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Sap BusinessObjects 4

  1. 1. SAP BUSINESS OBJECTS 4.0 NEW FEATURES INFORMATION DESIGN TOOL Dmitry Anoshin
  2. 2. Agenda 1. SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 overview (information from http://wiki.sdn.sap.com ) 2. SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 Information Design Tool new features in details 3. Example via Information Design Tool 2 10/23/2013 Footer
  3. 3. SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 overview (information from http://wiki.sdn.sap.com ) 3 10/23/2013 Footer
  4. 4. Nomenclature Changes SNo BO 3.1 BI 4.0 Business Objects 1 Business Objects Business Intelligence Platform Enterprise 2 Infoview BI Launch Pad Business Objects Xcelsius 3 SAP Business Objects Dashboard Design Platform 4 Universe Designer Information Design Tools and Universe Design Tool 5 Crystal Reports 2008 Crystal Reports for Enterprise, Crystal Reports 2011 6 Business Objects Voyager Business Objects Analysis, Edition for OLAP 7 Dashboard Builder 8 Web Intelligence 10/23/2013 SAP Business Objects Interactive Analysis 9 Translation Manager 4 BI Workspaces Translation Management Tool Footer
  5. 5. Architecture • 64-bit Architecture. • Native support for 64-bit Operating System for BI 4.0 server side components. • Allows handling large reports: no more 2 GB memory limitation. • 64-bit database middle-ware support. • Java Application server utilizing 64-bit JDK’s (Java Development Kit). • Desktop products and client tools support Windows 32-bit and 64-bit OS platforms. 5 10/23/2013 Footer
  6. 6. What’s New in BI 4.0 • Common query interface across all reporting tools built in the Information Design Tool. • Many new features here including multiple data connection. • Data Federation included. • New abstraction layer for multi-dimensional data sources. • Native multi-source support. • Performance enhancements with engine update. • Crystal Reports Enterprise – online report development based on universes built /converted in Information Design Tool. • Installs many ERP and Portal integrations by default – recommended to only install what you need. • Alert information through SAP Solution Manager support which can connect to products like Tivoli. • CMC monitoring of servers and thresholds related to their performance. • New Search Engine. • LCM (Life Cycle Management) installed by default. 6 10/23/2013 Footer
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  8. 8. Improvements 1. Universe can now be sourced from multiple datasources. 2. Universe can access from MOLAP (cubes from Microsoft Analysis Services, Essbase, Mandroin etc.) datasources directly via MDX without having to flatten them out. Prior version, Universe can access only SQL source. 3. More common look and feel to understand BI products, including Crystal, WebI, Explorer and BEx. 4. Universe can now be directly accessed by the Dashboards 4.0. 5. There is a tighter integration with BW via direct exposure of BW metadata (BW query and Infoprovider) to all BO tools. 6. Four times better performance in BI/BW in terms of API’s (which means BW can access BO in a much faster way). 7. Enhanced virtualization support. 8. Additional monitoring. 9. A re-written auditing back-end. 8 10/23/2013 Footer
  9. 9. BI Launch Pad BI Launch pad provides an interface to the SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence platform repository that enables us to navigate to view and manage our business intelligence documents. It is a web based application from which we can access Crystal reports, Web Intelligence documents, and other objects, and organize them to suit our preferences. Some of the features in the BI launch pad are mentioned below. • Usability and Look & Feel improvements. • Quick and easy access recently viewed reports, instances, alerts and BI tools. • Tab based interface for easier navigation. • Customization and personalization capabilities. • Role based personalization. • Simplified deployment with one WAR file. • Improved user interface and additional options for interface customization. 9 10/23/2013 Footer
  10. 10. BI Launch Pad 10 10/23/2013 Footer
  11. 11. Information Design Tool (IDT) The new semantic layer introduced in the new BI 4.0 is the largest single change. This semantic layer is called as Information Design Tool (IDT) which is the replacement of Universe Designer of BO 3.x. The new semantic layer includes elements from the old Data Federator product (which presumably no longer exists) and allows a single universe to combine data from multiple sources. However the the old Universe Designer is also made available in the installation pack. • The information design tool is the SAP BusinessObjects design environment for creating and publishing new SAP Business Objects universes and connections. IDT is used for new multi-source universes. The information design tool lets you take advantage of these major new universe design features: • Dimensional universes that support OLAP dimensions and hierarchies. • Multi-Source universes that federate multiple relational data sources. • A design environment that facilitates designer teamwork and universe resource sharing. • A security editor for universe data and metadata. • Extended connection management. 11 10/23/2013 Footer
  12. 12. Web Intelligence 4.0 Using Web Intelligence we can perform interactive analysis with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence by creating reports based on data we want to analyze. Some of the changes made to the previous version and new features in the current version are mentioned below. • End to End Self-Service BI tool covering a range of users. • Interoperability to various products in Business objects suit. • Combine Data from different sources. • Significant Productivity & Usability Improvements. • Best in-class integration with SAP BW re-use report element across documents (Charts, Tables, Queries, Variables). • Re-purpose Web Intelligence tables as editable office content. • Copy as a picture option. • You can create a chart and associate dimensions and measures in Edit mode. • New chart types such as Scatter Bubble, Polar Bubble, Dual Axes Charts, Tree Maps for Hierarchical Data, Heat Maps, Box Plots, Series Pie Charts, Tag Clouds are available in the new version. • Semantic Layer in Web Intelligence. • Data Federator/SQL Access to DSO's. • Access Bex Queries via BICS (Business Intelligence Consumer Services) layer. • Common query experience across all data sources. • Navigate and report multidimensional data. • 12 Improved scalability. 10/23/2013 Footer
  13. 13. Web Intelligence 4.0 13 10/23/2013 Footer
  14. 14. SAP Business Objects Dashboard Design • Scalability improvements allow dashboards to reach the masses. Dashboards will now scale in a linear fashion. • With BI 4.0 large scale, possible enterprise wide dashboard solution for operational employees. • Dashboard will be multi-lingual, that involves translated static text using translation manager and number formatting. • Dashboards product has been simplified so that excel can be bypassed. • Integrates the next generation universe. • New universe object browser that will enable to link directly universe query result objects to visualization without the need to use the Excel spreadsheet. • Query panel in Dashboards Designer. • Direct binding of Universe objects to visualizations. • Prompt selector to leverage prompt defined in Universe. • Separation of roles between data experts and dashboard authors. • Consistent access to data between clients and across sources. • One abstraction layer for all data sources. • Support of BW & third part OLAP-based Universes planned for SBOP 4.1 release. 14 10/23/2013 Footer
  15. 15. End of Lives in BI 4.0 • Performance Manager • Desktop Intelligence • Import Wizard New Applications in XI 4.0: • Upgrade management tool The Upgrade management tool is a new software component that lets you upgrade the content of your BI repository from a previous version of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise.You can perform a complete upgrade or an incremental upgrade. A complete upgrade replaces the functionality that had previously existed in the Central Configuration Manager (CCM). The incremental upgrade replaces the functionality that had previously existed in the Import Wizard. To migrate the content of a BI repository to another repository with the same version, use the LifecycleManagement Console. • Monitoring Monitoring is a new tool in SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0. This application provides the ability to capture the runtime and historical metrics of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 servers and applications, for reporting and notification. System administrators can use the tool to identify if a reporting application is functioning normally and if the response times are as expected. • The information design tool (IDT) The information design tool is the SAP BusinessObjects design environment for creating and publishingnew SAP BusinessObjects universes and connections. IDT is used for new 15 10/23/2013 Footer multisource universes.
  16. 16. Deployment Changes • Similar deployment topology. • Native 64bit application. Still able to connect to 32bit data source drivers if needed. • Default deployment is MS SQL Server 2008 and Tomcat 64bit. • New Paths for the web applications. The application build is very different. Full SDK not available until 4.1. • CMC and BI Launch Pad are a single application. • Wdeploy GUI – to help deployment and removal of web applications • LifeCycle Manager (LCM) automatically deployed and Import Wizard is no longer available. All report promotion through this tool. • Upgrade Management Tool – Complete or incremental content move is available. • Migrate from XIR2, XI3.0 or XI3.1. • Client tools are separate and are not included in the server installation. 16 10/23/2013 Footer
  17. 17. SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 Information Design Tool new features in details 17 10/23/2013 Footer
  18. 18. DATA FOUNDATION Right Click – New Derived Tables Now you can create a derived table just with a right click. Right Click – Replace By You can now very easily replace a table with new ‘database table’. Tables Merge In many cases, to combine 2 or more tables to reduce clutter or to apply business logic that is achieved by joining the multiple tables. 18 10/23/2013 Footer
  19. 19. DATA FOUNDATION cont Change Table Behavior Right click menu provides options to ‘Edit’ table names, field types and even length. This option also lets you hide/unhide fields. Select Related Tables With multiple selections you would be able to see all the relations in complex universes. Insert Calculated Columns To create one simple right click on the table and select ‘Insert Calculated Column 19 10/23/2013 Footer
  20. 20. DATA FOUNDATION end Search You can now search by criteria, by typing. 20 10/23/2013 Footer
  21. 21. BUSINESS VIEW Object Properties The object qualification to make it ‘Deprecated’ Check Integrity Panel Check Integrity Panel has mane new options. 21 10/23/2013 Footer
  22. 22. BUSINESS VIEW end Security Editor It provides a nice interface to apply security both at the Data Foundation and the Business View layers. Data Security Profile allows to apply security at: · Connection – ability to define replacement connection · Controls – execution time, rows returns etc. · SQL – use of sub queries, multiple queries etc. · Rows – classic row level security using ‘where’ clause · Table – ability to define replacement table Others • Define Optional Prompt in the universe itself. • Define Static LOVs in the universe 22 10/23/2013 Footer
  23. 23. BUSINESS VIEW cont Business Security Profile allows to apply security at: · Create Query – ability to grant or restrict access to ‘views’ defined in the business view layer and ability to restrict objects in the business view layer · Display Data – ability to grant or restrict access to data from different objects defined in the business view · Filters – ability to create filters on the objects and selectively apply them to the profile 23 10/23/2013 Footer
  24. 24. Example via Information Design Tool 24 10/23/2013 Footer
  25. 25. Intro We are going to create Universe via Information Design Tool. For this purpose we will use: • SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 • MS SQL Server 2008 • Sample MS database AdvantureWorks with appropriate ODBC For this exercise you must have following skills: • You are familiar with Business Objects 3.1 or 2 and Universe Designer tool 25 10/23/2013 Footer
  26. 26. Exercise page 1 1. Open the Information Design Tool. 2. Click the New icon in the toolbar. Then choose Project. 3. Type a name for the project and click Finish. 26 10/23/2013 Footer
  27. 27. Exercise page 2 4. Click Windows > Repository Resources. 5. Click the green + icon and select Insert Session. 6. Type in the connection information to connect to your CMS. 7. Click OK. 27 10/23/2013 Footer
  28. 28. Exercise page 3 8 . Right click on the Connections folder and select Insert Relational Connection. 9. Type a name for the connection and click Next.. 28 10/23/2013 Footer
  29. 29. Exercise page 4 10. Select the appropriate driver from the list and click Next. 11. Enter the parameters for the data source connection. 12. Click Finish. 29 10/23/2013 Footer
  30. 30. Exercise page 5 13. In the Repository Resources pane, expand the Connections folder. 14. Right click on the connection you just created and select Create Relational Connection Shortcut. 15. Select the project that you created earlier and click OK. This creates a shortcut that your project will use to connect to the connection. 16. Click Close to the popup message. 17. If the projects pane isn't already open, click Window > Local Projects. 18. You should see your project in the list. Expand it, and you should see the shortcut to the connection which you have created in the repository. 30 10/23/2013 Footer
  31. 31. Exercise page 6 19. Right click the project name and select New > Data Foundation. 20. Type a name for the data foundation in the Resource Name field. 21. Click Next 31 10/23/2013 Footer
  32. 32. Exercise page 7 22. Select Multisource-Enabled. 23. Click Next. 24. You will be asked to select/connect o your repository. Type in the required credentials and click Connect. 25. Click Next. 32 10/23/2013 Footer
  33. 33. Exercise page 8 26. Select the connection shortcut that you would like to use and click Next. 27.Leave the defaults on the next page and click Finish. 33 10/23/2013 Footer
  34. 34. Exercise page 9 28. Next you will create your schema. Drag tables onto the canvas and create the joins. 34 10/23/2013 Footer
  35. 35. Exercise page 10 29. Right click your project and select New > Business Layer. 30. Select Relational Data Source and click Next. 35 10/23/2013 Footer
  36. 36. Exercise page 11 31. Type a name for the business layer in the Resource Name field. 32. Click Next. 33 .Click the ellipsis next to the Data foundation. 36 10/23/2013 Footer
  37. 37. Exercise page 12 34. Select the data foundation that you've created and click OK. 35. Select Automatically create classes and objects for all connections tick-box and click Finish. 37 10/23/2013 Footer
  38. 38. Exercise page 13 36. Right click on the business layer, select Publish > To a Repository… 37. Click Check All, then the Check Integrity button. 38 10/23/2013 Footer
  39. 39. Exercise page 14 (end) 38. In BI 4.0 SP01you will see lots of red crosses in the list down the left. 39. Click Next. 40 .Click Fnish. 41. Click Close. Now we can create report based on new Universe via Web Intelligence or BI launch Pad. 39 10/23/2013 Footer
  40. 40. Apendix Additional information: 1)Guide IDT http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product _guides/boexir4/en/xi4_info_design_tool_e n.pdf 2) Forum about universes http://scn.sap.com/community/semanticlayer/content?filterID=content~objecttype~ objecttype[thread] 40 10/23/2013 Footer

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