BI 4.0 Developer Boot Camp

Intended Audience:

Business Objects, Crystal Reports or Xcelsius developers who are familiar with developing reports, queries or dashboards using universes who would like a deeper understanding of the new development environment, features and integration of the products as rewritten for version BI 4.0.


Experience in Business Objects client software including Webi, Crystal and Universe Designer.


In this immersion hands-on boot camp, users will learn how the new Information Designer Tool (IDT) 4.0 is used to create universes and how this integrates into the new features of Webi 4.0, Crystal Enterprise 4.0, Exploration Views and Xcelsius 4.0.

Day 1

Introduction to BI 4.0

Brief review of client tools in XI3.x highlighting limitations addressed in 4.0
General Introduction to main development environment and infrastructure of BI 4.0 highlighting changes

Introduction to Information Designer Tool (IDT) 4.0

Overview of IDT
Use of existing Universes
Conversion options for existing Universes
Creating new Projects and Universes with IDT

Day 2

Introduction to Web Intelligence 4.0

Overview of Web Intelligence 4.0
Using the Launch Pad
New features in Web Intelligence 4.0

Introduction to Exploration Views 4.0

Overview of the newest version of Explorer known as Exploration Views
How to develop information spaces
How to develop and customize views
New features in Exploration Views

Day 3

Introduction to Crystal Reports Enterprise 4.0

Overview of Crystal Reports Enterprise 4.0
Comparison to Crystal Reports 2011
New features in Crystal Reports Enterprise 4.0

Introduction to Xcelsius 4.0 (aka SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0)

Overview of the newest version of Xcelsius 4.0
How to interface with the IDT
Other new features in Xcelsius 4.0


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