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merge two SAP BuinessObject BI4.x platforms (BI4.0 and BI4.1)

Hello to the whole community,

I am currently working on merge two SAP BuinessObject BI4.x platforms in my company, one under BI4.0 (on Oracle) and the other under BI4.1 (on BW / HANA). Please can anyone help me on how to proceed? Which of both platforms should host the final platform? What benefits can this merger bring to my business? What are the impacts on users and IT teams?

thank you very much for your Return.

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  • May 23, 2017 at 12:29 PM

    You cannot merge both the systems just like that. Since you have 4.1 which is higher version than 4.0, you can stick with 4.1 for now. Use the promotion management move all the content like reports, universes, users etc from 4.0 system to 4.1.

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  • May 25, 2017 at 05:38 PM

    As for benefits, from maintenance standpoint, you will have less number of systems to maintain / patch - more or less like a shared services model putting it too simplistically. For users, unless you are going to increase resources / add nodes, they may see reduced performance assuming both systems are currently consumed. So you will need to re-size and it can get more complex depending on few other things like

    - number of users / servers on both these environments

    - is everything sized appropriately

    - are they all enterprise users or AD/ldap /sap users

    - Is front end / webapp url changing or is it going to be different etc

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  • May 23, 2017 at 06:13 PM

    Jawahar answered most of your questions, as to :

    "What benefits can this merger bring to my business? "

    What do you mean ?

    "What are the impacts on users and IT teams?"

    What users and IT teams do you have and how do they use this products ?

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