ASUG Georgia Chapter Meeting

February 23rd, 2018

The ASUG Georgia Chapter meeting was a huge success. Attendee benefited from an array of training and educational sessions including BI with SAP HANA and lessons learned and real-life benefits of implementing an SAP Solution. The chapter meeting also provided the opportunity to network and learn from both peers and SAP keynote speakers during the day. The chapter also organized a fundraising event for Kids in Need, a local charity that provides new school supplies to teachers in low-income schools in the Atlanta region. Thank you to Newell Rubbermaid for their generous donation. Don’t miss out on these informative and educational days – the next Georgia chapter meeting, coming to Atlanta on May 11th, 2018.

We’re Moving

November 21st, 2017

We’re leaving Piedmont Center North and moving to Grade A facilities at Premier Plaza. Our new address will be 5607 Glenridge Drive, Suite 430, Atlanta, GA 30342. We’re planning to open the new office November 28th. Our phone and networks may be patchy November 27th during the moving of our systems, so please be patient with us during this transition. Rest assured you may always directly contact your account manager for immediate assistance. Our phone numbers and emails won’t change, with the main office number remaining 404.531.4116. If you’re in the area, stop by and check out the new place. We can grab a cup of coffee.

ASUG Georgia Chapter Donates School Supplies to ACFB

August 8th, 2017

The ASUG Georgia chapter summer meeting collected boxes of school supplies for Kids In Need, a program run by the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The Kids In Need mission is to provide learning supplies for students whose academic success is threatened by poverty. Thank you to the meeting attendees and sponsors for generously giving to this worthy program to ensure all children have access to tools to make them academically successful. The fall ASUG chapter meeting will be held in September.

Sapphire Now and ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, FL

May 8th, 2017

The Sapphire Now and ASUG Annual Conference will be held in Orlando from May 16th – 18th.  The conference provides an excellent opportunity to network with key influencers in the industry as well as getting an insight into the vision and strategic direction of SAP. Gain access to hundreds of live demos and presentations, as well as inspiring keynote speeches from SAP and ASUG executives and their guests who will offer their vision of the future and share breakthrough innovations. SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference

SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference registration includes full access to the event, sponsored evening activities, presentations, show floor, and demos. Click here to register.

Not able to attend? If you have questions we can ask them for you, just log your question here and we will get back to you after the conference.

Consultancy by Kingfisher to present at the Business Intelligence and Analytics Conference in Nashville.

Apr 24th, 2017

Consultancy by Kingfisher Inc. has been chosen for the ninth consecutive year to present hands-on training sessions and customer presentations during the SAP BI+A, The Business Intelligence and Analytics Conference.  This year the conference will be held August 7-9th in Nashville, Tennessee at the Nashville Music City Center.

Gray Mitchell, Senior Consultant, will provide the training session “Turn Your Dull Docs Into Capable Dashboards: Implementing Geomapping techniques in Webi 4.2”.  Also, Senior Consultant, Shaheen Makandar, will be training on the topic “You Want to Get Data From Where? – Dynamic Joins”.

Kingfisher Inc. will be presenting alongside a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products and biologic solutions, for a real-world scenario “Implementing Enterprise Information Management with Limited IT Resources”.  Kingfisher also will be presenting with a healthcare solutions company, “Next Generation Dashboarding with SAP Design Studio”.  In addition, one of the largest jewelers in the U.S. be expounding on the topic “Developing a BICC to Match High-End Efficiency and Results”.

The Business Intelligence and Analytics Conference (formerly known as SABOC), is a yearly conference held in different locations within the U.S.  The conference provides access to global thought leaders, peers and industry experts using BusinessObjects and the full range of SAP’s analytics and reporting tools.  For more information on BI+A, visit www.biaconference.com.

If you would like for Kingfisher Inc. to present at your conference or meeting, please email us at info@18.220.139.32 or call 1-877-531-4116.

Consultancy by Kingfisher to present at BI2017 in Orlando.

Feb 27th, 2017

Kingfisher Senior Business Consultant, Gray Mitchell, has been accepted to present at BI2017  in Orlando, Florida on March 2nd.  He will be presenting “A step-by-step guide to modernizing your dashboarding strategy – Worth its weight in ROI”.  The session will provide attendees with a framework to assess and update dashboarding strategies in light of new technologies becoming available in the SAP BusinessObjects suite. Gray will be delivering key messages on universe conversions, utilizing direct query binding and best practices, and will provide a live demo on the updated SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio.  He is one of 76 speakers presenting at the four-day conference. The conference is a yearly summit for North American professionals who use and support SAP’s business intelligence, analytics, and data warehousing solutions. For more information on Gray Mitchell and BI2017, visit the BI2017 website.

Consultancy by Kingfisher to host GBN Universe Webinar Mini Series.

Nov 1st, 2016

The Kingfisher Academy will host  an 8-part GBN webinar series, starting in January 2017. Each session will cover specific universe topics that cover major functionality within Universes,  address common pitfalls,  and tricks to help you master Universe functionality. For more details or to register for the webinars, visit our GBN Universe page.

Consultancy by Kingfisher receives Second Partner Center of Excellence Certification from SAP.

Feb 17th, 2016

Kingfisher announced today that it has received recertification as a Partner Center of Excellence (PCoE). Kingfisher has demonstrated that it can consistently deliver outstanding customer service and support to organizations across a wide range of industries. Kingfisher is honored to be recognized for its continued professionalism and expertise in providing SAP Business Intelligence & Information Management solutions and support.

At Kingfisher, we strive to give our customers the best possible experience and maximize the value of their investment in SAP Analytics, we are delighted that SAP recognises our continued commitment to outstanding customer service by awarding us the PCoE certification.
Mahesh Desai, Consultancy By Kingfisher Inc.

To learn more about how Kingfisher can support customer environments click here.

Free Training Sessions at the Charlotte and Raleigh User Groups.

Feb 25th and Feb 26th, 2016

Kingfisher will be delivering free training sessions at the NC user groups being held in Charlotte and Raleigh. The sessions will include: Best Practices for Integrating Lumira into BusinessObjects Platform, What’s new in BusinessObjects 4.2, and How To Create Lumira Storyboards.





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New ASUG Special Interest Group – Global BusinessObjects Network (GBN) – Announced.

Oct 27th, 2015

A new Special Interest Group (SIG) has been revealed to represent SAP customers that use SAP BusinessObjects on non-ERP data sources. The content and materials will focus on the needs of the non-ERP customer. Mahesh Desai, President and founder of Consultancy by Kingfisher Inc, has been nominated to this newly formed committee.

For more information, or to join the community click here

GPI Wins 2015 SAP/ASUG Best Information Governance Project
Award.

Oct 2nd, 2015

On September 30th, Graphic Packaging International, Inc. was awarded the 2015 SAP/ASUG Best Information Governance Project Award in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The award is presented annually at the SAP/ASUG Master Data Management Summit. Consultancy by Kingfisher Inc. is delighted to be a key component of this on-going project.

GPI has been awarded the 2015 SAP/ASUG Best Information Governance Project Award. Consultancy by Kingfisher, Inc. has been a true partner and an integral part of the team accomplishing this achievement. We appreciate the synergy with Kingfisher and look forward to continuing collaboration on GPI’s Business Intelligence and Master Data Management projects.

ASUG SABOC Prize Draw Winner

Sept 15th, 2015

Thank you for visiting Kingfisher at our booth during ASUG SABOC in Austin and for entering our prize draw. We are delighted to reveal the lucky winner’s name – Eric W. with FM Facility Management in Hartford, CT is the winner of the BOSE SoundLink Bluetooth portable speaker and carrying case. Congratulations Eric!

If you were unable to attend Kingfisher’s presentations and training sessions during your visit to the conference they are available on our new insights page. 

Matt Hawkins, CTO, Announced as New Market Leader for ASUG

Aug 28th, 2015

Kingfisher is pleased to report that Matt Hawkins, CTO for Kingfisher Inc, has been appointed to the role of Market Leader on the ASUG Georgia Chapter Leadership Team. As a Chapter Market Leader, Matt will be responsible for delivering insight and expertise into new trending content areas. Read more about ASUG here…

Kingfisher Support Desk Now Open

Aug 24th, 2015

As part of its ongoing commitment to customer service, Kingfisher is pleased to announce the opening of its SAP Partner Center of Expertise Support Desk. Kingfisher follows SAP business processes and deliverables which ensure the high quality of support you should expect. Kingfisher’s VAR status allows us to offer support to our customers as part of your maintenance plan. Learn more…

Kingfisher Webinar Series – SAP Rapid Marts

Matt Hawkins presents SAP Rapid Marts in as little as 10 Days

Better business decisions start with data you can trust. Discover how Kingfisher delivers SAP consolidated analytics to the business with exceptional time to value in this information presentation delivered by Kingfisher’s Head of Technology.

ASUG SAP ANALYTICS & BUSINESSOBJECTS CONFERENCE

Aug 31 – Sep 2, 2015 – Austin, Texas

The 2015 ASUG SAP Analytics and BusinessObjects Conference provides education, influence, and networking opportunities for SAP Analytics and business intelligence professionals. Share SAP BusinessObjects best practices, success stories, and tips and tricks, and learn what the roadmap is for these solutions. Learn how your peers are using the SAP BusinessObjects product suite for reporting, dashboards, data exploration, data visualization, and self-service BI. See how they have leveraged SAP Analytics applications to turn mounds of data into easily understandable and actionable insights. Network with SAP customers, partners, and representatives. Experience the passion for excellence that sets this user community apart. Learn more…

SAPInsider BI2015

Matt Hawkins presents Web Intelligence RESTFul Web Services 4.1

With the advent of the RESTful Web Services API in the 4.x release of the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform, integration to backend systems from custom applications and streamlined end-user workflows has become much less cumbersome and faster to deliver.

SAPInsider BI2015

Kevin Hutto presents Information Steward 4.2 Governance Policies

Attend this session to learn an end-to-end framework for building the processes, governance, policies, standards, and technology to drive effective data management in your organization. Get expert advice on how to use SAP Information Steward, along with best practice strategies to drive data quality.

SAPInsider BI2015

Kevin Hutto presents Lumira Server (HANA and non-HANA options)

Learn about the latest developments with Lumira Server, both stand-alone and integrated into BusinessObjects BI 4.1 platform. This sessions discusses both the HANA server and non-HANA server options.

Hands-On Sessions North American SAP Analytics and Business Objects Conference

Kingfisher provides attendees hands-on instructor-led education on SAP’s latest Analytics technology

The 2014 North American SAP Analytics and Business Objects Conference (SABOC) held in Fort Worth concluded last week. Consultancy by Kingfisher, Inc. was selected to provide hands-on training sessions for the attendees for the third consecutive year.   As a key SAP education partner, both SAP and ASUG rely on the Kingfisher Academy to create learning sessions for SABOC, SAPPHIRE, and local ASUG chapter events throughout the year. The sessions this year were:

  1. Introduction to SAP BusinessObjects Explorer and SAP Lumira
  2. Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Quality Information Steward
  3. Transform Data using SAP Data Services
It was excellent and I would like to share it with my co-workers
F. White, General Motors

ASUG News Article: Hands-On Sessions at SABOC 2014

Kingfisher’s Kevin Hutto discusses the advantages of Hands-On training at this year’s SAP Analytics Conference with ASUG News

Tech conferences are a popular tool for businesses to gain more knowledge and expertise in enterprise applications they may be using or looking to use in the future, and often this information is presented in group sessions by speakers. This style of presentation works for a lot of people, and has proven to be an effective way for customers to share information, educate and teach new skills.
But some folks like to get their hands dirty and learn while the software is running, and that’s what the hands-on sessions at the 2014 ASUG SAP Analytics and BusinessObjects Conference (SABOC) are all about.

Continue to full article…

Consultancy by Kingfisher, Inc. Chosen to Deliver Hands-On SAP Training

Consultancy by Kingfisher, Inc. Has once again been selected as one of only two SAP partners to deliver focused hands-on training for attendees of this year’s SABOC SAP Analytics Conference.

Kingfisher are a Diamond Sponsor at this year’s SABOC (SAP Analytics and BusinessObjects Conference) hosted by ASUG in Fort Worth, TX Sept. 22-24

Once again Kingfisher have been chosen as one of the two strategic SAP Partners to deliver Hands-On training during the conference, this means that you have direct access to one of our top education specialists and the dedicated time to work through key concepts and features of the BusinessObjects suite, leaving the conference with the confidence and know how to rock BI at your organization.

 

Consultancy by Kingfisher, Inc. Expands Atlanta Server Lab

PRESS RELEASE Atlanta, GA — April 30, 2014

Consultancy by Kingfisher, Inc. Announces enhancements on its operational capabilities –  Enhancements focused on new Analytic technologies

Kingfisher announced today that it has doubled its ESXi enterprise-level virtualization infrastructure capacity to allow for additional and expansive coverage of internal, laboratory, training & support servers.   The increase is due to the expanding requirement for internal and external training and client support.

The infrastructure upgrade was well received by the entire company who has recently seen more training requests from its large customer base.  The improvements and investments initiatives have been part of an overall plan focused on overall company growth.  Part of these investments include the operationalization of its brand new training center, a revamping its phone system, and time tracking system optimization.

Over the last two years,  Kingfisher has been making consistent investments on its operational capabilities and improving our servers is a significant step in that process. It is critical that we can replicate complex customer landscapes to support our clients needs.
Matt Hawkins, CTO, Kingfisher Inc.

The company plans future enhancements focused on its growth as it aims to expand its training capabilities and conduct multiple demonstrations and seminars.

About Kingfisher

Consultancy by Kingfisher, Inc. (“Kingfisher”) is a leading global Gold Level SAP® provider and partner of SAP® BusinessObjects™ business intelligence software and services since 1993. Kingfisher provides complete consulting, design, development, integration, and implementation services for the entire SAP BusinessObjects product suite. Kingfisher’s experience runs deep into Mobility, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence, SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (formerly Xcelsius), SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, SAP Crystal Reports, SAP BusinessObjects Planning/Consolidation, and Training services. Kingfisher’s headquarters is located in Atlanta, GA.

Consultancy by Kingfisher, Inc. Achieves SAP PCOE Certification

PRESS RELEASE Atlanta, GA — March 13, 2014

Consultancy by Kingfisher, Inc. Achieves SAP Partner Center of Expertise Certification (PCoE) certification –  recognizes superior maintenance support delivery for SAP Business Object Solutions.

Partner Center of Expertise certification shows that Consultancy by Kingfisher, Inc. has met strict compliance requirements, both technical and organizational, enabling them to provide high-quality support services.

The certification process requires a rigorous audit which verifies that the organization has established all necessary support infrastructure, tools, solution-related skills, quality, and operations to meet the terms of certification to service customers on SAP Business Objects solutions.

Kingfisher has always shared responsibility for the success of client solutions. As such we provide the first line of support for our clients and SAP certifying Kingfisher as a Centre of Excellence for support, provides even more confidence to our growing client base.
Mahesh Desai, CEO, Kingfisher Inc.

With this PCoE certification, Kingfisher’s customers benefit from verified expanded capabilities which include expert and knowledge transfer by SAP,

a single point of contact that provides consistent service for the duration of support, service adhering to strict SAP guidelines within the maintenance contract.

About Kingfisher

Consultancy by Kingfisher, Inc. (“Kingfisher”) is a leading global Gold Level SAP® provider and partner of SAP® BusinessObjects™ business intelligence software and services since 1993. Kingfisher provides complete consulting, design, development, integration, and implementation services for the entire SAP BusinessObjects product suite. Kingfisher’s experience runs deep into Mobility, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence, SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (formerly Xcelsius), SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, SAP Crystal Reports, SAP BusinessObjects Planning/Consolidation, and Training services. Kingfisher’s headquarters is located in Atlanta, GA.

Kingfisher Wins Another Award: Gold Performance for SAP Sales Growth

Consultancy by Kingfisher, a leading global provider and Gold Level Partner of SAP® BusinessObjects™ business intelligence software, consulting, and training services today announced, it has been awarded second place in the prestigious SAP Sales Growth promotion, putting them in first place for Business Object Gold partners for year over year growth.

On behalf of the SAP management team I would like to congratulate Kingfisher on this amazing accomplishment.
Not only have you obtained triple digit YoY growth and taken 2nd prize in the SAP VAR Gold Partner Sales Promotion, but you also ranked number one for SAP Business Object Gold partners for YoY growth!
SAP congratulates Consultancy By Kingfisher Inc., recognizing them as the Business Analytics partner with the greatest 1H 2012 year over year growth in our North American Partner Ecosystem. With over 19 years of focused Business Intelligence (BI) leadership and expertise on SAP analytics, Kingfisher is exceptionally positioned to provide the confidence emerging companies need to initiate successful BI ventures in these challenging times.

Kingfisher Awarded SAP Volume Sales Leader Award-East Region SME-BA&T for 2011

Consultancy by Kingfisher, a leading global provider and Gold Level Partner of SAP® BusinessObjects™ business intelligence software, consulting, and training services since 1993, today announced, it has been awarded the prestigious SAP Volume Sales Leader Award for Top Sales SME-BA&T East Region in 2011.

The award marks the first time that Kingfisher has won the title for Top Sales SME-BA&T in the East Region.

We are grateful to win this award from SAP, and very proud to be part of an outstanding partnership with SAP worldwide. The entire Kingfisher team did a great job to secure this win, and we look forward to winning it again in 2012.
Mahesh Desai, President and CEO of Kingfisher
SAP is proud to award Kingfisher the Volume Sales Award East Region SME-BA&T for 2011. The entire Kingfisher sales team did a great job, worked really hard, and deserves to win this award. We are looking forward to continue working with them and their customers in 2012.
Brett Kaarto, SAP

Kingfisher Inc. to Open New Atlanta Headquarters

Expects to Add More Than 20 New Technology Jobs in Georgia by End of 2012

ATLANTA, September 13, 2011 – Consultancy by Kingfisher, Inc. (“Kingfisher”) announced today that the company will be occupying nearly 9,000 square feet of office space at Piedmont Center North in Atlanta as its new headquarters.

Kingfisher is a leading provider of SAP® BusinessObjects™ business intelligence software, consulting, training and services to companies throughout the United States. Company officials cite healthy revenue growth, increasing demand for its products and services, and a strategic plan to be the employer of choice for top consultants as reasons for its office expansion.

The company expects to complete its move by September 23 and to add twenty or more employees in its new Piedmont Center headquarters by the end of 2012.

I am pleased to see another Atlanta company, Consultancy by Kingfisher, Inc., continue to grow and create jobs in our city,
Kingfisher demonstrates the significant value that local businesses add to our community and I commend them on their announcement to hire an additional twenty employees at their new offices at Piedmont Center North.
Kasim Reed, Atlanta Mayor

Kingfisher’s new address will be 3565 Piedmont Road, Building Three, Suite 550, Atlanta, Georgia, 30305. Despite the recent recession, Kingfisher has consistently outpaced industry growth rates by providing outstanding customer service and demonstrating the highest levels of support for SAP BusinessObjects software.

Kingfisher is a Gold Level SAP partner and has been certified by SAP as an authorized provider of VAR-delivered support with a certified Partner Center of Expertise. Kingfisher is also an active member and sponsor of the Americas SAP User Group (“ASUG”) and contributes topical thought leadership to the customer community through speaking engagements and white paper series.

Kingfisher has a long and successful history as an Atlanta-based employer, having relocated its headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta in 1997. The firm is a member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

Congratulations to Consultancy by Kingfisher, Inc. for their expansion and continued success. Kingfisher’s expansion contributes to metro Atlanta’s position as a global technology leader; our region benefits greatly by having a nationally known technology leader grow and expand their business here.
Larry Williams, VP for technology industry development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber
With our strong roots in the community and our Atlanta centered employee base, the best and only choice for our new, expanded headquarters was right here in Atlanta. We’re looking forward to many more years of growth and of providing challenging, well-paying technology related jobs in an outstanding facility and with a great company.
Mahesh Desai, President and CEO of Kingfisher Inc.

Kingfisher Announces Business Intelligence White Paper Series

PRESS RELEASE Atlanta, GA — August 8, 2011

Leading SAP BusinessObjects Consultancy Offers Research and Analysis on BI, Analytics, Dashboards through Remainder of 2011

Consultancy by Kingfisher, a leading provider of SAP® BusinessObjects™ software and related services announced today that it has commissioned a six-month series of independently authored white papers providing research and insight on business intelligence, analytics, and management dashboards. Each monthly white paper will be available by invitation to qualified professionals.

Kingfisher has long been an active voice in advancing knowledge and practical know-how in the domain of business intelligence. From our current position as founding affiliate and platinum sponsor of the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG), back to my years as chairman of the Crystal Decisions User Group (now incorporated into ASUG), Kingfisher has been a generous contributor to the field. We’re thrilled to continue our commitment by sponsoring this white paper series.
Mahesh Desai, President and CEO, Kingfisher Inc.

The 2011 Business Intelligence White Paper Series was launched in July, and will include future monthly installments through December.

About Kingfisher

Kingfisher is a leading SAP® BusinessObjects™ partner providing end-to-end business intelligence solutions. As an Authorized Education Partner, Kingfisher delivers training for all SAP BusinessObjects products. Kingfisher’s expertise covers the entire SAP BusinessObjects product stack and extends well into SAP offerings with specialties leveraging SAP BusinessObjects in SAP environments.