Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Local WebFOCUS Presenters at IBI Summit 2011 in Dallas

Several companies local to Partner Intelligence's headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, will present at Information Builders' Summit 2011 in Dallas.

Below is a quick summary of the Midwest WebFOCUS customers who will be at IBI's annual users conference in June:

Ad Hoc Reporting Delivered!

Chris Byrne, Paycor, Cincinnati, OH
Tuesday 9:45AM - 10:45AM
Ever wanted ad hoc reporting? At Paycor, we've crafted a unique reporting solution using WebFOCUS, web services, and ASP.NET. This presentation explores how these technologies interact to create an intuitive, easy to use web application, giving our users the power to make the report they want with a few simple clicks.

Where In the Universe Is My Data and How Can I Get It?

Jeralee Seaburn, Hercules Tire & Rubber Company, Findlay, OH
Tuesday 2:45PM - 3:45PM
Hercules Tire, a wholesale tire distributor based out of Findlay, Ohio, recently embarked on an initiative to provide data to its sales team in an effort to get them the right information at the right time and continue to provide excellent customer service. Hercules has a unique enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with a flat, multi-valued database structure (Universe), which presented some unique challenges, and benefits, for the WebFOCUS implementation team. This case study will address some of those issues and showcase the Guided Ad-Hoc tool we developed to provide critical data to our internal users in a much easily managed and understood format.

A University's Approach to Data Transfer Using DataMigrator

Gayle DeGennaro, Franklin University, Columbus, OH 
Wednesday 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Franklin University has successfully used iWay's DataMigrator to move financial and student information between three different database systems. This presentation will explore the university's approach as well as tips and techniques used to ensure success.

Dynamic Dashboards: A Data and Presentation Partnership

Rob Fosnaugh, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance, Fort Wayne, IN
Tuesday 8:30AM - 9:30AM
This session will show how a dashboard was created using a combination of dynamic staging tables, SQL, and WebFOCUS. This method can be used to create a usable way to view more than 40 insurance book-management elements all in one screen (at the agent, agency, state, region, and countrywide levels) while also comparing current metrics to previous demographic levels and over time. Topics will include data staging methodology, HTML Builder dashboard page design, WebFOCUS report design, parameter passing into SQL and WHERE statements, as well as exploring extensibility of the model.

If you come to Dallas in June, be sure to attend the presentations listed above. Also, stop by the Partner Intelligence booth, say hello, and register for our free give-away. Like last year, we are a proud Platinum Sponsor of IBI's big event. 

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I am a project-based software consultant, specializing in automating transitions from legacy reporting applications into modern BI/Analytics to leverage Social, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Visualizations, and Predictive Analytics using Information Builders' WebFOCUS. Based on scores of successful engagements, I have assembled proven Best Practice methodologies, software tools, and templates.

I have been blessed to work with innovators from firms such as: Ford, FedEx, Procter & Gamble, Nationwide, The Wendy's Company, The Kroger Co., JPMorgan Chase, MasterCard, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Siemens, American Express, and others.

I was educated at Valparaiso University and the University of Cincinnati, where I graduated summa cum laude. In 1990, I joined Information Builders and for over a dozen years served in regional pre- and post-sales technical leadership roles. Also, for several years I led the US technical services teams within Cincom Systems' ERP software product group and the Midwest custom software services arm of Xerox.

Since 2007, I have provided enterprise BI services such as: strategic advice; architecture, design, and software application development of intelligence systems (interactive dashboards and mobile); data warehousing; and automated modernization of legacy reporting. My experience with BI products include WebFOCUS (vendor certified expert), R, SAP Business Objects (WebI, Crystal Reports), Tableau, and others.