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Jun 10, 2012 at 02:12 PM

new reporting tools and when to use them on BW



I been reading about new BO suite reporting tools which will be used for creating reports on BW data as our client is considering using them.I understood how to create reports using Business Objects WebI,Crystal Reports,Xcelsius but has some doubts as my client wanted us to do presentation about these new BO suite and tools

1.what is the need to go to these new tools when SAP already has WAD and Query designer,Analyzer etc?How are they going to add value to a business user?My client will wonder definitely why he need to pay for BO suite when he has everything working fine in Bex

2.When do you go for BO Web Intelligence reports when compared to other tools like Bex or Crystal reports or Xcelsius

3.When do you go for BO Crystal reports when compared against other tools like Bex or WebI or Xcelsius

4.When do we go for Xcelsius when compared against Bex or WebI or Crystal reports

5.When do we go for Live office reports when compared against Bex or WebI or Crystal Reports or Xcelsius

6.what is a Dashboard and for which business scenarios do we create Dashboard reports?

7.Why do we use Query as webservice or Live Office as connector between Xcelsius and Crystal Reports/BO Universe?Isn't it possible to have direct connection Xcelius and Crystal reports/BO Universe?

(My basic doubt behind all these questions is :when or for what kind of reporting,should we choose a specific BO tool?What value does each tool add to a business when they already have Bex?)

Thanks alot for your time.