New Information Design Tool Brings Speed and Efficiency to Reporting

  • by Ashwani Sharma , SAP BI and BusinessObjects Consultant, Accenture
  • May 19, 2011
Learn about the new architecture of the SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool and see how it can improve Web Intelligence reporting.
Key Concept

The BusinessObjects Information Design Tool is a new modeling tool for the semantic layer that enables you to more efficiently create and deploy BusinessObjects universes compared to the tool’s predecessor, Universe Designer.

The semantic layer, also called a universe, acts as a backbone for BusinessObjects Web Intelligence queries and reports. One of the new features in BusinessObjects 4.0 is the BusinessObjects Information Design Tool, which allows you to more efficiently create universes.

The architecture and functionality of the Information Design Tool has been enhanced as compared to its predecessor, Universe Designer, which also helps users create universes. There are four main components of Information Designer, all of which didn’t exist in prior releases of BusinessObjects and contribute to the new tool’s effectiveness: query and calculation engine, business layer, data foundation, and data federation engine.

Ashwani Sharma

Ashwani Sharma is SAP BI 7.0 Certified Consultant working with Accenture. He has experience in SAP BI and BusinessObjects integration implementations and SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 ramp-up programs.

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