The 4.0 release of SAP BusinessObjects introduced a new universe format called UNX. This new format will eventually replace the existing UNV universe format. UNX universes also add a bunch of new features, perhaps most notably the ability to create multi-source universes. These UNX universes are created using a new tool called the Information Design […]
Over the years, Altek Solutions has proudly sponsored BusinessObjects User Group meetings across the Tri-State area. On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, the next installment of the meeting was conducted and was a success! We had attendees and speakers from multiple companies that led to networking and some great BusinessObjects discussions.
Today SAP released Support Package 7 for BusinessObjects 4.0. This release is a roll-up of past fixes and includes the following patches: Support Pack 6 Patch 6.1 – 6.2 Patch 5.6 – 5.9 Patch 4.12 – 4.15 As always, if you are on a newer patch level than what’s included here, check the Forward Fit […]
As a company we are always trying to further our experiences, give back to the user community and solidify our place in the marketplace as experts throughout the SAP BusinessObjects suite. Having presented at user conferences in the past, we are always looking to continue that trend and submit abstracts for as may as we can. This year at the 2013 ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference in Anaheim, Ryan Muldowney and I will be presenting a session on the best practices of when and where to combine multiple data sources.
In the BI 4.1 release, SAP has introduced two new “RESTful SDKs” to help developers integrate with the BI Platform. But what exactly does RESTful mean? The REST in RESTful stands for Representational State Transfer. Simply put, the goal of the REST concept is to have a universal architecture that communicates the same way, no […]
Today SAP announced the release of SAP BusinessObjects Mobile 5.0 for iOS. The version for iPads and iPhones joins the Mobile 5.0 version for Android that was released last week. These Mobile clients extend the functionality available from the mobile platform. Mobile 5.0 for iOS On the iOS side, Mobile 5.0 brings the following improvements […]
Unlike in past releases, the two main web applications in BusinessObjects 4.0 — the BI Launchpad (formerly InfoView) and the Central Management Console — are deployed as one application, called BOE. This is fine except that it leaves one question — what do I do if I want to disable one of these applications? The main […]
This week I was working on a client’s new install of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 with Support Package 6. They had just upgraded to Support Package 6 and were experiencing a few unexpected issues. They had configured SSL on their Tomcat server, which was working fine from the BI Launchpad and the other apps, but […]
To make sure that Altek Solutions is keeping up to date with the latest and greatest information from SAP BusinessObjects, we encourage our consultants to attend BI conferences and to continue their BI educations moving forward. A great example of this is that we now have a certified Pre-Sales consultant in our organization as well as another consultant starting down the path to become Pre-Sales certified.