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Product versions: SAP BusinessObjects 4.0

 Inportant: do not change the title or link for this article as it is being referenced in a number of SMP pages and printed material

Introduction

This wiki aims to clear possible confusion around SAP BusinessObjects BI product names. Specifically, you may come across presentations, user guides or names in products that don't seem to match with marketing or sales material.

Not all guides or products may reflect the naming, the information provides the latest up to date naming for SAP BusinessObjects BI products for your reference.

Table of product names

Current Name

Project Name

Prior Release Name

Comment

SAP BusinessObjects 4.0

Aurora

SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.x

Refers to the name of the complete release including BI & EIM solutions.

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.0

Aurora

 

Refers to the name of the Business Intelligence component of the release.

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0

n/a

SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.x

Refers to the Businessobjects Enterprise product bundle
BOE, Enterprise or BI platform is widely used by the technical community in reference to the technical platform of the solution  by opposition to the BI clients.

SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

n/a

SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

Installer name, documentation as well as some material presented in SAPPHIRE or other conferences may refers to “Interactive Analysis

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards

n/a

SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise

 

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboard Design

n/a

SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Designer

The Dashboards authoring tool

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards Interactive Viewing

n/a

Xcelsius Enterprise Interactive Viewing

 

SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP

Pioneer

n/a

Although this replaces Voyager, this is not a re-branded Voyager, but a new product.

SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office

Pioneer

n/a

The edition for Microsoft Office is not a successor to Voyager. The functionality of the edition for MS Office is only available as an enhancement to the existing BI Package.

SAP BusinessObjects BI launch pad

n/a

Infoview

 

SAP BusinessObjects BI workspaces

n/a

Dashboard Builder

 

SAP BusinessObjects Mobile

n/a

n/a

Mobile BI with support for Web Intelligence, Dashboards, Design Studio, Explorer, Crystal Reports, and Lumira

SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

n/a

n/a

Self-service BI and data exploration

SAP Crystal Reports 2011

n/a

Crystal Reports

 

SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise

n/a

n/a

New version of Crystal Reports that relies on the new semantic layer for data access or connections directly to BW using BICS

Information Design Tool

n/a

n/a

New tool in 4.0 to develop the new semantic layer (universes with .unx extension)

Universe Design Tool

n/a

Universe Designer

Existing XI 3.x universes still work in the 4.0 platform. The legacy Universe Designer is shipped with 4.0 under the new name Universe Design Tool

Upgrade Management Tool

n/a

n/a

This is a brand new tool replacing the Import Wizard (not a renaming) and dedicated to upgrading from a previous version to 4.x

Lifecycle Management Console

n/a

Lifecycle Management Console

Moves resources from one repository to another, manages dependencies of resources and rolls back promoted resources on destination system

Translation Management Tool

n/a

Translation Management Tool

Universe, WebI and Dashboard language translation tool

Report Conversion Tool

n/a

Report Conversion Tool

Convert DeskI documents to WebI documents

SAP Design Studio

n/a

 

Dashboard and application design, includes support for SAP BW

SAP Lumira (formerly Visual Intelligence

HILO

SAP Visual Intelligence

Self-service BI

SAP Predictive Analysis

n/a

n/a

Advanced analytics

SAP Lumira Cloud

Photon

n/a

Public cloud for sharing self-service analysis

FAQ

Video

All you need to know before upgrading to BI4.0

1 Comment

  1. Former Member

    Note to editors: please keep in mind the technical side as well. While it's good that this article reflects branding and licensing, it was primarily directed to customers who already own the solution and need support with deployment. For example in 100% of the deployment conversations 'Enterprise' or 'BI PLatform' don't reference a product bundle but the server components of the solution. Please make sure you consider both sides while making updates.