The Business Objects 4.0 universe has two tools, Information Design Tool and the Universe Designer Application. In this webinar we will review both tools. WCI Consulting will give you an in depth view of how these features can help you get the most out of your BusinessObjects deployment.
The Universe Designer Application is a tool that lets users create, modify, deploy and read definitions of the universes, stored in the BusinessObjects repository.
The Information Design Tool is the brand new metadata modeling application used for creating universes in SAP BusinessObjects 4.0. The universe layer has been completely reworked for the 4.0 release and the Information Design Tool (IDT) is the front-end for those changes.
Web Intelligence Reports (Webi) help you achieve what you strive for in your overall Business Intelligence Strategy.
With SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, both self-service access to data and intuitive information analysis are available in one product – helping your users turn business insights into effective decisions. With a few mouse clicks, users create a query from scratch, format the retrieved information, and easily analyze it to understand underlying trends and root causes. And if they don’t require the full power of query capabilities, users can simply explore information in existing reports – formatting and interacting with data to meet specific needs.
With SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, you can make better decisions in less time by turning information into actionable insight at the speed of thought. SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence is built on our proven, mature business intelligence (BI) platform ensuring that your deployment meets performance demands and supports standardization efforts.
From improving corporate decision making to sharing information with customers, suppliers, and partners, Web Intelligence empowers your users with self-service information access and interactivity, while delivering:
Powerful, online and offline ad hoc query and reporting
Integrated and trusted analysis for all users
A tool built upon a complete, trusted, and agile BI platform
Enterprise Auditor provides you with a way to monitor and record key facts about your BusinessObjects Enterprise deployment.
The information provided by the auditor answers the following queries
Who is using your BusinessObjects Enterprise system?
Which objects they are accessing?
Which groups within the company use our BusinessObjects Enterprise system the most?
How many concurrent user licenses are we using at any given time?
Auditor also allows you to better administer individual user accounts and reports by giving you more insight into what actions users are taking and which reports they are accessing.
Make sure you’re getting the most out of BOBJ deployments, while avoiding impactful outages. WCI provides extensive
on-site SAP BusinessObjects auditing services
, after which you’ll get a written summary of recommendations (including immediate and future next-steps).
If you are interested in a more in-depth BI audit for your organization that’s not only for BOBJ, WCI has a packaged offering that could be exactly what you’re looking for. Learn more about a
Business Intelligence Audit
The Business Objects universe tutorial covers the new 4.0 universe structure, consisting of three different layers:
Connection Layer (.cnx)
Data Foundation Layer (.dfx)
Business Layer (.blx)
A Data Foundation can consume one or more connections. So you can bring tables from multiple databases into a single Data Foundation. The Data Foundations contains the tables, joins, and contexts. The ability to build the Data Foundation once, and reuse it for multiple universes, means less work in the long run. There is the ability to add calculated columns to tables. You can add a column to a table in the Data Foundation, based on a calculation using columns from that table, or constant values.
The Families feature is a collection of related tables. Families can be identified by colored backgrounds and fonts. You can create as many families as you want, and add as many tables as you want to each family. A table can belong to one, and only one Family, this gives it search abilities within the feature.
A feature that completely eliminates the need for Linked Universes is Business Layer Views. When you create a Business Layer, it becomes the Master layer. You can then create Views of that Business Layer, choosing which folders and objects to expose in that view. You can then grant rights to those views for various user groups.
Full Time, Employee
WCI Consulting, Inc. is currently looking for a qualified Senior Business Intelligence Architect / Consultant to join our team in Dallas. Candidacy qualifications include:
5+ years in ETL development
Strong relational data modeling skills
Strong SQL skills
Understanding of RDBMS
SYBASE experience a plus
Experience implementing BI reporting solutions (SAP BusinessObjects, Microstrategy, Cognos, etc.)
Experience developing SAP BusinessObjects universe, reports, and dashboards a plus
Expert written and verbal communication skills with both technical and non-technical staff required
Ability to lead and manage projects, both at a technically and non-technically
Strong mentoring skills a must
Ability to translate business requirements into technical requirements into project deliverables
Travel may be required up to 100%
To apply please contact one of our on-boarding specialists at
. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer: A How-To Guide
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer is a data discovery application that allows you to retrieve answers to relevant business questions from your data. Through an intuitive and easy-to-use interface, you can quickly perform keyword searches to find information, filter your dataset to focus on specific dimensions, and display the results using a wide array of visualization tools. Explorer gives you access to all of your data quickly and in an easy to read form, allowing you to make business decisions with all the information possible.
Real-Time Jobs For SAP Business Objects: A Data Integrator Tutorial
Every businessperson knows that good data makes you smarter. Well, a truer statement might be that an accurate analysis of the right data can make a company smarter, but lack of any data can be fatal. Changes in business conditions happen too quickly today to rely on old information. You must have real-time information to make key business decisions.
Real-Time Jobs are useful for accounting, banking, law, medical records, multi-media, process control, reservation systems, and scientific data analysis. We’ll show you how we are making Real-Time Jobs a necessity.
if you have any further questions about this webinar.
SAP Business Objects Widgets Guide
In this webinar we will take a look at the Widgets within the SAP Business Objects platform. We will review the Business Objects Widgets within the BOE Client Tool and how to get them on your desktop, establish a connection to your BOE, and demonstrate their capabilities. WCI Consulting will also show how Widgets and Dashboards can work together. In addition learn how you can tailor your Reports with Widgets in mind.
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if there are any further questions about Business Objects Widgets or if you have any webinar suggestions!