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Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas

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 –

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 shows Favorites as an actionable icon


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If documents are marked as favorites, favorites will default


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Documents requiring an online connection have distinct thumbnail


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Automatic updates of documents when connected to WiFi


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Work offline button is available as shown in Figure 5.


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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 covers configuration support for iOS7 devices


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Figure 8 shows Geo enhancements for SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence


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Figure 9 shows chart improvements and the server dependency.


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


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Starting this release support personal views with Prompts

Also supports sections with personal views


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Show meaningful filter values

Only see filter values selected in the prompt window

Hierarchical input controls supported


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Alias is easier for you to remember

Table actions performed and can be retained – sort


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Figure 14 shows updates for personal views; can access offline


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Complex server operations now avoided; being more efficient

Users do not need edit rights to mobilize documents

Note server dependency


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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



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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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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 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 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.‑


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‑


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

A: Saved prompts are on the client.‑


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‑


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. ‑


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

A: Closely monitoring the market for Windows 8‑


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‑


Q: Availability date  of Mobi 6 SDK ?

A: Available today for iOS‑


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

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      Author's profile photo shravan kumar
      shravan kumar

      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.



      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Shravan,

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

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

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      Former Member

      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


      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      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?