Dig Into SP04 Features for BusinessObjects Explorer and Analysis
- by Ingo Hilgefort, Vice President of Product Management, Visual BI Solutions
- November 6, 2012
Find out about the features and enhancements that are new for the integration between the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite of products, SAP NetWeaver BW, and SAP ERP. See the changes that come with the release of Feature Pack 03 and Service Pack 04 — with a focus on SAP BusinessObjects Explorer and the OLAP edition of SAP BusinessObjects Analysis. Also learn about changes in SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office.
BusinessObjects Explorer lets users create their own exploration views (some call them e-views), which can include multiple visualizations. This enhancement lets users fine-tune the visual analysis of data.
You can experience the key enhancements to the integration between the BI suite of products and SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP ERP by using SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 Feature Pack 03 (FP03) and Service Pack 04 (SP04). I look at important SP04 changes in SAP BusinessObjects Explorer and SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP. I also detail other enhancements for SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office
Before going into the details of the enhancements, I want to mention that I’m focusing on the integration of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 with SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP ERP, and, therefore, only covering those changes that are relevant for this area of the BI suite. The product has additional enhancements that I do not discuss in this article.
FP03 is a minor release on top of the SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 suite release and delivers additional and new functionality. SP04 includes the functionality of FP03 so that you do not have to apply FP03 first and then apply SP04 to your landscape. For further details, see my article, “Discover SP04 Enhancements for BusinessObjects Dashboards, Crystal Reports for Enterprise, and Web Intelligence.”
I’ll start by explaining the enhancements for BusinessObjects Explorer 4.0 SP04. Added features include the following:
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