SAP Business Objects BI (SAP BO or formerly named as BOBJ) is a reporting and business intelligence (BI) platform that provides an opportunity to analyze to all users and that supports decision mechanism. SAP BO consists of a wide variety of reporting applications that allow users to explore data, obtain analyzes, and generate reports that visualize analyzes.
SAP BO aims to simplify reporting and analysis. Thanks to its easy reporting facilities, SAP BO enhances the possibilities of analyzing by reducing IT dependency and thus enables rapid decision making. SAP BusinessObjects BI applications, using drag and drop, enable users to search and analyze data from a wide variety of sources. SAP BO is a business intelligence platform that provides reporting, so the data used in reporting is not stored at the application level, but is integrated from various back-end sources.
AP BO consists of a series of reporting and analysis applications that change functionality based on their intended use.
These applications include the following:
Web Intelligence (Webi) that allows users to do analysis, generate formatted reports, and distribute reports on SAP BO or transfer them to PDF or Excel Crystal Reports, a data analysis and reporting tool for individual users or small and medium-sized enterprises (SMBs), enables reports to be created using various data sources. Reports created using Crystal Reports can be accessed online and offline from reporting platforms, applications and mobile devices.
A data visualization tool SAP Business Objects” (formerly named as Xcelsius) Dashboard that allows users to create custom dashboards from reports. Customized dashboards may involve interactive graphics, indicators, and widgets.
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, a self-service data discovery tool that enables users to research large volumes of data from various sources and create data visualizations that can be shared between departments.
SAP Lumira, a self-service data detection and visualization tool that allows users to find and analyze relevant business data and create custom interactive control panels and analysis applications.