Spotlight

AI for Revenue Cycle: Integrating Analytics With Machine Learning
Tech Level: For All
Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00
John Williamson, RCM Brain Inc.
Come join this session for an overview of RCM Brain's journey from core technology to robust platform, leveraging embedded WebFOCUS and Information Builders' partner developers. Hear how WebFOCUS provides the company with visualizations of real-time financial and productivity performance management, along with deep insights into machine learning pattern identification.
Blending Data With the Health and Fitness Industry
Tech Level: Novice
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00
David Finkbeiner, ABC Financial Services
Brian Nunes, ABC Financial Services
Attend this session to learn how ABC Financial is providing insight into the gym industry with web design, embedded reporting, and visualizations. Over the last few years, ABC Financial has worked hard to turn a basic portal into a well-respected decision making tool for internal and external clients. Do you want to learn how one of the leading health and fitness billing companies combines multiple data sources into one source of the truth? Want to learn how the 800+ internal and 25,000+ external consumers use our portal? Want to understand some of the benefits and challenges faced when upgrading from 8.1.05 to 8.2.04? Join this presentation to learn the answers to those questions and many more.
Business Case For Migrating From WebFOCUS 8.2.x With Responsive Design Framework To WebFOCUS 8.2.05
Tech Level: Novice
Thursday 1:45 - 2:45
Patrick Bobrukiewicz, Ros Technology Services
Mark Sheridan, Ros Technology Services
Rosnet's PowerCenter restaurant management system is used by successful restaurant operators around the world, including Houlihan's, IHOP, Applebee's, Wendys, and Panera Bread Co. Attend this session to learn how Rosnet builds and delivers custom, self-service analytics applications in the cloud to help these restaurant operators improve profitability and drive internal efficiencies by providing accurate data to analyze food costs, labor costs, and many essential service metrics. You'll learn how they utilize enterprise domains for segregation of metadata, reporting by client, and leverage Web Services to set access levels for content viewable by the end users.
Chili's Mobile Dashboard: Using WebFOCUS to Empower Company Leaders
Tech Level: For All
Thursday 10:00 - 11:00
Bao Ton, Brinker International
Chili's developed its Restaurant Analytics Portal last year, but the information was too much to consume via mobile device. The company decided to develop a separate portal for 10 key metrics its leadership needed to focus on. Chili's looked into several mobile offers from Information Builders, opting for the Responsive Portal. In this session, you'll hear about the journey, choices made, and successes. The company was also able to leverage bootstrap and JQuery to give end-users a great experience.
Collaborative Portal for Showcasing Colorado State University (CSU), Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness (IRPE) Data
Tech Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Familiarity with InfoAssist and App Studio
Thursday 1:45 - 2:45
Reena Khosla, Colorado State University
Colorado State University's (CSU) Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness (IRPE) office recently developed an Interactive Portal. Come hear about the university's process for creating highly parameterized, guided reports and charts, as well as sorting columns selected in a different order than how they are displayed in App Studio. You'll see how CSU created a visually appealing dashboard using Collaborative Portal, Portal Page, HTML Canvas, Reports, and Graphs, and how these coalesce in CSU-IRPE's Interactive Portal. The finished product enables functions from many different reports to be combined into one powerful, flexible dashboard.
Converting the Bill of Lading Report from JReport to WebFOCUS
Tech Level: Advanced
Prerequisite: Familarity with WebFOCUS
Thursday 3:00 - 4:00
Keith Freers, BluJay Solutions, Co.
BluJay Solutions, Co. was tasked with converting a report from an outdated legacy software called JReport to a WebFOCUS report. The Bill of Lading form is a legal document that is used by many customers in the transportation industry and needed to look exactly the same as the current report. Originally, it was developed in WebFOCUS from scratch using only the WebFOCUS language. No GUI was used in creating the report. In this session, you'll hear BluJay Solutions share the successes, challenges, and what was learned along the way while converting the report.
Creating Infographic Style Reports via PDF
Tech Level: Intermediate
Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00
Melissa Smith, Allegis Group
Over the past year, Allegis Global Solutions (AGS) has developed a scorecard portal to grade thousands of suppliers supporting its business. To avoid the provisioning and maintenance of the large quantity of external users, AGS has created an automated solution where visually appealing static dashboards are generated in a PDF format for retrieval on shared workspaces. Attend this session to hear and see what Allegis has been able to achieve.
Data and the Path to Community Safety
Tech Level: Novice
Wednesday 1:45 - 2:45
Greg Stanisci, The Regional Municipality of York Police Services
Clearly defining objectives to improving community safety was a path that York Regional Police (YRP) traveled for six. Having achieved its goals, the agency continues to push forward. Join Greg Stanisci as he shares YRPs data-driven journey toward improving community safety! This presentation will touch on topics such as: identifying the real potential of data, building interest and excitement, using data to make a difference, the need for dashboards, business impact vs. technical design, agility, leveraging vendor expertise, and keeping the data dream alive.
Design and Construction of a DataMart Using Data Management Console
Tech Level: Intermediate
Tuesday 3:45 - 4:45
Bryan Fenske, FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation
FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation will lead a discussion on how an impending core system replacement prompted the need for data reporting continuity. This session will touch on how FIRMA and its information management team proposed a solution involving the construction of a data mart from scratch, and then selected and used the tool to carry out its ambitious new goal.
Developing a Robust Data Foundation for Success: Insights EDW Initiative
Tech Level: For All
Thursday 1:45 - 2:45
Amanda Mazza, St Luke's University Health Network
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and Machine Learning are all hot topics in healthcare analytics. These technologies have their place and will grow in use, but they require a data foundation to be truly leveraged. The challenge for healthcare organizations' post-EHR implementation is setting the data foundation necessary to move into the world of value-based, consumer-driven care. Attend this session to see how a proper data foundation sets the stage to close the data to information gap by properly integrating, enriching, and harmonizing data to ensure its quality.
Filling in Pieces of the BI Puzzle With Master Data
Tech Level: For All
Thursday 3:00 - 4:00
Jakub Bartak, DataArch s.r.o.
The BI reports and analytics are only as good as the underlying data. Various data entry defects and siloed information create scenarios where the resulting reports have either low trust factor or require labor intensive alterations and verifications to produce useful results. We will explore together how master data management can help you fill in the missing pieces of the data puzzle to provide a rock-solid data foundation for your BI needs.
Getting an Advantage in Supplier Negotiations With WebFOCUS
Tech Level: Intermediate
Thursday 11:15 - 12:15
Janne Saarinen, Dahl Finland
Paivi Suutarinen, Infobuild Oy
Dahl Finland's goal was to take advantage of the company's data in order to support the procurement department's business operations. The business value is not only meant to help decision-making and access great insights from the data, but also to save vast amounts of time searching and collecting data from several different reports. Attend this session to hear how Dahl Finland did it.
How One Government Agency Uses WebFOCUS for Financial Reporting
Tech Level: For All
Wednesday 11:15 - 12:15
Jon Barnum, U.S. Government
A prominent government agency uses WebFOCUS to provide reporting, dashboards, and portals for financial reporting. This presentation will include high-level discussions on this agency's use of WebFOCUS features and capabilities.
Implementation and Use of Dashboards for Improving Patient Care
Tech Level: For All
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00
Luke Bruneaux, Rhode Island Quality Institute
Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) hosts Rhode Island's Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE), which allows healthcare providers to access complete patient records at the point of care. To complement the HIE, RIQI used Information Builders' software solutions to deliver care management dashboards so that providers can be made aware, in real time, of patient emergency room visits, inpatient admissions, and discharges. This has allowed care providers to intervene at critical moments and provide better quality for their high-risk and general patient populations. This session will discuss the development/implementation journey for these dashboards and provide a live demo if time allows.
Improving Customer Experience Through Master Data Management, Embedded BI, and Page Designer
Tech Level: Intermediate
Tuesday 1:15 - 2:15
Dillon Moses, Elavon
Venkat Naljala, US Bancorp Elavon
Ever been asked to make a dashboard exactly like a former spreadsheet? Now through Page Designer we can allow users to upload their spreadsheet data directly and make changes to existing SQL tables. We will show you how to do this through a beautiful page designer dashboards and embedded BI.
Insights at IPG: Interactive Portals and Dashboards Power the Business
Tech Level: For All
Tuesday 1:15 - 2:15
Diane Weisberger, Intertape Polymer Group
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG), together with its subsidiaries, operates globally in the packaging industry. It develops, manufactures, and sells various tape products, void-fill solutions, and films. One of IPG's early analytical deliverables was an executive portal that provides interactive analytics and insights, which was delivered within a few months. Expanding beyond the initial project, IPG has deployed a family of portals called Insights, which helps IPG business teams run and track their business. These portals have participation across the fabric of the company, from CEO to sales management to operational professionals. This session will survey the portals and dashboards that help run the IPG business during a period of major growth. From these examples, attendees will get a better understanding of what can be accomplished with some of the newer features in WebFOCUS and the path IPG took to keep up to date with product releases, all while rolling out business user focused capabilities.
Making Data Actionable for Accountable Care Organizations
Tech Level: For All
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00
Rola Tokatli, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Patrick Grotton, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Normand Sirois, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) is the second-largest health center in Massachusetts. As such, the organization receives and distributes a lot of information from various accountable care organizations (ACOs) and healthcare organizations (seven health centers, hospitals, and health insurance) to serve its newly formed, in-network Merrimack Valley Accountable Care Organization. To drive down costs while improving services to the local community, GLFHC has vowed to better utilize this plethora of data. Please join GLFHC to explore how the organization manages all its different data sources, processes data into a federated data warehouse, and makes the data actionable by providing stakeholders with dashboards that are relevant and easily consumable.
Managing Risk, Compliance, and Data With ReportCaster
Tech Level: Intermediate
Thursday 10:00 - 11:00
Corey Obermiller, State Employees Credit Union
Kyle Gunter, State Employees Credit Union
Every day, SECU uses ReportCaster to notify more than 270 branches of vital actions for regulatory compliance, notifies users through subscriptions and archives previous versions. Each month 45 reports are run and made available to VPs and SVPs using report libraries. Join us as we discuss our solutions, configuration, and integration with our external scheduling system.
Montgomery County PD Ensures Data Is Timely and Accurate With WebFOCUS
Tech Level: Novice
Tuesday 3:45 - 4:45
Thomas Mullen, Montgomery County - Department of Police
In law enforcement, ensuring that accurate and timely information are presented to decision-makers is imperative to public safety. Command staff cannot afford the time to look for data across several different systems. In this session, you?ll see how solutions from Information Builders allows these systems to seamlessly present information in a manner that helps management to make more accurate choices. Using a WebFOCUS dashboard provides Montgomery County Police with real-time data that allows management to control costs, schedule resources and, improve accountability of all operations.
Nationwide Engagement With WebFOCUS SaaS Offering and Salesforce Integration
Tech Level: Intermediate
Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00
Prakash Thumboli, Nationwide Insurance
Matt Chapin, Information Builders
To enable self-service reporting and data mining by business analysts, Nationwide partnered with Information Builders to explore a WebFOCUS Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. This presentation will cover the business value in moving to a SaaS solution and technical challenges that had to be solved for connecting to Nationwide on-premises data. Also, integration of SaaS solution with Salesforce will be covered, as Nationwide hoped to provide a seamless experience for its sales team and also enable business analysts to perform self-service reporting and data mining.
Operational Self-Service Financial Reporting
Tech Level: Novice
Thursday 3:00 - 4:00
Kevin Patterson, Appalachian State University
When business users spread across disparate departments needed to create, run, and manage their own reports, the embedded reporting tool wasn't cutting it. Departmental administrators struggled to balance their budgets and needed a powerful but flexible secure, self-service reporting tool. This session will detail one organization's journey to achieve secure, role-based, self-service financial reporting for their enterprise.
Procurement Analytics for Utilities
Tech Level: Intermediate
Thursday 11:15 - 12:15
Neeraj Masson, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
One of the largest water and waste-water utilities in the U.S. provides business users with easy access to procurement data to improve transparency and operational performance across their enterprise. With so many vendors, contracts, transactions and accounts, and other complexities, the reporting tool embedded in its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution wasn't providing end-users the flexibility they needed to track, report, and analyze financial information. Having successfully implemented WebFOCUS for key performance indicator (KPI) dashboards, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission turned to Information Builders for its procurement reporting and analytics. In this session, WSSC representatives will talk about how WebFOCUS can be used for secure, self-service procurement analytics, and enable business users across the enterprise to securely navigate through charts of accounts; create, edit, save, and schedule their own reports; and make better operational, tactical, or strategic spending decisions. WSSC will also detail its journey implementing WebFOCUS and the hurdles, lessons, and best practices learned along the way.
Rapid Integration Is Key to a Forward-Thinking Merger and Acquisition Strategy at Coty
Tech Level: Intermediate
Tuesday 1:15 - 2:15
Marc Luvshis, Information Builders
A merger between Procter & Gamble and our customer, beauty products manufacturer Coty, necessitated an enhanced ability to integrate data, systems, and more. Among other things, this required new ways of operating and architecting its integration capabilities. In this session, you'll hear how Coty fostered scalable development, standardized design, quality control, an ability to plan activities in parallel, the ability to estimate based on high-level design, and more.
Reassessing a BI and Analytics Project: Shifting Gears to Gain More Traction
Tech Level: Novice
Thursday 3:00 - 4:00
Grace Auh, Markham Stouffville Hospital
After producing several business intelligence (BI) products for its users, Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) had to pause, evaluate the journey, and shift direction to gain more traction and take MSH to the next level. The result? An elevated BI culture. In this session, you'll learn about MSH's recently introduced "QBP Executive Summary" and "Clinical Impact Assessment Summary," which combines clinical, financial, and utilization data at the physician and program levels. User adoption and scalability have grown through enhanced data modeling, visualization, and drill-down capabilities, leading to increased user satisfaction.
Solving Community Problems With WebFOCUS Dashboards
Tech Level: Intermediate
Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00
Aaron Palacios, County of Los Angeles - Chief Executive Office
Napoleon Valera, County of Los Angeles - Chief Executive Office
Linville Young, Los Angeles County ISD
This session discusses how Los Angeles County used WebFOCUS Dashboards to support various community initiatives, including helping to reduce local water usage and addressing the gender pay gap.
Taylor-Made: A Discussion of Six Mission-Critical InfoApps
Tech Level: Novice
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00
Mark Lora, Taylor University
This presentation will provide an overview of six InfoApps that are vital to Taylor University and relevant to all higher education institutions. The presenter will demonstrate descriptive and predictive analytics solutions for academics, accreditation, admissions, alumni, advancement, and the academic enrichment centers - all built in the past three years.
Tips and Techniques: WebFOCUS 8 Responsive Form Design
Tech Level: Novice
Prerequisite: Familiarity with App Studio.
Tuesday 1:15 - 2:15
Karen Veenstra, Florida Department Of Transportation
Roger Panfil, RCD Business Solutions
This session will focus on tips and techniques for responsive launch form design, taken directly from the Florida Department of Transportation's (DOT) migration from WebFOCUS 7.7 to WebFOCUS 8.2. The session will also cover development best practices and includes a review of a set of responsive form templates offered to the DOT user community in the business units. The form templates jump start the re-writing of legacy HTML launch forms into new responsive forms suited for the WebFOCUS 8 MRE and portal environments.
University Instructor Analytics: Quantitative Instructor Assessment
Tech Level: Intermediate
Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30
Lele Pi, Mid-America Christian University
Attend this customer-led session to hear about Mid-America Christian University's Instructor Analytics Project (IAP). Through the project, the university uses reports, dashboards, diagrams, and matrices to provide insight into, quantify, and improve instructional performance. Users have acces to key performance indicators for attendance, calendar implementation, and can post and solicit feedback on news, grades, quizzes, and more.
Unlocking Offender Data to Better Serve Society
Tech Level: For All
Thursday 1:45 - 2:45
Christopher Elton, Attenti Group
Marita Locklear, Attenti Group
Ever wonder what happens when an offender or suspected offender is released on electronic monitoring? The Attenti Group stores data and information to that end, and uses WebFOCUS and App Studio to assist enforcement agencies to better understand data. These insights enables Attenti to focus their resources on making sure society is safe for all.
Visualizing Non-Profit Performance at United Way
Tech Level: For All
Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00
Jeff Elder, United Way Worldwide
Marie Eberlein, United Way Worldwide
Learn how United Way has vastly improved its info-sharing capacity. Most recently, United Way integrated more impact data from its Global Results Framework. For the first time ever, the organization has been able to visualize 2-1-1 data using need requests from 240 call centers across the country, which handle more than 15 million calls annually. Attend this session to learn how.
Voya's Choice in Omni-Gen Master Data Management
Tech Level: For All
Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00
James Yang, Voya Investment Management
This session will focus on Voya Investment Managment's decision to choose Omni-Gen Master Data Management (MDM) Edition and what the business drivers were for MDM. Attendees will learn about the quick implementation and what Voya has been able to achieve with its new MDM environment.
WebFOCUS and Jail Management
Tech Level: Intermediate
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00
Lisa Henderson, Montgomery County Technology Services
Janet Quarcoo, Montgomery County: Dept of Corrections
In this session, Montgomery County Technology Services will detail how Information Builders' business intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions were integrated with a newly developed Jail Management System. This has created the perfect mix for a technically advanced, three-tiered web-based solution and the delivery of real-time data points and analytics to the highly transient and fast-paced environment of a county jail.