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Your Experience with BW 7.1 and Business Objects?

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Robert Williams
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Your Experience with BW 7.1 and Business Objects?

Post by Robert Williams » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:33 pm

We are considering Business Objects Xcelsius as a front end for at least some of our dashboard reporting but I have not come across many people who have implemented Business Objects with BW. I'd appreciate any comments regarding your experience (or what you have heard from others) on any aspect, including:
  • Ease of upgrade to BW 7.1 (prerequisite)
  • Configuration effort, establish connections etc.
  • Additional features
  • Benefits / Drawbacks
  • Performance
  • Techincal considerations
  • End-user reaction
  • Other

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Re: Your Experience with BW 7.1 and Business Objects?

Post by zzinit » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:41 pm

We are using BO's products as our frontend now.

We finished our migration to BW7.1 at the begining of this year, everthing is good except we lost some content(transformation) in BI content704.

The best benefit is we can build frontend (Xcelsius) directly connecting to BI queries. Performance is acceptable - if what you need is a "dashboard" not a full features set of "OLAP Tool".

The efforts spent on infoview/portal maintainence should be considered and processes for BO development should be figured out at the very begining: actully , there is no stuffs like transport organizer in SAP existed in BO product line.


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Re: Your Experience with BW 7.1 and Business Objects?

Post by thx4allthefish » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:46 pm

I am shadowing this in BI/Business Objects.
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