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Sharepoint Integration Capability

Sharepoint Integration Capability

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SAP BusinessObjects XI3.


Integration with SharePoint (MOSS).
BDI Systems capabilities on Integrating BOBJ with SharePoint.
By- Vishal Venugopal, Founding Member, Sr Solutions Architect Ranjit Krishnan, Solutions Architect.

BDI Systems & Technologies Pvt Ltd www.bdisys.com

 3/29/2010

COPYRIGHT © 2009 BDI Systems & Technologies Pvt. Ltd


Case 2: One of IT Majors (Implementation done through SAP India) Phase I Environment: Business Objects XI 3. Included content Delivery through scheduled publication (for personalization) at pre-defined intervals. One of the critical concerns of some large customers having Microsoft as their base platform is of BusinessObjects capability to integrate with SharePoint.1 with SharePoint (MOSS). Data sources: SAPBI. In this white paper. was tested for around 100 users.Content Explorer Web Part. User Actions Web Part. we shall be talking about the successful POC(s) on Integrating BusinessObjects XI3.  Page 2 COPYRIGHT © 2008-10 BDI Systems & Technologies Pvt.1 on Windows server 2003 + Netweaver WAS + SAP EP + MS Sharepoint 2007 (Some of the departments use Sharepoint while others are on SAP EP) Number Of Users – As this was a POC. this was tested for around 25 users. We have used the Content Explorer web part for this POC. navigate to folders and categories.1 Integration with SharePoint (MOSS). SAP BusinessObjects XI3. Authentication: Windows AD at Business Objects level and also at SharePoint level.bdisys. The SAP BW data sources for the universe were addressed by hard coding the SAP credentials at the universe level.1 on Windows server 2003 + Microsoft SharePoint 2007 server + SAP BI + Windows AD + Tomcat 5. SQL Server 2005 Type of content: Xcelsius dashboard & Web intelligence documents. and Analytical Report Viewer Web Part. BDI Systems team has worked closely with SAP India consulting.5 + IIS 6. Data sources: SAPBI. Dashboard Web Part. Document Viewer Web Part. and access the content directly from your Business Objects deployment. CR reports & Web intelligence documents. Advanced Search Web Part.: Xcelsius dashboard. Environment: Business Objects XI 3.com .1 Integration with SharePoint (MOSS). Xcelsius Viewer Web Part. SQL Server 2005. SAP BusinessObjects XI3. The reports were delivered to user’s inbox via scheduled publication (for personalization) at pre-defined intervals. BDI Systems capabilities on Integrating BOBJ with SharePoint.0 + Integration Option for Microsoft SharePoint (IOMS) + SAP Integration Kit Number of users: As this was a POC. which enables you to browse your list of documents. BusinessObjects R&D lab has released this feature (IOMS) in early 2010. Ltd www. In other words it will allow a Windows AD user to login to SharePoint and seamlessly login to Business Objects Info view without being prompted for another authentication dialog. IOMS provides the following web parts . MS BI. Type Of Content . Case 1: A Leading Chemical and Fertilizers Company in India. Crystal Report Viewer Web Part.

(Refer to Business Objects Admin guide. Content Explorer Web Part.com . SAP Web Application Server with AD with Kerberos is not supported. ). Microsoft SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. Server B: Machine used is 32 bit with Windows 2003 SP2.Currently. Hard coded connections were maintained for all universe connections addressing SAP BW. the respective Windows AD users were represented using their Windows AD unique ID.1 Integration with SharePoint (MOSS).bdisys. While the business case for MS BI users was addressed through Sharepoint 2007. SAP BusinessObjects XI3.1.IIS 6. with Tomcat 5. Crystal Report Viewer Web Part. Xcelsius Viewer Web Part. Analytical Report Viewer Web Part. End users who is basically windows AD users logs into their windows system. the user logs in using enterprise authentication and connects to the MS BI world. Hence the client is planning to move to tomcat as the application server. was tested for around 100 users Implementation Environment Details: Distributed environment used in this deployment Server A: Machine used 64 bit with Windows 2003 SP2. 2. User Actions Web Part. Number of Users: As this was a POC.  Page 3 COPYRIGHT © 2008-2010 BDI Systems & Technologies Pvt. The aforesaid use case was targeted for departments consuming data from SAP BI via the SAP EP. Document Viewer Web Part. CMS Database – SQL server 2005. This allowed a Windows AD user to login using his Windows AD email id attribute into SAP EP and seamlessly traverse into a Business Objects context (iviews/Knowledge Mangement) to view Web Intelligence documents without being prompted again for an authentication. 1. Dashboard Web Part. The client had a unique case wherein the Windows AD user authentication was based on the email attribute whereas in the SAP BI engine. Integration Option for Microsoft SharePoint (IOMS) Windows AD: Windows 2003 DC Server The Following Web Part were added on to MOSS portal and tested. Phase II – BusinessObjects XI3.1 Integration with Microsoft SharePoint Server Successfully Integrated Business Objects XI 3.SAP BW level (Done by SAP experts) and other essential configuration settings at the Business Objects CMC level plus the SAP EP transports. from where he accesses the MOSS portal.0. he navigates to the Business Objects portal (2nd level of SSO) after clicking on the ‘Log on’ icon. This requirement was addressed by creating a double ticket at the SAP EP .1 with SharePoint for windows AD users to logon to SharePoint portal and then subsequently on to Business Objects InfoView Portal with Single Sign on. from where he is able to view/refresh Infoview Documents. We are also trying to identify methods by which Business Objects can support both the SAP authentication plugin and the Windows AD plug-in in a single environment thereby allowing SAP BI users to login using SAP EP and MS BI users to login using Windows AD through sharepoint.5 as Application server. Ltd www. Advanced Search Web Part. Business Objects XI 3. Authentication: SAP Authentication was enabled at the BOBJ level for SAP users to login and access Business Objects functionality. Java Info View and CMC only support Kerberos. Integration with Windows AD + SSO was not possible owing to the limitations posed by a Business Objects deployment on SAP Netweaver .

The Authentication type used here is Kerberos. and BO. MOSS to BO portal. User has Web Intelligence view options using the ‘Analytical Report Viewer’ Web Part [We are showing our Logo on Screen shots to maintain the confidentiality].bdisys.com . Ltd www. High level Architecture here is the end user/ business objects logs in via the IIS. for MOSS. the developer uses the Tomcat Application layer to login to Business Objects portal. SSO through Tomcat Application layer also uses the Kerberos Authentication. SAP BusinessObjects XI3. Developer (who develops Documents and uploads to InfoView portal for users to view/refresh) uses Tomcat Application server to login to InfoView (SSO implemented at this level also). User can Navigate the Folder/Reports using the ‘Content Explorer’ Web Part User Has Web Intelligence Refresh Options using the ‘Analytical Report Viewer’ Web Part User has Crystal Report view/refresh options using the ‘Crystal Report Viewer’ Web Part  Page 4 COPYRIGHT © 2008-10 BDI Systems & Technologies Pvt.1 Integration with SharePoint (MOSS).

For More details logon to our website.bdisys. The support for 64 bit is assured by SAP in a future release (time line is not clear). We have developed more than 10 Xcelisus Components. WEBI services of Business Objects implementations. promoted by ex-SAP BusinessObjects senior R&D Professionals. SAP BusinessObjects XI3. User has Document Scheduling Option using the ‘User Action Web Part’ www. we have also created a tool for SMEs which integrates CR and Xcelsius. we have done more than 20 successful implementations in last 2 years. integrating them with SAP and creating advanced dash-boards using Xcelisus. We offer professional services and consultancy on entire BusinessObjects suite of products. As a solution provider we have created a tool to monitor Platform services.bdisys.1 Integration with SharePoint (MOSS). CR. Ltd www.com.bdisys.com ‘A Business Data Intelligence Company’ User has Dashboard viewing capabilities using the ‘Dashboard’ Web Part  Page 5 COPYRIGHT © 2008-2010 BDI Systems & Technologies Pvt. For more details contact us at query@bdisys.com) BDI Systems is a young organization. User has Xcelsius Dashboard view/refresh options using the ‘Xcelsius Viewer’ Web Part Note: Currently IOMS is supported only for a 32 bit version of MOSS. We are best-in-class for implementation of BusinessObjects Tools. ABOUT BDI Systems (www.com .

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