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Jul 04, 2006 at 08:57 AM

BI runtime portal and federated approach

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what should be considered when deciding whether to use a BI runtime portal as an enterprise wide portal?

i know the sap best practice is to use the federated approach with consumer and producer portals but are there licensing issues to opening a BI portal to non-BI users? or is it just hardware and user volume factors associated with hosting an enterprise wide portal on a bi instance java engine?

there is nothing, that i can see, lacking functionality wise in the BI runtime portal to prevent it connecting to other SAP systems or even external systems.