BI Lauch Pad

Notes from SAP HELP

1 Using the BI launch pad

1.1 About the BI Launch pad

The BI launch pad has the following main tabs: Home, Documents, and any open document.

Use the Applications tab of the BI launch pad to start an application including Web Intelligence.

Use the Preferences menu to set the preferences.1.2       To log in to the BI launch pad

Before you can perform interactive analysis from the BI launch pad, you need the following information:

  • a URL to the BI launch pad (for example http://arcachon:8080/BOE/BI).
  • your login and password
  • your authentication, which controls the resources available to you

Contact your administrator for these details if you do not already know them.


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Webi 4.0 Introduction

Webi is a reporting tool used extensively now to report on data coming from BW or directly reporting on HANA/ECC data.

Webi is not restricted to BI developers and can be used by business user to format and analyze data in a suitable way.

SAP acquired Business Objects tool in 2008 and renamed it as BO XI 3.1

At the end of 2011, BO XI 4.0 version was released.

These notes will discuss about versions 3.1 and 4.0 as there are lot of migration projects going on from 3.1 and 4.0 and around 70% of the business users are still using 3.1 version.

Component wise BO Architecture

Repository and database

Once you install BO in your machine, it will create a repository. This repository is sitting on a database. It can be oracle, sap bw, CSV file or XML which will act as source of data or a data warehouse.

All the universe, table structure, Bex queries structure etc. will be stored in the repository.


CCM stands for ‘Central Configuration Manager’. This is a tool where you can start/stop server, configure an new server etc. Continue reading “Webi 4.0 Introduction”