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BusinessObjects & SAP – a new book on the horizon

I hopefully can check off one item of my very own “To Do list” pretty soon by finishing my very own and very first book about BusinessObjects XI 3.1 in combination with SAP NetWeaver.

 You can take a look at the announcement here.

And here is a brief description of the scope and content:

Integrating BusinessObjects XI 3.0 BI Tools with SAP NetWeaver 


This book is about the integration of Business Objects BI tools with SAP NetWeaver 7.0 and SAP ERP 6.0 landscapes. BI administrators, technical consultants, and implementation project leads will learn about the actual installation and configuration of the software in combination with the SAP system and will be prepared to use the Business Objects tools (Crystal Reports, Live Office, Xcelsius, InfoView, etc.) for creating reports and analytics. With this implementation guide, readers get started quickly with the Business Objects software while learning how the SAP NetWeaver BI concepts are being mapped to Business Objects software. Short tutorials with many step-by-step instructions, screenshots, tips and tricks and best practices make this book a typical SAP Essentials guide.


Right now the timeframe is planned for the book to be release in June 2009. I hope you all will benefit from this and enjoy reading.

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  • I am very happy to see such an initiative. I work as a SAP BI consultant and have followed a couple BO courses such as webintelligence, universe designer and crystal report in the past months.
    During the courses I ask the instructor about the integration between BO and SAP but they are very cautios in giving any information. This could be because they actually don’t know or it is part of a big secret.
    But anyway, I am glad with this book.

    keep up the good work.

    James Jie

    • I have to agree, the book is a welcome prospect.  I had the same experience with Business Objects training – the traing on the tools was good, but no one had any experience using them in an SWP BW environment which has many implications.  SAP really needs to either provide a SAP flavor for some of the Business Objects courses, or offer a 1 day addon to them to explain how things are different in when accsessing SAP BW and R3, e.g. use of BW queries, infosets, how LOVs work against BW, and other best practice info. 
    • Hi,
      not sure what “doubts” you have but I would suggest in case you have questions to post them into the forum for the SAP Integration Kit


    • Hi Sergey,

      the books is focusing purely on the integration with SAP. In regards to the general feature of the Lifecycle Manager of XI 3.1 you best of looking at the current product documentation.