Learn how to fully utilize SAP BusinessObjects Cloud in an enterprise environment

SAP BusinessObjects Cloud

Ready for the Enterprise

*** This blog has now been superseded by the SAP BusinessObjects Cloud – Enterprise Readiness wiki. Please refer to this ***

The following blog is intended to be a guide to the typical steps and processes that are needed to fully utilize SAP BusinessObjects Cloud in an enterprise environment. These capabilities include: connecting and acquiring data from on-premises data sources (like SAP HANA and SAP BW) as well enterprise cloud data sources (like SAP SuccessFactors). In addition, the typical SAP BusinessObjects Cloud administrative tasks, like security and monitoring set-up are explained. This blog is a “living document” and will be updated as SAP BusinessObjects Cloud evolves and new enterprise-related functionality and content is created.

 

This SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Introductory Handbook may also be useful as a preface for newer users.

 

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    DATA ACCESS

 

This section describes the capabilities and features that allow SAP BusinessObjects Cloud to connect to other data sources either in a live-online mode or in an offline (data acquisition) mode.

  

LIVE DATA CONNECTION

 

Live SAP HANA Connection:

 

 

DATA ACQUISITION

 

Acquiring Data from On-premises Data Sources:

 

SAP BusinessObjects Cloud allows for data acquisition from your on-premises network, including BI4.x universes, SAP BW, SAP ERP, and SAP BPC MS, and SAP BPC NW. For this, you will need the SAP HANA Cloud Connector and the BusinessObjects Cloud Agent. With this, you can then connect to SAP ERP Central Component (ECC), SAP B/W (Acquisition Mode) and SAP BI Universes.

 

  • SAP HANA Cloud Connector and SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Agent:

SAP BusinessObjects Cloud allows for data acquisition from various on-premises solutions, including BI4.x Universes, SAP BW, SAP ERP, and SAP BPC MS, and SAP BPC NW. This blog will cover how to setup the SAP HANA Cloud Connector and SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Agent to allow SAP BusinessObjects Cloud to acquire data from these sources.

 

  • SAP ERP Central Component (ECC):

SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) is one of the most recognized assets that SAP owns. It is an enterprise resource planning software which consists in several modules that provide the organizations with great control over their key business processes.

For further information, see the “Connections” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Cloud User Guide.

Acquiring Data from Cloud Data Sources:

  • SuccessFactors/OData:

The following content explains the capibility to connect SAP BusinessObjects Cloud to SAP SuccessFactors systems and other cloud sources via an OData connector.

     

  • SQL Databases

See the “Connections” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Cloud User Guide

(Dedicated blog coming soon)

 

  • Google Drive

        See the “Data Import” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Cloud User Guide

  • Local Files

        Local files such as Microsoft Excel and .csv files can be imported to SAP BusinessObjects Cloud.

        See the “Data Import” section of the SAP BusinessObjects Cloud User Guide

 

chart.png   ADMINISTRATION

 

USER MANAGEMENT/SECURITY

 The following content explains the capability to correctly manage user profiles, user groups, security and authorizations within SAP BusinessObjects Cloud.

  

CONTENT IMPORT/EXPORT

 The following content explains the capability for transporting stories and models from one tenant to another within SAP BusinessObjects Cloud. This functionality serves multiple purposes around content management, backup and change management.

  

MONITORING

The following content explains features that allow monitoring and auditing within SAP BusinessObjects Cloud. Access to logs is also available, which facilitates troubleshooting. Data loading is also supported as incremental or delta uploads of backend on-premises data.

 

 

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  1. Sebastian Esch

    Hi Adrian,

    are stories included in the import/export functionality? In the linked Youtube video and in our BOC instance I have only seen Dimension, Model, Role, Event Category, Currency, Event Process, Event, Task and Files… but not Stories. Or is this planned for a future release?

    Kind regards,
    Sebastian

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