How to integrate SAP BusinessObjects BI4
into SAP NetWeaver Portal
Jacques Marchand
Presales Architect
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
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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
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Multiple Portals
SAP BusinessObjects
BI Launch Pad
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Microsoft Sharepoint
SAP Netweaver
Enterprise Portal
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Different channels
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What is SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 Portal Integration?
Challenges
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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
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Ready-to-deploy solution. Customers are able to mix BI content and other
applications seamlessly.
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Based on the standard iViews, Knowledge Management, and Portal capabilities of SAP
NetWeaver
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Allows business users to view and interact with Analysis, BI Workspaces, Crystal,
Dashboard, Explorer, Web Intelligence documents directly from the portal.
P.A.M
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For details about supported platforms and languages please see the SAP BusinessObjects
Product Availability Matrix (P.A.M.)
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Benefits and Key Capabilities of Portal Integration
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• 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.
3
• 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.
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Agenda : Main concepts of the solution
1) Introduction
2) Main concepts of the solution
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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
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Prerequisites
Install
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SAP NetWeaver portal + SAP NetWeaver BW
Configure trust between systems (*)
Install
SAP BusinessObjects BI4 (*)
Configure
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SAP Authentication and enable SSO(*)
Import SAP roles (*)
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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 . (*)
(*) = For more info please refer to the article on SCN Wiki =
http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/BI4+Integration+into+the+SAP+Entreprise+Portal+7.0.x
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Conceptual Overview: Architecture (1/2)
Logon to Enterprise Portal 8
http://EP1.domain.com:50100/irj/portal
SAP NW EP
“EP1.domain.com
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BW Roles
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Upload Portal Integration
SAP NW EP= SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal
SAP BW = SAP Business Warehouse
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SAP BusinessObjects
“BI4.domain.com“
Trust “SSO”
Configure
iViews &
KM
SAP BW
“BW1.domain.com“
Trust “SSO”
For each of
the imported
SAP BW
Roles, the BI4
system
generates
an BI4 user
group
EP Roles
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- Install
SAP BusinessObjects
- Configure SAP authentication
- Enabled SSO
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BI4 user Group
BI4 =
users
BW
users
BI4
security
BI4 = SAP BusinessObjects BI 4
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How to deploy BusinessObjects.par
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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
For more info please refer to the article on SCN Wiki =
http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/BI4+Integration+into+the+SAP+Entreprise+Portal+7.0.x
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To upload iView template
 Log
on to the SAP enterprise Portal
 Navigate to System Administration < Support
 Click Portal Runtime
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To upload iView template
 Click Administration
 Click
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Console
Browse next to the Archive Uploader
The master iView is installed by default in the following folder:
<Install Dir>/SAP BusinessObjects/SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise
XI4.0/warfiles/portlet/iviews
The filename is com.sap.businessobjects.iviews.par
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To upload iView template
 Select
 After
the File, click Upload
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.
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Agenda : Runtime components
1) Introduction
2) Main concept of the solution
3) Runtime components
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Document List iView Template (New in BI4.0)
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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
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Document List iView Template (1/2)
 Single-sign-on support
 Configure a Document List iView to arbitrarily access any SAP
BusinessObjects repository content
Define an System Landscape and Alias
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Select the Alias
Create a Document List iView Template
based on the Alias
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Document List iView Template (2/2)
 All common SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise client actions:
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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)
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Document Viewer iView Template (1/2)
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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
Define an System Landscape and Alias
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Select your report from BI
LaunchPad into the EP
Create a Document Viewer iView Template
based on this Alias
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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
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Runtime Components: KM Navigation
(1/2)
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The KM feature is currently available but this KM feature is in maintenance mode
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Access all your SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise content: Full support for corporate folders,
categories navigation and personal document spaces (Inbox and Personal Folders).
View of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise
repository content from BI Launch Pad
View of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise
repository content from KM Navigation iView
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2
 Prerequisite:
Knowledge
Management
need to be
installed in your
portal landscape.
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Runtime Components: KM Navigation - Client Action (2/2)
 All common SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise client
actions:
View of client actions from KM
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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 email,…
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Copy, Move, Rating, Delete (Netweaver Portal
feature)
View of SAP
BusinessObjects
client actions from BI
Launch Pad
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Document List iView vs Document Viewer iView vs KM
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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
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Scenarios in BI4 – List iView Versus Viewer iView
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EP User accessing arbitrary
reports & dashboards. “Viewing,
scheduling, creating, save as”;
folder/category navigation
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EP User accessing pre-specified
reports & dashboards. Only
“viewing & analysis” in these docs.
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Use :
Document
List
iView (s)
Use:
Document
Viewer
iView(s)
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Scenarios in BI4.0 – Mixed
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EP Users perform “View &
analysis” on displayed object “
(Document Viewer iView)
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EP Users perform “View,
schedule, create, save as; folder
navigation”. (Document List iView)
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User performs SAP
BusinessObjects administration –
access “SAP BusinessObjects
portal apps” (CMC, LCM)
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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
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Take Away
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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
 Maintenance:
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KM integration components going into maintenance mode
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Availability/ Related Articles/ Documentation
SAP Public Web: Documentation and configuration
http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/BI4+Integration+into+the+SAP+Entreprise+Port
al+7.0.x
http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/All+you+need+to+know+before+upgrading+to+
BI4.0
http://help.sap.com
BusinessObjects Product Availability Matrix (PAM) – http://service.sap.com/support
-> Help & Support -> SAP BusinessObjects Support -> Supported platform documents
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Thank You!
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