What’s New in BI 4.1 Developer Boot Camp (Webi 4.1, Dashboards 4.1, Explorer 4.1, Crystal 4.1, Mobile BI)

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Presenter: Steve Thatcher

Intended Audience

BusinessObjects, Web Intelligence or Xcelsius developers who are familiar with developing reports, queries or dashboards using universes and are looking to learn the new BI 4 development environment and enhancements to the tools.


Some experience in BusinessObjects client software including Web Intelligence, Xcelsius and Universe Designer.


In this hands-on immersion boot camp, you will learn how the new Information Designer Tool (IDT) 4.1 is used to create universes and how this integrates into the new features of Web Intelligence 4.1, Exploration Views, Dashboard Designer 4.1, and Lumira.  You will also explore SAP’s strategy for distributing BI content on the mobile platform

Introduction to BI 4.1

  • Review of client tools in XI3.x highlighting limitations
  • Development environment and infrastructure of BI 4.1

Introduction to Information Designer Tool (IDT) 4.1

  • Overview of IDT

Introduction to Crystal Reports Enterprise 4.1

  • Overview of Crystal Reports Enterprise 4.1

Introduction to Web Intelligence 4.1

  • Overview of Web Intelligence 4.1
  • Using the Launch Pad
  • New features in Web Intelligence 4.1

Introduction to Exploration Views 4.1

  • Newest version of Explorer known as Exploration Views
  • Information spaces
  • Developing and customizing views
  • New features in Exploration Views

Introduction to SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 (formally Xcelsius)

  • Overview of the newest version of Xcelsius
  • Interface with the IDT
  • New features

Introduction to Lumira

  • Overview of the newest version of Lumira

Introduction to SAP Mobile BI

  • Overview of the SAP Business Objects Mobile app for iPad/iOS
  • Explore mobile content design considerations


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