SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) platform provides flexible systems management for an enterprise BI standard that allows administrators to confidently deploy and standardize their BI implementations on a proven, scalable, and adaptive service-oriented architecture.

Note: Installing 4.0 SP 4 will also provide all new features and fixes implemented in 4.0 FP 3. Documents still labeled as FP 3 can be used for SP 4. Use the latest version of the documentation available if there are no updates for your Support Package level.

What’s New – Release Notes

What’s New

Information about what is new and what has changed since the last release

Release Restrictions

An overview of known issues in this release

Installation, Upgrade, Deployment

Master Guide

Entrance point for planning an installation in your system landscape

Sizing

Guidelines and recommendations on hardware requirements and software considerations for your implementation

Installation Guide

Detailed information, options, and procedures for installing this release

Support Package Update Guides

Instructions for applying a Support Package update to a 4.0 deployment.

Patch Update Guides

Instructions for applying a Patch to any 4.0 SP deployment

BI Platform Pattern Books

End-to-end instructions for setting up various deployment scenarios in your company's environment

Upgrade Guide

Detailed information, options, and procedures for upgrading from a previous release

Web Application Deployment Guide

Information about how to deploy and configure your BI platform web applications to a supported web application server

Security Information

Security Information

For information on security, refer to the Business Intelligence platform Administrator Guide

System Administration and Maintenance Information

Administrator’s Guide

Information on how to configure, manage, maintain, and optimize your installation

Error Message Guide

Explanations and solutions for error messages

Data Access and Semantic Layer

Data Access

Information about how to enable and configure data source services within your BI platform installation that your SAP BusinessObjects applications can connect to

Universes

Information about how to extract, define, and manipulate metadata from relational and OLAP sources to create and deploy SAP BusinessObjects universes

Business Views

Information about how to create, configure, and manage Business Views

Customization and Multitenancy

SAP BusinessObjects Customization Guide

Information about how to customize the features installed and corporate branding of SAP BusinessObjects BI products. Also includes how to manage a multi-tenant BI platform installation

Development Information

Developer Documentation

Developer guides and API reference documentation

Developer Documentation: URL Parameters and JavaScript

Information about how to authenticate and access viewable BI documents in your BI platform installation with URLs

Developer Documentation: Web Services

Developer guides and API reference documentation for developers using the platform Web Services

Developer Documentation: Java

Developer guides and API reference documentation for Java developers

Developer Documentation: .NET

Developer guides and API reference documentation for .NET developers

End User Guides – Application Help

User Guides

Information on how to use SAP BusinessObjects software to accomplish your business tasks

Portal Integration Kits

Java Portal Integration Kits

Installation and configuration information for the SAP BusinessObjects Java Portal Integration Kits

Integration Option for Microsoft SharePoint

Installation and configuration information for SAP BusinessObjects Integration Option for Microsoft SharePoint software

Additional Information

Product Availability Matrix

Detailed information on availability dates, maintenance end dates and upgrade paths, as well as technical release information (supported databases, operating systems, browsers, languages, etc.) for this product

SAP BusinessObjects BI platform on SCN

BI platform 4.0 Javadocs

SAP BusinessObjects BI Code Samples

SAP BusinessObjects BI launch pad 4.x Official Product Tutorials

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.x platform Official Product Tutorials