What's New in BI Launch Pad 4.1

  • by Adam Getz, Manager – Business Intelligence, CGI Federal
  • September 16, 2013
Adam Getz of DCS Consulting, Inc., describes BI Launch Pad 4.1's improved user interface and new features and functions.
Key Concept
BI Launch Pad 4.1 is an end-user tool that simplifies information access and understanding, and helps organization decision makers be more productive by providing business intelligence content and information.

BI Launch Pad 4.1 (formerly known as InfoView in previous major releases of SAP BusinessObjects) is now the standard Web portal for all users of the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) platform. BI Launch Pad 4.1 provides a single Web interface that allows end users to access and interact with any type of business intelligence content and information, including reports, analytics, dashboards, scorecards, and strategy maps.

In addition, BI Launch Pad 4.1 satisfies an organization’s need for quick and easy access to reports, queries, and information, and to make timely and accurate decisions. BI Launch Pad 4.1 provides an improved user interface over its predecessor (i.e., InfoView) and includes additional options for interface customization that the previous InfoView application did not include. 

I’ll describe BI Launch Pad 4.1’s new user interface and some of the new features and functions of SAP BI 4.1 that are used within BI Launch Pad 4.1. Right from the beginning, the new main screen for BI Launch Pad now contains two main navigation pages or tabs: the Home tab and the Documents tab.  

Adam Getz

Adam Getz currently serves as a Manager, Business Intelligence for CGI Federal. In this position, he is leading a large business intelligence and data warehousing implementation for a federal client.  He is a thought leader in the field of information technology and an expert in the deployment of leading business intelligence, database management, and data integration products. He has presented at a variety of local, national, and international events, including the 2006 BusinessObjects International Conference, 2007 Oracle BIWA Summit, 2008 Oracle Open World, and 2010 and 2011 ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conferences. In addition, Adam is the creator and main author of bi-insider.com, a website, portfolio, and blog that provides rich technical and functional content to business intelligence and data warehousing professionals. He has also published numerous technology white papers that have focused on various topics within business intelligence and data warehousing. Adam currently serves as the chairperson of the Washington DC Business Objects User Group.

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Comments

12/19/2013 11:15:05 AM
Ramesh A

Adam,

Great article and insightful !

Also via BOBJ 4.1 Launchpad can we access Office Analysis for MS edition reports thru SSO ?
Any conditions to be met to make this work ?

Thanks
Ramesh

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