SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, Edition for Microsoft Office — Your First Steps

  • by Ingo Hilgefort, Vice President of Product Management, Visual BI Solutions
  • November 18, 2010
Find out how to install and configure SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office as part of your SAP NetWeaver BW landscape. Then take a look at several workflows in this new application.
Key Concept

SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office enables you to use multi-dimensional workflows on top of SAP NetWeaver BW queries inside the Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint environments. SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office has been released with its first version and is now available, so that you can start the process of migrating your BEx Analyzer workbooks to this new application.

SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office is the successor to BEx Analyzer, allowing your users to analyze and share the information stored in your SAP NetWeaver BW system. For example, SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office can provide your financial controller with the functionality to analyze the financial situation based on your corporate cost center and profit center structure inside the Microsoft Excel environment. The controller can use the Microsoft PowerPoint plug-in to create a presentation to share his findings with board members.

I will start with the installation and configuration of SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office and then continue with a quick look at some basic functionality.

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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Comments

7/2/2013 10:48:03 AM
Scott Wallask, Managing Editor, SAPexperts

Hello, I just checked with Ingo about your question. He said, that yes, Analysis Office does support the XI 3.1 environment.
7/1/2013 2:55:50 PM
KS

Good read. Sure gives all the needed ingo.Thanks for the information.Does SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, Edition for Microsoft Office work with BOE 3.1?

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