Michael Ward

Michael Ward

Consultant, Creative Technology & Training Solutions

Michael Ward has over 35 years providing technical high level consulting and training throughout North America.  He has been heavily involved with business intelligence since 1990, and has worked with a number of different business intelligence products.  He has over 18  years of BusinessObjects™ experience providing both consulting and training services.   He is recognized as one of the top BusinessObjects™ instructors in the county by a number of national training companies located in North America.  He is also involved in the development of BusinessObjects™ training for his company and for many of his clients.   He also provides high level consulting services.

IDT in a Day

Course Description: A detailed look at building universe with the new IDT.    Learn about creating connections, building the data foundation layer, adding a business layer, and applying security profiles.  This one day hands on course will also explore features in IDT like creating List of Values (LOV’s), combining LOV’s with Parameters, Defining Context, adding […]

Pre-Conference Boot Camp
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Building Complex Visualizations In Webi: Part 2

This 2 part live demo will start with building a simple visualization and expanding it dramatically into a very comprehensive visualization with multiple with charts in a true interactive visualization driven in part by input controls and intra document linking. Topics to include: • Data Build: Universe and Excel • Merge Dataproviders • Create Variables […]

BusinessObjects Reporting
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Layering Your Reports and Charts with Input Controls

Learn how to build multiple Reports and Charts and layer those blocks using a drop down selection window utilizing local variables and input controls. Topics include: • Building Multiple Reports/Charts • Creating Local Variable as Selection Menu • Create input control with the local variable • Show only 1 block at time • Create an […]

BusinessObjects Reporting
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Building Charts In v4.3

This presentation/demo will provide an in depth look at building charts in the new v4.3 platform. Through a live demo users will look at simple charts like pie charts, as well as more complex charts like a 3D column chart. Formatting options will also be covered.

BusinessObjects Reporting
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Building Complex Visualizations In Webi: Part 1

This 2 part live demo will start with building a simple visualization and expanding it dramatically into a very comprehensive visualization with multiple with charts in a true interactive visualization driven in part by input controls and intra document linking. Topics to include: WEbi vs Visualization Tools Building a dashboard Creating a visualization Creating Charts […]

BusinessObjects Reporting
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Universe Design Creationism

This presentation provides an entertaining look at best practices for universe design, including both the UDT and IDT. It will include many best practices for building universes. It will include such features as Index Awareness, and Aggregate Awareness. It will provide some real insight into the new IDT, and great number of new features it […]

BusinessObjects Universes + Administration
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Breaks versus Master Detail

When creating a new report block do you ever think about creating a master detail report instead of a vertical table? Did you ever wonder what advantages it may provide? This live demo will compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of both. Topics will include: Creating a Vertical Table Creating/converting to a Master Detail […]

BusinessObjects Reporting
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