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Influencing the Future of the BI Platform – Customer Connection Selection Call Summary

This past week SAP’s Nadine Engler conducted the Selection Call BusinessObjects BI Platform for Customer Connection.

The recording is available here:

Things are subject to change, and legal disclaimer applies.

The purpose of this call was to review which of the requests submitted, which ones have been selected

Derek Wang was also a part of the call, as the SAP BI Platform Product Owner.


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows the stage of the BI Platform customer connection – the “select” phase.


Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows that 5 subscribers are needed for an improvement to be considered.  The improvement must be able to be deployed by support packages


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows the BI Platform Customer Connection was initiated by France user group and it includes participants from users worldwide

Of the 78 improvement requests submitted, 34 met the threshold


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 shows items that were out of scope.  SAP said ,any of them were for SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence and other BI clients, and as such, SAP cannot accept them.  Customers are encouraged to request a Customer Connection for Web Intelligence next year.


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 violates design rules, so it is out of scope.


Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 lists requests that were deemed too big to be considered for inclusion in the customer connect.


Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 shows the requests that have work arounds.  As an example, 10617 – have capability in BI4.1 and customer may not realize it exists, said Derek Wang.


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows waterfall chart multi color support  is coming to 4.1 SP2


Figure 9: Source: SAP

Figure 9 shows items released Targeted for 4.1 SP3 – end of March 2014


Figure 10: Source: SAP

Figure 10 is a summary of all the improvement requests for BI Platform.


Figure 11: Source: SAP

Figure 11 shows the next steps.  SAP said this is a short timeframe

At the end of delivery phase will present how it looks

Go to to find improvements when they are available

Related Links:

Final Call – Customer Connect for BusinessObjects BI Platform – Don’t let an idea languish because of 4 votes

Customer Connection for the BI BusinessObjects Platform – See how you can influence SAP

Influencing via Customer Connection to Enable the Installed Base – Web Intelligence

Are you ready to influence SAP’s BI Platform solution?  In more than one way…

At SAP TechEd Las Vegas, add EA111 ASUG BusinessObjects BI Platform Influence Council to your agenda

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