One of the first things that an SAP BusinessObjects administrator will notice after an upgrade to BI4 is that the Import Wizard, the best option for moving BI content from one environment to another, is dead and gone. This is both a blessing and a curse, because although the Import Wizard was easy to use, it […]
Following the infamous Heartbleed bug earlier this year comes another security issue with SSL known as Poodlebleed. Unfortunately, this one can affect out of the box BusinessObjects installs, particularly if you’re using Tomcat configured with an SSL connector. From the Poodlebleed link above: Poodlebleed is a vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0. Poodle is […]
One of the first things anyone will notice when they upgrade from SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1 to BI 4 is that the web addresses for all of the applications have changed. For starters, InfoView has been renamed to BI Launchpad and trades out the old /InfoViewApp URL for the new /BOE/BI URL. Also, Central Management […]
One of the most important parts of every SAP BusinessObjects administrator’s job is to build a maintenance strategy for your BI environment. Falling behind on patches can be a costly mistake, so having a plan to stay on top of the latest releases is in your best interest. My approach to a maintenance plan can […]
Just about every SAP BusinessObjects BI4 installation that I do these days includes the extra step of setting up Windows Active Directory authentication and Single Sign On (SSO). These features allow you to log directly into the BusinessObjects web applications, like BI Launchpad and others, without entering a password. Those of you who are familiar […]
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.
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 […]
SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 introduces a new tool for importing content called the Upgrade Management Tool. This replaces the old Import Wizard from previous versions and takes a huge step forward in usability. Using this tool, you can do a Complete Upgrade to import all of the content from an existing BusinessObjects system, or an Incremental Upgrade which allows you to choose the objects to import.
The new and improved version of InfoView will be available with the SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 release and will now be known as BI Launchpad. The learning curve for XI R2 and XI 3.x users will be a small one and the new features and updates will be guaranteed to outweigh any training needs that may come up. Here are some of the key additions and changes to the newly named BI Launchpad.