Upgrading and New Features in Web Intelligence v4.0

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About this Course

This hands-on workshop, for current Webi report designers, will focus on the new features of Web Intelligence 4.0.  Participants will gain an understanding of the skill deltas between Web Intelligence 3.x, 4.0 and the current version, 4.1.

While the core Web Intelligence 4.1 functionality is very similar to previous versions, there are significant differences in the application interface from Version 3.x.

In addition, Web Intelligence 4.1 has new functionality designed to enhance your data analysis and business intelligence activities.

This workshop is designed to familiarize users to the new interface and introduce these new functions and features as you upgrade to 4.1 of the SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform.
It will include presentation, explanation and system demonstrations by the instructor; and hands on activities.

NOTE: This workshop is not designed for users new to the tool.  They would benefit from the more comprehensive trainign in SAP Course BOW310 and BOW320, Web Intelligence 4.1 Report Design Parts 1 & 2.

Audience Profile

Experienced Web Intelligence users and report designers who are preparing to upgrade from a previous version to SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.1.

Course Content

During this course, students will be:

  • Navigating the new user environment
  • Setting your User preferences
  • Accessing Web Intelligence
  • The new Web Intelligence v4.x interface
  • Working with the query panel
  • Rich Client versus Web-based reporting
  • Charting improvements
  • Simple Functions
  • Publishing Reports
  • Scheduling & Distributing Reports
  • Reporting Design Improvements in Version 4
  • A (User’s) Guide to the SAP BusinessObjects Universe layer
  • More than pie for dessert… Chart your way to wisdom with new Web Intelligence 4.1 options
  • Your world at your fingertips:  Creating a simple dashboard view
  • Going Mobile:  Basic considerations for creating Web Intelligence 4 reports for Pfizer’s iOS devices


Previous report creation experience with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence.

Course Outline

  • Preview Data
  • Ribbon Options
  • Context Menus
  • Drag-and-Drop functionality
  • Application Modes -Data Mode -Reading Mode -Design Mode
  • Freeze Columns
  • New options in the formula editor
  • Grouping Data
  • New Predefined Cells
  • Element Linking
  • New Charting Engine
  • Direct Connectivity to SAP BW BEx Queries