Friday, February 28, 2014

SAP's Ian Treleaven: BI4 Sizing Guide Updated

Not long ago, SAP's Ian Treleaven was a guest presenter for two APOS migration-themed webinars on the subject of BI4 sizing:

We had such a great response to these webinars that we thought we should pass along Ian's message to us that the BI4 Sizing Guide has very recently been updated.
The new guide has many additions to help you get the architecture and sizing of your new BI4 deployment right, including:
  • New content to help sizing and performance integration with HANA
  • Tips to help you make the CMS run better
  • Updated suggested limits for Web Intelligence
  • Suggestions for periodic re-sizing
  • Pre-sizing and post-sizing checklists to help you prepare for your sizing exercise

Make sure you also visit the companion Website,, which also has some updates and new content to help you get your BI4.1 deployment running faster and leaner.

Monday, February 24, 2014

New: Administrative User Impersonation in SAP BusinessObjects

If you are a BI platform manager or BI administrator responsible for ensuring the proper implementation of your organization's security model, or if you're involved in BI user support, then you'll find administrative user impersonation to be an extremely useful new feature of APOS Administrator and APOS Security Manager.

User impersonation allows administrators to see what specific users see, so you can examine the implementation of your security model down to row-level security with more certainty than you can creating temporary accounts. If you are providing BI user support, user impersonation lets you experience precisely what the user is seeing while you are talking to them remotely. You can log in to BI Launchpad as the user and view reports just as that user would see them.

User impersonation can work with the user providing credentials, or without user credentials if you activate the SAP BusinessObjects Trusted Authentication feature.