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SAP Business Objects BI 4.1 (BI4.0 Feature Release 3)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:32 am 
Post subject: SAP Business Objects BI 4.1 (BI4.0 Feature Release 3)

So here it is, BI4.0 is now GA. Let's talk about BI4.1, herg, BI4.0 Feature Pack 3 !

Do you know when is it expected to:
  • RTM ? (start of ramp-up, if there is a ramp-up)
  • GA ?

Do you know if there is some expected new features ? new SDK ? (I miss the REBEAN SDK, I hope a new one in BI4.1)

Here is some data on BI4.1:


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Edit : name of topic, added FP3, stand for Feature Pack 3, the new name of BI4.1

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:29 am 
Post subject: Re: SAP Business Objects BI 4.1 (Feature & Expected Rele

Hum... I think I am not the only one without any info on 4.1 icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:09 am 
Post subject: Re: SAP Business Objects BI 4.1 (Feature & Expected Rele

Here is some more info on the release process in 4.x :

Business Intelligence BI 4.0 Maintenance Model and Roadmap

If I follow the graph, we may have BI4.1, BI4.2, BI4.3 .... and BI4.1 seems to be RTC 1 year after BI4.0 RTC. So maybe before end of 2011 ?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:01 am 
Post subject: Re: SAP Business Objects BI 4.1 (Feature & Expected Rele

Update on SAP BusinessObjects release plan :

http://blogs.sap.com/analytics/2011/10/07/sap-businessobjects-bi-release-plan-update/

No more BI4.1, but a BI4.0 'Feature Pack 3' which is the combination of:
* BI4.1
* BI4.0 SP3

Strange...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:27 am 
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I thought this was odd when my AC manager sent the details. Any other SW provider doing feature packs? Is this the Directors Cut, hidden extras and such like.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:42 am 
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Yep, I hope to find easter eggs inside this 'Feature Pack 3' icon_smile.gif

BTW, they says that there is a lot of improvement inside this release. And there will be a ramp-up, starting in January 2012

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:57 am 
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The name "Feature Pack" was not an optimal choice, FP = FeaturePack or FixPack? Why did they not name it EHP, same as they do for their SAP BW software suite..
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:22 am 
Post subject: Re: SAP Business Objects BI 4.1/FP3 (Feature & Expected

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Is this the Directors Cut, hidden extras and such like.


"hidden extras", what could you possibly mean lol.gif ?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:40 am 
Post subject: Re: SAP Business Objects BI 4.1 (BI4.0 Feature Release 3)

But when it is expected. We are hearing 4.1 word since May 2011, but still there is no sign of SP3 or 4.1. Will it come in 2012. Missing features of earlier versions has made life miserable in in 4.0 SP02. Even the fix-packs have no resolution for these. Like in combination chart Alerts are disabled. Any solution for this now?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:24 am 
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I believe FeaturePack 3 is to go into RamUp in March with a GA release date hopefully sometime 2012, maybe even Q3.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:00 pm 
Post subject: Re: SAP Business Objects BI 4.1 (BI4.0 Feature Release 3)

FP03 GA 16.09.2012


Unfortunatenly BO 4.0 still not stable,
A lot of missing features, bugs, etc...
I don't think 4.1 can solve it all.

What should we do ? Waiting 4.2 ?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:25 am 
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julienbras wrote:
Yep, I hope to find easter eggs


You have not already found the one which is embelded in BI4.0 ? icon_wink.gif

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:31 am 
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bmvrus wrote:
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Unfortunatenly BO 4.0 still not stable,
A lot of missing features, bugs, etc...
I don't think 4.1 can solve it all.

What should we do ? Waiting 4.2 ?

So what are you missing and which bugs are you referring to?...
I have quite a few customers who have been going with SAP BI 4.0, in particular native SAP BW customers!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:07 am 
Post subject: Re: SAP Business Objects BI 4.1 (BI4.0 Feature Release 3)

Hierarchies on top of MSAS are not supported right now, read somewhere that FP3 will deliver missing functionality, also few SQL issues will be resolved with Fp3 - I did not remember exact ADAPT numbers, but they were related to shortcut joins
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:56 pm 
Post subject: Re: SAP Business Objects BI 4.1 (BI4.0 Feature Release 3)

Andreas wrote:

So what are you missing and which bugs are you referring to?...
I have quite a few customers who have been going with SAP BI 4.0, in particular native SAP BW customers!


Please be objective.
BO 4.0 not stable, a lot of bugs adreesesed to FP03 (GA 09/2012).


Missed (by example)- integration BO and BW - a lot of usuall functoanality still missed.
https://cw.sdn.sap.com/cw/community/ideas/businessanalytics/sbobiintegrationnwbw

Could you please more detail about few customers on 4.0, is it big or small implementation. Is everything fine ?
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