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What is New in BusinessObjects Mobile BI 6 – ASUG Webcast

SAP’s Srikanth R Rao K provided this webcast.  Documentation is also now live here – http://help.sap.com/boall_en

Mobile BI 6.0.3 for iOS is available today from iTunes.  The Android version will be available in a week (planned)

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Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure shows Favorites as an actionable icon

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Figure 2: Source: SAP

If documents are marked as favorites, favorites will default

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Figure 3: Source: SAP

Documents requiring an online connection have distinct thumbnail

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Figure 4: Source: SAP

Automatic updates of documents when connected to WiFi

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Figure 5: Source: SAP

Work offline button is available as shown in Figure 5.

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Figure 6: Source: SAP

SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 is and Cloud is supported by MobI (except Dashboards is not supported on SMP Cloud)

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Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 covers configuration support for iOS7 devices

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Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows Geo enhancements for SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

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Figure 9: Source: SAP

Figure 9 shows chart improvements and the server dependency.

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Figure 10: Source: SAP

Offline table filter is similar to Excel, table with 100 rows and apply filter on columns

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Figure 11: Source: SAP

Starting this release support personal views with Prompts

Also supports sections with personal views

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Figure 12: Source: SAP

Show meaningful filter values

Only see filter values selected in the prompt window

Hierarchical input controls supported

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Figure 13: Source: SAP

Alias is easier for you to remember

Table actions performed and can be retained – sort

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Figure 14: Source: SAP

Figure 14 shows updates for personal views; can access offline

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Figure 15: Source: SAP

Complex server operations now avoided; being more efficient

Users do not need edit rights to mobilize documents

Note server dependency

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Figure 16: Source: SAP

For Lumira, they have enabled caching – subsequent access will be faster

Available in apps store – download to today and test new features

SDK version is available

Documentation is live too

Android

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Figure 17: Source: SAP

Android is up to speed of iOS

More features are seen on the Android.

Favorite document is now available in Android

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Figure 18: Source: SAP

Category management was not available on Android device – assign documents to categories

Also includes BI Inbox Support

SSO support for Androids as well

SSO Kerberos for Android is not supported yet

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Figure 19: Source: SAP

Figure 19 shows support for SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio on the Android.

Other Android Features coming:

  • Personal views from Web Intelligence now supported on Android
  • Catchup features include Micro Bar Chart supported on Web Intelligence – follow special syntax
  • Geo enhancements POI for Android


Android will be available in 1 week

SDK in SMP in 1 week

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Figure 20: Source: SAP

Figure 20 shows the server prerequisites.

Question and Answer

Q: Is there any plans to allow opendocument documents to saved to personal views?

A: Opendoc links can be accessed for offline – not saved to personal views – something to consider for future.‑

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Q: is the new version of Mobile 6.0 is BOE platform dependent – meaning does it work on BOE 4.1 SP2 or only works after 4.1 SP03 onwards…?

A: See slide for prerequisites‑

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Q: are these saved prompts on the client or on the BO servers?

A: Saved prompts are on the client.‑

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Q: For security reason, we had to disable the Document download icon. Since then, we are unable to assign Favorites and Categories. When will the Document download “unlink” from Favorites/Categories?

A: Working on this feature for H2 release‑

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Q: do you have any plan to support PDF files exposed thru mobile devices. e.g. if you create a hyperlink in BOE to read a PDF document and assign it to mobile category. From mobile, click on the report icon, and open the PDF file inside of the mobile app.

A: This works as of today. ‑

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Q: What is the roadmap for a Win 8.1 version?

A: Closely monitoring the market for Windows 8‑

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Q: any plan to make it work inside of mobile

A: PDF works within Mobile; if want to access agnostic documents – currently not possible but considering going forward‑

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Q: Availability date  of Mobi 6 SDK ?

A: Available today for iOS‑

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Also see Power of ASUG Influence : How ASUG members Influenced SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI Solution

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  • HI Tammy,

    Really a great Knowledge share post,

    Is there any future Road-map of SAP BusinessObjects Mobile App for windows phone 8.1 & windows 8.1.

    Regards,

    shravanKumar

    • Hi Shravan,

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

      Srikanth of SAP said they are closely looking at the Windows phone 8.1 market adoption…my take is it depends on uptake.

  • Tammy I have a question on your slide showing SMP BOE connections.  The text under it states that these new connection types support SMP 3.0.

    I know connection type “SMP BOE connection (Legacy) works fine with SMP 2.3.

    But does “SMP BOE connection” work with SMP 2.3?

    Thanks in advance

    Tony

    • Hi Tony –

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

      Quick answer is “I don’t know”

      I am not using SMP – could you please post this as a question in the discussion forum?

      Tammy