SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.1 is about to be released, planned for GA mid May. Today (May 10th), a new tutorial on the new features was published. Amoungst others, the product is being enriched with new graph types and design options. It's also possible to store the designed application on the SAP BW application server and it can be run via the SAP BW Java run-time. It's becoming more mature product. For more new features of version 1.1, watch this tutorial.
Yesterday, April 30th, the day The Kingdom of the Netherlands got their new King Willem Alexander, Support Pack 06 voor SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 was released in silence.
It will contain: - All features from SP05 (mainly related to Mobile, Explorer and query striping on Bex for Web Intelligence) - SAP Web Intelligence RESTful web service SDK. You can now manage several Web Intelligence report functions using a RESTful SDK. - Many fixed from SP04, which were not in SP05 yet. Though, please mind that not all fixed from SP04 and SP05 are included yet, meaning fixes from 4.13 and 5.6 onwards are probably not included! See the Forward fit plan for more information. So if you do not need to upgrade for one of its new features, just don't and rather apply the fixes for SP04 or SP05 that are relevant for your landscape. If you're planning an upgrade, a full installer for SP06 is avaiable.
Selecting the right BI tool can be a challenging task. The amount of BusinessObjects tools is growing and not many are phased out. Although the selected tool should be fit for purpose, also the competence of the BI department and information consumer should be taken into account. Of course the license cost is another criteria.
In below overview you can find a subset of the most commonly used SAP BI tools currently available at SAP. Relatively new BI tools like Visual Intelligence and Design Studio are left out, because of their (not yet) maturity stage.
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