Let’s start with a few questions-
- Are you a long time SAP BusinessObjects Customer?
- When did you last upgrade your SAP BusinessObjects Landscape?
- What tools do you use in your BI stack today?
- Would you like to utilize toolsets like Design Studio and Lumira, if you are not doing so already?
- What are your current pain points in your BusinessObjects landscape?
- Are you looking to migrate to the latest version – i.e. SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 – now?
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 delivers enhanced features and capabilities that address several challenges in the platform.
Let’s take a look at some of the key new features available in SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2:
|Enhancements||Session Management||We have an enhanced session management capability where you can keep track of sessions and terminate sessions when they become stale.|
|BI Administrator’s Cockpit||All-in-one tool for monitoring schedules, user activity & content consumption. You can build your own queries to capture the metrics using query builder or custom SDK without administrator’s help.|
|BI on BI||One of the most sought after features by BI administrators is available now in CMC. Check out the sample reports available in BI on BI folder to learn more|
|Server Group Exclusivity||This feature helps Administrators to allocate system resources effectively|
|BI Commentary||This feature empowers business users to collaborate and exchange comments on a particular report|
|Recycle Bin||Good old legacy BO feature that helps recovery of accidentally deleted content|
|Installation||Phase-wise update installation – GUI & CLI mode||Reduced system downtime and optimized installation duration|
|Bundled Tomcat 8.0 application server||Provides the opportunity to utilize the single, common resources implementation that replaces multiple resource extension features provided in earlier versions|
|Deploying Web Application Contents – now or later||This helps us plan deployment – either sequentially as on when required or everything at once|
|SAP HANA Database using ODBC as CMS and Audit Database||We can configure the ODBC for SAP HANA during the BI Platform installation itself rather than post installation & reconfiguration as in older versions|
|Promotion Management & Upgrade management Tool||Promotion Management Enhancements||Promotion Management Enhancements (Multi Job Server Support, Overrides storage in CMS DB) – If you have a very large BI deployment with promotions happening multiple times in a day, this feature would deliver enhanced management & performance.|
|Clustered Version Management Server Support||This delivers stability along with the enhanced failover capability|
|Selective retrieval of objects from an LCMBIAR file||This provides flexibility on selecting BI content from the complete set of BIAR file. This enables fewer number of BIAR files to be created for the backup purposes|
|UMT enhancement||AD group auto mapping||You don’t need to reconfigure AD configuration post content migration from your BO 3.x environments|
If you would like to go beyond the above platform-related enhancements and assess one or more of the following, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. or
- Specific capabilities related to Data Connectivity, Self Service & Mobile BI enablement
- Tool related improvements for Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports, SAP Lumira, SAP Design Studio, Analysis For Office, etc
- Migration readiness & ROI
- … and more
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