RE: Business Objective - Business Intelligence platform 4.0
I am the operations manger for a nonprofit. I what to try out SAP Business Objective 4.0 to see if my organization would benefit from the use of it.
I download the try version, but I cannot access it to see if it works for us.
When I open Business Viewer Manager or Information Designer or the Data Federation Admin, I receive a text box asking for: System, User, Password and type of Authentication to connect to the Central Management Server.
Since I am doing this on my own and not connected to a corporation, I dont have a server. So what do I do to get into the software? How do I set up a server link?
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You have just installed the BO client tools only.To get the full leverage of BO features you need to set up the BO server.
For setup to BO server you need to check with your company regarding licences.
With standalone client tools you can only access Webi Rich Client and you can use excel as source for data and can demonstrate some features of webi to customer.
Personally I never tried, but I guess, You can explore for free by signing up here SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand
When I just tried to sign-up, I got an error, but you can contact SAP support on above link for signup help.
If you like to install BI server on your machine, then you can get Edge Edition here
For learning you can start from
-> user guides: SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.0 – SAP Help Portal Page of different products in BI Suite