Earlier this month SAP held a webcast on Customer Connection – Enabling the Installed Base with a focus topic on Web Intelligence. There currently is a customer connection program in process (with SAP) for the BI Platform.
SAP Customer Connection works with user groups and are very popular with European user groups. This year ASUG has increased participation in Customer Connection working with our SAP points of contact.
Customer connection works on small proposed requests and you need 5 subscribers. This call closed the loop on Web Intelligence BI 4.1 SP2
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Figure 1 shows the final stage for this customer connection. This call closed the loop on Web Intelligence BI 4.1 SP2
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Figure 2 shows the improvements delivered in BI4.1 SP02 for Web Intelligence.
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Figure 3 shows items that were deemed exceeding scope. The Export to Excel with image solution could be found in note 1932609.
Figure 4: Source: SAP
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Figures 4 & 5 show improvement requests handed over for possible inclusion in the future.
You can find more details at http://www.sapimprovementfinder.com/public/result
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Figure 6 shows the 4.1 SP02 improvements
For waterfall charts you can change colors on start and end value
SAP said the most DeskI-requested feature for Web Intelligence was custom grouping.
Figure 7: Source: SAP
Figure 7 is covered by several recent tutorials at sap.com/LearnBI
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Figure 8 covers ways to manipulate information displayed on WebI report, through adding extension points – a technology to allow developer to give custom functionality for Web Intelligence
You manage Extension Points in CMC
Question & Answer
Q: Will we have global input controls across all tabs in a Web Intelligence doc in SP2?
A: Not yet; planned for next year but cannot tell you when
Q: How different is 4.1 Sp2 from 4.1?
A: For Web Intelligence it is better as you have additional functionalities
Q: How much of volume load can multi-source semantic layer can handle in SP2?
A: Look into later
Q: Custom grouping – when using BEx as a data source, with a hierarchy dimension can this be used?
A: Custom grouping would work on a flat dimension but not on a BEx hierarchy dimension