FAQ: Advanced DSOs

While helping my customer to switch to latest BW version, we have come across Advanced DSO (aDSO), the new Infoprovider type introduced by SAP in BW 7.4 on HANA. This blog summarizes the FAQs on advanced DSO. What is SAP BW advanced DSO?  In all current and previous versions of BW, transaction and summary data … Continue reading FAQ: Advanced DSOs

SAP Business Objects Cloud: What is it?

Customer question: Should I subscribe the latest SAP Business Objects cloud to supplement my current BI Enterprise platform?  Is it a cloud version of the existing on-premise Business Objects Platform? Answers: SAP BO Cloud is an entirely different product to existing SAP BO Platform. It does not have a launchpad, and it is not a … Continue reading SAP Business Objects Cloud: What is it?

Configure auto forward feature in Business Objects (Part 2)

In last blog, the steps to prepare the email source report has been discussed.  In this blog, we would discuss the steps to create the publication: Login to BO Launchpad and create a new Publication, then configure the properties according to following: In Source Documents, specify the reports to be published: In Dynamic Recipients, the … Continue reading Configure auto forward feature in Business Objects (Part 2)

Configure auto forward feature in Business Objects (Part 1)

Customer currently run a BO report with 2 tab: Tab 1 summarizes operations figure by Division and tab 2 summarizes figures by Departments. Customer wants to auto forward the reports to all responsible departments, with each department only receive their own data. The configuration involves 2 parts, Part 1 configure Email List to be read … Continue reading Configure auto forward feature in Business Objects (Part 1)

What are the challenges of Self service BI?

Self service BI (SSBI) means user analyze corporate data on their own freely without any IT help. Traditionally, All report requests would be fulfilled by IT,  results in backlogs and user dissatisfaction. SSBI, thus, enable user's long term goal to analyze their own data by themselves. Projects so far, however, suggest that SSBI is easier … Continue reading What are the challenges of Self service BI?

Why should SAP Design Studio be chosen as the dashboard design tool?

Arguments has never been stopped on why Design Studio should be used as the dashboard design tool. Customers who already use SAP Dashboard over the years are puzzled on whether they should switch to the tool that SAP claim as the future in the Roadmap. We are also been questioned when we recommend Design Studio … Continue reading Why should SAP Design Studio be chosen as the dashboard design tool?