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Education on BusinessObjects Education

Education on BusinessObjects Education

Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.

Business Intelligence is being used every day to change the world, so education on the most popular business intelligence tool suite in the world, namely BusinessObjects, is doubly important.

The traditional BusinessObjects training offerings from SAP have not always been the greatest, but today the range of topics and delivery methods has never been better and there are now quality options to fit all needs and budgets.

SAP now offers free training on most of the BusinessObjects products through their free online tutorials that can be found at http://www.sap.com/learnbi . There are hundreds of these available in either an interactive format, as YouTube videos or both lasting anywhere from 1 to 8 minutes on different functions of Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports, Xcelsius Dashboards, Explorer and all the other tools in the BI suite.

The E-learning offerings when bundled together as an E-learning subscription library are also a compelling offering. Over 40 courses are available online that can be taken whenever you want and as many times as you want for a very low price – check out more details in previous blog post.

The Computer Based Training offering for BusinessObjects, known as Knowledge Accelerator, also provides a low cost method for user self-training that can be customized. There is also a bundle offering available that includes all the topics.

Traditional instructor-led training is offered at training centers around the country, on-site or via virtual classroom using web casting.

For the established advanced BusinessObjects users, SAP is now partnering with its BusinessObjects Authorized Education Partners to offer Mastery Courses in a variety of topics. For example, the new Web Intelligence 4 Masters Class consists of 3 days of hands-on training incorporating the 1 day Web Intelligence Advanced course with 2 additional days of extra topics like Dynamic graphics, Interactive charts, Creative Document Linking, Designing and deploying mobile Web Intelligence reports.

The new BI 4.1 courses are currently in development with a phased release planned starting at the beginning of 2014.

So how do you keep up to date with all these new and changing BusinessObjects education options? Well one way is to follow the ASUG BusinessObjects Education Strategic Special Interest Group (SSIG) through their LinkedIn group

The BusinessObjects SSIG will also be presenting three highly informative sessions at the ASUG SBOUC Meeting in Anaheim Sept. 9 -11 (find out more about InfoSol’s involvement at SBOUC):

If you cannot attend, the presentations are downloadable for ASUG members. It’s good to get educated on BusinessObjects education and prepare to help change the world.

About Paul

Paul Grill started his career in Information Technology in the U.K. in 1978, as an Executive Data Processing Trainee for Honeywell. More than thirty years later, he still has a voracious appetite for learning as Information Technology continues to advance at an ever accelerating pace. He was first introduced to the world of Business Intelligence in 1991, in France, when he saw a demonstration of an early version of BusinessObjects on Windows 2.1. He returned to the U.S. to rave about this phenomenal product, but it was many years before BusinessObjects made it into the mainstream. Paul founded InfoSol in 1997, and made Business Intelligence one of the key solutions offered by the company. Today, InfoSol is a leading SAP BusinessObjects solutions partner, known for its expert consulting, education and innovative add-on solutions. Paul is well known within the SAP BusinessObjects community for his extensive knowledge of Business Intelligence, and he has lectured and written many articles on the subject. Paul enjoys writing, running and coaching kids soccer, and is passionate about Ancient Egyptology.

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One comment

  1. I like the many new options that SAP is offering, since many companies are on a much stricter “no travel” policy.

    Thanks for sharing, Paul!