SAP NetWeaver 2004s: What's New in the BI Front End: Part 2

  • by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP
  • May 1, 2006
Find out about changes to BEx Suite tools in SAP NetWeaver 2004s. They include improvements to Web-based printing, document management, Information Broadcasting, BEx Analyzer, BEx Query Designer, Web Analyzer, and Web Application Designer.
Key Concept
BEx Web, a component of the BEx Suite, includes the new BEx Report Designer (discussed in part 1) as well as the updated BEx Web Analyzer and BEx Web Application Designer (Web AD). BEx Report Designer creates formatted SAP BI reports for presentations. BEx Web Analyzer allows you to analyze data via a URL or an iView in SAP NetWeaver Portal. With BEx Web AD, you can create Web sites with SAP BI content.

With SAP NetWeaver 2004s, several BEx Suite tools receive updates. On the Web side of SAP BI, the major changes include enhanced Web-based printing and a command generation tool to help you create sophisticated Web pages without writing code. For BEx Analyzer, the first major change in years offers better formatting and design capabilities. Finally, updates to document management and Information Broadcasting cross both the Excel- and Web-based areas of SAP BI.

Ned Falk

Ned Falk is a senior education consultant at SAP. In prior positions, he implemented many ERP solutions, including SAP R/3. While at SAP, he initially focused on logistics. Now he focuses on SAP HANA, SAP BW (formerly SAP NetWeaver BW), SAP CRM, and the integration of SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects tools. You can meet him in person when he teaches SAP HANA, SAP BW, or SAP CRM classes from the Atlanta SAP office, or in a virtual training class over the web. If you need an SAP education plan for SAP HANA, SAP BW, BusinessObjects, or SAP CRM, you may contact Ned via email.

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