Design Studio

SAP BO Design Studio – release 1.6 is out

by Arwold Koelewijn on December 11, 2015

In April 2015 I wrote an evaluation about the experience we had with SAP BO Design Studio 1.3, after being live for 5 months. The general feeling was that the new application was a huge substantial improvement, but we were also waiting for some enhancements to come. So now, with the new release of Design […]

The UvA live with UvAdata!

by Arwold Koelewijn on December 13, 2014

                                 The University of Amsterdam is live, for several months now, with the new major release of UvAdata, the management information system of the UvA. As external project manager and BI consultant I had the pleasure to contribute to the success of this project.                                                                   Introduction UvAdata is an enterprise datawarehouse that consolidates data […]

The UvA goes live with UvAdata!

by Arwold Koelewijn on September 15, 2014

The University of Amsterdam is live, as of today, with the new major release of UvAdata, the management information system of the UvA. As external project manager and BI consultant I had the pleasure to contribute to the success of this project. The goal of this release was to support the UvA management by: Easier […]

SAP BO Design Studio – what about release 1.3?

by Arwold Koelewijn on July 27, 2014

In May 2014 SAP made Design Studio version 1.3 general available. On time, as promised. But is this the release we have all been waiting for? In short: unfortunately no. It is definitely an improvement, but still there is a lot to desire. There is quite some ground to cover before the tool is as […]

SAP BO Design Studio – use a template

by Arwold Koelewijn on April 27, 2014

Design Studio can be used to build BI applications. To make sure that the applications have a consistent look and feel within an enterprise, it is necessary to work with templates. Also, since Design Studio is still being developed, a template helps incorporating new functionality in a consistent manner. And finally, a template speeds up […]

Deploying Design studio on a server can be done on two platforms. Integrated with SAP Netweaver BW and integrated with the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform.  When the BI applications have been mainly build on the Netweaver BW BEX environment, and Design Studio is planned to replace the Netweaver BEX WAD reports, both options are possible […]

SAP BO Design Studio – where do we stand

by Arwold Koelewijn on January 24, 2014

Last year I wrote a blog about the successor of the BEx WAD reporting tool, SAP BO Design Studio. Just now, I reread my wish list for the functionality to be implemented. I have been working with the 1.2 version for a few months now, in a project that aims to replace 100 WAD3.5 reports […]

SAP BO Design Studio – time to move on?

by Arwold Koelewijn on April 29, 2013

For a long time SAP BW customers have been waiting for a tool that was able to replace the Web Application Designer (WAD). Of course, there are several tools available in the BO portfolio that do parts of the WAD. Mostly with a better front-end as a result. But on the downside, not better integrated […]