Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Productfor SAP BW customers
DisclaimerThis presentation outlines our general product direction and should not berelied on in making a purchase decisio...
Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client… one part of your overall BI StrategyWHY is using the RIGHT client so im...
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SAP BusinessObjects BI Client PortfolioSAP BusinessObjects BI solutions provide business users with access to unifiedinfor...
Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientDifferent Needs Require Different Experience              Middle Manageme...
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Thank You!Contact information:Ingo Hilgefort (Ingo.Hilgefort@sap.com)Twitter: ihilgefort
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Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Product for SAP BW Customers

  1. 1. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Productfor SAP BW customers
  2. 2. DisclaimerThis presentation outlines our general product direction and should not berelied on in making a purchase decision. This presentation is not subject toyour license agreement or any other agreement with SAP. SAP has noobligation to pursue any course of business outlined in this presentation orto develop or release any functionality mentioned in this presentation. Thispresentation and SAPs strategy and possible future developments aresubject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reasonwithout notice. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind,either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warrantiesof merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. SAPassumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this document, except ifsuch damages were caused by SAP intentionally or grossly negligent.© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 2
  3. 3. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client… one part of your overall BI StrategyWHY is using the RIGHT client so important? .. It helps to address the business needs and requirements .. It can help to increase the adoption of your overall BI implementation .. It can help to increase overall business self service… and using the WRONG client so detrimental? .. will lead to user dissatisfaction .. will lead to the “usual behavior”: exporting data, duct tape BI (Excel), untrusted information .. will slow down the overall adoption of your BI strategy© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 3
  4. 4. SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x Interactive Reporting Dashboards & Analysis Visualization BI Platform Search & Reporting Exploration Trusted Data© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 4
  5. 5. SAP BusinessObjects BI Client PortfolioSAP BusinessObjects BI solutions provide business users with access to unifiedinformation through a broad suite of BI tools for confident decision making andalignment across people and teams on a single, scalable BI platform Dashboards and Interactive BI Application Reporting Analysis Data Exploration Design Visualization ReportingHow do I access How do I visualize How do I answer How do I How do I find How can IT create and transform data for better ad hoc questions determine trends immediate centrally from corporate data decision making? and interact with from complex answers to simple to complex into highly information? historical data and business BI applications forformatted reports possibly make questions? a larger audience for greater better forecasts? ? insight? © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 5
  6. 6. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientDifferent Needs Require Different Experience Middle Management Placeholder Placeholder Executive text text Information Business Analyst Placeholder Individual Contributor text© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 6
  7. 7. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientDifferent Needs Require Different ExperienceMiddle Management Placeholder Placeholder Executive text text Analyze regional goals and  Oversee cross department / line of strategic KPIs business performance and evaluate different scenarios for planning and Analyze information to measure forecasting purposes. the progress toward set goals and KPIs.  Combine and review analytics with company strategies and goals to Information continuously improve company performanceBusiness Analyst Placeholder Individual Contributor text Leverage actual and historical data  Review regular account to create detailed planning scenarios statements to control customer invoices and vendor accounts. Leverage data and tools to provide answers ad-hoc to the management  Fulfill management requests for and executive team so that information as simply as decisions are based on solid possible. information. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 7
  8. 8. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientDifferent Needs Require Different Experience Your consumer is driving the business requirements • We will focus on the consumer of reports and analytics in this presentation • IT will always play a role as part of your BI deployment to build the foundation Web • Setting up BEx Queries Intelligence Analysis • Setting up BEx Queries • Setting up connections • Creating pre-defined workbooks • Building BI & Planning Applications Crystal IT Dashboard Reports s • Report Design • Dashboard Design© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 8
  9. 9. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientDifferent Needs Require Different Experience SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards Middle Executive Management Analysis, edition Analysis, edition for SAP BusinessObjects Explorer SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards for OLAP Microsoft Office Crystal Reports Analysis, edition for OLAP Business Individual Analyst Contributor Analysis, edition for Analysis, edition for Web Intelligence Web Intelligence Microsoft Office Microsoft Office© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 9
  10. 10. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Crystal Reports  Consume standardized reports to review operational metrics  Receive alerts from pre-built reports and leverage information for follow up  Use guided interactivity for filtering and selecting the right informationIndividual Contributor Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office  Consume and interact with information using prepared workbooks  Analyze operational metrics inside the Microsoft Office environment  Follow guided analysis using pre-built BI applications Web Intelligence  Edit pre-built reports without the need for IT or a report designer  Use interactive reporting capabilities to access and analyze a variety of data sources  Share reports with larger audience and make use of product interoperability© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 10
  11. 11. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office  Analyze corporate information to fulfill ad hoc requests from management  Review actual and historic data and use information as part of planning forecasts  Build and share Microsoft Excel based BI applications for guided analysisBusiness Analyst Analysis, edition for OLAP  Analyze and interact with corporate data in a zero-client via the web  Build and share multi-dimensional workspace to reach a larger audience  Use Analysis as starting point and leverage product interoperability for details Web Intelligence  Use interactive reporting capabilities to access and analyze a variety of data sources  Create and edit reports without the need for IT or a report designer  Share reports with larger audience and make use of product interoperability© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 11
  12. 12. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office  Analyze and review corporate KPIs and measure progress towards set goals  Share findings with upper management in form of presentations with live data  Use actual and historical data for detailed planning scenarios to enable realisticMiddle Management forecasting Analysis, edition for OLAP  Analyze and interact with corporate data in a zero-client via the web  Share prepared or private workspace with other users  Leverage product interoperability to share findings with other BI clients SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards  Receive an overview on corporate KPIs using easy consumable visualization  Leverage interactive dashboards to conduct own analysis  Navigate to detailed information to analyze further down to the root cause© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 12
  13. 13. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards  Track and analyze company wide metrics using real-time interactive dashboards  Leverage what-if capabilities to evaluate different planning scenarios  Provide navigation for further analysis using product interoperability Executive SAP BusinessObjects Explorer  Answer ad-hoc questions anywhere, anytime using historic and real-time data  Search and explore information by using natural words and simple visualizations  Access large volumes of information on-premise and on device© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 13
  14. 14. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientHow can Analysis, edition for Application Design help you ?  Consume and interact with information using simplified BI templates  Analyze information on mobile devices Executive  Leverage BI applications for planning and forecasting scenarios  User product interoperability to share results with other BI clients CREATE CONSUME Middle Management  Create BI applications and design guided navigations  Leverage BI applications for planning and forecasting scenarios IT Business Analyst  Consume and interact with information using simplified BI templates  Use pre-built workbooks with guided steps Individual Contributor© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 14
  15. 15. SAP BusinessObjects Analysis,edition for Microsoft Office Middle Management Business Analyst Individual Contributor Multidimensional data analysis with native Microsoft Office user experience • Analyze and interact with data in Microsoft Excel to discover, compare, and forecast business drivers • Create live data presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint to share business insights • Create predefined workbooks for simplified data analysis © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 15
  16. 16. SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP Business Analyst Multidimensional data analysis within a web-based environment • Analyze and interact with data through dedicated web client to uncover answers to business questions • Create workspaces for private usage or to share business insights across the enterprise • Run SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP with other business analytic solutions integrated on the same BI platform © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 16
  17. 17. Preview: SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for application design Analytical & Planning Applications Executive Middle Business Individual Management Analyst Contributor Rich and Intuitive design environment for building powerful analytical and planning BI applications • Leverage a large set of out-of-the-box design components and the ability to customize using simple scripting language • Create applications for on-premise and on-device using the latest technology, such as HTML5 rendering • Create applications optimized for SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP HANAThis presentation and SAP’s strategy and possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without notice. This document is providedwithout a warranty of any kind either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 17
  18. 18. SAP Crystal Reports Individual Contributor Design well-formatted, layout-focused reports • Create professional reports following strict layout presentation: legal, business, financial, and regulatory • Build guided interactivity into reports to enable faster decision making • Report off any type of data source and transform raw data into detailed data analysis © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 18
  19. 19. SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence Middle Management Business Analyst Individual Contributor Ad hoc interactive reporting • Access, analyze, format, and share business insights, all in one tool. • Create queries easily without the need to engage a report designer • Query on any type of data source with built-in features focused on easy data analysis © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 19
  20. 20. SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards Executive Middle Management Visualize complex data easily with interactive dashboards • Monitor key performance indicators through library of rich visualizations • Perform “what-if” scenario-based analysis with interactive controls • Drill into reports and analytics for further data analysis © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 20
  21. 21. SAP BusinessObjects Explorer Executive Search relevant information and direct exploration of data • Answer investigative questions and obtain facts quickly • Self-service access to data without the need for predefined report or query • Automatic generated visualizations for immediate insight on data © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 21
  22. 22. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client… based on product capabilities
  23. 23. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Comparing Product Capabilities Analysis, Crystal Analysis, Crystal Web SBOP Edition for Reports for edition for SBOP Explorer Reports 2011 Intelligence Dashboards Microsoft Enterprise OLAP OfficeHighly formattedreportingParameterized / DynamicLayoutSelf – Service reporting /Free form layoutHierarchical capabilitiesData VisualizationProduct InteroperabilityGuided NavigationMobile Reporting © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 23
  24. 24. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Comparing Product Capabilities – SAP Data Sources Analysis, Crystal Analysis, Crystal Web SBOP Edition for Reports for edition for SBOP Explorer Reports 2011 Intelligence Dashboards Microsoft Enterprise OLAP OfficeSAP ECC  * * *   SAP ECC via TransientProvider ECC 6 - EhP05       SAP NetWeaver BW(BI Consumer Services)       SAP NetWeaver BW(MDX)       SAP NetWeaver BW(Relational)       SAP NetWeaver BWA (viaSAP BW)       SAP NetWeaver BWA(directly)       SAP HANA (directly)      * Non-SAP Sources        * - New planned capability with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 Feature Pack 03 © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 24
  25. 25. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Comparing Product Capabilities – Hierarchical Capabilities (1/2) Analysis, Crystal Analysis, Crystal Web SBOP Edition for Reports for edition for SBOP Explorer Reports 2011 Intelligence Dashboards Microsoft Enterprise OLAP OfficeHierarchical memberselection    *   Level Based MemberSelection  * * *   Selection based onNodes and Leafs    *   Hierarchical parameters    *   Hierarchical Charting       Hierarchies in crosstab       Hierarchical ReportDesign       Ad-Hoc Exchange ofHierarchies        * - New planned capability with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 Feature Pack 03 © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 25
  26. 26. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Comparing Product Capabilities – Hierarchical Capabilities (2/2) Analysis, Crystal Analysis, Crystal Web SBOP Edition for Reports for edition for SBOP Explorer Reports 2011 Intelligence Dashboards Microsoft Enterprise OLAP OfficeExpand to Level    *   Showing Leaves only(lowest member)       Skipping Levels of ahierarchy       Ranking data alonghierarchy        * - New planned capability with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 Feature Pack 03 © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 26
  27. 27. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Comparing Product Capabilities – Mobile Analysis, Crystal Analysis, Crystal Web SBOP Edition for Reports for edition for SBOP Explorer Reports 2011 Intelligence Dashboards Microsoft Enterprise OLAP OfficeOnline Viewing       Offline Viewing    *   Mobile Viewing (native)       Mobile Viewing (browser)    **    * - New planned capability with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 Feature Pack 03 * * - Only on Flash enabled devices © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 27
  28. 28. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client… based on your business requirements
  29. 29. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientUsing Business Requirements – Financial Area As Financial Manager for the West Coast Region of North America I need to be able to analyze cost and profit center actuals towardsMiddle Management the allocated budget along several dimensions. I need to be able to see these measures along our company structures as well as being able to compare information from several sources. I also need to be able add my own calculation to answer on-demand requests from senior management. I would like to leverage the information inside Microsoft Excel, but it also should be possible to use it in a browser. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 29
  30. 30. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientUsing Business Requirements – Financial Area What did we hear ?  Use of hierarchies (cost center / profit center / company structures)  Probably usage of BEx Query StructuresMiddle Management  Usage of Microsoft Excel and browser based access  Creation of calculations on the fly  Accessing multiple sources © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 30
  31. 31. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Using Business Requirements – Financial Area Analysis, Crystal Analysis, Crystal Web SBOP Edition for Reports for edition for SBOP Explorer Reports 2011 Intelligence Dashboards Microsoft Enterprise OLAP OfficeUsage of HierarchiesUsing BEx QueryStructuresMicrosoft Excel as clientInternet Browser as clientCreating calculationsMultiple Source in onereport © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 31
  32. 32. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientUsing Business Requirements – Financial Area Usage of hierarchies and structures – Crystal Reports, Web Intelligence, SBOP Dashboards are able to leverage hierarchies in reports but are lacking deep hierarchical capabilities – Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office and Analysis, edition for OLAP provide the complete bandwidth of hierarchical capabilities Creating Calculations on the fly – Crystal Reports and SAP BusinessObjects Dashboard would require to change the underlying report – Web Intelligence allows to create calculation but the user needs to “write formulas” – Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office and Analysis, edition for OLAP allow to create calculations in a very simple way without the need to create formulas Microsoft Excel as client to access the data – Live Office is able to provide the information from Crystal Reports and Web Intelligence with limited navigation – Analysis, edition for OLAP and SBOP Explorer have no “live” integration with Microsoft Excel – Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office provides a native integration into Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 32
  33. 33. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientUsing Business Requirements – Financial AreaSummary Based on the combination of requirements from the Financial Area the recommendation would be to use – Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office – Analysis, edition for OLAP For less hierarchical driven reports and a more consumer (less power user) type of audience Web Intelligence might be an alternative© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 33
  34. 34. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Using Business Requirements – Sales Area The Sales Manager for Canada asked me to create a report for his sales representatives that would allow them to see their current sales pipeline. He mentioned that the information needs to be available in the office, on the road, Business Analyst and on mobile devices. He also stressed out that each sales representative needs to be able to change the report “as they wish” so that they can see the information by opportunity, product, week & month, and other angles. Actual hierarchies are only used limited.Individual Contributor For him as Sales Manager for Canada, he mentioned it would be a great value to be able to run some simple scenarios to see how certain changes could impact the pipeline, for example a change in the product cost or price. Middle Management … and he then also mentioned that sometimes people prefer just to get an eMail with a PDF file. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 34
  35. 35. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientUsing Business Requirements – Sales Area What did we hear ?  The information needs to be available on-premise (in the office), offline (on the road), and on mobile devices  Users need the ability to change the report and change the view on theBusiness Analyst data.  Only limited use of hierarchies  Distribution of the reports via eMail in a PDF format is also required  For the Sales Management some simple what-if scenarios would be a great asset© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 35
  36. 36. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Using Business Requirements – Sales Area Analysis, Crystal Analysis, Crystal Web SBOP Edition for Reports for edition for SBOP Explorer Reports 2011 Intelligence Dashboards Microsoft Enterprise OLAP OfficeOffline CapabilitiesMobile ReportingDistribution via eMail(Broadcasting)Edit the reportChange the “view” of thedataWhat-if scenarios © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 36
  37. 37. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientUsing Business Requirements – Sales Area Using the information on-premise and on the road (offline) – Crystal Reports and Web Intelligence provide offline capabilities out of the box – For SBOP Dashboards there are partner solutions available on SAP EcoHub – Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office provides limited offline capabilities Providing mobile access to the information – Crystal Reports and Web Intelligence provide mobile access for Blackberry and iPad / iPhone via Mobile BI – SAP BusinessObjects Explorer is available for the iPhone / iPad – SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards is available on Flash enabled mobile devices Distribution via eMail – Crystal Reports and Web Intelligence are integrated with the Publication capabilities from the BI Platform – SBOP Dashboards, Analysis, edition for OLAP and Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office are not integrated yet – SAP BusinessObjects Explorer is always a online access© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 37
  38. 38. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientUsing Business Requirements – Sales Area Changing the “view” on the information – Crystal Reports and SBOP Dashboards only provide limited capabilities to change the report for the consumer. Such workflows have to be considered as part of the original design already – Web Intelligence, Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office and Analysis, edition for OLAP provide rich self service functionality for the consumer – SAP BusinessObjects Explorer provides such capabilities, but the consumer might be limited to the Information Space definition “What – if” capabilities – A “What – if” scenario is the strength of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards – Web Intelligence and Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office do offer limited capabilities in this area© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 38
  39. 39. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientUsing Business Requirements – Sales AreaSummary Based on the combination of requirements from the Sales Area the recommendation would be to use – Web Intelligence – Interactive Analysis Desktop – Mobile BI What – if Scenarios will be created using SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 39
  40. 40. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientUsing Business Requirements – Executive Area As Executive Manager in this company I need consolidated information, which provides me with a high-level overview on all critical corporate KPIs. I need to be able to access this information anytime, anywhere. Executive If needed I need to be able to get to the root cause and see the detailed information. I also can not always wait for my business analyst of IT to send me the information when I ask them a question. It would be good to be able to simply search for the answer by entering my question.© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 40
  41. 41. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientUsing Business Requirements – Executive Area What did we hear ?  Consume highly aggregated information  Strong data visualizations needed Executive  Provide the ability to drill down and navigate to detailed information when needed  Fast response time  Information needs to be available via mobile device  Allow for search and exploration© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 41
  42. 42. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Using Business Requirements – Executive Area Analysis, Crystal Analysis, Crystal Web SBOP Edition for Reports for edition for SBOP Explorer Reports 2011 Intelligence Dashboards Microsoft Enterprise OLAP OfficeHighly AggregatedinformationStrong data visualizationDrill Down / Navigate todetailed informationMobile ReportingSearch & Exploration This BI clients are not suitable for the intended audience. © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 42
  43. 43. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientUsing Business Requirements – Executive Area Highly Aggregated Information – SBOP Dashboards and SBOP Explorer are capable presenting highly aggregated information Strong Data Visualizations – SBOP Dashboards and SBOP Explorer both are offering strong visualization capabilities Drill Down & Navigate to detailed information – SBOP Dashboards allows to navigate to other BI clients and outside the dashboard to receive further detailed information, as well as navigate to details in the dashboard. – SBOP Explorer allows to see all the detailed information in a single view but has no capability to navigate outside to receive further details Providing mobile access to the information – SAP BusinessObjects Explorer is available for the iPhone / iPad – SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards is available on Flash enabled mobile devices© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 43
  44. 44. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI ClientUsing Business Requirements – Executive AreaSummary Based on the combination of requirements from the Executive team the recommendation would be to use – SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards – SAP BusinessObjects Explorer – SAP BusinessObjects Explorer for mobile devices In addition consider SAP NetWeaver BWA or SAP HANA for performance improvements© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 44
  45. 45. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Different Needs Require Different ExperiencePhases Audience Use Case Auditing  Who is your audience?  What are the business requirements ?  Use SAP BusinessObjects Auditing to track the BI activity  What are the skills of your audience ?  What is the audience doing with theSAP BusinessObjects BI Client information ?  Use SAP NetWeaver BW statistics to  How is your audience using the software How are they doing this today ? track the activity on BW right now ?  How is your audience using the  Leverage the information in Selecting the Right  Remember, software right now ? combination with the IT and BW team for performance improvements a business analyst in sales  Create a use case on department level, don’t try to make one use case for all might be different to your requirements a business analyst in finance © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 45
  46. 46. Key Points to Take Home Your BI Strategy should start with the business requirements, not with the DWH Use Cases should come from the business, not from the IT department Users don’t need all BI client products, but will not always be satisfied with a single product. Make use of Product Interoperability for sharing and navigation purposes. Remember…. There is no “silver bullet”. If in doubt – let the business decide.© 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 46
  47. 47. Thank You!Contact information:Ingo Hilgefort (Ingo.Hilgefort@sap.com)Twitter: ihilgefort
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