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An A-to-Z Guide to Planning and Executing an SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Upgrade

by Shankar Muthuswamy, Method360

January 14, 2015

View this comprehensive session and learn what it takes to successfully upgrade to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1, including proven techniques to ensure your enhanced landscape is not only technically sound, but optimized to drive maximum ROI.

You will learn:

  • What's new in BI 4.1 as well as the just-released BI 4.1 SP4
  • SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 installation/upgrade prerequisites, including selecting the right service pack level for your environment, understanding forward-fit dependencies and ensuring compatibility
  • Recommendations on the most appropriate upgrade path and key differences based on prior landscape, from R2/R3 installations to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0
  • Methods to identify and overcome common technical challenges that can arise during an SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x upgrade such as issues with BW integration, user security, Java, single sign-on, and user training
  • Critical steps necessary to prepare for an upgrade, whether it entails a patch, service pack, or a new major release such as system backup, object inventory and classification, and managing private folder content
  • Best practices to configure systems in a heterogeneous landscape for optimal performance, including re-sizing environments after an upgrade, reviewing updated system requirements, and leveraging new functionality to minimize manual configuration
  • Recommendations and process decisions proven to accelerate development and create efficient, user-friendly solutions based on the ever-changing BI 4.x reporting portfolio, including whether and how to leverage new tools like SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and SAP Lumira
  • Methods to prototype new functionality after an upgrade — for example, up-to-date integration options for BI 4.x with SAP BW and SAP HANA and techniques to build improved semantic layers and architect scenarios across both relational and OLAP data sources

This presentation was recorded at SAPinsider’s Reporting and Analytics 2014 conference in Atlanta, GA. For more information about this and our other conference and seminar offerings, visit our Conference and Seminar website.

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