BI Director v3.0 Release Note

The most important features are:

  • Operations application to monitor process chains with BI Inspector (s. below)
  • Persistent connection with a Business Objects Server (Pair)
  • Simplified and unified Graphical User Interface in all applications (Ribbons)
  • Centralization and standardization of customer templates
    E.g. customers can connect a word template with their BI Director template to further standardize the documentation.

New object types for Visualization (cross-system data flows) and Documentation

  • Business Objects WebIs, Business Objects OLAP Connection
  • NetWeaver 7.4 BW on HANA:
    Advanced DataStore-Objects, Composite Providers, Open ODS Views, SAP-HANA-Analysis-Processes
  • Open Hub Destinations

Operations application
Process chains are made available for visualization. As a result monitoring dashboards can be created that allow for further built-in analysis (e. g. runtime statistics). The option to place documents on the canvas enables customers to document data loading issues and how to resolve them. This feature becomes handy do improve the dialog between the development and the operations team.

Customer Template
The existing template has been fundamentally revised. One central template for all applications has been made available. Customers can customize their template through a centrally accessible dialog.

BI Inspector

  • Introduction of a start page: Central functionality is made available through an easy to use start page
  • GUI fundamentally revised: Introduction of ribbons
  • Import and creation of common file formats as objects on canvas
  • New objects: Hyperlinks, Email templates and Bookmarks
  • Execution of definable actions directly from canvas.
    E.g. Open selected object in NetWeaver

BI Compendium

  • Introduction of a start page: Central functionality is made available through an easy to use start page
  • GUI fundamentally revised: Each chapter has distinct properties
  • File handling: Import of files and creation of new files is possible for all common file formats and can be included for every chapter
  • Improved overview of document structure by introducing new node types
  • Auto Catalogs: Easy creation of catalogs by distinct rule sets
    E.g. Catalogs for characteristics and key figures of objects contained in the Table of Contents
  • Option to document data flow:
    For each object a data flow is automatically created
  • Application of naming conventions for blue print objects
  • Comparison of generated documents (versions)

BI Q

  • Multi-Connectivity: One master connection
  • New Analysis to compare object details across systems