BI Workspaces 4.0

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SAP BO Business Intelligence Platform 4.0

BI Workspaces 4.0

Introduction to BI Workspaces


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Positioning and Overview: Lesson Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:


Explain the positioning and value of BI Workspaces


Describe the main changes and enhancements in BI Workspaces for the 4.0
release.


Describe new administration and management

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Agenda

1.
Introduction to BI Workspaces

2.
What’s New in BI Workspaces 4.0

3.
Administration and Management Features

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What is BI Workspaces?



Browser based.


SAP
BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
suite
capability
,
available for all users. Not a
separate license.


An evolution of the product
Dashboard Builder.


Accessed via

BI launch pad

or standalone via
openDocument
.


Key Capabilities:


Organizing and displaying
all kinds of
BusinessObjects content, as well as Web, 3
rd

party, and agnostic content.


Easy and intuitive
Runtime Authoring
environment for creating and modifying content.


Integral
inter
-
portlet

communication
framework
for enabling components on
page
to
exchange information.


Preview and Print
a page or the whole
workspace .


BI workspaces

Reporting,

Analysis

Other Content

Visual

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Agenda

1.
Introduction to BI Workspaces

2.
What’s New in BI Workspaces 4.0

3.
Administration and Management Features

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Designing and Viewing BI Workspaces


Key Enhancements


Better viewing experience with:


Scrolling tabs.


View of latest
Web Intelligence report
.


Accessibility compliance.


Multiple viewers on page.


Streamlined creation of enhanced workspaces with:


In
-
place renaming.


Search in toolbox, powered by
Endeavour.


Toolbox docking.


Resizable columns in docking mode.


Improved content linking capabilities with:


Visual content linking wizard.


Granular linking between reports.


Simpler workspace management flows:


Simplified workflows for creating new workspaces.


Simplified workflows for saving workspaces.


Visual Content Linking

Search in Module Library

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Managing and Administering BI Workspaces


Easier deployment and upgrade:


Smaller footprint on server


reduced to only 3 servers.


Componentization.


Easier migration process with automatic discovery for content in
Upgrade Manager .

Better management and control:


Ability to grant editing permission per workspace.


Multilingual support with Translation management tool for
workspace and tab names.

Better monitoring and supportability:


Auditing of workspaces.


Unified logging and tracing.


Instrumentation and Solution Manager integration.

Enhanced support in standard viewing enablers:


Java Portal Integration Kit (PIK).


openDocument.



Key Enhancements

Portal Integration Kit

CMC
Applications

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Integration with BI Launch Pad

The out
-
of
-
the
-
box BI launch pad home page can be replaced by a custom page (compound module) or a BI
workspace.

All BI launch pad modules (such as Recently Viewed Documents or My Alerts) are also available in the Module
Library for re
-
use.


Key Message

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Visual Content Linking

Introduction to ports and connections

Supports granular linking with parameter
mapping

Support
Xcelsius

External Interface
,
Portal Data and FS command
connections

WebI

and Crystal Reports: Prompt and
filters

New visual editor for content linking

Module

Type

Source /
Target

Xcelsius

Source

/ t
arget
or both

External Interface (recommended),

FSCommand or
Portal Data


WebI

Source and
target

Can be a source only in part mode. Support

prompts and filters as target.

Crystal
Report

Target

Support

prompts and filters as target.

Compou
nd
module

Target

Simply Pass

the data to the underlying reports

Viewer
module

Source and
target

Simply Pass

the data to the underlying report

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Content Linking XI 3.1 vs. Content Linking XI 4.0

Content Linking XI 3.1

Form
-
based Editor


Linking view on a module level


All modules are displayed


No meta
-
data exposure

No mapping ability


Linking is set based on declaration only.
Two modules can be connected only if
they are designed to match.




Content Linking XI 4.0


Visual Editor


Overall view of linking on a page level


Only linkable modules are displayed


Exposes linking meta
-
data (prompts, range
names, filters, etc.)


Granular Parameter Mapping


Introducing ports end parameters


Enables mapping between parameters with
unmatched names.



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Viewer

What can be Linked?

Module

Type

Source / Target

Xcelsius

Source

/ t
arget or
both

External Interface (recommended),

FSCommand or Portal Data


WebI

Source and target

Can be a source only in part mode. Support

prompts and filters as target.

Crystal Report

Target

Support

prompts and filters as target.

Compound module

Target

Simply Pass

the data to the underlying reports

Viewer module

Source and target

Simply Pass

the data to the underlying report

Xcelsius

Crystal
Report

Compound

WebI

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About Ports

Ports are entities describe the interface of a module.
Each port is characterized by
action
and
data.

Each
module can have 0..n
in
-
ports

and 0..n
out
-
ports.



In
-
port: represent an
action

that will be executed when
certain
data

is received. E.g. :
Prompt
in
-
port of a
WebI

module will be
re
-
launched

with the
prompts data.

In
-
ports are visualized at the left side of the module frame.


Out
-
port: represent the
data
that will be sent when a
certain
action

is performed. For example: the
cell
that
is sent when the user press a button in the
Xcelsius

module. Out
-
ports are visualized at the
right

side of the
module frame.




Legacy

out
-
port

Ports details (name,
direction and parameters)

Granular

out
-
port


There are two types of ports:


Legacy ports: Have no parameters, hence there is no indication on the data that these
ports deal with and parameter mapping is not possible. They are called “legacy” since they
compatible with previous releases content linking method.


Granular ports: Have parameters that provides information on the data these ports expect
to send/receive. Facilitate parameter mapping.


These two types have distinct
visualizations
.


You cannot connect a legacy port to a granular port, and vice
-
versa.



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About Connections

Connection is an entity to describe how a source module is passing information to a
target module. It consist of:


The source port: the out
-
port of the source module.


The target port: the in
-
port of the target module.


Parameter mapping (for granular connection) between parameter in the source port to the
parameters in the target port. The mapping enables correct data exchange even if the names
are not match.




There are two connection types:


Legacy connection
between legacy ports: Does
not include parameter mapping. Are visualized as
straight lines.


Granular connection
between granular ports:
Require parameter mapping. Are visualized as
Curled lines with little circle indicates the number
of mapped parameters.




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Removal of Visualization Analytics from 4.0

“As part of the product rationalization process,
SAP has decided to discontinue investing in
the Dashboard Builder visualization analytics.
This means the last version that Dashboard
Builder will ship these analytics is in XI 3.1,
including service packs. These analytics will
not be included in the next major release of
the SAP BusinessObjects product portfolio…”




Gauges:

speedometer, barometer, thermometer, traffic lights

Charts:

interactive metric trend, radar chart, bubble chart, pie chart, data exploration



The proposed solution is to replace those analytics with
Dashboards
visualizations.



Note 1375008:

The following analytics are removed:

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Agenda

1.
Introduction to BI Workspaces

2.
What’s New in BI Workspaces 4.0

3.
Administration and Management Features

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Platform and Architecture changes


Componentization:


Part of the platform change (OSGi)


OSGi defines software components as bundles which can be dynamically installed and removed



Better performance


Reduced server footprint


Removed all Performance Management related servers : AADMining, AAMetrics, AAProfiler,
AAQueryMgr, AARepoMgt, AARules, AASPC


Only AAAnalytics and AADashboard remain


Browser support


IE8 and Mozilla 3.6


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Content Migration and Content Promotion

Upgrade Manager

tool is used to
migrate content

form BOE XI 3.x to BOE XI 4.0

Supported content for migration


only Live to Live, not via a BIAR files


My
InfoView

object are migrated to a BI workspace that is located in the user private folder
(My Favorite)


My Dashboard object are migrated to a BI workspace in the user private folder


Corporate Dashboard are migrated to a BI workspace under the public folder


Analytics (modules in XI 4.0)


LCM

is used to
promote content

between 2 BOE XI 4.0 machines


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Management and Control


Ability to grant editing permission per workspace.

Better control over security is provided by granting editing permissions on the workspace
level.























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Management and Control

Multilingual support with Translation management tool for workspace, tab and subtab
names.














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OpenDocument

URL



URL access only via OpenDocument


openAnalytic not supported any longer


Base URL :

http://<server_name>:<port>/BOE/OpenDocument/opendoc/openDocument.jsp?


Parameters :


CUID: iDocID=<document_ID>&sIDType=<CUID>


NavPos: iDocID=<document_ID>&navPos=<tab_number,subtab_number>


Spath: sPath=<[folder_name]>&sDocName=<dashboard_name>


NavNames: iDocID=<document_ID>&navNames=<tab_name,subtab_name>




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Other New Features



Auditing


Audit view and edit


Accessibility


Support in view mode, high contrast style


Supportability


System Landscape Directory, Solution Manager Diagnostics,
Instrumentation, SAP Passport



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Positioning and Overview: Lesson Summary

After completing this lesson, you should now be able to:


Explain the positioning and value of BI Workspaces


Describe the main changes and enhancements in BI Workspaces for the 4.0
release.


Describe new administration and management features

Thank You