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Sep 08, 2009 at 07:14 AM

Understanding questions about BO


Hi Experts,

In my company we use SAP ERP/CRM/BW and we also want to apply BO.

I read the documentation about the different products, many sheets and the contributions in the forums.

But I didnu2019t find or I donu2019t understand the following informations. Maybe you can help me.

1. How execute a request in BO. I mean, what functions take the different components at BO?

ERP/CRM is where the data from. BO Client tools work with the conditioned data.

But what does the BO enterprise platform do exactly (Enterprise Edge is the little brother?)? I read that it stores no data.

So is it only a view?

Where is the organisation of the data (cubes)? --> functionality of BW

BO isnu2019t a BW or?

2. Can I get access to my ERP/CRM without using the BI System? If yes, how can I do this? Has every Client tool a different


And if they have a direct connection, what influence has it when the access is on unstructured data for my


3. Is BO BI in combination with IM a BW? Does IM absorb the organisation function of the BW?

What is Rapid Marts exactly? Is it the little Brother of IM?

4. When you talk about a server, e.g. the Xcelsius Engage Server or the Crystal Server, do you talk about a real server or a

product, that is an expansion of functionalities of other products.