SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, OLAP Edition – Your First Steps

  • by Ingo Hilgefort, Vice President of Product Management, Visual BI Solutions
  • February 28, 2011
Learn how to perform your first steps with SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, OLAP Edition in combination with your SAP NetWeaver BW landscape.
Key Concept
SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, OLAP Edition is the successor to SAP BusinessExplorer (BEx) Web reporting. It provides you with the functionality to provide your business analysts and power users with a multi-dimensional analytical business intelligence (BI) client tool via the browser. SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, OLAP Edition is deeply integrated into the SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 platform and is one of the possible BI client tools that is available to you.

I will take a look at some basic steps in SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, OLAP Edition to enable you to leverage your corporate data from your SAP NetWeaver BW system as part of an analytical workflow in your browser.

Establish Data Connectivity

Before you can use the data and metadata from your SAP BEx query in SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, OLAP Edition you need to establish a connection to the SAP NetWeaver BW system as part of your SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise system.

Step 1. Log on to the Central Management Console (Figure 1) of your SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise system.

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.

Ingo will be presenting at the upcoming Reporting & Analytics 2017 INTERACTIVE conference, November 29-December 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. For information on the event, click here.

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