Before you begin

To access Business Objects, you will need to have appropriate Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) enabled and connect to the University's Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Follow our guide on Setting up VPN and MFA on your device

Before you book onto this course, you should have a good working knowledge of Business Objects, including creating tables based on existing data, creating variables and using calculations. We recommend that you have attended Business Objects - Analysing and structuring reports.

You should ensure you can log in to Business Objects before you attend. If you cannot do this you should ask your manager to fill out the Management Information System access form.

Delivery Method: Tutor led
Course Duration: 2 hours

What you will learn

Business Objects is a general purpose enquiry and reporting tool which allows users to access information in the University's administration databases, including iTrent and SAMIS. This course is taught through a mixture of demonstration and hands-on practice. You will learn how to:

  • Open a new document
  • Create a query in Query Panel
  • Apply conditions to a query
  • Change conditions to prompts
  • Create variables using IF statements
  • Add headers, footers and page numbers to a report

Book your place

To book your place:

  • Go to the Employee Self Service booking page
  • Select the date you wish to book
  • Enter any optional personal objectives you wish to achieve
  • Select "Save"

Course dates and times

  • Tuesday 24 May 2.15pm-4.15pm
  • Wednesday 15 June 2.15pm-4.15pm

If the above dates/times are unsuitable (or there aren't any listed), please email us to see how we can help.

Self-paced learning

You can access a number of training resources on using Business Objects via Moodle. Any member of staff or postgraduate student can access these and learn at their own pace.

Alternatively, you can use the following external information from SAP, the supplier of Business Objects:

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