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Switch users to Launchpad

Hi All,

Will it be a good idea to move all the users to BI Launchpad as the future version of webi supports newthings, like free-hand sql, excel as data source.. etc.

Please suggest.

Thanks,

Anupam

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  • Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Anupam,

    Any reason why the users are NOT already using the BI Launchpad. The new BI 4.x offers so many feature for WebI, Explorer, Dashboard and Crystal Enterprise users now.

    Sounds like you have some SDK / OEM version BI running?

    Regards,

    Ajay

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      Main issue with Rich client, whenever there was SP update on BO server, we need to inform users to upgrade the Rich client on their desktops.

      If the versions does not match, users will see some issues.

      So it it better to to use Launchpad, instead of Rich client.

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    Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 09:26 AM

    Hi,

    As Ajay addressed, its best to use webi for Users and Rich Client for Developers.

    • Some customers having small number of users who were exposed to older versions, want to stick to rich client even after upgrade. Better to suggest them to get used to webi listing out its pros

    • Few customers would have huge size of reports need to be created for their own analysis purpose.They would need access to Rich client so that they could save it personally to keep the server space and performance up.

    But Proper Sizing based on SAP recommendation and target audience will keep up the server performance even if we use webi in such situations.

    • Above all could reduce the maintenace effort when there is an update, if they are not using centralized servers

    Thanks,

    Archana

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