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Integrating SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 with SAP BW and SAP HANA (Electronic Editions)

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ISBN:           9780997429114
Updated:    September 2016 - All chapters available!
Includes:    Online eBook access as well as PDF, ePub and Mobi download eBook files

This new resource shows you how to optimize the integration of SAP systems and SAP BusinessObjects BI tools, including SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office (Analysis Office), SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio, SAP BusinessObjects Lumira, and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. With this simple yet detailed guide, you’ll learn what you can do with the latest SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 software in combination with your SAP landscape.

·         Get an overview of the 4.2 release of the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform and client tools.

·         Walk through the installation and configuration on the platform side and how to set up client tools.

·         Learn how each product connects to your SAP system.

·         Determine which SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 tool is best suited for each scenario.

·         Discover techniques for supporting the different metadata available.

·         Create your first reports or dashboards with the tools.

·         Stay ahead of the curve with key updates to the future integration roadmap.
 

Table of Contents

Foreword ..................................................................................11

Chapter 1: Introduction to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2...... 15
1.1 Introduction to the SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform.................................15
1.1.1 Information Access...............................................................................16
1.1.2 SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Tools.................................................17
1.1.3 SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform Services.......................................17
1.1.3.1 Management Tools..............................................................17
1.1.3.2 Platform Services.................................................................19
1.2 Introduction to SAP BusinessObjects BI Clients...........................................21
1.2.1 SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence..............................................21
1.2.2 SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office (Analysis Office)........................................................................22
1.2.3 SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio..................................................23
1.2.4 SAP Lumira ..........................................................................................24
1.2.5 Semantic Layer......................................................................................25
1.3 Strategic Direction for the SAP BusinessObjects BI Portfolio.....................26
1.3.1 SAP BusinessObjects BI Portfolio Simplification.............................26
1.4 Mapping SAP BusinessObjects BI Tools to Capabilities...............................28
1.5 Mapping SAP BusinessObjects BI Tools to Personas....................................34
1.6 Summary.............................................................................................................42

Chapter 2: Installation and Configuration of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2........................... 43
2.1 Verifying Your SAP Landscape.........................................................................44
2.2 SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform—Server-Side Installation.......................48
2.3 SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform—Client Tools...........................................64
2.4 Analysis Office....................................................................................................67
2.5 SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio................................................................73
2.6 SAP Lumira.........................................................................................................79
2.7 Post-Installation Steps........................................................................................85
2.7.1 SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio—Post-Installation Steps.......85
2.7.2 Analysis Office—Post-Installation Steps...........................................98
2.7.3 SAP Lumira—Post-Installation Steps..............................................101
2.8 Configuring SAP Authentication...................................................................103
2.9 Configuring SAP HANA Authentication......................................................121
2.10 Setting Up Your First Connections................................................................125
2.11 Summary...........................................................................................................130

Chapter 3: SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office (Analysis Office)..131
3.1 Data-Connectivity Overview..........................................................................131
3.2 Supported and Unsupported SAP BW Elements.........................................134
3.3 Supported and Unsupported SAP HANA Elements...................................139
3.4 Setting Up Local Connections........................................................................140
3.5 Creating Your First Workbook in Analysis Office.......................................142
3.6 Summary...........................................................................................................161

Chapter 4: SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio (Design Studio)......................................163
4.1 Data-Connectivity Overview..........................................................................163
4.2 Supported and Unsupported SAP BW Elements.........................................165
4.3 Supported and Unsupported SAP HANA Elements...................................168
4.4 Setting Up Local Connections........................................................................169
4.5 Creating Your First Dashboard in Design Studio .......................................173
4.6 Summary...........................................................................................................189

Chapter 5: SAP BusinessObjects Lumira............................. 191
5.1 Data-Connectivity Overview..........................................................................191
5.2 Supported and Unsupported SAP BW Elements.........................................193
5.3 Supported and Unsupported SAP HANA Elements...................................197
5.4 Setting Up Local Connections........................................................................198
5.5 Creating Your First Data Discovery Content in SAP Lumira.....................202
5.6 Summary...........................................................................................................226

Chapter 6: SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence (Web Intelligence)................................227
6.1 Data-Connectivity Overview..........................................................................227
6.2 Semantic Layer and Data Connectivity.........................................................229
6.3 Supported and Unsupported SAP BW Elements.........................................231
6.4 Supported and Unsupported SAP HANA Elements...................................235
6.5 Setting Up Universes........................................................................................236
6.6 Creating Your First Web Intelligence Report................................................256
6.7 Summary...........................................................................................................274

Chapter 7: Integration Roadmap Update.............................275
7.1 Overall Strategic Direction..............................................................................275
7.2 Analysis Office..................................................................................................278
7.3 Design Studio and SAP Lumira......................................................................280
7.4 SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform..................................................................282
7.5 Summary...........................................................................................................283

Conclusion .............................................................................. 285

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