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BusinessObjects Administration – Planning for System Management

Dear All,

This is the continuation of my previous blogs on BusinessObjects content management and Auditing considerations. The topic of discussion is going to be System management procedure for BusinessObjects deployments.

Managing overall BusinessObjects system involves various activities such as Content management, Instance management, Content promotion strategy, Audit plan and finally the end user awareness.Below are list of practices identified in system management process for each of its sub category.

System Management

Content management

  • Naming standards used for BI content (Universe, reports, connections, folders, User and User groups)
  • Set of required reports identified as per business requirements
  • Folder Structure and the folder hierarchy
  • Group Structure and group hierarchy
  • Identified access levels and their appropriate assignments to folder/groups

Instance management

  • Instance limits to be set for the objects

Promotion strategy

  • Methods for BI content promotion

Audit plan

  • Audit considerations and enablement

User awareness

  • End user training and knowledge acquisition

   For detailed description about each category you can refer the blogs below

     Content management

      Business Objects Content Management Planning

    Instance management


     BusinessObjects Instance Management

    Promotion strategy

     SAP BusinessObjects – Lifecycle Management Console (BI4.0)

     Audit plan

     BusinessObjects Auditing – Considerations & Enabling

     User awareness

     Below startup materials could be useful for end users

     SAP BusinessObjects BI launch pad

     SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards

     SAP BusinessObjects WebIntelligence

     SAP BusinessObjects InformationDesign Tool

     SAP BusinessObjects BusinessIntelligence platform

     SAP Visual Intelligence

     Hope you find this blog interesting. Thanks for reading.

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