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Author's profile photo Anil Bavaraju

All about SAP BusinessObjects Mobile – Part 1: Overview

In the gadget-obsessed developed world, the centre of gravity for all the BI users has shifted in the “Mobile BI” market.

Typically any Business user expects or would love to have the following features while they access reports on their mobile device.

  • Easy to Navigate
  • Just few clicks and data is readily available
  • Great Interactivity 

And an IT user would expect: 

  • Ease of maintenance and deployment
  • Security
  • Integration with BI Platform


Believe me, SAP BusinessObjects Mobile does the magic by satisfying both the Business Users and IT Users.

Below is the List of Supported Platforms for SAP BusinessObjects Mobile:




    Blackberry OS v4.1, v4.2, v4.3, v4.5 and v4.6

Symbian: (Nokia)

    Symbian Series-60 3rd Edition

    Symbian UIQ v3

Windows Mobile:

    Windows Mobile v5.0 with .Net Compact Framework v2.0 or above

    Windows Mobile v6.0 and v6.1


What to expect from SAP BusinessObjects Mobile:

  • Can access Crystal Reports (View Only)
  • Can access WEBI Reports
    • It gives you the ability to Drilldown to Reports
    • You can even write back the data
    • You can respond directly, i.e. to email, SMS etc.
    • It can create some Gauge Analytics. (mobile)
    • Interact with stunning new visualizations. (iPad)


Additional Features:

  • Users can login with LDAP, Enterprise and SAP Authentication.
  • Work seamlessly while connected or disconnected.
  • Share insights instantly with others.
  • You can set alerts and Push documents to the business users.
  • You can send document url by email.
  • It supports “Track Data Changes” for WEBI.



What NOT to expect from SAP BusinessObjects Mobile at this point of time: (I am sure SAP would do the magic in future release)

  1. It cannot access SAPBusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius), however you can access SAP Dashboards from a BlackBerry PlayBook using a different app.
  2. It does not support iPhone yet.
  3. It does not have the flexibility to interact with the Crystal reports.


Happy Learning 🙂

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      I think end users would really love accessing SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) on their mobile gadgets so I hope SAP achieve that one soon.
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      I think every one will enjoy accessing the reports on their mobile devices. And I'm sure that SAP would achieve this very soon and I wish it should also make available for the android users because of the vast growing users of the android in the mobile market.