Your First Steps in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

  • by Ingo Hilgefort, Vice President of Product Management, Visual BI Solutions
  • January 15, 2014
SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio is the new product by SAP for the area of professionally authored dashboards. See how you can easily create executive style dashboards using SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio.
Learning Objectives

By reading this article, you will be able to:

  • Understand your design environment options
  • Configure the operating environment
  • Create a dashboard using SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
Key Concept

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio was released in 2012 and is available now in release 1.2. SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio is a developer-focused environment for creating dashboards and applications, focusing on becoming the successor for the Web Application Designer and SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards. 

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio provides you an environment that allows you to quickly create professionally authored dashboards for your business users, yet also gives your business users a dashboarding application that includes some parts of a self-service environment. 

After you learn how to create a dashboard using the new functionality, I’ll describe the 1.2 release of SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and examine the roadmap for the 1.3 release.

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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4/29/2014 10:33:56 AM
Ingo Hilgefort

Hello Abner,

take a look at this article :

The article outlines the differences between all the different deployment options.

Ingo Hilgefort
4/28/2014 10:56:40 PM

Great stuff. Can you give more information as to the pros/cons of using the BOE connection vs the BW (Java) connection in Enterprise mode?

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