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Lessons
Learned
from
I
mplementing

BusinessObjects 4.0

Rich Chlebek

BICP

January 19, 2012


BusinessObjects Expert

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Agenda


Introduction


Product Name Changes


Platform Upgrade Considerations


Product Upgrade
Considerations


Brief tour of BusinessObjects Expert Web site


New
Functionality and Lessons Learned


Q&A


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Introduction


Rich Chlebek

o
14 years of experience with Business Objects from the
original version 4.0(released 1997) up to BI 4.0 SP2

o
Member of the ASUG BusinessObjects Strategic
Special Interest Group

o
Advisor to BusinessObjects Expert
businessobjectsexpert.wispubs.com/Advisors

o
Business Objects Practice Director


BICP, Business
Intelligence Competency
Partners


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Introduction


BICP
-

Business Intelligence Competency Partners

o
The BICP is an SAP Business Intelligence
consulting services
organization
focused specifically on SAP Business Objects and BW.

o
We work with great companies, and have excellent references from large SAP
shops like Estee Lauder, NIKE, Callaway Golf, and Care Fusion.

o
Our flexible, low overhead business model leverages focused teams of highly
experienced consultants that enable:

o
Reduced
risk to our customers

o

Strong
communication skills coupled with relevant business experience

o

Onsite
, Platinum level SAP BI consultants with hands on experience relevant to scope
.

o
2 BO BI 4.0 Ramp
-
up clients in mid 2011

o
Majority of new engagements are BO BI 4.0 implementations and upgrades


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Product Name
Changes

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Platform Upgrade Considerations

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Product Upgrade Considerations

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A brief tour of the

BusinessObjects Expert

Web site

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New Functionality


Upgrade Manager

o
Similar to old Import Wizard

o
Upgraded universes are kept as pre
-
4.0 .UNV
format. Can be used and maintained as .UNV or
manually converted to new .UNX format in IDT.

o
Time
-
out Issue
-

Default
5
-
minute time period for
committing an action
can
be changed in the
command line setting:

o
-
Dumt.systemVar.override.pluginTimeoutInSecvalue

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New Functionality


IDT
-

Information Design Tool

o
Evolution of pre
-

4.0 Designer and Data Federator

o
Supports
relational multi source universes

o
Ability
to manage larger more complex universes with
views and
families

o
New .UNX file format made up of:

o
Connection
-

.cnx
, .cns (shortcut to repository .cnx)

o
Data Foundation
-
.
dfx

o
Business
Layer
-

.blx

o
BICS connectors are managed similarly to connections
and universes


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New Functionality


IDT
-

Information Design
Tool



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New Functionality


IDT Lessons Learned

o

You cannot convert the following types of .unv universes:

o
OLAP universes

o
Stored procedure universes

o
Universes based on a Data Federator data source

o
Javabean
universes

o
Pre 4.0 linked universes are not supported, but can be
converted to multiple .UNX universes.

o
Pre
4.0 .UNV and 4.0 .UNX universes can coexist on the BI
4.0 Platform

o
After converting universes, WebI document queries must
be mapped to new .UNX universes



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New Functionality


BI Launchpad

o
Tabbed viewing

o
Faster, more intuitive navigation

o
Session
notification before times outs.

o
Quicker
access to recent and refreshed
documents

o
BEx
web can be integrated into Launchpad


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New Functionality


BI Launchpad


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New Functionality


Web Intelligence

o
Tab menus similar to new MS Office

o
Significantly improved graphs and table
visualizations. (from Explorer graphics library)

o
Raw data preview in query panel

o
Hierarchy
display of objects (BEx Web)

o
Connects
BEx queries via BICS instead of semantic
layer (universe
). Significant
reduction of
development cycle


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New Functionality


Web
Intelligence Interactive Analysis(Viewer)


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New Functionality


Web
Intelligence Query Panel


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New Functionality


Web
Intelligence Report Editor



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New Functionality


Web
Intelligence Lessons Learned

o
Evolution of pre
-
4.0 WebI.

o
Once users learn where tabs are they find the
navigation quicker and easier.

o
New Charting engine means visually charts will
change. Footprint and content is unchanged. Some
pre
-
4.0 3D charts are not supported.

o
Using BICS as a data source limitations (bypassing
universe)

o
Cannot rename or regroup
objects

o
Cannot turn
off delegated measures

o
Cannot create custom hierarchies



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SAP Integration


Shorter
development cycle with BICS connector


Integration
included in server
install


Configuration similar to pre
-
4.0


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Questions?


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Contact Information


Rich
Chlebek


BICP
-

Business
Intelligence Competency Partners


Website: bicp.com


Email
:
rchlebek@bicp.com



Phone: 847.814.1112


LinkedIn:
linkedin.com/in/richchlebek


Scott Wallask


Managing Editor, BusinessObjects Expert


Email:
scott.wallask@wispubs.com

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