Hi everyone here is some additional questions that were answered by Derek Wang from the Product road map recording on Sept 26th here: https://websmp207.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/011000358700001101242012E/260912_1700_Wang.htm
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform product roadmap webcast additional Q&A
The followings are additional questions that we received but
didn’t have time to answer during the live presentation.
Q: Can the alert be triggered from Web Intelligence and Dashboard, or only from Crystal Report?
A: At the moment in 4.0, only Crystal Report for Enterprise can trigger alerts.
Q: Does content search assume you have stored data in the report, and would the Search execute
the report if there is no stored data?
A: At indexing time,the search system will only extract data stored in the reports, together with
the meta-data. It would not execute the report during indexing. However, note that the search system also indexes
the universes directly, which would result in retrieving some data from the
Q: Does BI 4 reports allow changing data in reports and writing back the change to HANA?
A: BI reports only read data from HANA and do not write back.
Q: Which version supports Web Intelligence document access via RESTful?
A: It is scheduled for 4.0 SP5.
Q: Is there any information about styling and branding the launch pad?
A: It is explained in the SAP BusinessObjects OEM Customization Guide which can be download from
the SAP help portal (http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir4/en/xi4_oem_customization_en.pdf)