We are new to Business objects..and some how ..i was said BO 4.0 has launch pad to access Web i , crystal report. But i have seen some documents saying we can also have desktop software instead of lanuch pad.
I am confused and have a question now.. what are the extensive tools.. i know lanuch pad one (Which is web ).. what is advantage of launch pad and what are windows based client..which can install..is there any ?? what developments we can do with local client and lanuch pad..
If you are new to BI 4.0, I would very strongly recommend going through the product tutorial videos to help you better under the tools. The link is as follows
Refer the Below link for Detail description of SAP Business Objects Tools.
SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 - Selecting the Right BI Tool: This presentation outlines a set of criteria and requirements which can be used to select the right SAP BusinessObjects BI tool.
SAP Business Objects BI Reporting and Analysis Tools Description:
Official Product Tutorials – SAP BI Suite:These official product tutorials are designed to assist you in learning how to use SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) products. Select a product to view a dynamic library of conceptual animations and interactive step-by-step demonstrations for that product, or review the Hot Topics at the bottom of the page for concepts and features that apply across the BI suite of products
Hope this will help you as well.