SAP BusinessObjects Overview

SAP BusinessObjects (SAP BO, SAP BOBJ, SAP Business Objects) is a suite of reporting and analysis software for business intelligence (BI) platforms. It has a user-friendly interface and easy to use, with reports that visualize data insights in real-time as they’re discovered. This enables users complete control over their data, their analysis and derived insights. The SAP BusinessObjects product line consists primarily of reporting and analysis applications that allow you to access descriptive analytics like charts and graphs and predictive modelling functions to automatically generate future scenarios based on historical trends.

Business intelligence tools and solutions have been around for a long time but have never been easy to use. SAP’s goal with BusinessObjects BI is simple:

  1. Make reporting and analysis easy
  2. Create beautiful and functional reports
  3. Insight visualization

SAP BusinessObjects provides drag-and-drop functionality along with search and analysis capability across different data sources (e.g. databases, Excel).

What is SAP BusinessObjects?

Data reporting, visualization and sharing are the core functions of the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence suite, which has been around for over 25 years. A component of SAP’s Business Technology Platform and available both on-premise and in the cloud, SAP BO is the business intelligence layer providing users decision-making support anytime and anywhere. + Learn More

Benefits of SAP BusinessObjects

SAP Business Objects BI provides proven user-friendly business intelligence applications designed with the modern business user in mind. These tools allow organizations to manage their Enterprise Reporting requirements from report formatting and visualization to ad-hoc queries on relational or multidimensional data sources. SAP Business Objects is a BI platform that enables users to make better, timely, data-driven business decisions.

  • Data Insight
  • Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Business intelligence productivity
  • Increased operational stability and efficiency

Components of SAP BusinessObjects

  • Reporting
  • Data Discovery and Visualization
  • Application and Dashboard Building
  • Deployment and Administration

BusinessObjects BI Applications

SAP BusinessObjects provides everything you need to make sense of your data. It is composed of various reporting and analysis applications that include:

  • Crystal Reports
  • Web Intelligence (Webi)
  • Query as a Web Service
  • Live Office (Access through Excel, Word or PPT)

Organizations That Use SAP BusinessObjects

  • Advertising/Marketing Agencies
  • Apparel
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Health and Beauty
  • Healthcare
  • IT Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Media and Publishing
  • Nonprofit
  • Professional Services
  • Restaurants and Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Software & Technology Companies
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Wholesale Distribution
  • Municipalities
  • Governments and Public Service

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 introduces new features and enhancements to improve analytics and data visualization. Migration to the latest SAP BI 4.3 platform can pose challenges for executives, platform managers, administrators, developers, report writers, and BI technicians. A proactive approach with project planning and preparation will ready your team with what they need to adopt the new upgrade or migration successfully.