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 […]
On my current project, I installed a brand new Windows server with the latest release of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1. Following the install, I noticed that the anti-virus software that the client had on the server was really taxing the machine when BusinessObjects was in use, especially during startup. I haven’t really seen this issue […]
In this session lets look into building Tag Clouds and Water Fall Charts which are relatively new Chart Types which were added in SAP Business Objects 4.x versions. Tag Cloud Chart shows data measurement in Visual Depth and Intensity of Words displayed, unlike using traditional Bars or Pie charts. Tag Clouds use words, which represent Dimensional […]
SAP released Support Package 2 for BusinessObjects 4.1 on Friday. The new release includes support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1, as well as a few others. This version will also support the upcoming Data Services/Information Steward 4.2 SP1, which is slated for release in December. As always, Support Package 2 is a a roll-up […]
This week, we continue with the rest of the options for Lighting and Shadow Effect choices for Charts in Web Intelligence, and primarily focus on options of Real Lighting, Complex Shadows, Real Lighting and Complex Shadows, and Image Embossed with real lighting and complex shadows. For this exercise we have used a Column Chart. This […]
SAP released Support Package 8 for BusinessObjects 4.0 last week. It looks like this release is strictly a roll-up of past fixes and includes fixes from the following packages: Support Package 7 Patch 7.1 – 7.2 Patch 6.3 – 6.6 Patch 5.10 – 5.14 For more information on Support Package 8, check out the Release Notes available […]
During our presentation at the annual ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference, we had some questions from the session attendees that asked about administration of the multi-source universes. To elaborate on the answers that were given at the conference, here is a quick overview of the tool that can help your companies SAP BusinessObjects Administrators maintain and monitor their multi-source universes.
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.
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.