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Julien Bras
Product Manager GB & SMITH Associates (France) Reduce Cost and Effort of SAP BusinessObjects Migration Projects and Daily Administration

Main Message
BOE environments can be complex to manage, and to migrate. From an IT point of view, BOE is a powerful solution but generates important costs for a company either in daily administration and migration projects. Lets see how to reduce these costs & efforts with a specific toolset,
the 360suite.
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What Ill Cover


Introduction & Overview BOE Security Management BOE Backup & Restore BOE Publish & Burst BOE Audit & Impact Analysis BOE Migration projects Questions Key Points to Take Home
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Introduction & Overview


What is GB & SMITH ?
5 years of experience in SAP BO add-ons solutions. 400 customers operating in 25 countries (including OZ):

A set of solutions to help you with the SAP Business Objects administration
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Introduction & Overview


What are the key issues on your SAP BOE administration ?
Succeed in your migration projects Manage & document your security
Follow through time your BOE systems Link BOE tasks with enterprise job scheduler Backup & restore objects

Change management control (migrate content)


Run impact analysis

Audit your system & BOE metadata

Schedule reports
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BOE Security Management


Security Management of BOE is long and complicated with CMC tool No global vision No automatic documentation generated

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BOE Security Management

User friendly web interface to manage XI / BI4 security Document your deployed security Audit and clean your CMS

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BOE Backup & Restore


BOE lacks of an easy backup & restoring tool on XI and BI4 platforms: Customer case:
An important user delete by mistake a WebI doc No way to restore it by default It take hours to restore a backup on a new system to get back the object !

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BOE Backup & Restore

Backup, version and restore content Drag and drop objects between CMS, schedule migrations Compare BOE environments
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BOE Publish & Burst


BOE lacks of a centralized publishing & bursting solution: Schedule have to be done for each document Publications are not very flexible Hard to launch schedules after end of ETL jobs

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BOE Publish & Burst


Schedule SAP Business Objects reports from an Excel spreadsheet or a SQL query. Dynamic scheduling and bursting: Fill in prompt, filter, format and destination values within Excel, CSV or SQL. Schedule your reports using your enterprise scheduler (Control M, Dollar Universe, VTOM).

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BOE Audit & Impact Analysis


BOE lacks of solution to audit your system: BOE Audit is hard to query, and is not complete No way to make BO queries on BO data... Impact Analysis is not possible with default package

SAP Business Objects

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BOE Audit & Impact Analysis


Load all your SAP BOE data within a data warehouse. Query and analyze these data using BO universes and Webi reports. Document your deployment:
Detect unused documents and universes. Run impact analysis.

Follow the evolution of your metadata through time. Compare environments or BO versions during a migration project.

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BOE Audit & Impact Analysis

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BOE Migration projects


BOE Migration projects are a high source of stress & costs for IT organization: BI4 Migration Pack can help you before, during and after the migration process! Fusion of 360view & 360eyes in a single package Find out exactly what you need to migrate
As usual the less objects you migrate the faster & cheaper the migration will be Migrate your content. Test and compare with BO source deployment

Prepare Deski End-Of-Life


Identify Deski users Identify active Deski content
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Key Points to Take Home


SAP Business Objects daily administration & migration projects are expensive tasks. 360suite solutions can help you to reduce costs & secure your entire BOE deployment:
Manage your security with 360view Backup & restore with 360plus Schedule & Burst with 360cast Audit & Analyse with 360eyes

Give a try to 360suite products to see how BOE management can be easy with the right tools. Visit us at our booth !
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How to contact me:


Julien Bras GB & Smith
julien.bras@gbandsmith.com Phone +33 6 32 01 81 86

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