52% of those who register actually attend the webcast.
The ASUG BI Community is made up of the following special interest groups:
For more insight, I used the Narrative Science extension – which said the following:
This analysis measures Counts by SIG.
Total Counts is 32 across all six entities. The distribution ranges from 1
(BI Community) to 9 (Analytics), a difference of 8. Counts is relatively
concentrated with 72% of the total represented by three of the six entities
(50%). Analytics represents over a quarter (28%) of overall Counts.
This analysis measures Reg # by SIG.
Total Reg # is 5,461 across all six entities. The minimum value is 93 (BI
Community) and the maximum is 1,587 (Reporting), a difference of 1,494. Reg #
is somewhat concentrated with three of the six entities (50%) representing
70% of the total. Reporting accounts for over a quarter (29%) of overall Reg
This analysis measures Online # by SIG.
Total Online # is 2,850 across all six entities. The distribution ranges from
45 (BI Community) to 779 (Reporting), a difference of 734. Online # is
relatively concentrated with 68% of the total represented by three of the six
entities (50%). Reporting represents over a quarter (27%) of overall Online
The Dashboarding SIG had the highest average webcast registration with the Reporting SIG second.
The Dashboarding SIG had the highest average online attendance, with the EDW (BW) SIG being second.
Just for fun, I used the same dataset with SAP Analytics Cloud, no modeling, and used the feature “build my story”
It’s amazing to me that I made no edits to the story, and the visualization was ready in less than 5 minutes.
Following this video, I also used “Smart Discovery”:
Unfortunately the data doesn’t have enough for “insights” (it tells you)
It is interesting that the top registered webcasts show up as “unexpected values”:
We have a few more webcasts in June/July – see the upcoming list here