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SAP’s Ingo Hilgefort Details SP04 Enhancements for Dashboards, Crystal, and WebI

by Scott Wallask

September 27, 2012

By Scott Wallask, SAPexperts

I was happy just reading SAP Solution Management Director Ingo Hilgefort’s key concept to his new article, in which he gives a short, understandable answer about the difference between BusinessObjects BI 4.0’s SP04 and FP03:

Service Pack 04 (SP04) includes the functionality of Feature Pack 03 (FP03) so that you do not have to apply FP03 first and then apply SP04 to your landscape.

Ahh, sometimes simple explanations go a long way in our technically heavy articles here on SAPexperts.

We just posted “Discover SP04 Enhancements for BusinessObjects Dashboards, Crystal Reports for Enterprise, and Web Intelligence,” written by Hilgefort, who is also one of our longtime BI technical advisors. In the piece, he takes you on a tour through how SP04’s enhancements affect the prime Busin essObjects tools.

For example, he details the following enhancements for BusinessObjects Dashboards (formerly Xcelsius):

  • Key figures from BEx queries with a configured scaling factor
  • Level-based selection for hierarchical reports
  • SAP ERP data sources via a universe
  • Report-Report Interface as a valid sender
  • Hierarchical visualizations
  • Support for OLAP connections from BusinessObjects Enterprise 

By the way, Hilgefort has more about SP04 in another upcoming article for us, and he will also speak on the topic at the brand new SAPexperts Theater during the Reporting & Analytics 2012 conference in Las Vegas in October (he’s on schedule for October 29 at 10:45 a.m.).

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