Techbook: SAP BI 4 – Evolution Continues

A new approach to BI

New business practices and users’ growing need to make their own analyses have led to changes in traditional Business Intelligence solutions.

The SAP BI 4 solution is part of this momentum. SQLI wanted to give Information Systems Departments a complete overview of changes in this solution through this techbook.

In this techbook you will discover the new functionalities adapted to business issues:

  • Self-service BI
  • Data visualisation tools
  • Omni-channel use
  • and more…

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Benoît Le Rétif

Budget-related data for the various projects is accessible via the application and is fuelled automatically thanks to Web Service requests from BusinessObjects.

Benoît Le RétifHead of the Business Unit IT Support DepartmentRegional Council of Basse-Normandie

A new major version

SAP BI 4 A new major versionThe SAP BI suite covers 3 service typologies with a complete platform:

  • Self-Service: data analysis by users
  • Dashboard Services: guided analyses and interactive applications
  • Reporting Services: information distribution

The major new feature of SAP BI 4: «SAP Mobile BI»

The major new feature of SAP BI 4:

This application, available on tablet, smartphone and PC, gives users access to consolidated information and enables them to drill down to the finest level of detail, as is possible in a Web Intelligence or Dashboard report.

More autonomy for users

More autonomy for users

The new version of BI 4.1 fits better with business requirements (availability frequency, relevance, etc.), improvement of data quality and greater development flexibility (speeded up delivery). New ergonomics make users more autonomous, processes are simplified and take-up is seamless.