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SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook by Yoav Yahav

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Launching applications

The BI launch pad hosts various reporting and analysis tools, and each one serves a different purpose.

In the Applications launch bar, we can find six different applications. The following options are available from the toolbar only if a report is marked:

  • Module: This is a module created to be used and embedded in BI Workspaces
  • Analysis edition for OLAP: This can access OLAP cubes from SAP BW and non-SAP data sources such as MS Analysis
  • Crystal Reports: This is a client reporting tool with enhanced formatting capabilities
  • BI Workspaces: This creates a BI workspace and can present different reports and BI launch pad parts in one screen
  • Web Intelligence: This is the main reporting and analysis tool
  • Explorer: This is a search and ...

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