Deployment Options for Executive Dashboards with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

  • by Ingo Hilgefort, Vice President of Product Management, Visual BI Solutions
  • November 11, 2013
Ingo Hilgefort describes the different deployment options for executive dashboards in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.1.
Learning Objectives

By reading this article, you will be able to:

  • Understand the two main sources of data for SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
  • Compare aspects of three application deployment modes: local, integrated with the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform, and integrated with SAP NetWeaver BW
  • Prepare for the use of custom components in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.2, including custom data visualization

Key Concept

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio now supports two main deployment options for your production deployment: one integrated with the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform and another with the SAP NetWeaver BW system directly without the requirement to have an SAP BusinessObjects BI platform. In addition – mainly for the developer – SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio also supports a local deployment.

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio has new deployment options for dashboards that were introduced with release 1.1 in Q2 2013. After outlining those options, I provide more information about the release, including data connectivity options, mobile reporting with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio, and some currently known limitations.

Ingo Hilgefort

Ingo Hilgefort started his career in 1999 with Seagate Software/Crystal Decisions as a trainer and consultant. He moved to Walldorf for Crystal Decisions at the end of 2000, and worked with the SAP NetWeaver BW development team integrating Crystal Reports with SAP NetWeaver BW. He then relocated to Vancouver in 2004, and worked as a product manager/program manager (in engineering) on the integration of BusinessObjects products with SAP products. Ingo's focus is now on the integration of the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite with  SAP landscapes, such as SAP BW and SAP BW on SAP HANA, focusing on end-to-end integration scenarios. In addition to his experience as a product manager and in his engineering roles, Ingo has been involved in architecting and delivering deployments of SAP BusinessObjects software in combination with SAP software for a number of global customers, and has been recognized by the SAP Community as an SAP Mentor for SAP BusinessObjects- and SAP integration-related topics. Currently, Ingo is the Vice President of Product Management and Product Strategy at Visual BI Solutions, working on extensions to SAP’s product offering such as SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and SAP Lumira. You may follow him on Twitter at @ihilgefort.

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