Higher Education & Research SIG (HER)

Wednesday 27th June 2012 at 9:30am - 9:30am


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This SIG will be looking at SAP BusinessObjects. If you are a BusinessObjects User Group member and would like to attend, please contact support@sapusers.org

This event is being sponsored by Hexarus.

Mark Barton from Hexarus will discuss Struggling to report? This session is an introduction to typical reporting challenges, with options and best practices for addressing them. It will cover key principles of BI, ETL, EDW’s, BI roadmaps, HANA and similar topics. For those struggling with a tortuous reporting process that might include downloading data from ERP systems, manipulating and reporting information using Excel whilst simultaneously trying to be responsive to ad-hoc requests for information from the user community, this session should provide ideas on improving the situation.

Jerry Fawcett from Hexarus will discuss Improving planning processes – an introduction to SAP BPC. Accurate and timely planning processes are critical to understanding, driving and predicting results. Many existing systems and processes fail to provide the support the organisation needs to perform these processes adequately, let alone well, which costs time and money. This session will cover how newer technologies, such as BPC, can improve the situation.

Lee Merchant fom Hexarus will give a presentation on Discovery. For those organisations that know they need to do ‘something’ to improve reporting, planning and performance management processes, but are not sure how to make a start and then how best to proceed, the ‘Discovery’ process describes:

  • How to capture and align business and IT needs
  • How to factor in the ‘Art of the Possible’ – just how can the SAP tools help?
  • How to prioritise the various improvement opportunities into a sensible program
  • Delivering on the plan

Mark Barton from Hexarus will discuss BusinessObjects – an introduction to the software.This session will provide an introduction to the four main BusinessObjects reporting and analysis tools, namely:

  • WebI
  • Analysis
  • Dashboards
  • Explorer

The aim is to enable attendees to start to visualise where the different tools might best help them with their specific reporting and analysis requirements.

Gordon Rennie from SAP will also give a HESA Update.

Event Resources

Planning Offer and Closing Notes for Higher Education (248.40 KB)
Discovery - Lee Merchant - Hexarus (3.01 MB)
Struggling to report? - Mark Barton - Hexarus (1.00 MB)
Improving planning processes (1.27 MB)

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