SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, OLAP Edition — BEx and Voyager Combined

  • by Ingo Hilgefort, Vice President of Product Management, Visual BI Solutions
  • February 4, 2011
Find out how you can use the newly released SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, OLAP Edition as part of your overall SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 release. SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, OLAP Edition is the counterpart for SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office for Web-based deployments.
Key Concept
SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, OLAP Edition is the successor to SAP BusinessObjects Voyager and SAP Business Explorer (BEx) Web reporting. It provides you the functionality to deliver analytical reporting capabilities to your power users via a Web browser.
With the release of SAP BusinessObjects 4.0, you can provide your power users with an analytical reporting tool for the Microsoft Office environment using SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office. Furthermore, SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, OLAP Edition offers you an option for pure browser-based deployments. In the next couple of sections, I will take a closer look at this new product and provide you with an overview on the typical person for the product, the technical prerequisites for its use, and how SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, OLAP Edition is able to use your existing investment into SAP NetWeaver BW by connecting to your SAP BEx queries.

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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