Presentation on theme: "1 Migration of Business Objects XI from R2 to R3 July 1, 2009 Office of the Chief Financial Officer Fiscal Management Information System Team This presentation."— Presentation transcript:
1 Migration of Business Objects XI from R2 to R3 July 1, 2009 Office of the Chief Financial Officer Fiscal Management Information System Team This presentation is not intended as Business Objects training. It is for current users of Business Objects XI, Release 2.
2 Changes are coming to Business Objects This presentation explains: The What, When, and Why of the changes How those changes impact the user Differences between the old version and the new version How your input will help this project succeed
3 What, When, and Why WHAT: The current version is Business Objects XI Release 2 FMIS 4.0 is being upgraded to a newer version called Business Objects XI Release 3 In the rest of this presentation, the abbreviations “R2” and “R3” will be used
4 What, When, and Why WHEN: The release date is July 27 On that date, R2 will no longer be available
5 What, When, and Why WHEN: R3 is available now in FMIS Test (FMIST) for user acceptance testing
6 What, When, and Why WHY: R2 has software bugs which were corrected in R3 Software was enhanced with additional functions that do not exist in R2
7 In short, the FMIS Team needs you … …to conduct user acceptance testing!
8 Schedule of Testing R3 is available in FMIST for testing from now through Friday, July 17 Send comments or results of testing to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org R3 replaces R2 on July 27
9 Before we take a tour of the differences, one quick reminder about FMIS Test… Where is it?
10 Where is FMIS Test? In the “Other Systems” link on the UPACS Production Menu.
11 A New Look and Feel How Business Objects XI R3 changes…
12 Old Release Welcome Page: The newer Welcome Page has fewer default toolbars.
13 Old Release Welcome Page: Properties, Move, Copy, and Delete icons disappear in new release.
14 Old Release Welcome Page: “My Folders” is renamed “My Favorites.”
18 Old Release Document Details Panel Several changes have been made to the Document Details panel (which displays the list of Business Objects reports). Changes include…
19 New Release Document Details Panel The layout of the reports listing has been changed from form style to tabular format.
20 New Release Document Details Panel By default, only partial report descriptions will be displayed on the screen. To view the full report description, click on the report title and then select “Actions” “Properties.”
21 New Release Document Details Panel Note that the hyperlinks displayed below each report title in R2 (Properties, View, Modify, Schedule, History) have now been moved under ‘Actions’ menu item in R3.
22 In R3, the user can select a report title and then right click to perform actions such as opening, modifying, and scheduling. New Release Document Details Panel
42 The New Report Output Screen “Available Objects” appear by default on the new release.
43 The New Report Output Screen Report formatting options such as Data Summary, Document Structure, and Chart / Table Types, are moved to the bottom of the panel as icons instead of the drop- down menu options of the older release.
52 Non–functioning Buttons Since Business Objects is an off-the-shelf software package, it has certain functions which the FHWA has chosen not to activate. The “Encyclopedia” button under “Open” and the “Dashboards” button are both non-functional.
53 Email your feedback by July 17 to: FMISSUPPORT@DOT.GOV The FMIS Team will respond to all feedback (mostly in group email rather than individually) during the week of July 20-24.