On the left navigation you’ll see links to product portals such as for Crystal Reports, Information Management, and Web Intelligence, as well as to the Customer Assurance portal for Crystal Reports and Xcelsius. While navigating the community, be sure to check out the free trial software downloads, sample reports and dashboards, the extensive SDK library, and the discussion forums.
The community also has a new addition – the Business Objects Enterprise product portal. The portal was created out of demand for our large enterprise and mid-size customers who wanted a place to find information and collaborate on Business Objects Enterprise and Edge series products.
So, how has the new community been received? Already we’ve seen significant increased interest since we created the initial Business Objects Community in July. We’ve gone from around 40,000 to over 130,000 registered users (+200% growth), and that’s in large part to the warm welcome we have received from the SCN members. Looking back over the past year, it was just in December that we re-launched Diamond and now 10 short months later, we’re fully part of the 1.4 m+ member SAP community. But that doesn’t mean we will forget our roots. We’ll focus on Business Objects solutions for SAP, but we’ll also continue to focus on solutions for Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and other ecosystems.
And when I say ‘we’ I do mean the SAP Community Network team (classic Business Objects community + classic SAP community network team). The SCN team has been extremely supportive and has provided many resources to help bring the Business Objects Community where it is today; another gesture of how supportive SAP is of the greater Business Objects community.
With that, I wish you welcome to the new home of the Business Objects Community on SCN.