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Author's profile photo Steve McHugh

SAP Announces SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 Beta Release

NOTE: SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 Now Available! 

Yep, it’s true. If you missed it, SAP officially announced at TechEd in Barcelona that SAP® BusinessObjects™ BI 4.3 would proceed to beta.  After a very successful beta, SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 is now available.

The 4.3 release represents the latest major release of the analytics industry’s leading platform for scalable enterprise reporting. SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 is designed to help enhance and build upon the mission-critical on-premise use cases that it supports today as well as to leverage its universes, documents, and assets in conjunction with the BI and predictive use case innovations provided by SAP Analytics Cloud.

In addition to providing maintenance support that runs through at least 2027, SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 expands and extends beyond the earlier SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 release in three key areas:

  • Enhanced Hybrid capabilities: Provide a tighter integration between SAP BusinessObjects BI and SAP Analytics Cloud, including:
    • Improved live connectivity between SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP BusinessObjects BI universes, and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence documents
    • Consumption of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence data models with SAP Analytics Cloud
    • Reuse of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence documents to build new reports and assets
    • Simplified single sign-on (SSO) configuration and user replication and synchronization across on-premise and cloud
    • Improved integration with SAP Analytics Hub, allowing SAP BusinessObjects BI content to automatically appear as SAP Analytics Hub assets
  • Improved User Experience: Harmonize the user experience and foster BI adoption with an experience similar to using the SAP Fiori® UX, including:
    • New BI launchpad offering a modernized user experience with 100% functionality and compatibility with existing content and authorizations
    • A single touch-ready HTML5 SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence client, removing the need for Java and presenting a rejuvenated user experience for use with the Web and desktop
    • New SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence data model that enables reuse of existing Web Intelligence documents to build new reports, to create, and share business semantics, and associated results sets
    • A new SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.3 mobile experience enabling “analytics on-the-go”, making every Web Intelligence document consumable from everywhere with a responsive UI that works on all devices
  • Enterprise Readiness: Delivering enhanced ease of deployment and support for the latest industry standards, including:
    • Updates to administrator tools like BI admin cockpit, monitoring, promotion management, and auditing functionalities
    • Consolidation of tools like BI Admin cockpit, monitoring and visual difference into a single application
    • Integration of the BI Admin console into the Central
    • Improvements to installer, cache removal, deployment scenarios etc.
    • New versions of data sources, applications and OS support
    • Security enhancements including SAML 3.0, simplified SAML configuration and setup, and enhanced credential mapping
    • Improved scheduling and publishing functionalities with new enhancements
    • New enhancements into the Semantic Layer, notably when accessing SAP HANA, SAP BW and cloud data sources

Every customer’s journey to the cloud is different. Many organizations are operating in a mixed landscape with on-premise and cloud or multi-cloud technologies and data. With the new release of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3, SAP supports customers with on-premise enhancements while enabling cloud interoperability, further enabling organizations to manage all types of analytics across their business.

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      Author's profile photo Manikandan Elumalai
      Manikandan Elumalai

      Great to see all these innovations! Looking forward the invite for Beta testing.

      Author's profile photo Beat Andreas Honegger
      Beat Andreas Honegger

      Thanks for the good artikel

      Author's profile photo ROHIT YARNALLI
      ROHIT YARNALLI

      thanks! good article

       

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      Author's profile photo Michael Jennings
      Michael Jennings

      Thanks Steve! Great article!

      Author's profile photo Prateek Jain
      Prateek Jain

      Great news,

      Wonder if BI Mobile App will improve?

      Author's profile photo Anto Benedict Manu
      Anto Benedict Manu

      Do we have Universe Design tool in BI4.3 or we have to be with IDT ?

      Author's profile photo Herbert Hess
      Herbert Hess

      From what I have seen today in a presentation on SAP 4.3 it appears both IDT and Universe Design tool will be supported.

      Author's profile photo Madhu Ponnam
      Madhu Ponnam

      Hello, Is Google BigQuery native connector available in BI 4.3?

      Author's profile photo Eric FENOLLOSA
      Eric FENOLLOSA

      Hi Madhu, yes, it will.

      Author's profile photo Madhu Ponnam
      Madhu Ponnam

      Thank you, Eric!

      Author's profile photo Mustafa Aboharb
      Mustafa Aboharb

      I'm on Bi Platform 4.1 Pack 7 would that work to move directly to BI 4.3 ??

      Author's profile photo Eric FENOLLOSA
      Eric FENOLLOSA

      Hi Mustafa, yes, update to 4.3 will be possible from any 4.1 or 4.2 version.

      Author's profile photo Alistair Macdonald
      Alistair Macdonald

      How is the Beta going?  Are we still on track for a summer general release?

      Author's profile photo Eric FENOLLOSA
      Eric FENOLLOSA

      Hi Alistair,

      Thank you for asking.

      Actually the extended beta program will end this week and the feedback, both on quality and content, was clearly positive.

      4.3 GA date is still planned end of Q2 (June).

      Author's profile photo Alistair Macdonald
      Alistair Macdonald

      Thank you, I look forward to getting my hands on 4.3

      Author's profile photo ASISH KUMAR MOHANTY
      ASISH KUMAR MOHANTY

      Dear Steve McHugh,

       

      Thanks for product information in BOBI 4.3 Beta released!

       

      Thank

      Asish

      Author's profile photo ASISH KUMAR MOHANTY
      ASISH KUMAR MOHANTY

      Dear Steve,

       

      Great news for SAP BOBI 4.3 Beta news release!

       

      Thanks

      Asish

      Author's profile photo mahendra joshi
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