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The Complete Guide to Reporting Tools

in SAP NetWeaver & the BusinessObjects


Portfolio - with performance options

Bjarne Berg
Director SAP BI
[ Learning Points
This is a comprehensive guide to SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence
presentation tools

We will take an overview tour of the Analysis Process Designer (APD), SAP
NetWeaver Visual Composer (VC), Web Application Designer (WAD),
Report Designer, Web publishing, Java Server pages (JSP) and the new SAP
NetWeaver BI Query Designer & BEx Analyzer.

We will look at the strengths and limitations of each tool and see how they
can be used independently or collectively in a SAP BI environment.

Leave this session with a good understanding of how to use SAP


NetWeaver BI tools to make your system more flexible and adaptive to the
needs of end users.

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 2


[ Agenda
The SAP BI Tool Revolution
SAP NetWeaver BI Query Designer & BEx Analyzer
Analysis Process Designer (APD),
SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer (VC)
Web Application Designer (WAD)
Report Designer
Web publishing
Java Server pages (JSP) and the old Business Server Pages (BSP)
The BOBJ Roadmap for front-end tools
Empowering the users a mind shift
Who Should get access
Wrap-up
Bonus material: All SAP BOBJ tools

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 3


[ The SAP BI Core Toolset
SAP BI is an
enterprise-wide
comprehensive
decision support (DSS)
system for analytical
needs of an enterprise.

BI can also support


some degree of
operational reporting

The SAP BI tool set has many presentation tools


and options for companies to leverage.

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 4


[ Agenda
The SAP BI Tool Revolution
SAP NetWeaver BI Query Designer & BEx Analyzer
Analysis Process Designer (APD),
SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer (VC)
Web Application Designer (WAD)
Report Designer
Web publishing
Java Server pages (JSP) and the old Business Server Pages (BSP)
The BOBJ Roadmap for front-end tools

Empowering the users a mind shift


Who Should get access
Wrap-up
Bonus material: All SAP BOBJ tools

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 5


[ BEx Query Designer gets a facelift in BI 7.x
The new 7.x Query designer was
The 3.5x BEx totally re-developed in MS-Visual Basic
Query Designer .NET

This new property pane makes it


easier to format and control displays
than in the past.

BEx Ad-Hoc Query


Designer functionality is
replaced by BEx Web The NWBI 7.0 BEx
Analyzer in BI 7.0 Query Designer

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 6


[BEx Analyzer (Excel Workbooks)
1. BEx Workbooks is Excel 'on steroids'.
2. BW queries can be opened in Excel
3. Queries can be refreshed
and standard Excel functions can
be used

This is a great tool for financial


analysts and power users.

To use this tool you


need BEx installed
Real Experience. Real Advantage. 7
[ BEx web Analyzer integrates Excel

The Excel integration in the


BEx analyzer is far better.

Unlike the old days of dynamic


HTML, you can now use the
BEx analyzer more like a real
application without refreshing
the whole page every time you
click on something (this is due
Source: SAP AG, 2008
to the Java component in BI
7.0)

Important: BEx browser goes away


in SAP BI 7.0 (so does BEx
Download Scheduler)

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 8


[BEx Analyzer Design Mode
1. Application building in Excel (similar to WAD)
2. New options for queries with two structures
3. Excel formulas allow access to any cell of the result set
4. Excel formatting options can be fully leveraged for BEx
workbooks (e.g., blank lines, fonts, etc.)
5. Combining Excel formulas and Excel formatting allows the design
of complex formatted workbooks
6. Integration of Business Planning is available

To use this tool you


need BEx installed
Source: SAP, Zane Connally 2008

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 9


[ Agenda
The SAP BI Tool Revolution
SAP NetWeaver BI Query Designer & BEx Analyzer
Analysis Process Designer (APD),
SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer (VC)
Web Application Designer (WAD)
Report Designer
Web publishing
Java Server pages (JSP) and the old Business Server Pages (BSP)
The BOBJ Roadmap for front-end tools
Empowering the users a mind shift
Who Should get access
Wrap-up
Bonus material: All SAP BOBJ tools

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 10


[Creating new data inside SAP BI
In Data warehousing v2.0 (Bill Immons new terminology), we
are using BI applications to create new data that needs to be
fed to the data warehouse, and /or the transactional system

Tools are now available to build association data sets that


creates updates based on BI findings (i.e. customer
segmentation, risk, profitability flagging etc).

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 11


Images: Bhanu Gupta, ASUG 2005 Illinois chapter
[APD Analysis Process Designer and data mining
Complex scenarios can be
built for structured analysis
such as risk modeling,
customer segmentation,
market basket analysis,
predictive modeling and much
more

Image: SAP

New data based on the


findings can be loaded back into
data targets and used by others
for reporting i.e. CRM analysis.
Real Experience. Real Advantage. 12
[ Agenda
The SAP BI Tool Revolution
SAP NetWeaver BI Query Designer & BEx Analyzer
Analysis Process Designer (APD)
SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer (VC)
Web Application Designer (WAD)
Report Designer
Web publishing
Java Server pages (JSP) and the old Business Server Pages (BSP)
The BOBJ Roadmap for front-end tools
Empowering the users a mind shift
Who Should get access
Wrap-up
Bonus material: All SAP BOBJ tools

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 13


[ Visual Composer
A Visual Composer is a tool to visualize the data. It is a browser-based
modeling and design tool for rapid application development & prototyping
in a code-free development environment.

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 14


[ Visual Composer for Complex cockpits
Modeling of BI applications using the BI kit of the Visual Composer
allows business users to create analytical content for SAP portal. It
offers the integration with BI infoproviders, views, BEx web
applications, PDF and more via WEB API as access to
other data
sources such
as OLAP and
relational data
sources) via
Java
connectors

Image source: Cubeserv

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 15


[ Visual Composer Data Methods
Can integrate data from multiple data sources, including SAP
and non-SAP systems, into one model
Different options available for data access include:
BI Extension Kit
Remote Function Call (RFC)
Web services
BI Extension Kit allows access
to the following DataSources
SAP NetWeaver 2004 BI
(BW 3.5 Support Package 14)
SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0
JDBC
XMLA

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 16


[ Visual Composer is Easy for Power Users to Learn

Visual Composer is a power user tool that is simple to learn for


someone with a little bit of technical background (i.e. controllers,
report writers, analysts).

No coding required to
create great-looking
Web-based cockpits

Source: SAP

Take advantage of prebuilt analytic business packages


Real Experience. Real Advantage. 17
[ The future of Visual Composer

Source: SAP, July 2008

Composition Environment including Visual Composer


continues to be the go-to product for creating
composite applications (SAP, 2008)

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 18


[ Agenda
The SAP BI Tool Revolution
SAP NetWeaver BI Query Designer & BEx Analyzer
Analysis Process Designer (APD),
SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer (VC)
Web Application Designer (WAD)
Report Designer
Web publishing
Java Server pages (JSP) and the old Business Server Pages (BSP)
The BOBJ Roadmap for front-end tools
Empowering the users a mind shift
Who Should get access
Wrap-up
Bonus material: All SAP BOBJ tools

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 19


[ BEx Web Application Designer (WAD)
BEx Analyzer/
BEx Web Application Designer Web Browser
Query Designer

WAD is an intuitive tool


to build powerful web
applications and to
interact with portals and
custom templates.
OLAP Processor
BW queries can be
Web Service
manipulated in WAD for
Charting Engine HTLM Templates InfoProvider better display
Real Experience. Real Advantage. 20
[New Features of SAP NetWeaver SAP BI 7.0 Web AD
Web Items: Tab Pages, Button, Script Item (in SAP BI 7.0 Support Package
Stack 7)
Drag and drop using Analysis item
New chart types (heat map, Gantt, milestone trend analysis)
Export BI Web applications in PDF format
Command Wizard for generating Web API commands
Integration with SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0 BEx Report Designer for
formatted reports

NEW: User can change the XHTML


source code of any web template
either directly, or the ABAP program
RS_TEMPLATE_MAINTAIN_70, or in
any external XHTML editor.

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 21


[ Command Wizard and JavaScript
You can use Command Wizard for generating JavaScript code for
the Script Item to use in custom cockpit applications

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 22


[ Product Directions for BI Solutions
And Much
More
Dashboards,
Visualization

Web App Designer Xcelsius

Enterprise Polestar
Reporting
Report Designer Crystal Reports

Ad-hoc BI Widgets
Query &
Reporting
Web Intelligence

Mobile BI
Advanced
Analysis
SAP BEx Analyzer Voyager Predictive

Web Services
Enterprise Data
Warehousing
& BI Platform SAP NetWeaver BW and BWA BusinessObjects Enterprise
Source: SAP 20009

Real Experience. Real Advantage.


[ Product Directions for BI Solutions
And Much
More
Dashboards,
Visualization
Web App Designer Xcelsius

Polestar
Enterprise
Reporting
Report Designer Crystal Reports

Ad-hoc BI Widgets
Query &
Reporting
Web Intelligence

Mobile BI
Advanced
Analysis
SAP BEx Analyzer Voyager Predictive

Web Services
Enterprise Data
Warehousing
& BI Platform SAP NetWeaver BW and BWA BusinessObjects Enterprise
Source: SAP 20009

Real Experience. Real Advantage.


[ BI Web Application Designer Roadmap
planned 2010 future

InfoView /SAP NetWeaver Portal InfoView /SAP NetWeaver Portal

Pioneer Web Client Pioneer Web Client


Workspace Workspace
PIO Web BEx Web PIO Web BEx Web
Tab Tab Tab Tab

SAP BOE SAP BOE


Platform Platform

Pioneer Designer/ SDK


Pioneer Web
Server

Pioneer Web Server

BI Consumer Services BI Consumer Services

BEx Queries/ BEx Web BEx Web


BEx Queries/ BEx Web
Migration
BEx Web
App App
InfoProviders Templates
Designer InfoProviders Templatesoptions via
Designer
Pioneer SDK
SAP NW BW SAP NW BW

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 25


[ Agenda
The SAP BI Tool Revolution
SAP NetWeaver BI Query Designer & BEx Analyzer
Analysis Process Designer (APD),
SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer (VC)
Web Application Designer (WAD)
Report Designer
Web publishing
Java Server pages (JSP) and the old Business Server Pages (BSP)
The BOBJ Roadmap for front-end tools
Empowering the users a mind shift
Who Should get access
Wrap-up
Bonus material: All SAP BOBJ tools

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 26


[ The BEx Report Designer
This new tool was created
to simplify the formatting of
reports and fix many of the
printing issues in previous
versions of BW.

Source: SAP AG

We now get color control, header-footer control and many new features such
as location control of cells and integration of pictures, charts and fixed text.
Real Experience. Real Advantage. 27
[ BEx Report Designer is new in BI 7.0
Customizable font styles (i.e.
bold, italic), colors, etc.
Group-level changes with
individual formatting
Layout options, e.g.: Height of
rows, width of columns
Multi-line column headers
Flexible field positioning
Merging cells
Support for hierarchies
Rules for the presentation of
special characteristic values News: BEx Report Designer 7.1, (last release in
2008) will be available under maximum
Integration of text, pictures,
and charts maintenance until 2016 and will be replaced with
the Crystal Base product.
Header & footer for reports
Real Experience. Real Advantage. 28
[ Crystal Report is still available (also in SAP BW 3.x)
With BW you get access to Crystal reports. In fact you have many pre-
developed reports that comes with SAP-BW. Currently, you can modify, or
develop and deploy a few Crystal reports without additional licensing cost.
Crystal is a great tool for batch reporting of "pixel controlled' formatted
reports.

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 29


[ Agenda
The SAP BI Tool Revolution
SAP NetWeaver BI Query Designer & BEx Analyzer
Analysis Process Designer (APD),
SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer (VC)
Web Application Designer (WAD)
Report Designer
Web publishing
Java Server pages (JSP) and the old Business Server Pages (BSP)
The BOBJ Roadmap for front-end tools
Empowering the users a mind shift
Who Should get access
Wrap-up
Bonus material: All SAP BOBJ tools

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 30


[ Web Cockpits in the Portal

You can integrate queries


and Web applications into
the portal through
publishing, broadcasting, or
Web calls
Publishing

The portal can either


receive designed pages
passively or actively create
communities, Web pages,
collaboration rooms, or
cockpits
Broadcasting

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 31


[ Agenda
The SAP BI Tool Revolution
SAP NetWeaver BI Query Designer & BEx Analyzer
Analysis Process Designer (APD),
SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer (VC)
Web Application Designer (WAD)
Report Designer
Web publishing
Java Server pages (JSP) and the old Business Server Pages (BSP)
The BOBJ Roadmap for front-end tools
Empowering the users a mind shift
Who Should get access
Wrap-up
Bonus material: All SAP BOBJ tools

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 32


[ BI Java SDK-Based Applications in SAP BI 7.x

BI Java SDK can be used for custom applications based on SAP BI


and non-SAP data.
BI Java SDK provides access to relational and OLAP data sources
using JDBC, XMLA, ODBO etc.
Access to 200+ data sources using the JDBC drivers.

Java programmers will


recognize the standard
development kit's (SDK)
main libraries such as the
abstract windowing toolkit
(AWT) and the GUI-
oriented Swing object
library as well Source: SAP AG, 2008

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 33


[ BI Java SDK-Based Cockpits (cont.)
SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio can develop BI Java SDK-based
applications
Can use along with SAP Java Web Dynpro

Interested developers
should familiarize
themselves with SAP
NetWeaver
Developer Studio

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 34


[ Agenda
The SAP BI Tool Revolution
SAP NetWeaver BI Query Designer & BEx Analyzer
Analysis Process Designer (APD),
SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer (VC)
Web Application Designer (WAD)
Report Designer
Web publishing
Java Server pages (JSP) and the old Business Server Pages (BSP)
The BOBJ Roadmap for front-end tools
Empowering the users a mind shift
Who Should get access
Wrap-up
Bonus material: All SAP BOBJ tools

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 35


[ SAPs Premium Offerings
SAP Acquired Business Objects in 2007/2008 and is working on
integrating BOBJ into the core SAP BI offerings.

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 36


[ BOBJ capabilities Dashboards and Reports

Dashboards can be built using Xcelsius.


Xcelsius+ will be launched in 2009, and
will be the flagship product for data
visualization & dashboards

Crystal Reports for pixel formatted reports has


been available with SAP BI/BW since 2002. This
tool can be integrated into your tool portfolio
using existing SAP NetWeaver BI queries

(NOTE: Crystal & Crystal Base will be the core tools for formatted
reports starting 2010)

Source SAP AG, 2009

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 37


[ BOBJ capabilities Analysis, Ad-hoc & Widgets
The Web Intelligence tool from BOBJ is
a tool for ad-hoc web based reporting,
query & analysis.
It is intended for end users and can
leverage queries to both relational and
OLAP sources.
It will be the core offering for ad-hoc
end user analysis starting 2009.

With the current offering of BOBJ you can


also use Desktop Widgets to place BI
content direct onto a PC desktop and
monitor reports and KPIs.

Source SAP AG, June 2008

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 38


[ New Tools Roadmap

Source SAP

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 39


[ The Move towards Pioneer

Pioneer (for 1st Quarter 2010 release) provides


Web a superset of the capabilities in BEx Analyzer
based (Excel), BEx Analyzer (Web), and Business
Objects Voyager.

Voyager customers migrate to Pioneer.

Excel BEx Analyzer & BEx Web Analyzer customers


based
migrate to Pioneer. (Note: BEx is planned to go
into regular maintenance)
Source SAP, April, 2009

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 40


[ What can be Done in 2009- Implementations
Suggestion Tool Purpose
Visual Composer Visualization
Web Intelligence Ad-hoc
Candidates for BI Widgets / BO Universe Desktop Intelligence
Implementations in 2009 Crystal Report Formatted reports
BPC Consolidation & Planning
BI Accellerator In memory performance

Visual
Composer

BI Accelerator

Web Intelligence Widgets


(webi)
Real Experience. Real Advantage.
[ The two types of Universes
There are currently
2 ways to get at
the SAP BI data.

If you implement
this year, you need
to make conscious
decisions about
which method you
select. There are
pros and cons of
each

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 42


[ Overview: Options for Universe-Based Access to BW 7.0
Xcelsius
WebI
QaaWS

QT Universes ODA

SQL Access MDX Access

Data Federator XMLA OLAP BAPI ODBO

BW Analytic Engine
RDBMS
BIA

Real Experience. Real Advantage.


[ Overview: Options for Universe-Based Access to BW 7.01
Xcelsius
WebI
QaaWS

QT Universes ODA

SQL Access MDX Access

Data Federator XMLA OLAP BAPI ODBO

BW DF Fascade Analytic Engine


RDBMS
BWA

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 44


[ Comparison
BW Server Feature MDX SQL

BW Hierarchies
Restricted and Calculated Key Figures
Security
BW Variables
Currency and Unit Conversion
Exceptions, Conditions
SUM, MIN, MAX Aggregations
AVG, COUNT, COUNT DISTINCT, Aggregations
OLAP Cache
Navigational Attributes
Mass Data Enabled
Federation (e.g. BW RDBMS, BW BW)

= fully supported
= limited support / workaround

Real Experience. Real Advantage.


[ What can be Done in 2009- Take a Look at
Xcelsius

Polestar is an interesting
technology that companies may
start a prototype with and see Polestar
how it can help them access BI
data from a variety of sources
(NW and others)

Suggestion Tool Purpose


Xcelcius Dashboards
Worth a Prototype
Polestar Search engine
Keep an Eye on, but wait
Pioneer BEx web & Excel
until the new release
Real Experience. Real Advantage.
[ What can be Done in 2009- Prototype
Consider
building a Xcelsius
Xcelsius
Prototype to
get used to
really
interactive
dashboards
and what-if
analysis.
Suggestion Tool Purpose
Xcelcius Dashboards
Worth a Prototype
Polestar Search engine
Keep an Eye on, but wait
Pioneer BEx web & Excel
until the new release
Image source: Adobe, 2009

Real Experience. Real Advantage.


[ What can be Done in 2009- Keep doing
There are many classical SAP
NetWeaver tools that should still be
used by companies that are planning
go-lives in 2009.

Integrated planning is still supported.


Pioneer is still 12 months away
WAD will continue to be the development
environment for 2009.

Suggestion Tool Purpose


Web Application Designer Web development
BEx Web Web reporting
Keep doing for a while longer BEx Excel Excel reporting
Analysis Process Designer Structured Analysis
Integrated Planning Planning

Real Experience. Real Advantage.


[ Stop As soon as possible
If you need Formatted Reports in 2009, you should seriously
consider Crystal Reports. The current roadmap calls for
moving Report Designer into regular maintenance at the end
of 2009, and stop further development of this tool.

Looking forward to Xcelsius and Pioneer, it may be advisable


to limit further custom development in JSP unless it is not
intended to be migrated at a future date.

Suggestion Tool Purpose


Report Designer Formatted reports
Stop when possible
Custom JSP pages Custom applications

Real Experience. Real Advantage.


[ Training SAP Business Objects for SAP NetWeaver BW
future

New 2 day course offering from SAP Education for training on


Business Objects integration with SAP NetWeaver BW
Two dates are currently scheduled in June for virtual course
delivery
June 1 2, 2009
June 25 26, 2009
See the following link to the Course Description for more
detailed information on the content covered
http://www.sap.com/usa/services/education/usacourse.epx?c
ontext=%5b%5b|SAPBO||1|091|US|%5d%5d|

Real Experience. Real Advantage.


[ Agenda
The SAP BI Tool Revolution
SAP NetWeaver BI Query Designer & BEx Analyzer
Analysis Process Designer (APD),
SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer (VC)
Web Application Designer (WAD)
Report Designer
Web publishing
Java Server pages (JSP) and the old Business Server Pages (BSP)

The BOBJ Roadmap for front-end tools


Empowering the users a mind shift
Who Should get access
Wrap-up
Bonus material: All SAP BOBJ tools

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 51


[ Why BI-A? Disk speed is growing slower than other HW
components
Technology Drivers Architectural Drivers
1990 2009 Improvement 1990 2009
Disk based data In-memory data
CPU 0.05 8.30 166x storage stores
MIPS/$ MIPS/$

Simple Multi-channel
Memory 0.02 8.51 425x consumption of UI, high event
MB/$ MB/$
apps (Fat client volume, cross
UI, EDI) industry value
Addressable chains
Memory 216 264 248x
General-
purpose, Application-
application- aware and
Network 100 10 100 x agnostic intelligent data
Speed Mbps Gbps database management

Source: 1990 numbers SAP AG


Disk 5 400 80x 2009 numbers Dr. Berg

Data Transfer MBPS MBPS

Physical hard drive speeds only grew by 80 times since 1990.


All other hardware components grew faster.
Real Experience. Real Advantage.
[BI Accelerator Works by Indexing InfoCubes in Hardware memory
BI Accelerator has been simple SAP Any
to install and operate for BW tool
established SAP BI teams

You use process chains to


maintain the BI-A engine after
each data load

IBM, Sun, HP & Fujitsu have standard


solutions ranging from $32K to $300K+
that can be installed and tested in as 32 GB Blades are
little as 2-4 weeks (+ SAP license fees) certified by SAP

Real Experience. Real Advantage.


[ BI Analytical Engines Query executing priorities
Information Broadcasting / Information Broadcasting /
Precalculation Precalculation

Query Cache Query Cache

Aggregates SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator

InfoProvider

Query Execution Query Execution


Without BI Accelerator With BI Accelerator

Aggregates can be replaced with BI-A, while


the memory cache is still useful.
Real Experience. Real Advantage.
[ Performance is Near-Linear: Benchmarks
BIAs strength resides in its
near-linear scalability

Performance is measured in
terms of:
1. BI-A index creation time
2. Multi-user throughput per hour
3. Average report response time
4. Average number of records
touched by each report

BIA Currently reads data from


InfoCubes. DSOs & InfoObjects
are still read from base/physical
tables (even when the InfoObject
is indexed as part of master data).

Real Experience. Real Advantage.


[ Most customers have found BIA Admin to be minimal
The training & admin to run
BI Accelerator has proven to
be minimal. Training is
included in the SAP courses:
BW310, BW360 and in the
online course BW361

Many companies, have spent 2-5 days in


BIA training (total for 1-2 administrators)
and a work through a single interface:
RSDDBIAMON (Checks available at: RSRV)

In the past, SAP has also offered a 2 day workshop


called BI Upgrade & Accelerator (WNABIA)
Real Experience. Real Advantage.
[ BIA is becoming mainstream
Some of SAP reference clients

BIA is no longer
something exotic.

Many of the large BI


systems have already
implemented BIA and
many more projects are
under way in Europe
and in the Americas.

Once you exceed a few hundred


critical users and/or 3-4 TB of data you
should seriously consider SAP BIA

Real Experience. Real Advantage.


[ Who gets to do what?
The major decision for a SAP BI driven enterprise is to determine
who gets access to each tool.
There is often a temptation for the IT community of wanting to
keep the tools under their domain That is a mistake
The IT community should actively work with the power and
casual users to improve human capabilities and thereby teach
them to become more productive employees.

Chinese Proverb

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 58


[ Agenda
The SAP BI Tool Revolution
SAP NetWeaver BI Query Designer & BEx Analyzer
Analysis Process Designer (APD),
SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer (VC)
Web Application Designer (WAD)
Report Designer
Web publishing
Java Server pages (JSP) and the old Business Server Pages (BSP)
The BOBJ Roadmap for front-end tools
Empowering the users a mind shift
Who Should get access
Wrap-up
Bonus material: All SAP BOBJ tools

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 59


[ Resources
COMERIT (Presentations, guides and accelerators)
www.comeritinc.com

SAP Documents - Interfaces for Enterprise Reporting, Query, and


Analysis
https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/docs/libra
ry/uuid/f52e9cc1-0d01-0010-d88b-d808b69391a4

SAP Business Intelligence (BI) by Norbert Egger, Jean-Marie Fiechter,


Sebastian Kramer, Ralf-Patrick Sawicki, and Stephan Weber.
Galio Press - Hardcover, 653 pages, ISBN 978-1-59229-
082-6

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 60


[ Key Learnings

Suggestion Tool Purpose


Visual Composer Visualization
Web Intelligence Ad-hoc
Candidates for BI Widgets / BO Universe Desktop Intelligence
Implementations in 2009 Crystal Report Formatted reports
BPC Consolidation & Planning
BI Accellerator In memory performance
Xcelcius Dashboards
Worth a Prototype
Polestar Search engine
Keep an Eye on, but wait
Pioneer BEx web & Excel
until the new release
Web Application Designer Web development
BEx Web Web reporting
Keep doing for a while longer BEx Excel Excel reporting
Analysis Process Designer Structured Analysis
Integrated Planning Planning
Report Designer Formatted reports
Stop when possible
Custom JSP pages Custom applications

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 61


[ Questions and Answers

How to contact me:

Dr. Bjarne Berg


bberg@comerit.net

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 62


This Bonus Material Include all
[ Bonus Material The total BOBJ toolset SAP BOBJ tools, not just tools
for the SAP market

Source: SAP March, 2009

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 63


This Bonus Material Include all
[ Bonus Material The total BOBJ toolset SAP BOBJ tools, not just tools
for the SAP market

Source: SAP March, 2009

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 64


This Bonus Material Include all
[ Bonus Material The total BOBJ toolset SAP BOBJ tools, not just tools
for the SAP market

Source: SAP March, 2009

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 65


This Bonus Material Include all
[ Bonus Material The total BOBJ toolset SAP BOBJ tools, not just tools
for the SAP market

Source: SAP
March, 2009

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 66


This Bonus Material Include all
[ Bonus Material The total BOBJ toolset SAP BOBJ tools, not just tools
for the SAP market

Source: SAP March, 2009

Real Experience. Real Advantage. 67