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Why Web Intelligence 4.2 SP04 will Steal the Show

The Webi team is on fire, breathing new life into Web Intelligence with BI4.2. At a recent event, the Web Intelligence team showed up with their next generation user experience which should expad the use of Webi Intelligence to cover scenarios once reserved for Lumira, Design Studio, and SAP Dashboards.

Why is this important? For many organizations, Web Intelligence has been relegated to financial reports and ad-hoc Excel generators as new exciting tools have come online for interactive analysis and exploration. After seeing a live demo of SAP Web Intelligence BI4.2 SP04, I believe this user experience overhaul will have a massive impact on user perception and adoption for Webi.

Additionally the new LaunchPad design (which is long overdue), should have a positive impact on adoption and usage.


SAP’s new UX is beautiful, simple, and packs enhanced interactivity and analysis features. A new simplified toolbar, cascading filtering, sorting, and new visualizations will lead users more robust dashboard-like experiences right inside of Webi’s new responsive, mobile friendly experience.

Leaving old Java plugins and legacy browsers behind, SAP is finally taking advantage of modern web standards, and we believe it will pay off big time.

From Bland Reports to Exciting Data Analysis Platform

Webi in itself is now a fully extendable platform with well thought out SDKs. Between Webi ExtensionPoints, and custom elements, customers, partners and developers can easily embed or integrate software solutions within Webi. Additional data SDKs round out what I am calling “Webi Re-imagined”.

My favorite quote from the conference was a customer saying “I can’t believe that is Webi!”

Looking forward to see how customers benefit from this upcoming release and certainly see how our current investments will pay off when we release our own upgraded experience with CMaps Analytics to match the new Webi design.

Here is a great video from the event:

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