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Data modeling and the semantic layer

Dallas Marks, EV Technologies
Thursday, November 30, 2017
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Sunset 2

Eligible for Business Management Credits

A well-designed universe is the foundation for a successful business intelligence project and satisfied users, but many universe design projects are doomed before a developer opens the Information Design Tool. A successful universe relies on effective project management as much as technical skill. This session is designed for non-technical BI managers and analysts as well as seasoned universe designers and will share best practices for each stage of the universe lifecycle. You will... More »

Desmond Foley, Breakthru Beverage Group
Friday, December 01, 2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Sunset 2

Eligible for Business Management Credits

Find out how Breakthru Beverage accommodates the needs of analysts who insist on using Microsoft Excel, while also leveraging its investment in SAP HANA models. Get useful lessons from the company’s experience, including... More »

Alan Mayer, Solid Ground Technologies
Thursday, November 30, 2017
11:25 AM - 12:25 PM
Sunset 2

Eligible for Business Management Credits

Many features added to SAP BusinessObjects are used to build new universes, but what about your existing semantic layers — the business-critical ones you depend on every day? This session will show you which ones can be quickly and safely added to those workhorses at little to no cost. In this demo-heavy session you will learn... More »

Mohan Rayapati, Consultancy by Kingfisher
Friday, December 01, 2017
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Sunset 1

Eligible for Computer Science Credits

As new technology becomes available through the 4.x portfolio, taking time to reconsider dashboard architecture is sure to net a return on investment. Converting universes (UNVs) to UNXs, using direct query binding, and rewriting outdated queries can improve load times by almost 75 percent. Attend this session to... More »

Ken Wong, The Irvine Company
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Santa Monica 4

Eligible for Business Management Credits

Find out how The Irvine Company, a privately held real estate development company, leveraged classic data warehousing methods with new SAP HANA modeling techniques to advance business analytics capabilities. You will learn how the company... More »