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1 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 1 Business Objects Training at Vanderbilt

2 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 2 Agenda Approach to Business Objects (“BO”) training Approach to Business Objects (“BO”) training Requesting BO access Requesting BO access Instructor-led training Instructor-led training 3 rd party training 3 rd party training Reference materials & websites Reference materials & websites

3 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 3 Each BO universe is managed separately by a designated department. Each BO universe is managed separately by a designated department. A universe in BO is a discrete set of data residing in its own database for use in reporting. A universe in BO is a discrete set of data residing in its own database for use in reporting. –Examples of universes: General Ledger, HR, AP/PO Approach to BO Training

4 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 4 Approach to BO Training Training is by universe. Training is by universe. –Not all universes offer training. –Extent of training varies based on how the universe is used. E.g., A universe that allows you to write custom reports in Desktop Intelligence typically offers more training than one that publishes pre- created reports for you in InfoView E.g., A universe that allows you to write custom reports in Desktop Intelligence typically offers more training than one that publishes pre- created reports for you in InfoView

5 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 5 Requesting Access to BO Anyone wanting access to BO MUST complete a security form. Anyone wanting access to BO MUST complete a security form. This step is a prerequisite for any instructor-led BO trainings. This step is a prerequisite for any instructor-led BO trainings. You must designate the universe to which you need access when completing the form. You must designate the universe to which you need access when completing the form.

6 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 6 Requesting Access to BO Security form is located on the Forms Locator, under Business Objects Information. Security form is located on the Forms Locator, under Business Objects Information. Page 2 of form tells you whom to send the completed form to for setup. Page 2 of form tells you whom to send the completed form to for setup.

7 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 7 Requesting Access to BO If you need access to multiple universes, complete separate forms for each universe. If you need access to multiple universes, complete separate forms for each universe. If you already have access to a universe and later need access to another universe, you MUST fill out another security form. If you already have access to a universe and later need access to another universe, you MUST fill out another security form.

8 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 8 Instructor-Led Training The following universes offer instructor-led training on writing custom reports: The following universes offer instructor-led training on writing custom reports: –EPIC –General Ledger –Medipac Registration Site:

9 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 9 Other Training: The BO Personal Trainer Contains mock eFashion universe. Contains mock eFashion universe. Introduces BO navigation and report-writing basics. Introduces BO navigation and report-writing basics. Prerequisite for all instructor-led classes. Prerequisite for all instructor-led classes. Access and Use Instructions:

10 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 10 Third-Party Training: Decision First Partner with BO to provide training and solution services. Partner with BO to provide training and solution services. “Provide Business Objects training for all skill levels and business needs, including fundamentals, design, report creation, system administration, architecture, deployment, and more.” “Provide Business Objects training for all skill levels and business needs, including fundamentals, design, report creation, system administration, architecture, deployment, and more.”

11 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 11 Reference Materials and Websites Mid-South BO User Group Mid-South BO User Group BO Board t.php BO Board t.php t.php t.php

12 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 12 Reference Materials and Websites FAQs FAQs –By universe; check department websites. Classroom training guides Classroom training guides

13 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 13 Reference Materials and Websites: InfoView Computer-based training on InfoView—not specific reports—is posted on the FIS and HR websites. Computer-based training on InfoView—not specific reports—is posted on the FIS and HR websites. –http://hr.vanderbilt.edu/apps/busobj/ –http://www.vanderbilt.edu/fis/Training/catalog.htm

14 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 14 Reference Materials and Websites: InfoView Training on reports available in InfoView exists for the following: Training on reports available in InfoView exists for the following: –Procurement PO, DIR & Demand Check Info (APPO universe) –ePAC and other HR reports

15 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 15 Reference Materials and Websites: Tips & Tricks Tips & Tricks presentation from 4/19/06 VBOUG meeting posted under this section (linked in the left panel on the main Business Objects webpage). Tips & Tricks presentation from 4/19/06 VBOUG meeting posted under this section (linked in the left panel on the main Business Objects webpage).

16 Vanderbilt Business Objects Users Group 16 Agenda Review Approach to BO training Approach to BO training Requesting BO access Requesting BO access Instructor-led training Instructor-led training 3 rd party training 3 rd party training Reference materials & websites Reference materials & websites


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