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SAP BusinessObjects Explorer (aka Polestar)

SAP BusinessObjects Explorer is an exciting Business Intelligence data discovery tool. We’ve created a short live demo video entitled Fast Executive Data with SAP BusinessObjects Explorer. The Explorer tool is excellent for non-technical business managers that want to gain insight into their data. The data made available for analysis is provided via a SAP BusinessObjects universe.  The universe can be based on SAP BW or relational data platforms such as MS SQLServer. Features include Google style key word searches on your BI data and data slicing.

SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

SAP BusinessObjects Explorer is currently available in two flavours. The first is as an add-on to SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise and the second is packaged with BWA on a blade.

The pre-requisite for analysis is for a Space Creator to set up an Information Space based on a SAP BusinessObjects universe and then index the data.  This is not a complex task.  Once this is done the business user can immediately find data insights. You can see this in operation in our live demo video below.

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BI Content Search

SAP BusinessObjects Search delivers innovative capabilities to bring the simplicity of search to the world of Business Intelligence, allowing users to search using the Search interface and retrieve, index, and deliver BI content, presentations, business content in documents, and web pages.

Search reduces the time and effort users spend finding the specific piece of data or report they need to answer their business questions. Simply by entering text into the search box within InfoView, users can quickly find relevant, categorized, and ranked sets of results from within their SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise system. Other search capabilities include document ranking based on frequency and position of use of the user’s search string, intelligent categorization of documents by relevant topics and type based on SAP BusinessObjects advanced semantics, and step-by-step refining of results based on a user selecting defined subsets of documents.

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Encyclopaedia

The Business Objects Encyclopaedia is a key innovation that delivers improved user insight by providing informative BI reference guides for your organization’s information. Encyclopaedia is accessible from every document directly through InfoView the BI portal, so users can easily locate and interpret the right information to more confidently and accurately make decisions. All Encyclopaedia content is stored and managed in the central repository and is available directly within the InfoView portal environment. The Encyclopaedia contains its own search engine.