Saturday, May 4, 2013

Products in SAP BusinessObjects


  • Common services for deployment and management of BI tools
  • Reporting
    • Query and analysis tools for self-service reporting, including DeskI (Full Client, which is being retired) and Web Intelligence (for ad-hoc reporting).
    • Enterprise Reporting (SAP Crystal Reports) access, format, and deliver information to large populations of users.
  • Data Visualization (Dashboard Design/Xcelsius) supports creation of flash dashboards and dynamic charts and graphics with data from BO XI, databases, or Excel spreadsheets.
  • Universe Designer: An administrator tool used to construct Universes or abstracted end-user views of the database; allows pre-defining table joins, object descriptions, and measure object behavior during aggregation. This tool is succeeded by "Information Design Tool" (IDT) in SAP BusinessObjects 4.0
  • Enterprise Information Management (EIM) integrates and improves data to create a trusted foundation for business decisions. Creates a basis for querying and analysis through ETL or EII.
  • Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) helps users align with strategy by tracking and analyzing key business metrics and goals via management dashboardsscorecards, analytics, and alerting.
  • InfoView web portal, which is succeeded by BI Launch pad in SAP BusinessObjects 4.0
  • BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (formerly OutlookSoft) a corporate performance management tool which runs within Microsoft Excel
    • On-demand BI software (Business Intelligence OnDemand), hosted on the web.

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