Before you begin

This is an introductory course and there are no prerequisites.

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

You should ensure you can log in to Business Objects before you attend:

  • if using iTrent you will need to fill the 'System' field with '@bohr'
  • if using SAMIS you will need to fill the 'System' field with '@boprd'

If you cannot do this you should ask your manager to fill out the Management Information System access form

You will need to find out from your manager what reports you need to run.

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:

  • log in to BI Launchpad
  • search for and open documents
  • run, format, print, save and export reports
  • track data and drill down to find out more information
  • use input controls
  • send reports to other Business Objects users

What other learners have said about this course

"Ever so helpful and timely! Thank you!"

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 7 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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