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Contents

Chapter 1

Getting Started........................................................................................................................5 About this guide.......................................................................................................................5 Constraints..............................................................................................................................5 Related Information..................................................................................................................6 Planning Information.................................................................................................................6 Further Useful Links.................................................................................................................7 SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Overview............................................................................9 Key components of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise..............................................................9 System landscape .................................................................................................................11 Overall implementation sequence...........................................................................................11 Business Scenarios for SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise....................................................13 Single-machine deployment....................................................................................................13 Upgrade installation................................................................................................................13 Multiple-server deployments..................................................................................................14 Client-server configurations....................................................................................................15 Integrating into ERP systems..................................................................................................17 Integration with SAP..............................................................................................................17 Integration with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne...........................................................................19 Integration with PeopleSoft Enterprise...................................................................................19 Integration with Siebel............................................................................................................20 Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS)......................................................................21 Solution-Wide Topics............................................................................................................23 Rebranding in SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0...........................................................23 New to SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0.....................................................................24 Setting up the Connection Server to allow for other database access....................................25 To set up the Connection Server to allow for other database access on Windows.................25 To set up the Connection Server to allow for other database access on UNIX.......................25

1.1 1.1.1 1.2 1.2.1 1.2.2
Chapter 2

2.1 2.2 2.3
Chapter 3

3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.5.1 3.5.2 3.5.3 3.5.4 3.5.5
Chapter 4

4.1 4.2 4.3 4.3.1 4.3.2

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SAP Documentation Types...................................................................................................27 Cross-Phase..........................................................................................................................27 Implementation.......................................................................................................................28 Product Operation..................................................................................................................29 Upgrade.................................................................................................................................30 Development.........................................................................................................................31 More Information...................................................................................................................33 35

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Appendix A Index

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Getting Started

Getting Started

This section describes the purpose of this guide and provides a list of essential resources.

1.1 About this guide
This Master Guide is the central starting point for the technical implementation of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. This guide provides an overview of the documentation available for this product. Whether you are new to SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise or an experienced administrator, this document will help you find the information you need. Use the Master Guide to get an overview of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, its components, and its scenarios from a technical perspective. The Master Guide is a planning tool that helps you design your system landscape. It refers you to the required detailed documentation, mainly: • • • • Installation guides for individual components Configuration and administration documentation SAP Library documentation Release notes

The Master Guide consists of the following sections: • • • • SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Overview, which provides information about the key components and how they fit in with other products and the overall system landscape. Business Scenarios for SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, which lists the most common installation scenarios and where to go for more information about each one. Solution-Wide Topics, which lists topics affecting all deployment scenarios. SAP Documentation Types, which provides information about the various documents referred to in this master guide.

1.1.1 Constraints
• The business scenarios presented here serve as examples of how you can use SAP software in your company. These business scenarios are intended only as models and will not necessarily run the same way in your unique system landscape. Make sure you check your own requirements and

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system resources to determine whether these scenarios can be used productively at your site. We also recommend that you test these scenarios thoroughly in your test systems to ensure they are complete and free of errors before going live. This master guide focuses on the overall technical implementation of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, rather than its subordinate components. This means that additional software dependencies might exist without being mentioned explicitly in this document. You can find more information on component-specific software dependencies in the corresponding installation guides. Also note that this guide is intended to provide the resources you'll need for installing and managing your deployment of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. It does not include detailed instructions; it describes where to find those instructions.

1.2 Related Information
This section provides a list of the key resources mentioned in this guide.

1.2.1 Planning Information
For more information about planning topics not covered in this guide, see the following content on SAP Service Marketplace: Content Location on SAP Service Marketplace Visit http://service.sap.com/instguides on the SAP Service Marketplace. Included in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Planning Guide, which is available at http://ser vice.sap.com/bosap-support Included in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide, which is available at http://service.sap.com/bosap-support Visit http://service.sap.com/businessmaps on the SAP Service Marketplace.

Latest versions of installation and upgrade guides

Detailed information about planning your SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise deployment

General information about SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise

SAP Business Maps - information about applications and business scenarios

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Content Released platforms and technology-related topics such as maintenance strategies and language support

Location on SAP Service Marketplace

Visit http://service.sap.com/platforms on the SAP Service Marketplace.

Network security

Included in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide, which is available at http://service.sap.com/bosap-support. Included in the “Setting Rights” chapter and the “Rights” appendix of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide, which is available at http://service.sap.com/bosap-support. Included in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide, which is available at http://service.sap.com/bosap-support. Visit http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/ha on the SAP Service Marketplace. Included in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide, which is available at http://service.sap.com/bosap-support. Visit http://service.sap.com/sp-stacks on the SAP Service Marketplace.

Authorization

Web Application Deployment

High Availability

Performance

Information about Support Package Stacks, latest software versions and patch level requirements

1.2.2 Further Useful Links
The following table lists further useful links to the SAP Service Marketplace:

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Content

Location on SAP Service Marketplace For this release, notes for SAP BusinessObjects products are provided in the release notes. For future updates of this information, see SAP Note #1520072 at "https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1520072". Available at https://cw.sdn.sap.com/cw/communi ty/docupedia. Available at http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/boc. See the Business Objects Downloads section at http://service.sap.com/swdc.

SAP Notes search

Docupedia

SAP Business Objects Community SAP Software Distribution Center (software download and ordering of software) Ramp-up Knowledge Transfer, or SAP Online Knowledge Products (OKPs) - role-specific Learning Maps

See the SAP BusinessObjects section at http://service.sap.com/rkt.

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SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Overview

SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Overview

SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise is a flexible, scalable, and reliable solution for delivering powerful, interactive reports to end users via any web application—intranet, extranet, Internet, or corporate portal. Whether it is used for distributing weekly sales reports, providing customers with personalized service offerings, or integrating critical information into corporate portals, SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise delivers tangible benefits that extend across and beyond the organization. As an integrated suite for reporting, analysis, and information delivery, SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise provides a solution for increasing end-user productivity and reducing administrative efforts. This section provides a general description of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise architecture and key components, and provides resources for further information. It also provides a general roadmap for installing and configuring SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise.

2.1 Key components of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise
This section provides an overview of all required and optional software components and supporting systems used by SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. Component Relevance Mandatory for all business scenarios. Includes the following essential subcomponents: • Central Management Console (CMC) • Central Configuration Manager (CCM) • Repository Diagnostic Tool • BusinessObjects Software Inventory Tool • Upgrade management tool For detailed descriptions of these subcomponents, see the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide, available on the SAP Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/bosap-support.

SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise

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Component

Relevance Installed with SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. Used to access Crystal reports, Interactive Analysis documents, and other objects, and organize them to suit your preferences.

BI launch pad

Provides access to the following applications (when you have the appropriate licences): • SAP BusinessObjects Advanced Analysis • SAP BusinessObjects Interactive Analysis • SAP BusinessObjects Explorer • BI workspaces

BI workspaces

Optional. Previously known as Dashboard Builder. BI workspaces are customizable interfaces for amalgamating information and delivering it to users. A tool for migrating content between deployments of the same version (for example, migrating from a development to a production environment). Also used to backup BI content. Optional. Previously known as Web Intelligence. Optional. A data visualization software that enables users to create dynamic and interactive dashboards. Previously known as Xcelsius. Optional. Tool for creating reports, which can then be published and shared via the BI launch pad. Mandatory for configuration between servers and clients.

Lifecycle Manager

SAP BusinessObjects Interactive Analysis

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboard Design

SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise

WDeploy tool

For detailed information, see the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide, available on the SAP Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/bosap-support.

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Component

Relevance Optional. Widgets are mini-applications that allow easy and fast access to frequently used functions and provide visual information from your desktop.

widgets for SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise

2.2 System landscape
For a detailed description of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise system landscape, and to learn how its key components work together, read the “Architecture” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. The administrator guide is available on the SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/bosap-support.

2.3 Overall implementation sequence
To implement SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, you need to perform the following steps: 1. Installation • Refer to the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Planning Guide for planning advice, deployment scenarios, and checklists. • Refer to the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Installation Guide for instructions for all installation scenarios. • For upgrade installations, you should also consult the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise What's New Guide and the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Upgrade Guide. 2. Configuration • Web application deployment. Refer to the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide for details. • Security configuration for SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. Refer to the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide for details. • Authentication configuration. Refer to the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide for details. • Tuning and performance. Refer to the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide for details. • Connectivity configuration. Refer to the Data Access Guide for details. For information about specific implementation scenarios, see the following section, “Business Scenarios for SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise”.

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Business Scenarios for SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise

This section provides the most common business scenarios for an implementation of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. The following scenarios are described in this section: • • • • • Single-machine deployment Upgrade installation Multiple-server deployments Client-server configurations Integrating into ERP systems

Note that every organization has unique requirements, and that your implementation of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise should be tailored to your needs. These scenarios are provided only as a guideline for planning your own implementation.

3.1 Single-machine deployment
The simplest deployment scenario is a full installation on a single machine. For detailed instructions on how to complete this type of deployment, consult the following resources: • The SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Installation Guide: Instructions for a full installation are provided in the “To run the setup program” topic of the “Interactive Installation” section. • The SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide: Read the “Complete deployment” section under “Sample deployment scenarios”.

3.2 Upgrade installation
It's possible to upgrade from one major release of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise to another without installing any additional service packs or fixpacks. For example, you can upgrade to SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 from any of the following previous releases: • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1 • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.0 • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 2 Service Pack 2 and above

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When the setup program detects a previously installed version of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, it presents the following upgrade options: • Side-by-side installation: install the new version, leaving the previously installed version intact. A system can host more than one version of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, although system performance may be degraded if both are running at once. • Upgrade installation: install the new version, then remove the previously installed version. This option provides an easy way to upgrade SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. You can then use the Upgrade management tool to copy content from the previous installation to the new one. If the setup program detects a previously installed version of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise client tools, with no server software components, a side-by-side installation will be performed, and a stand-alone client tools installation program must be used to install the new client tools. If you are performing an upgrade installation, consult the documents described in the “SAP Documentation Types” section for upgrades. Related Topics • Upgrade

3.3 Multiple-server deployments
For more complex deployments of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, you can distribute the workload across multiple servers. Your deployment may employ a unique combination of configuration strategies, but here are a few common methods you may want to use: Configuration Resources • Setting up a cluster of Central Management Servers (CMSs) For configuration information, see the “Server arrangements” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide, under “Sample deployment scenarios”. Clustering options are covered in the “Choosing a server location” and “Custom” or “Expand” topics of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Installation Guide. For configuration information, see the “Server arrangements” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide, under “Sample deployment scenarios”. The “Server Administration” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide.

• Distributing services across multiple back-end servers

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Configuration

Resources • For configuration information, see the “Server arrangements” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide, under “Sample deployment scenarios”. The “Configuring a multihomed machine” topic in the “Server Administration” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. For configuration information, see the “Security” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide, under “Sample deployment scenarios”. “Configuring SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise for firewalls”, in the “Securing SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide.

Configuring multihomed servers

• Setting up a firewall between servers

3.4 Client-server configurations
SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise provides a number of options for configuring communication between clients and server components to ensure the security of your system. You can configure desktop clients to run across a firewall, or to use SSL encryption or single sign-on authentication. For Web clients, you can set up SSL encryption, single sign-on authentication, a reverse proxy, or a load balancer. For information about these options, consult the following documentation resources: Configuration Resources • Desktop client to server with a firewall For configuration information, see the “Desktop client to server” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide, under “Sample deployment scenarios”. For detailed information about firewalls, see the “Configuring SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise for firewalls” section of the “Securing SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide.

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Configuration

Resources • For configuration information, see the “Desktop client to server” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide, under “Sample deployment scenarios”. “Configuring servers for SSL”, in the “Securing SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. Additional SSL configuration settings in the “Managing Web Application Container Servers (WACS)” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. For configuration information, see the “Desktop client to server” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide, under “Sample deployment scenarios”. Single sign-on content in the “Authentication” chapter of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. For information about single sign-on using Kerberos or LDAP authentication, see the “Managing Web Application Container Servers (WACS)” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. See the “Enabling Trusted Authentication” section in the “Authentication” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. For configuration information, see the “Web client to server” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide, under “Sample deployment scenarios”. “Configuring servers for SSL”, in the “Securing SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. For configuration information, see the “Web client to server” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide, under “Sample deployment scenarios”. Single sign-on content in the “Securing SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise” chapter of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide.

Desktop client to server with SSL encryption

Desktop client to server with single sign-on authentication

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• Trusted authentication • Web client with SSL encryption

• Web client with single sign-on authentication

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Configuration

Resources • For configuration information, see the “Web client to server” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide, under “Sample deployment scenarios”. “Configuring reverse proxy servers for SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise web applications”, in the “Securing SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise” chapter of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. Configuring WACS to work with reverse proxy, in the “Managing Web Application Container Servers (WACS)” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. For configuration information, see the “Web client to server” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide, under “Sample deployment scenarios”. Configuring WACS to work with a load balancer, in the “Managing Web Application Container Servers (WACS)” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. For configuration information, see the “Web client to server” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide, under “Sample deployment scenarios”.

• Web tier with reverse proxy •

• Web tier with load balancer

Split web tier with SSL (Java only)

3.5 Integrating into ERP systems
In previous SAP BusinessObjects releases, integration solutions for ERP systems were available as distinct product offerings. All the integration features and components have now been integrated into the core SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise product. Documentation for working with the various supported ERP environments in provided below.

3.5.1 Integration with SAP

Topic

Resource

Installation prerequisites, workflows, and post-installation

See the “Preparation”, “Installation”, and “Post-Installation” chapters in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Installation Guide.

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Topic

Resource

Deploying SAP BusinessObjects Web Applications Setting up SAP authentication and configuring single sign-on

See the “Overview of web application deployment” chapter in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide. See the “Authentication” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. See the “Specific firewall guidelines for SAP integration” section in the “Securing SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise” chapter in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. See the “Supplementary Configurations for ERP Environments” chapter in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. See the “Authentication” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. See the “Supplementary Configurations for ERP Environments” chapter in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. See the “Supplementary Configurations for ERP Environments” chapter in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. See the “Supplementary Configurations for ERP Environments” chapter in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. See the “Working with reports in an integrated environment” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise User Guide. See the “Designing publications for SAP recipients” section in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise User Guide. See the “Integrating with SAP”, “Reporting with SAP”, and “Reporting off SAP Data” topics in the “Integrating business applications with Crystal Reports” section of the SAP Crystal Reports 2011 User Guide.

Configuring firewalls for SAP integration

Integration with BW SNC configurations, configuring server-side trust Configuration batch reporting, multi-pass publications

Configuring SAP transport files

Configuring SAP authorizations Working with Crystal reports in SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse and SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Designing publications intended for SAP recipients

Reporting with SAP BW, SAP relational data sources, and reporting off SAP data

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3.5.2 Integration with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

Topic

Guide

Prerequisites, installing, post-installation

See the “Preparation”, “Installation”, and “PostInstallation” sections of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Installation Guide. See the “Overview of web application deployment” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Web Application Deployment Guide. See the “Authentication” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Administrator Guide. See the “Securing SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Administrator Guide. See the “Supplementary Configurations for ERP Environments” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Administrator Guide. See the “Integrating business applications with Crystal Reports” chapter of the SAP Crystal Reports 2011 User Guide.

Deploying Web Applications

Configuring authentication (including third-party single sign-on)

Configuring firewalls, required port settings

Configuring SSL

Reporting off JD Edwards data in SAP Crystal Reports

3.5.3 Integration with PeopleSoft Enterprise

Topic

Guide

Prerequisites, installing, post-installation

See the “Preparation”, “Installation”, and “PostInstallation” sections of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Installation Guide. See the “Overview of web application deployment” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Web Application Deployment Guide.

Deploying Web Applications

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Topic

Guide

Configuring authentication (including third-party single sign-on)

See the “Authentication” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Administrator Guide. See the “Securing SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Administrator Guide. See the “Supplementary Configurations for ERP Environments” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Administrator Guide. See the “Integrating business applications with Crystal Reports” chapter of the SAP Crystal Reports 2011 User Guide. See the “Authentication” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Administrator Guide.

Configuring firewalls, required port settings

Configuring SSL

Reporting off PeopleSoft Enterprise data in SAP Crystal Reports

Configuring the EPM Security Bridge

3.5.4 Integration with Siebel

Topic

Resource

Prerequisites, installing, post-installation

See the “Preparation”, “Installation”, and “PostInstallation” sections of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Installation Guide. See the “Overview of web application deployment ”chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Web Application Deployment Guide. See the “Authentication” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Administrator Guide. See the “Securing SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Administrator Guide.

Deploying Web Applications

Configuring authentication (including third-party single sign-on)

Configuring firewalls, required port settings

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Topic

Resource

Configuring SSL

See the “Supplementary Configurations for ERP Environments” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Administrator Guide. See the “Integrating business applications with Crystal Reports” chapter of the SAP Crystal Reports 2011 User Guide. See the “Supplementary Configurations for ERP Environments” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Administrator Guide. See the “Supplementary Configurations for ERP Environments” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Administrator Guide. See the “Supplementary Configurations for ERP Environments” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 Administrator Guide.

Reporting off Siebel data in SAP Crystal Reports

Configuring a Siebel integration project

Setting up an SAP Crystal Reports menu in your Siebel system

Configuring Context Sensitivity for Siebel reports

3.5.5 Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS)

Topic

Resource

Installation prerequisites, workflows, and post-installation Deploying SAP BusinessObjects Web Applications Setting up Oracle EBS authentication and configuring single sign-on

See the “Preparation”, “Installation”, and “PostInstallation” chapters in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Installation Guide. See the “Overview of web application deployment” chapter in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide. See the “Authentication” chapter of the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. See the “Specific firewall guidelines for Oracle EBS integration” section in the “Securing SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise” chapter in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide.

Configuring firewalls for Oracle EBS integration

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Topic

Resource

Working with SAP Crystal Reports

See the “Integrating with Oracle E-Business Suite” topic in the “Integrating business applications with Crystal Reports” section of the SAP Crystal Reports 2011 User Guide.

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Solution-Wide Topics

Solution-Wide Topics

This section provides information about general issues that may affect all implementations.

4.1 Rebranding in SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0
This release of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise includes several rebranding changes. If you are familiar with previous versions of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, it is important to understand the changes that have been made to various component and product names. The following table lists the previous name of each component, followed by its current name in SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0: Previously known as... Analytics BI Widgets Crystal Reports Viewer Dashboard Builder Import Wizard Information Designer InfoView Query as a Web Service (QaaWS) Now known as... modules widgets for SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise SAP Crystal Reports viewer BI workspaces upgrade management tool information design tool BI launch pad Web services query tool

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Previously known as... Translation Manager Universe Designer Universe Designer Personal

Now known as... translation management tool universe design tool universe design tool desktop edition interactive analysis, or SAP BusinessObjects Interactive Analysis SAP BusinessObjects Dashboard Design XIR4, or Dashboard Design, Enterprise edition

Web Intelligence

Xcelsius Enterprise

Note: • The Import Wizard allowed you to copy content between systems at the same version. The upgrade management tool does not do this, because this functionality is now provided by the Lifecycle management console. SAP BusinessObjects Interactive Analysis is recommended instead of Desktop Intelligence. For information, see the SAP Service Marketplace's Technical Support Lifecycle information at: https://websmp110.sap-ag.de/bosap-lifecycle.

4.2 New to SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0
SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 introduces the following new components: • SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise: For more information, consult the SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise User Guide. • SAP BusinessObjects Advanced Analysis • SAP BusinessObjects Advanced Analysis, Web edition. This product is the successor to BusinessObjects Voyager and is a premium web-based OLAP analysis client for business analysts to run ad-hoc OLAP analyses, and create OLAP workspaces for private usage or sharing with others. • SAP BusinessObjects Advanced Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office. This product is a premium alternative to SAP BEx Analyzer which will evolve into a fully-fledged productivity suite for MS Office by converging with SAP BusinessObjects Live Office. It uses MS Office Add-Ins to allow: ad-hoc multidimensional analysis of OLAP sources in MS Excel, intuitive creation of BI presentations with MS PowerPoint, and Excel workbook-based application design.

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For more information about these products, consult the SAP BusinessObjects Advanced Analysis guides.

4.3 Setting up the Connection Server to allow for other database access
After you install SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, you may need to set up the Connection Server to access other databases. This involves updating the drivers for the Connection Server. The following steps describe how to set up the Connection Server on Windows and on UNIX.

4.3.1 To set up the Connection Server to allow for other database access on Windows
1. Copy your database drivers to the following folder: <install folder>\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\dataAccess\connectionServer\jdbc\drivers\ For Oracle, for example, you would copy the odjbc14.jar file to the following folder: <install folder>\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\dataAccess\connectionServ er\jdbc\drivers\oracle For Microsoft SQL Server 2008, you would copy the sqljdbc4.jar file to the following folder: <install folder>\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\dataAccess\connec tionServer\jdbc\drivers\sqlsrv2008 2. Restart the Connection Server.

4.3.2 To set up the Connection Server to allow for other database access on UNIX
1. Copy your database drivers to the following folder: <install folder>\sap_bobj\enter prise_xi40\dataAccess\connectionServer\jdbc\drivers\ For Oracle, for example, you would copy the odjbc14.jar file to the following folder: <install folder>\sap_bobj\enterprise_xi40\dataAccess\connectionServer\jd bc\drivers\oracle For Microsoft SQL Server 2008, you would copy the sqljdbc4.jar file to the following folder: <install folder>\sap_bobj\enterprise_xi40\dataAccess\connectionServer\jd bc\drivers\sqlsrv2008 2. Restart the Connection Server.

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SAP Documentation Types

The following is an overview of the most important documentation types that you need in the various phases in the life cycle of an SAP solution.

5.1 Cross-Phase
Release Notes The SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise release notes provide a comprehensive list of known issues with the product. Where possible, workarounds and additional resources are provided. Note: For this release, notes for SAP BusinessObjects products are provided in the release notes. For future updates of this information, see SAP Note #1520072 at "https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1520072". • • Target group: Relevant for all target groups. Located in the SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/bosap-support.

SAPterm SAPterm is SAP's terminology database. It contains SAP-specific vocabulary in over 30 languages, as well as many definitions and glossary entries in English and German. • • Target group: Relevant for all target groups. Current version: Located in the SAP Help Portal at help.sap.com under Additional Information > Glossary or Terminology (available as a terminology CD). Also available in the SAP-System in transaction STERM.

Security Information SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise does not currently have a separate Security Guide. The security configuration content is provided in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide. The security content describes the settings for a medium security level and offers suggestions for raising security levels. For a comprehensive understanding of security configuration, read the following chapters: “Securing SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise”, “Authentication”, and “Server Administration”. • Target group: • Technology consultants • Solution consultants • SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise administrators or delegated administrators

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Current version: • Located in the SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/bosap-support.

5.2 Implementation
Master Guide This master guide is the starting point for implementing an SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise solution. It lists the required SAP components and third-party applications that are required for each business scenario. It provides scenario-specific descriptions of preparation, execution, and follow-up of an implementation. It also offers references to other resources. • Target group: • Technology consultants • System administrators • Project teams for implementations Current version: • located in the SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/instguides

Installation Guide The SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Installation Guide describes the technical implementation of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, taking into account the combinations of operating systems and databases. It does not describe detailed business-related configuration. • Target group: • Technology consultants • Project teams for implementations Current version: • located in the SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/instguides

Planning Guide The SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Planning Guide helps you plan a successful deployment of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. It helps you consider the characteristics of your organization's current environment (such as operating systems, databases, web servers, and so on) when planning your deployment. This guide also helps you choose an appropriate deployment scenario, and it provides useful checklists to walk you through the deployment process. • Target group: • Technology consultants • Project teams for implementations Current version: • located in the SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/bosap-support

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Configuration Information Configuration information is provided in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide, including setting up security, firewalls, and authentication. Initial post-installation configuration steps are also provided in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Installation Guide. Web application deployment information is provided in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Application Deployment Guide. Information for configuring database connections is provided in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Data Access Guide. • Target group: • Solution consultants • Project teams for implementations Current version: • located in the SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/bosap-support

5.3 Product Operation
Administrator Guide The SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Administrator Guide is intended for system administrators who are responsible for configuring, managing, and maintaining a SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise installation. Familiarity with your operating system and your network environment is beneficial, as is a general understanding of web application server management and scripting technologies. However, to assist all levels of administrative experience, this guide aims to provide sufficient background and conceptual information to clarify all administrative tasks and features. • Target group: • Technology consultants • System administrators Current version: • located in the SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/bosap-support

User Guide The SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise User Guide provides detailed information for working with and managing objects in SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, and for accomplishing these tasks through the Central Management Console (CMC) in particular. Procedures are provided for common tasks. Conceptual information and technical details are provided for all advanced topics. • Target group: • Technology consultants • System, delegated, and content administrators • Advanced users with access to administrative features Current version: • located in the SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/bosap-support

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5.4 Upgrade
Upgrade Master Guide The SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Upgrade Master Guide is the starting point for upgrading SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. It provides scenario-specific descriptions of preparation, execution, and follow-up of an upgrade. • Target group: • Technology consultants • Project teams for upgrades Current version: • Located in the SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/instguides.

Upgrade Guide This guide explains how to upgrade your System Data and Business Intelligence content to SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 from a supported version of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. Supported versions of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise are: • • SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 2, Service Pack 2 or higher SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.x

Note: If you are upgrading from BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 2, XI Release 2 MHF1 or XI Release 2 SP1, you must first upgrade to BusinessObjects Enterprise XI Release 2 SP2 or higher before you upgrade to SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0. All versions of XI Release 2 SP2 and higher are supported for upgrading to SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0. • Target group: • Technology consultants • Project teams for upgrades Current version: • Located in the SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/instguides.

What's New in SAP BusinessObjects XI 4.0 The What's New in SAP BusinessObjects XI 4.0 Guide contains short descriptions of new features or changes in an SAP component since the previous release. Note: Many SAP products refer to the What's New document as the Release Notes. For SAP BusinessObjects components, the Release Notes document is a collection of known issues and workarounds much like SAP Notes.

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Target group: • Consultants • Project teams for upgrades Current version: • Located in the SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/bosap-support. • In the SAP menu of the SAP system under Help > Release information.

5.5 Development
SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Java Developer Documentation This documentation shows you how to create Java applications that handle authentication and security, document and report access, scheduling, publications, and server management within your SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise deployment. The SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Java SDK Developer Guide explains which JAR files you need to deploy to your development environment, as well the common use cases of the SDK through tasks and code examples. • • Target group: • Java application developers Current version: • Located in the SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com

SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Services Documentation This documentation shows you how to configure and develop against the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Services. These Web Services allow client applications to remotely interact with objects in your deployment over HTTP, and perform actions such as user authentication, document and report access, and document scheduling. The SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Services Administrator's Guide shows you how to configure the deployment of the Web Services provider application. The SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Web Services Consumer SDK Developer Guide shows you how to use the provided Java and .NET consumer APIs to make calls against the Web Services in your custom applications. • Target group: • Java and .NET Web Services application developers • System administrators Current version: • Located in the SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com

SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Data Access Developer Documentation The SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Data Access Driver Java SDK Developer Guide explains how to develop data access drivers. The SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Data Access Connection Java SDK Developer Guide shows you how to develop a program to manage connections independently of the Data Access layer of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. • Target group:

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Java application developers

Current version: • Located in the SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com

Viewing Documents Using OpenDocument Guide This guide explains how to construct parameterized URLs with the OpenDocument syntax to link to Business Intelligence (BI) documents in your SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise deployment. OpenDocument is a web application that processes incoming URL requests for documents and other viewable object types, and delivers the document to the end user in an appropriate viewable format. • Target group: • Web application developers • Report designers Current version: • Located in the SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com

Crystal Reports Developer Documentation This documentation shows you how to incorporate Crystal reports in to your web applications within an SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise deployment. You can use these guides to learn how to add a Crystal report viewer in to your web application and how to programmatically configure report and viewer settings. The Report Application Server Java SDK Developer Guide shows you how to programmatically create Crystal Reports, configure Crystal reports, including setting parameter values and database settings, and modifying the structure of the report. The Viewers Java SDK Developer Guide and shows you how to create applications that can view Crystal reports, and customize the Crystal report viewer settings within your web application. • • Target group: • Java application developers Current version: • Located in the SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com

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More Information

More Information

Information Resource

Location

SAP BusinessObjects product information

http://www.sap.com Navigate to http://help.sap.com/businessobjects and on the "SAP BusinessObjects Overview" side panel click All Products. You can access the most up-to-date documentation covering all SAP BusinessObjects products and their deployment at the SAP Help Portal. You can download PDF versions or installable HTML libraries. Certain guides are stored on the SAP Service Marketplace and are not available from the SAP Help Portal. These guides are listed on the Help Portal accompanied by a link to the SAP Service Marketplace. Customers with a maintenance agreement have an authorized user ID to access this site. To obtain an ID, contact your customer support representative. http://service.sap.com/bosap-support > Documentation • • Installation guides: https://service.sap.com/bosap-instguides Release notes: http://service.sap.com/releasenotes

SAP Help Portal

SAP Service Marketplace

The SAP Service Marketplace stores certain installation guides, upgrade and migration guides, deployment guides, release notes and Supported Platforms documents. Customers with a maintenance agreement have an authorized user ID to access this site. Contact your customer support representative to obtain an ID. If you are redirected to the SAP Service Marketplace from the SAP Help Portal, use the menu in the navigation pane on the left to locate the category containing the documentation you want to access. https://cw.sdn.sap.com/cw/community/docupedia

Docupedia

Docupedia provides additional documentation resources, a collaborative authoring environment, and an interactive feedback channel. https://boc.sdn.sap.com/

Developer resources https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/businessobjects-sdklibrary

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Location

SAP BusinessObjects articles on the SAP Community Network

https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/boc/businessobjects-articles These articles were formerly known as technical papers. https://service.sap.com/notes

Notes These notes were formerly known as Knowledge Base articles. Forums on the SAP Community Network https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/forums http://www.sap.com/services/education Training From traditional classroom learning to targeted e-learning seminars, we can offer a training package to suit your learning needs and preferred learning style. http://service.sap.com/bosap-support Online customer support The SAP Support Portal contains information about Customer Support programs and services. It also has links to a wide range of technical information and downloads. Customers with a maintenance agreement have an authorized user ID to access this site. To obtain an ID, contact your customer support representative. http://www.sap.com/services/bysubject/businessobjectsconsulting Consulting Consultants can accompany you from the initial analysis stage to the delivery of your deployment project. Expertise is available in topics such as relational and multidimensional databases, connectivity, database design tools, and customized embedding technology.

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Index
A
analytics 23 authentication single sign-on 15 planning 6

F
firewalls 14, 15

Q
Query as a Web Service 23

B
BI launch pad 23 BI widgets 23 BI workspace 23 BusinessObjects Voyager 24 BW 17

H
high availability 6

R
resources 6, 7 planning 6 reverse proxy 15

I
implementation 11 Import Wizard 23 Information Designer 23 InfoView 23 installation full 13 upgrade 13 Interactive Analysis 23

S
SAP 17 SAP BEx Analyzer 24 SAP BusinessObjects Advanced Analysis 24 SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise 9 components 9 SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 24 SAP notes 7 security 6 Siebel 20 single sign-on 15 SSL encryption 15 support packages 6

C
clients 15 clustered CMSs 14 components 9 new 24 configuration clients 15 servers 15 Connection Server UNIX 25 Windows 25 Crystal Reports Viewer 23

J
JD Edwards 19

L
load balancer 15

D
Dashboard Builder 23 dashboards 23 Data Federator 23 database access UNIX 25 Windows 25 deployments across multiple servers 14 single machine 13 DSL connections UNIX 25 Windows 25

M
master guide 5 modules 23 multihomed servers 14 multiple servers 14

T
Translation Manager 23

U
Universe Designer 23 upgrade 13

N
NetWeaver 17

V
Voyager 24

O
Oracle 21 overview 5

E
EBS 21 EnterpriseOne 19

W
Web clients 15 Web Intelligence 23 widgets 23

P
PeopleSoft 19 performance 6

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Xcelsius 23

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