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Bringing new innovations to the way we learn BI in 4.0

How do you Official Product Tutorials – SAP BO BI Suite ? Do you install it and explore around the tool yourself? Do you ask a colleague to spend some time to teach you? Do you look at the product documentation? We all have different learning styles, but some methods of learning new information are standing out more than others these days. How many of the following do you identify with?

Social: Community-based, sharing of knowledge
You trust the experience of others, such as going to a travel advisor for ratings when booking a hotel, or looking for a definition on Wikipedia.

On demand: Immediate, contextualized
Your time is precious; you want bite-sized nuggets of information just in time to get the job done.

Dynamic: Interactive, current
You get engaged when presented with relevant, up-to-date information that invites you to interact and get involved. You want a visual and hands-on experience.

 

Official Product Tutorials – SAP BO BI Suite

In addition to all the new features within the BI suite, you can now take full advantage of the power of BI through this exciting way to learn the technology. We are responding to some of the most common forms of learning today in the 4.0 release by offering interactive eLearning tutorials Official Product Tutorials – SAP BO BI Suite , and in many cases linked in-product. Animated concepts, product navigation, and step-by-step interactive eLearning tutorials are provided to help you quickly and easily get the information you need to accomplish a task, and make better and more intuitive use of our products. You can take part in this learning community by rating and reviewing the content, commenting, and sending us your feedback and suggestions. To continually serve your learning needs, these eLearning materials will be dynamically updated as content is developed, so continue to Official Product Tutorials – SAP BO BI Suite .

This investment in learning innovation aims to satisfy your immediate information needs – learn as much or a little as you want, whether checking out basic topics to get started for the first time, or reviewing new features introduced in this release. Not yet using some of these BI tools? These tutorials provide great insight into how they can work within your organization. Check out tutorials for products like:

SAP Crystal Reports 2011
SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise
SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius)
Official Product Tutorials – SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.x
Official Product Tutorials – SAP BusinessObjects Explorer 4.x
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform
Official Product Tutorials – SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool

Get up and running faster, use SAP products better, and help your organization fully realize your BI potential. Check out how Official Product Tutorials – SAP BO BI Suite .

Megan Mittler,
Knowledge & Learning team, BI Suite Product Management

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  • Hi Megan

    Thanks for the blog. There is increasing demand for students who are part of te University Alliances Program (UAP) to learn Business Object skills.  The tutorials you have provided links to will go a long way towards facilitating this.  The students can use trial copies of Crystal Reports and Xcelsius to apply the tutorial knowledge.  What would be good would be a sandbox which universities and students could be used to develop skills in Web Intelligence and Advanced Analysis.  There is an ECC sandbox available for ECC skill development. 

    Regards

    Paul

    • Thanks for your feedback. Just so I understand, are you suggesting that it would be good to have trial copies of WebI and Analysis as you are doing with WebI and Analysis? As for the ECC sandbox, I'm not clear on what you mean - what is ECC and who provides the sandbox?
    • Hi

      I know it would be a bit more difficult to provide trial copies of WEBi and Advanced Analysis.  ECC is SAP's ERP system.  So I am suggesting a BOBJ sandbox system which students could connect to with trial versions of the software.

      regards

      Paul

    • Hi Everyone,

      We have considered such suggestions in the past and continue to review this regularly.

      This is how University Alliances came to the current idea of offering an extended semester-long trial for desktop software - Crystal Reports and Dashboard Design (formerly Xcelsius) - to universities.  In fact, SAP BusinessObjects normally only offers a 30 day trial, so to extend the trial for a full semester involves logistical resources to accomodate each product a few times a year.  We in UA also arranged the licensing and processed the placement in the portal for these free offerings.

      For WebI, we have reviewed the requirements and come to the conclusion that to properly deliver and support this product, we should use our standard, advanced peer-hosting methodology for anyone who is or would like to become members of our University Alliances program.  This involves licensing each university with a SAP UA agreement on a donation basis, and asking the member universities to contract with a non-profit University Competence Center for hosting service. 

      You can get what you need this way.  Please contact your UCC or UA representative and they will gladly assist you.

      Best Wishes
      Bob LoBue

  • This is great stuff, and I'm glad that this kind of documentation is becoming more readily available on SCN. Having a little trouble getting it to work in Chrome though. What browsers are supported?

    I'm looking forward to more additions!

    • Should be supported by all common  browsers. We tested it in Chrome and it works fine for us. We are having a few audio issues that should be resolved within the week so it could be related to that.
      • Indeed, it seems to be working now. I'm not sure what the problem was last time I tried it. Thanks for testing in multiple browsers and most of all thanks for making this available!
  • This is a great resource. How can i find out more about the University Alliance--what it is? I work for a nonprofit using Blackbaud software. Blackbaud integrates Crystal 11 into their product, so I don't get to use all the functionality.
    • Agreed that this content is basic to get you started...for more detail to learn in-depth you would need to look towards SAP Education. Our content is designed to be seen as online help, and not replace formal modes of education delivery, however if you have any specific recommendations of topic areas we should cover, please email me at BI_Suite_eLearning@sap.com.
      Megan
    • Agreed that this content is basic to get you started...for more detail to learn in-depth you would need to look towards SAP Education. Our content is designed to be seen as online help, and not replace formal modes of education delivery, however if you have any specific recommendations of topic areas we should cover, please email me at BI_Suite_eLearning@sap.com.
      Megan