SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Offers New Capabilities for Analysis, Explorer, and Lumira

  • by Ingo Hilgefort, Vice President of Product Management, Visual BI Solutions
  • October 14, 2013
Ingo Hilgefort describes several new integration features in release 4.1 of the SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite. Learn about the most important new features and functionality across the complete BI suite.
Key Concept
The 4.1 release of the SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite of products has several new features, such as the support for variable variants with SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP, the integration of SAP BusinessObjects Analysis products with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio, and the integration of SAP Lumira with SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA.

Release 4.1 of the SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite provides new capabilities for SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP, SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, and SAP Lumira (formerly Visual Intelligence).

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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