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 SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 is almost here!

The 4.3 release of the SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence (BI) suite represents the latest major release of the analytics industry's leading platform for scalable enterprise reporting. SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 is designed to help enhance and build upon the mission-critical on-premise use cases that it supports today as well as to leverage its universes, documents, and assets in conjunction with the BI, planning, and predictive use case innovations provided by SAP Analytics Cloud.

In addition to providing maintenance support that runs through 2027, SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 expands and extends beyond the earlier SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 release in three key areas:

  • Enhanced hybrid capabilities: Provide a tighter integration between SAP BusinessObjects BI and SAP Analytics Cloud, including:
    • Improved live connectivity between SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP BusinessObjects BI universes, and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence documents
    • Consumption of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence data models with SAP Analytics Cloud
    • Reuse of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelli-gence documents to build new reports and assets
    • Simplified single sign-on (SSO) configuration and user management across on-premise and SAP Analytics Cloud
    • Improved integration with SAP Analytics Hub, allowing SAP BusinessObjects BI content to automatically appear as SAP Analytics Hub assets
  • Improved user experience: Harmonize the user experience and foster BI adoption with an experience similar to using the SAP Fiori® UX, including:
    • New BI launchpad offering a modernized user experience with 100% functionality and compatibility with existing content and authorizations
    • A single touch-ready HTML5 SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence client, removing the need for Java and presenting a rejuvenated user experience for use with the Web and desktop
    • New SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence data model that enables reuse of existing Web Intelligence documents to build new reports, to create, and share business semantics, and associated results sets
    • A new SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.3 mobile experience enabling "analytics on-the-go", making every Web Intelligence document consumable from everywherewith a response UI that works on all devices.
  • Enterprise readiness: Delivering enhanced ease of deployment and support for the latest industry standards, including:
    • Updates to administrator tools like BI admin cockpit, monitoring, promotion management, and auditing functionalities
    • Security enhancements including SAML 3.0, simplified SAML configuration and setup, and enhanced credential mapping
    • Improved scheduling and publishing frame-works and functionality

Every customer's journey to the cloud is unique. Many organizations are operating in a mixed landscape with on-premise and cloud or multi-cloud technologies and data.

With the new release of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3, SAP supports customers with on-premise enhancements while enabling cloud interoperability, further enabling organisations to manage all types of analytics across their business.