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1 CONFIDENTIAL How to integrate SAP BusinessObjects BI4 into SAP NetWeaver Portal Jacques Marchand Presales Architect

2 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.2 Confidential Agenda 1) Introduction 2) Main concepts of the solution 3) Runtime components 4) Usage scenarios 5) Take Away, Links, P.A.M, Disclaimer, Q&A

3 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.3 Confidential Agenda : Introduction 1) Introduction Multiple portals in BI4 What is the SAP EP Portal Integration? Benefits and Key Capabilities of Portal Integration 2) Main concepts of the solution 3) Runtime components 4) Usage scenarios 5) Take Away, Links, P.A.M, Disclaimer, Q&A

4 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.4 Confidential Multiple Portals SAP BusinessObjects BI Launch Pad Microsoft Sharepoint SAP Netweaver Enterprise Portal

5 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.5 Confidential Different channels

6 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.6 Confidential What is SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 Portal Integration? Challenges Customers have a need to integrate Business Intelligence content from SAP BusinessObjects into the SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal Solution : SAP BusinessObjects BI4.0 Portal Integration Ready-to-deploy solution. Customers are able to mix BI content and other applications seamlessly. Based on the standard iViews, Knowledge Management, and Portal capabilities of SAP NetWeaver Allows business users to view and interact with Analysis, BI Workspaces, Crystal, Dashboard, Explorer, Web Intelligence documents directly from the portal. P.A.M For details about supported platforms and languages please see the SAP BusinessObjects Product Availability Matrix (P.A.M.)

7 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.7 Confidential Benefits and Key Capabilities of Portal Integration One and only One portal (1) : Provides access to all systems though your standard Enterprise Portal. Single-Sign-On (2) : Propagates your identity using SAP logon tickets. Navigation, Viewing Documents & Actions (3) Provides a full access to SAP BusinessObjects repository and supports all SAP BusinessObjects document types and actions. Easy to setup : Deploying standard PAR files

8 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.8 Confidential Agenda : Main concepts of the solution 1) Introduction 2) Main concepts of the solution  Prerequisites  Conceptual Overview: Architecture  How to deploy “par” files 3) Runtime components 4) Usage scenarios 5) Take Away, Links, P.A.M, Disclaimer, Q&A

9 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.9 Confidential Prerequisites  (*) = For more info please refer to the article on SCN Wiki = © SAP BusinessObjects 2010 / Page 9 Install SAP NetWeaver portal + SAP NetWeaver BW Configure trust between systems (*) Install SAP BusinessObjects BI4 (*) Configure SAP Authentication and enable SSO(*) Import SAP roles (*) Note: It is recommended to have all servers in the same domain (otherwise you will need to modify some parameters) and always use the fully qualified domain names for your URLs. (*)

10 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.10 Confidential SAP BW “BW1.domain.com“ BW Roles SAP NW EP “EP1.domain.com EP Roles SAP BusinessObjects “BI4.domain.com“ BI4 security Trust “SSO” BI4 user Group BI4 = BW users For each of the imported SAP BW Roles, the BI4 system generates an BI4 user group 5 Logon to Enterprise Portal Login to SAP BusinessObjects through SAP NW EP 8 6 Upload Portal Integration Configure iViews & KM SAP NW EP= SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal SAP BW = SAP Business Warehouse - Enabled SSO BI4 = SAP BusinessObjects BI Install SAP BusinessObjects - Configure SAP authentication 7 Conceptual Overview: Architecture (1/2) Trust “SSO” 2

11 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.11 Confidential SAP BW “BW1.domain.com“ BW Roles SAP NW EP (J2EE) “EP1.domain.com Logon to Enterprise Portal Login to SAP BusinessObjects through SAP NW EP SAP BusinessObjects “BI4.domain.com“ BI4.0 Backend Server Web Application Server / J2EE FRS BI Launch Pad Web Application Server / J2EE EP Backend Server Conceptual Overview: Architecture (2/2)

12 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.12 Confidential How to deploy BusinessObjects.par For more info please refer to the article on SCN Wiki = Installation of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise iView Template  Deploy the SAP BusinessObjects BI4.0 PAR (Portal Archive) into your portal landscape  com.businessobjects.iviews.par Installation with Knowledge Management  Deploy the BusinessObjectsKM.par (PAR = Portal Archive) into your portal landscape  BusinessObjectsKM.par 6

13 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.13 Confidential To upload iView template Log on to the SAP enterprise Portal Navigate to System Administration < Support Click Portal Runtime

14 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.14 Confidential To upload iView template Click Administration Console Click Browse next to the Archive Uploader The master iView is installed by default in the following folder: /SAP BusinessObjects/SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI4.0/warfiles/portlet/iviews The filename is com.sap.businessobjects.iviews.par

15 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.15 Confidential To upload iView template Select the File, click Upload After the successful upload, 2 new iViews are available. Uploading the com.sap.businessobjects.iviews.par adds the "SAP BusinessObjects Document List Template" and "SAP BusinessObjects Document Viewer Template" into the list of templates available for creating a new iView from a template.

16 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.16 Confidential Agenda : Runtime components 1) Introduction 2) Main concept of the solution 3) Runtime components  Document List iView Template (New in BI4.0)  Document Viewer iView Template (Improved in BI4.0)  KM (Same as XI3.1) 4) Usage scenarios 5) Take Away, Links, P.A.M, Disclaimer, Q&A

17 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.17 Confidential Document List iView Template (1/2) 2 Create a Document List iView Template based on the Alias Single-sign-on support Configure a Document List iView to arbitrarily access any SAP BusinessObjects repository content 3 Select the Alias 1 Define an System Landscape and Alias

18 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.18 Confidential Document List iView Template (2/2) All common SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise client actions:  Viewing (Analysis, BI Workspaces, Crystal, Dashboard, Explorer, Web Intelligence)  Creating (Analysis, BI Workspaces, Explorer, Web Intelligence)  Scheduling (Crystal Reports, Explorer, Web Intelligence)  Modifying (Analysis, Explorer, Web Intelligence)  Viewing instances (History) (Crystal Reports, Web Intelligence)

19 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.19 Confidential Document Viewer iView Template (1/2) Single-sign-on support One unique iView pre-configured for each requested BI4 report & dashboard. Based on CUID No multiple document browsing and no KM actions 2 Create a Document Viewer iView Template based on this Alias 1 Define an System Landscape and Alias 3 Select your report from BI LaunchPad into the EP

20 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.20 Confidential Document Viewer iView Template (2/2) All common SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise client actions:  Viewing (Analysis, BI Workspaces, Crystal, Dashboard, Explorer, Web Intelligence)  Modifying (Analysis, Explorer, Web Intelligence)  Viewing instances (using parameters options) (Crystal Reports, Web Intelligence) 1 2

21 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.21 Confidential The KM feature is currently available but this KM feature is in maintenance mode Access all your SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise content: Full support for corporate folders, categories navigation and personal document spaces (Inbox and Personal Folders). 1 2 View of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise repository content from BI Launch Pad View of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise repository content from KM Navigation iView Prerequisite: Knowledge Management need to be installed in your portal landscape. Runtime Components: KM Navigation (1/2)

22 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.22 Confidential 1 2 View of client actions from KM View of SAP BusinessObjects client actions from BI Launch Pad All common SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise client actions:  Viewing  Scheduling (Crystal, Web Intelligence)  Modify (Web Intelligence, Voyager)  Viewing instances (History) (Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports) Optionally, use KM repository services for adding to Portal Favorites, Send link by ,…  Copy, Move, Rating, Delete (Netweaver Portal feature) Runtime Components: KM Navigation - Client Action (2/2)

23 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.23 Confidential Document List iView vs Document Viewer iView vs KM

24 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.24 Confidential Agenda : Usage Scenarios 1) Introduction 2) Runtime components 3) Main concepts of the solution 4) Usage scenarios 5) Take Away, Links, P.A.M, Disclaimer, Q&A

25 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.25 Confidential Scenarios in BI4 – List iView Versus Viewer iView Use: Document Viewer iView(s) 2 EP User accessing pre-specified reports & dashboards. Only “viewing & analysis” in these docs. Use : Document List iView (s) EP User accessing arbitrary reports & dashboards. “Viewing, scheduling, creating, save as”; folder/category navigation 1

26 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.26 Confidential Scenarios in BI4.0 – Mixed EP Users perform “View & analysis” on displayed object “ (Document Viewer iView) EP Users perform “View, schedule, create, save as; folder navigation”. (Document List iView) User performs SAP BusinessObjects administration – access “SAP BusinessObjects portal apps” (CMC, LCM)

27 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.27 Confidential Agenda : Links, P.A.M, Disclaimer, Q&A 1) Introduction 2) Runtime components 3) Main concepts of the solution 4) Usage scenarios 5) Take Away, Links, P.A.M, Disclaimer, Q&A

28 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.28 Confidential Take Away Single-sign-on support. Easy to setup : only 1 par file to upload New Document List iView : Access the entire BI4 repository. Enhancements in Document Viewer iView : Graphical selection and more customization options available. Enhancements in the Documentation Maintenance: KM integration components going into maintenance mode

29 ©2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.29 Confidential SAP Public Web: Documentation and configuration  al+7.0.x al+7.0.x  BI4.0 BI4.0   BusinessObjects Product Availability Matrix (PAM) – -> Help & Support -> SAP BusinessObjects Support -> Supported platform documentshttp://service.sap.com/support Availability/ Related Articles/ Documentation

30 Thank You!

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