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The 2015 guide to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 improvements for managing and maintaining a high-performing BI platform

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sap.com/analytics - In this SAPinsider #BI2015 session, attendees will learn how to leverage new SAP BusinessObjects BI 4 capabilities to:

-Simplify system administration and management and reduce user support issues
-Improve and streamline auditing, monitoring, multi-tenancy support, multilingual reporting, hot backup, and lifecycle management
-Navigate online resources to access solution information as well as SAP Active Global -Support remote supportability tools

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The 2015 guide to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 improvements for managing and maintaining a high-performing BI platform

  1. 1. Henry Kam SAP The 2015 Guide to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Improvements for Managing and Maintaining a High-Performing BI Platform
  2. 2. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 1 The information in this presentation is confidential and proprietary to SAP and may not be disclosed without the permission of SAP. This presentation is not subject to your license agreement or any other service or subscription agreement with SAP. SAP has no obligation to pursue any course of business outlined in this document or any related presentation, or to develop or release any functionality mentioned therein. This document, or any related presentation and SAP's strategy and possible future developments, products and or platforms directions and functionality are all subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without notice. The information in this document is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. This document is provided without 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. This document is for informational purposes and may not be incorporated into a contract. SAP assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this document, except if such damages were caused by SAP´s willful misconduct or gross negligence. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward- looking statements, which speak only as of their dates, and they should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. Legal disclaimer
  3. 3. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 2 Agenda SAP BusinessObjects BI platform overview Why upgrade from XI to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x? – Save time and resources to manage and administrate your system – Enterprise readiness – Lower user support calls with intuitive information access What’s new in the SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 BI platform? Wrap-up
  4. 4. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 3 SAP BusinessObjects BI platform SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform empowers organizations to share and discover information and to make better decisions BI content management  Secured storage of BI content Scalable and robust service • Ability to scale up and scale out to suit the demand • Fault tolerance and load balancing Platform administration  Central web-based administration tool  Management of BI content lifecycle Auditing  Audit trail for compliance or capacity planning Information delivery  Distribution of personalized BI content to mass audience in an automated manner Software development kit  API for extending the solution or for process automation
  5. 5. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 4 Self-service access to SAP BusinessObjects BI SAP BusinessObjects BI provides end users’ self-service access to BI content BI content access and organization  Assist users to locate and consume BI content  Add and organize BI content in a secure fashion Information discovery and sharing  Help users discover relevant information to solve their business problems  Enable information sharing among users BI workspaces  Allow users to layout and link multiple BI assets for a holistic view of business information Portal server integration  Access BI content from your portal server of choice
  6. 6. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 5 Open, agnostic, and unified Access any data, consume information anywhere Enterprise Portals MS OfficeOn Demand Services BrowsersMobile Devices ERP SAP Business Suite Oracle E-Business Suite PeopleSoft JD Edwards Unstructured data in Social Media and Hadoop Embedded Content MS ExcelOracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server and other relational data sources Universe Semantic Layer Business Intelligence Platform EDW SAP BW TeraData Other data warehouses SAP HANA Platform ReportingAgile Visualization Dashboards and Apps Essbase Microsoft AS Oracle OLAP
  7. 7. Simplifying the End-User Experience
  8. 8. Existing Customer Investments Are Safe We are converging use cases, not features and functions All existing content is safe and will continue to work All BI 4.1 clients will continue to be maintained and supported We will reuse metadata to facilitate adopting new concepts We don’t plan a forced migration
  9. 9. The BI Portfolio Today Web Intelligence Crystal Reports Design Studio Dashboards Lumira Explorer Set Analysis Analysis for OLAP Analysis for Office Live Office Distribute Information Build Engaging Experiences Discover. Predict. Create. Reporting Dashboards and Apps Agile Visualization  Analysis for Office and Design Studio as premium alternatives to BEx Analyzer and Web Application Designer  Advanced predictive analysis capabilities embedded in Lumira
  10. 10. Step 1 of the Convergence Plan Dashboards Lumira Explorer Set Analysis Analysis for OLAP Analysis for Office Live Office Discover. Predict. Create. Agile Visualization  Add Explorer-style exploration, search, and visualization recomendation to Lumira  Add Dashboard-style controls, WS support, and BEx WAD features to Design Studio Web Intelligence Crystal Reports Design Studio Distribute Information Build Engaging Experiences Reporting Dashboards and Apps
  11. 11. Step 2 Interoperability workflows Set Analysis Analysis for OLAP Live Office  Open Lumira stories in Design Studio  Explore and reuse Design Studio content in Lumira  Insert Lumira charts or stories to Excel and PowerPoint Design Studio Lumira Analysis for Office Discover. Predict. Create. Customize. Agile Visualization, Dashboards, and Apps Web Intelligence Crystal Reports Distribute Information Reporting
  12. 12. Final Step Set Analysis Analysis for OLAP Add Set analysis and third-party OLAP to Lumira Interoperability workflows Discover. Predict. Create. Customize. Agile Visualization, Dashboards, and Apps Web Intelligence Crystal Reports Distribute Information Reporting Design Studio Lumira Analysis for Office
  13. 13. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 12 Agenda SAP BusinessObjects BI platform overview Why upgrade from XI to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x? – Save time and resources to manage and administrate your system – Enterprise readiness – Lower user support calls with intuitive information access What’s new in the SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 BI platform? Wrap-up
  14. 14. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 13 SBOP Maintenance model – Strategy  Three new delivery vehicles  Maintenance delivery vehicles inspired from SAP maintenance model XI 3.1 DELIVERY BI 4.x DELIVERY Service Pack MINOR VERSION FixPack SUPPORT PACKAGE LAFix PATCH (Cumulative)
  15. 15. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 14 Maintenance model for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 Aligning with standard SAP terminology XI 3.x Term BI 4.x Equivalent BI 4.x Contents BI 4.x Frequency Service Pack Minor Version Support Pack contents + • Selected new features • Selected new platforms (development and validation) • Priority 3 or more complex customer corrections • New languages • Complex internal corrections Every 12-18 months for 5 years No new minor version after the final release in the 5th year FixPack Support Package Patch contents + • Priority 2 issues • Internal corrections • New platforms (validation and minor corrections) • Small enhancements 0-4 years: Every 3-4 months 5-7 years: Every 6 months LAFix Patch Urgent customer corrections • Priority 1 issues • Top Priority 2 issues Every 3 weeks See https://support.sap.com/release-upgrade-maintenance/release-strategy/release/on- premise/rules.html for more information
  16. 16. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 15 SAP BusinessObjects maintenance strategy “7-2” Two distinct maintenance phases  Mainstream Maintenance Provide corrections such as patches, support packs, and minor releases  Priority One Support Provide corrections with patches only on Priority One type of issues
  17. 17. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 16 Example: SAP BusinessObjects product family SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Mainstream Maintenance > = 2 years Mainstream Maintenance Mainstream Maintenance Priority One Support Mainstream Maintenance 2011 20122009 2010 20142013 2015 2016 2017200820072006 2011 20122009 2010 20142013 2015 2016 2017200820072006 2018 2019 Priority One Support Mainstream Maintenance Priority One Support SBOP Enterprise XI 3.x family SBOP Enterprise BI 4.x family Enterprise BI 4.0 Enterprise BI 4.1 Enterprise BI 4.5
  18. 18. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 17 Remote supportability Capabilities Netviewer  Attended Root Cause Analysis  Screen Sharing  Application Sharing  File Sharing SAProuter  Service Delivery  Unattended Root Cause Analysis  Remote Connections Diagnostics  SAP BI Platform Support Tool  Solution Manager  System Monitoring  System Analysis Basic Advanced
  19. 19. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 18 SAProuter For Increased security Remote supportability (cont.) Netviewer Netviewer Provides:  Application, file, and screen sharing  Remote control  Recording  Encrypted data exchange  Safe mode Used for:  Solving support incidents (messages)  Customer training and education https DMZ Netviewer Serverhttps Internet Attended root cause analysis SAProuter Optional Connections Diagnostics Architecture
  20. 20. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 19 Remote supportability (cont.) SAProuter Provides:  Remote, secure connection to customer system Used for:  Solving support incidents (messages)  Remote service delivery  Remote debugging SAProuter SAProuter https Unattended root cause analysis Remote debugging and correction Netviewer ArchitectureSAProuter Connections Diagnostics
  21. 21. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 20 Remote supportability (cont.) Connections Many connection types available Netviewer ConnectionsSAProuter SAProuterSAProuter Customer R/3 Support HTTP Connect Remote Desktop Netviewer Generic DB Citrix Telnet SSH VNC Hana Debugging BW RFC Diagnostics Architecture
  22. 22. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 21 Business Objects Business Intelligence Remote Support Component  Recommended for SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1 landscape only  Lower complexity Customer Landscape Management Platform Higher Complexity / SAP SolutionsSingle Systems / Fewer Products Remote Support Component Business Objects Enterpris e ERP CRM Business Objects Business Intelligence SAP Solution Manager  Supports mixed landscapes (SAP BusinessObjects & other SAP products)  Richer feature set Wily Introscope  Recommended for SAP BI 4 landscapes  Diagnostics & Metrics only  Lower complexity Single System / Metrics Only Business Intelligence 4.0 Diagnostics Overview
  23. 23. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 22 Diagnostics (cont.) Overview
  24. 24. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 23 Landscape Analysis Report E2E Trace Wizard • Alert Summary • Server Comparison • Schedule Analysis • Content Analysis • License Analysis What are the two main features of the support tool? Diagnostics (cont.) Overview
  25. 25. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 24 E2E test scenario
  26. 26. 25© 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved.
  27. 27. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 26 What are the benefits? No installation No agents or Solution Manager required Speed up incident processing and resolution Enable Enterprise Support service delivery Support without incidents (self-help) Avoid system outages Free tool to make everyone’s life easier!
  28. 28. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 27 SAP BusinessObjects BI platform 4.x – Why upgrade? Save time and resources to manage and administrate your system  New maintenance model  Monitoring and diagnosis  Auditing enhancements  Lifecycle management  HANA support Enterprise readiness  64-bit platform  SAP product standards  Multilingual  Hot backup of BI repository  Multitenancy enhancements  New upgrade tool  New BI functionality: Mobile BI, SAP predictive analysis, SAP Lumira, SAP Design Studio Lower user support calls with intuitive information access  New customizable BI Launch Pad and BI Workspaces  Content search  Portal integration (java, SharePoint, SAP Enterprise Portal)  Alerting  Insight to action
  29. 29. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 28 Monitoring  Server metrics and probes  User-defined watch condition  Visualization dashboard in the CMC  Alert email  Integration with SAP Solution Manager, Tivoli, and JMX compatible tools Monitoring Capabilities
  30. 30. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 29 Auditing  For all events  Simplified system- wide configuration  Auto purging of old data  Enhanced audit data store for simpler audit reports and applications Auditing Enhancements Sample universes and reports: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-6175
  31. 31. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 30 BI Content Lifecycle Management  New Lifecycle Management functionality in CMC replaces Import Wizard  Connection override in bulk automatically  Version control, rollback  Scripting facility  Auditable  Integration to standard SAP LCM tool for combined landscape, via CTS+ LCM Enhancements Lifecycle Management Console ProductionDevelopment & Testing
  32. 32. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 31 SAP BusinessObjects BI platform 4.x – Why upgrade? Save time and resources to manage and administrate your system  New maintenance model  Monitoring and diagnosis  Auditing enhancements  Lifecycle management  HANA support Enterprise readiness  64-bit platform  SAP product standards  Multilingual  Hot backup of BI repository  Multitenancy enhancements  New upgrade tool  New BI functionality: Mobile BI, SAP predictive analysis, SAP Lumira, SAP Design Studio Lower user support calls with intuitive information access  New customizable BI Launch Pad and BI Workspaces  Content search  Portal integration (java, SharePoint, SAP Enterprise Portal)  Alerting  Insight to action
  33. 33. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 32 Enterprise readiness  Enhanced scalability with virtualization and 64-bit support  First release that utilizes SAP Product Standards  Multilingual BI delivery across geographic locations  Hot backup  Backup repository database and files while system is running  Reduced TCO for multitenant deployment  Delegated administration  Tool to automate tenant provisioning  Customize the BI Launch Pad  Customized branding and theme for BI Launch Pad with property files  Changes persist after patch installation  User Preferences settable by user or administrator Global Enterprise Readiness and Scalability
  34. 34. 33© 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved.
  35. 35. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 34 Upgrade and deployment http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-25474  New easy-to-use tool for repository upgrade across product versions  Combines and replaces the best of import wizard and database migration tool  Performance improvement over import wizard  Choice of upgrades: Complete or incremental  Direct upgrade from XI R2 SP2 or later, and from XI 3.x Upgrade Management Tool
  36. 36. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 35 New BI functionality SAP Mobile BI SAP Lumira SAP Predictive Analysis SAP Design Studio
  37. 37. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 36 SAP BusinessObjects BI platform 4.x – Why upgrade? Save time and resources to manage and administrate your system  New maintenance model  Monitoring and diagnosis  Auditing enhancements  Lifecycle management  HANA support Enterprise readiness  64-bit platform  SAP product standards  Multilingual  Hot backup of BI repository  Multitenancy enhancements  New upgrade tool  New BI functionality: Mobile BI, SAP predictive analysis, SAP Lumira, SAP Design Studio Lower user support calls with intuitive information access  New customizable BI Launch Pad and BI Workspaces  Content search  Portal integration (java, SharePoint, SAP Enterprise Portal)  Alerting  Insight to action
  38. 38. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 37 Access to more insight  Common access experience across the different BI clients for all data sources  New abstraction layer for multi-dimensional data sources  Native multi-source support for universes leveraging SAP BusinessObjects Data Federator technology New semantic layer ERP SAP Business Suite Oracle E-Business Suite PeopleSoft JD Edwards Unstructured data in Social Media and Hadoop OLAP CubesMS ExcelOracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server and other relational data sources EDW SAP NetWeaver BW Teradata Other data warehouses SAP HANA Platform
  39. 39. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 38 SAP BW Leverage your SAP BW investment FOR SAP BW customers Direct dimensional access to your BEx queries  No need to create a universe  Support of hierarchies and dimensional metadata Hierarchical query panel  Member selector, hierarchical navigation, member functions Hierarchical report output  Hierarchical columns, fold/unfold, level totals, hierarchical graphics, multi- DataProvider synchronization, hierarchical formulas on report InfoProviders BEx Query Crystal Reports, Web Intelligence, Explorer, and Dashboards Analysis UNX UniverseBICS SQL
  40. 40. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 39 SAP ERP access  Objective: Extract ERP data through a universe  ERP information is mapped to virtual relational tables  Support older versions of SAP ERP  Single-source and multi-source UNX universes  Supported Objects  ABAP Functions  InfoSets  InfoSet queries  Covers 95% of all SAP ERP deployments, including R/3  SAP R/3 Enterprise, R/3 4.6, mySAP ERP 2004, SAP ERP 6.0 (including EHP1, EHP2)  Details  Joins are only supported in Multi-Source Universe  ABAP function input parameters are mapped to input columns that are either mandatory or optional
  41. 41. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 40 BI Launch Pad  Replaces the Java InfoView of former SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise releases  Home page widgets for easy access to common features  Quick access to applications and search  Recently viewed reports, scheduled documents, and alert notifications  Configurable start location Bring Relevant Information Forward
  42. 42. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 41  New search engine  Search document attributes and content  Unified search integrated with BI Launch Pad  Facetted navigation on search results for refined results Search Enhancements Search
  43. 43. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 42 Integration with SAP Enterprise Portal and Java portal  SAP Enterprise Portal: iView  Java portal servers: JSR168  Feature parity with BI Launch Pad – All BI contents, all actions  Single sign-on  Document listing portlet – Enable rapid deployment of BI applications  Document viewing portlet for building custom portal application Portal Integration
  44. 44. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 43 Integration option for Microsoft SharePoint Portal integration: BI Launch Pad for a Microsoft environment  Integration option for Microsoft SharePoint replaces InfoView (.Net version) of prior releases  Deeper platform integration  Support SAP authentication for SSO  Auditing of view actions  Support SharePoint 2010  More productive  Native SharePoint look and feel  Enhanced search  Display recently viewed and recently searched documents  Multilingual support  Web Part for supporting new BI content types  Web Part linking Key New Capabilities
  45. 45. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 44 Agenda SAP BusinessObjects BI platform overview Why upgrade from XI to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x? – Save time and resources to manage and administrate your system – Enterprise readiness – Lower user support calls with intuitive information access What’s new in the SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 BI platform? Wrap-up
  46. 46. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 45 BI 4.1 Suite install packages (platform and clients) • BI 4.1 is available as a full install and update install • First time installs can be done using the BI 4.1 full install package • Existing deployments: • Supported upgrade scenarios (upgrading from previous major version [XI R2 or XI R3]) • Full install package • Supported update scenarios (updating from current major version [XI 4.x]) • Update install package
  47. 47. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 46 What’s new in BI 4.1 Suite http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-40283
  48. 48. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 47 BI 4.1 supported upgrade scenarios From XI R2 and XI 3 • Direct upgrade path from XI R2 SP2 and XI 3.1 to 4.1 • Separate Environments (recommended) • Install BI 4.1 (Full install package) on a separate server • Use Upgrade Management Tool to upgrade content to BI 4.1 • Side-by-Side Install • BI 4.1 (Full install package) can be installed on the BOE XI R2 SP2 or BOE 3.x Server, provided: • Server OS is 64-bit, and • Meets BI 4.1 install prerequisites From BI 4.x to BI 4.1 • In-place update install package (recommended) • Update BI 4.0 deployment (overwrites binaries) • For more information refer to the Minor Release Update Guide: http://service.sap.com/~sapidb/011000358700000491852013E/sbo41_bip_update_en.pdf • Upgrade info: http://scn.sap.com/community/bi-platform/blog/2013/11/05/doing-a-full-install-for- updating-from-bi40-to-bi41-think-again
  49. 49. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 48 What’s new in SAP BusinessObjects BI platform 4.1 Enhancements at a glance Platform enhancements reduce administration cost  Multitenancy and shared- service  Security enhancements  Supportability enhancements Administration Workflow improvements increase user adoption  Right to left layout  Enhanced collaboration  Document upload workflow enhancement User Workflow Increase time to value and promote best practice  System configuration wizard  Enhanced sizing guide  Default CMS database change  Upgrade Management Tool enhancements Deployment
  50. 50. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 49 System configuration wizard  Simple workflow to accomplish initial server configuration  Prevent misconfiguration  Easily adapted to different deployment scenarios  Use for initial setup or subsequent modification  Command line facility for programmatic configuration
  51. 51. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 50 Deployment enhancements System sizing (www.sap.com/bisizing)  Updated sizing guide  Enhanced sizing estimator  Best practice information on virtualization Default database for repository and auditing  Bundled with Sybase SQL Anywhere  Small footprint and easy to install Upgrade Management Tool enhancements  Check for dependent service on target system  Improved handling in user accounts of third-party authentication type, removing need to remap user groups after migration
  52. 52. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 51 Platform and administration enhancements Single sign-on to HANA  Single sign-on from BI client tools to HANA  Cross platform solution via SAML RESTful API  Single sign-on with Active Directory or trusted authentication  JSON standard format support Supportability  Improved server status indication in CMC  Increase support staff efficiency  Log file and error message, thread dump collection  Product version (major/minor version, SP, and patch number) easily observable and consistently represented in all client tools and server applications
  53. 53. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 52 BI Launch Pad enhancements Right to left layout support  UI layout support for Arabic  Layout direction dynamically adjusted based on user locale Document upload  Option to replace existing document when uploading a third-party document  Facilitate data refresh for Explorer InfoSpace based on Excel files
  54. 54. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 53 BI Launch Pad enhancements (cont.) Enhanced collaboration workflow – Social Collaborative BI  New Integration with SAP Jam  Collaborate while viewing document in viewer  Collaborate on document instance  User rights to manage authorization of users to collaborate on individual document
  55. 55. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 54 Promotion Management (LCM) New in 4.1 SP2 – Performance improvements and tips  New limit for web UI promotion – within the 20 min time out, can promote over 1,000 objects at a time  Use Command Line Interface (CLI) for handling over 1,000 objects  Take advantage of inherited rights: Promote folders only with security, and then promote objects in the folder without securities  When using CLI – turn off dependency and security calculation if possible  For large jobs, consider increasing heap size on the job server – Xmx?G  Take advantage of performance improvement in 4.1 SP2 regardless of CMS source and target being older releases
  56. 56. BI Platform BI4.1 SP03, What’s New
  57. 57. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 56 Session Management New with BI4.1 SP3, the administrator can manage the sessions of the system’s users in the CMC > Sessions page Central listing allows Administrators to forcefully terminate a session or multiple sessions
  58. 58. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 57 Direct to folder link New right-click menu for all folders allows user to get direct folder link. Link can be shared with other users, which will take them directly to a specific folder in BI Launch Pad. This is similar to the OpenDocument function, with folders instead of individual documents.
  59. 59. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 58 What’s new in SP5 for BI platform • Metadata search enhancements • Right to left support for search (Hebrew and Arabic locales) • Analysis Office support for search • Schedule support for Analysis Office • Customization of Web Intelligence user interface elements based on user groups and folders
  60. 60. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 59 BI platform support – Supported platforms BI 4.1 SP05 With BI 4.1 SP05 the following platforms have been added: Extended support for Virtualization • Citrix XenApp 7.5 Extended support for Portal Servers • Oracle WebLogic Portal 10.3.6 With BI 4.1 SP05 the following databases have been added for CMS and Audit support • SAP HANA 1.0 SPS09 • Oracle MySQL 5.6 With BI 4.1 SP05 the following other technologies have been added as supported: • Firefox ESR 31 • Adobe Flash Player 14
  61. 61. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 60 BI platform support – Connectivity With BI 4.1 SP05 the following databases have been added: Extended Big Data Support within BI 4.1 SP05: • ODBC Support for Hadoop Hive and Cloudera Impala • Amazon EMR Hive via JDBC and ODBC • Hadoop Hive 0.13 and Hive2 Architecture • Cloudera Impala with Hive2 Additionally connectivity support has been enriched with support for: • SAP HANA 1.0 SPS09 • Teradata 15 • IBM DB2 i7.2 • Progress OpenEdge 10.2B • Compatible support for Vertica 7.0 and 7.1
  62. 62. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 61 SAP Lumira 1.21 Simpler access to Lumira Govern Lumira easier with BI 4.1 SP5 • Govern Lumira Desktop directly from CMC • Lumira Server, HANA, Lumira add-on no longer needed for the governance workflow
  63. 63. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 62 2015 SAP Lumira Deployment Options desktop server for teams server for BI platform server for SAP HANA cloud GA In development In development GA GA Audience Individual Analyst Teams: LOB & SMB IT & Enterprise IT & Enterprise LOB, SMB, Enterprise Data Engine Velocity Engine HANA Engine Platform Windows MacOS Windows & Linux BI Platform & Edge BI (Windows, Linux, UNIX) HANA Platform HANA Cloud Platform
  64. 64. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 63 SAP Lumira, Edge: Packaging • SAP Lumira, Edge includes 2 components. Choose 1 to deploy: • SAP Lumira, server for teams: Standalone deployment (Q1 2015) • SAP Lumira, server for BI Platform: Add-on to an Edge BI deployment (Q1 2015) • Both include an embedded in-memory engine • Both support commodity hardware • Neither require HANA • SAP Lumira, server for teams has its own end-user portal • SAP Lumira, server for BI platform will support BI Launch Pad and run as an Edge BI service
  65. 65. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 64 PLANNED INNOVATIONS Future DirectionToday SAP BusinessObjects BI platform Product roadmap overview – Key themes and capabilities Deployment simplification  Installation improvements  Simplified configuration  Software version management Multitenancy  Resource management  Tenant provisioning tool enhancements Security  SAP HANA single sign-on enhancements  SAP Identity Management integration API enhancements  RESTful web services Other enhancements Continuous improvements  Enhance audit  Migration improvements  Session management  Manage inbox  Notification Multitenancy  Server group  CPU usage  Integrated into CMC Publication enhancements  Secure FTP  Analysis Office support  Report instance as source API enhancements  Continued API enhancements Deployment flexibility  Flexible and rapid deployment options  Software maintenance improvement  System landscape simplification TCO reduction  Administration simplification Enable system integration  Open security  Continued API enhancements This is the current state of planning and may be changed by SAP at any time. (Release 4.1 SP4)
  66. 66. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 65 PLANNED INNOVATIONS Future DirectionToday Self-service access to SAP BusinessObjects BI Product roadmap overview – Key themes and capabilities Easy access to information  BI Launch Pad  BI workspaces Customization  Style and brand customization Portal integration  Microsoft SharePoint  Java portal servers  SAP Enterprise Portal Globalization  Right to left interface in BI Launch Pad Collaboration  Enhanced collaboration workflows Improved experience  Change SAP BW password  Breadcrumb navigation Microsoft SharePoint  SAP authentication support  Support new content types Enhancements  Trashcan  User preference settings Customization  Continued customization enhancements Casual user consumption  User self service  Collaboration This is the current state of planning and may be changed by SAP at any time.* Up to 4.0 SP4, including FP3 (Release 4.1 SP4)
  67. 67. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 66 Agenda SAP BusinessObjects BI platform overview Why upgrade from XI to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x? – Save time and resources to manage and administrate your system – Enterprise readiness – Lower user support calls with intuitive information access What’s new in the SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 BI platform? Wrap-up
  68. 68. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 67 New Interface for Service Marketplace Support Portal http://support.sap.com
  69. 69. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 68 Product documentation http://help.sap.com
  70. 70. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 69 SAP Community Network (SCN) BI Community http://scn.sap.com/community/business-intelligence
  71. 71. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 70 BI 4.0 Support Page wiki http://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/BI4.0+Product+Support+page?or iginal_fqdn=wiki.sdn.sap.com
  72. 72. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 71 BI 4.0 eLearning Tutorials www.sap.com/learnbi
  73. 73. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 72 openSAP https://open.sap.com/courses
  74. 74. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 73 Upgrade information www.sapbusinessobjectsbi.com/upgrade/
  75. 75. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 74 SAP BusinessObjects Pattern Books http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/SAP+Business+Intelligence+Plat form+Pattern+Books
  76. 76. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 75 Product Availability Matrix (PAM) https://support.sap.com/pam Requires login credentials to the SAP Service Marketplace Support Policy Guide: https://service.sap.com/bosap-supportedplatforms
  77. 77. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 76 BI Sizing http://sap.com/bisizing
  78. 78. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 77 BI 4.0 Sizing Estimator www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/index?rid=/library/uuid/1055c550-ce45-2f10-22ad- a6050fff97f1 You can use EV Technologies’ Free Sherlock Quick Sizer to determine the inputs to use for the BI 4.0 Sizing Estimator http://evtechnologies.com/products/sherlock-quick-sizer/
  79. 79. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 78 Best Practices for SAP BO BI 4.0 Adaptive Processing Servers: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-31711
  80. 80. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 79 BI Virtualization http://sap.com/bivirtualization
  81. 81. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 80 Roadmaps http://service.sap.com/roadmaps Requires login credentials to the SAP Service Marketplace
  82. 82. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 81 SAP BusinessObjects Maintenance Schedule https://support.sap.com/release-upgrade-maintenance/package-stack- schedules.html Requires login credentials to the SAP Service Marketplace
  83. 83. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 82 Maintenance Forward Fit Plan https://websmp204.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/011000358700000272572011E Requires login credentials to the SAP Service Marketplace
  84. 84. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 83 Analytics Notifications https://support.sap.com/kb-incidents/notifications.html https://support.sap.com/kb-incidents/notifications/analytics.html
  85. 85. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 84 BI PLATFORM SUPPORT TOOL (for 4.0 and 4.1) http://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/SAP+BI+Platform+Support+Tool
  86. 86. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 85 SAP Enterprise Support Academy http://support.sap.com/esacademy Expert Guided Implementation sessions, Meet the Expert sessions Requires login credentials to the SAP Service Marketplace
  87. 87. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 86  SUBMIT IDEAS on a product or solution  VOTE for your favorite IDEA  Product and Solutions managers are committed to reviewing the top voted ideas  Share ideas on BusinessObjects, CRM, Public Services, or request new areas IDEA PLACE – Inventing the future with SAP INFLUENCE the FUTURE DIRECTION of SAP’s PRODUCTS and SOLUTIONS
  88. 88. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 87 7 key points to take home  New SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 maintenance strategy enables faster adoption of innovation without disruption  SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 provides the platform for new BI experiences (SAP Mobile BI, SAP Design Studio, SAP Lumira, SAP Predictive Analysis)  Upgrading from XI to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 platform: – Saves time and resources to manage and administrate your system – Provides greater levels of enterprise readiness – Lowers user support calls with intuitive information access  The most current release is 4.1 Support Pack 5  The recommended method to upgrade from 4.0 to 4.1 is to apply the incremental patch installer  Adopt the remote supportability tools: SAP Router, Remote Support Component, and Solution Manager. BI Remote Supportability can allow an SAP engineer to connect directly to a customer’s BI deployment in order to troubleshoot an issue. Either by utilizing Solution Manager or the Remote Support Component, customers can monitor and evaluate their own BI platform system.  Get familiar with the many online resources for information on SAP BusinessObjects
  89. 89. © 2015 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. Comments or questions? Thank You! Henry Kam, Senior Product Manager SAP henry.kam@sap.com
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