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Former Member
Feb 10, 2012 at 09:51 AM

Reporting tools and SAP BW


Dear Sirs,

We have Business Objects BI 4.0 and SAP BW 7.3.

Actually we are using Web Intelligence and BEx Query to reporting.

We have not Business Layer (Universe) between BW and BO because BO it's not supported to create universe (unx) on BW. So we create document in WEBI using BEx Query.

We want to use Xcelsius (Dashboard Design) 2011 and I was thinking that we can use query from universe to connect with BW (new functionality in version 2011). Can we? Or maybe we should to connect to BW using "Connecttion to SAP BW"?

We want to use Explorer (on iPad and iPhone), but Explorer requires universe (unx).

Is not possible to create universe (unx, because unv is not supported via Explorer) based on SAP BW, is it true?

We should we do, when we want to use Explorer with SAP BW?

Do I understand connection between reporting tools and SAP BW:

Crystal Reports - can I use cubes or BEx queries

Xcelsius - using "Connection to SAP BW"

WEBI - BExqueries or universe (but only UNV - old version).

Explorer - in my opinion is not possible

Analysis for OLAP - drirect to cube in SAP BW

Could you please comment.