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BI Innovations Webcast Design Studio Question & Answer

I watched today’s BI Innovations Webcast on Design Studio with Nick Wall who is with the SAP EMEA COE.  Note that future plans are subject to change.

Most of the slides he covered were included in other blogs, so I am only covering the Question & Answer:

Question & Answer:

Q: If using BW only and not deploying to BI Platform, how do I deploy Design Studio application?

A: Next release 1.1 you can deploy to BW

Q: Can use 1.0 or 1.1 for IP (integrated planning)

A: No IP will come in a longer-term release – likely next year

Q: Is mid-term this year (in the roadmap)?

A: Yes – 1.2 is likely to be later this year

Q: For iPhone how deploy there?

A: use the SAP BI Mobile application – search for on the Apps store

Q: When link to BI Universes?

A: Coming in 1.2 release, later this year

Q: Will Dashboards disappear ?

A: Both products will continue over the next few years; Design Studio is the main app for the next few years

Q: What about other OS (operating system) support?

A: Android – coming in mid term (1.2 planned)

Q: How about printing?

A: Printing is part of the roadmap, coming in the mid-term release (1.2)

Q: What about RRI (report to report interface)?

A: Yes there is URL linking between the reports

Q: How is the response time?

A: Difficult to answer, uses native connectivity to SAP back ends.  Building dashboard applications which shouldn’t have large amounts of data

Q: Does it support offline?

A: planned in the roadmap

Q: Can this be integrated in BPM?

A: Part of roadmap

Q: How is it licensed?

A: It is part of the BI Suite license; if have dashboard license you are entitled to Design Studio license

Q: Does Design Studio come with BEx Analyzer?

A: No it is part of BI suite

ASUG Annual Conference:


If you are interested in hands-on with Design Studio, please join us at ASUG Annual Conference pre-conference session:

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 with SAP BW and SAP ERP: Everything You Need in One Day

Date: Monday, May 13, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Full-Day Seminar
Cost: $595.00 ASUG Member/$695.00 Non-Member

Join SAP’s Ingo Hilgefort and ASUG Volunteers for this hands-on session to BI4.1.

SAP® BusinessObjects™ 4.1 is the latest BI suite release from SAP and offers a broad set of BI tools to choose from. Each tool has its own special focus in the area of reporting and analytics. This hands-on seminar is a series of activities focused on SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 products in combination with SAP BW and SAP ERP.

Attendees will learn to use the different products from the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite 4.1 in combination with SAP data. Participants will also learn how to use a set of common criteria to select the right tool for the right job.

The seminar will provide you with a hands-on experience for the following products:

Registration is limited so reserve your seat today.

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  • Thanks Tammy.

    >Q: Can use 1.0 or 1.1 for IP (integrated planning)

    > A: No IP will come in a longer-term release – likely next year

    Sad. Don't start migration of our IP applications without this.