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SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 SP01 (SAP BI 4.3 SP1) Released!

Source: Webi4Me

SAP BusinessObjects 4.3 SP01 Released

December 9th, 2020

Merry Christmas ???

Half a year after the release of SAP BI 4.3 SP00, I’m happy to announce today the latest Service Pack aka Support Package for SAP BI 4.3 – version 14.3.1.3701.

Bang on time according to the Q4 2020 Maintenance Schedule:

Source: Maintenance Schedule

What was released?

The usual suspects were released for a fresh Installation or Support Package:

  • SBOP BI Platform 4.3 SP01 Server
  • SBOP BI Platform 4.3 SP01 Client Tools
  • SBOP BI Platform 4.3 SP01 Live Office
  • SBOP BI Platform 4.3 SP01 Integration for SharePoint
  • SBOP BI Platform 4.3 SP01 NET SDK Runtime
  • SAP Crystal Server 2020 SP01
  • SBOP BI Platform 4.3 SP01 Crystal Reports for Enterprise
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2020 SP01

What’s New?

When SAP BI 4.3 SP00 was released last July, we knew that few things were still missing from features available in SAP BI 4.2 SP08.  These were called “Feature Catch up” (see SAP Note: 2937327).

Some information:

  • Tomcat has been updated from 9.0.26 to 9.0.38.  SAP Note 2112338 will be updated shortly.  ⚠ This will affect your SSO and other customisations.

Download Location

These packages are available from these locations:

Installing – How did it go?

My test environment is running on an AWS EC2 t2.xlarge.  That’s 4 Cores and 16GB RAM.

To install SAP BI 4.3 SP01, you need to follow the exact same steps as in previous 4.x versions.

Here I will update from SAP BI 4.3 SP00 to SAP BI 4.3 SP01.  Before:

All went well and as expected.

After:

ℹ : See how it changed the “Installed On” date of the SP00 packages.

Products Installed:

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform Servers 4.3 SP01 – ONE
    • 1/2 BIPLATS4301_0-70002684_P1.EXE
    • 2/2: BIPLATS4301_0-70002684_P2.RAR

  • SBOP BI Platform Clients 4.3 SP01 – ONE
    • BIPLATCLNT4301_0-70005711.EXE

Documentation

The usual documents have been made available on the SAP Help Portal:

  • Released Notes & Fixed Issues: N/A
  • Business Intelligence Platform Installation Guide

Product Availability Matrix (PAM)

(Supported Platform)

Release to Customer (RTC): 12.06.2020

General Availability (GA): 12.06.2020

End of Mainstream Maintenance: 30.06.2025

End of Priority One Support Phase: 30.06.2027

  • URLs:

As always, make sure you have a look at what has been added or deprecated in this version.  There is a bit of both around Operating System, Browser, etc and Semantic Layer & Data sources.

Maintenance Schedule – What’s Next?

  • SAP BI 4.3 SP01

08.01.2021: SAP BI 4.3 SP00 Patch 1 (14.3.1.3751)

Week 7 (February 2021): SAP BI 4.3 SP01 Patch 2

Week 13 (March 2021): SAP BI 4.3 SP01 Patch 3

  • SAP BI 4.3 SP02: Expected December 2021

Source: Patrick Sims

Source: Patrick Sims

Source: Maintenance Schedule

Source: BI Support Pack End of Life Dates

Conclusion

What can I say.  It’s installed!  And it worked… ?‍♂️

For information, there are 2x LinkedIn Events coming up hosted by 360Suite by GB&Smith and SAP where you will learn about the newest features and enhancements incorporated into this Service Pack 1.

Special guests from SAP: Gregory BOTTICCHIO and Patrick Sims.

Keep in Touch!

Hope this blog was useful.   Please do share your thoughts and comments.

Feel free to “like” and post it on social media!

Always happy to connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pperrier/

Have a great Christmas and New Year holidays.  See you for SAP BI 4.3 SP02 next summer ??

Take care and stay safe.

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