Picture this: You have just completed an upgrade of your BI Platform environment and you are now seeing some big changes to your Web Intelligence documents.

For some of you, this may have been a reality in the past.  How would you like to help ensure this doesn’t happen in the future?  Here’s how you can help!

We are looking for your Web Intelligence documents so that we can test them against newer versions of the BI Platform for you before you upgrade.

Before now:


You may be familiar with this scenario:

An update is installed and the WebI document shows different data. This could be due to either a calculation engine change or it may be an unintended code change.

These types of changes can be disruptive for everyone. Data you rely on and are expecting has changed, which may affect important business decisions. This also results in a scenario that can be difficult to troubleshoot and resolve.

Going forward:

The Product Support and Development teams have joined forces to create the Web Intelligence Calculation Testing project. We are looking for an initial group of customers to provide a sample of their documents to SAP.

These documents will be tested on current and future product versions to ensure they return accurate results before any new product release. If any changes are detected, they will be investigated and documented and, if required, fixed. If you choose to participate, the following criteria should be met:

  • You have a set of documents with data(~20)
  • Documents are not set to “Refresh on open”
  • Document version 4.0 and/or 4.1. Note: XI 3.1 documents are not in scope for the project at this time
  • Provided to SAP in .lcmbiar format

How to Join:

If you are interested in taking part, click the below link to send an email with your contact details:

Sign up for WebI Calculation Testing Project

Name:

Company:

Preferred phone number:

Preferred email address:

We will get back to you with additional information, including how to deliver the reports to us, and a consent form. Also, feel free to ask any additional questions you may have about the project in the email.

More information:

The Web Intelligence Bulletin

SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.1: Calculation Engine Changes

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  1. Jason Everly

    Great job Mike.

    This is an incredibly important opportunity for customers to make sure that their report data stays consistent through patch levels.

    I encourage all customers interested in this to sign up.

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    1. Michael Neville Post author

      Hi Niraj,

      Can you click the email link mentioned in the blog and supply us with the requested information?

      We will then email you back with the additional details about the project.

      Thanks!

      Mike

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