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SAP Name Changes for SAP BusinessObjects – Archive

SAP have made several name changes to the existing suite of SAP BusinessObjects software.  The name changes are listed in the table below.


Original Name New Name
SAP® BusinessObjects™ Enterprise SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence platform
SAP® BusinessObjects™Xcelsius Enterprise SAP® BusinessObjects™Dashboards
Xcelsius Enterprise Interactive Viewing SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards Interactive Viewing
SAP® BusinessObjects™Advanced Analysis, Web Edition SAP® BusinessObjects™Analysis, edition for OLAP
SAP® BusinessObjects™Advanced Analysis, Office Edition SAP® BusinessObjects™Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office
SAP® BusinessObjects™Web Intelligence SAP® BusinessObjects™Web Intelligence (Installer name and documentation refers to “Interactive Analysis”)
Crystal Reports SAP® Crystal Reports
InfoView BI launch pad
BI Widgets Widgets
Universe Designer Universe design tool
Xcelsius Engage SAP Crystal Dashboard Design Personal Edition have adopted all the new name changes for new articles. The earlier names for BusinessObjects Enterprise i.e. XI, XI R2, XI 3.0, and XI 3.1 and other tools will only be used in articles that cite details of a specific earlier release.  An example of this would be a discussion regarding the difference between XI R2 and BI 4.x architecture.  Please refer to SAP for clarification as required.

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