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SAP BusinessObjects™ The right time to upgrade

Upgrade SAP BusinessObjects™ with Xoomworks to remain supported

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SAP BusinessObjects™ (BO) is a significant part of the SAP landscape for many organisations, however many are running on outdated versions of the BO platform. BO 3.1 is currently widely used, but will be unsupported by SAP by the end of this year. In order to remain in support and to get the very most from the BO solution, organisations need to start planning and executing their upgrades, and doing so now. Leaving the upgrade to the last minute could cause further problems as the upgrade process is rushed and errors can be made.

SAP updates are not something to be taken lightly. Indeed, BO updates can be particularly complex thanks to wide variety of touch-points and integrations. This is where Xoomworks comes in.


Welcome to the SAP BusinessObjects experts – Xoomworks

SAP BusinessObjects™ is a truly powerful tool, but to reap the full benefits it needs to be tailored to your own business needs, and these can change over time. This is where Xoomworks can help. With over 10 years experience, we are the experts in SAP BusinessObjects™ and our raison d’être is to help make your data fl, giving you real business advantage. Our vast expertise in upgrades means we’re able to ensure you remain at the cutting edge of your Business Intelligence landscape and remain supported.

The latest version of BO provides better performance management, reporting and queries. Our upgrade process means you can start taking advantage of these and many more new features to get the most from your SAP Business Intelligence.


Confidence in the product, confidence in Xoomworks

The 4.x BO product now has a certain level of maturity, as it has now reached version 4.1. The product has gone through one minor release already which should give you confidence in the product.

The fact that we have used, designed, tried and tested workflows to upgrade to 4.1 across multiple scenarios should give you confidence in our expertise. Our upgrades are all delivered to best practice from a place of true understanding of the SAP environment, the BO product and the implications of upgrades on integration and security. We’ve been upgrading for 10-15 years, and have already upgraded around 100 customers to BO 4.1.


The benefits of 4.1

SAP BO 4.1 provides a number of significant functionality benefits over previous versions including:

  • Better integration with SAP BW
  • Improved access to data
  • Mobile BI
  • Enhanced streamlined reporting capabilities
  • Strong self service analysis solution
  • 64 bit server architecture supporting modern hardware
  • New SAP Lumira – data visualisation to help demystify data


The process

We will

  • Work with you to understand your SAP landscape, analyse your current environment and ensure we understand where your want to get to
  • Take you through a step by step workflow prior to getting underway to ensure everyone is happy with the upgrade process
  • Make sure everything is cleaned up before migration, applying a best practice workflow that we’ll tailor to your specific needs
  • Ultimately provide an optimised and retuned environment that is up to date, with performance levels that will exceed end user expectations


Business Benefits

Xoomworks’ experience ensures your upgrade is completed to the highest standards. We are the original BO team for SAP, we know the pitfalls and we know how to get around them. We advise on strategy, understand the workflows and have a wealth of experience to draw upon.

As a result, you can benefit from:

  • Peace of mind that your platform is supported and that you have the highest levels of support from Xoomworks
  • Improved business processes from streamlined reporting and analysis tools
  • Better, faster access to information through integration with other SAP modules such as SAP BW
  • Improved end-user adoption from a simple to use, intuitive user interface
  • An opportunity to ensure your BO implementation is tuned and tailored to your organisation


Next Steps

If you’d like to find out more, contact us for an informal chat with one of our experts to discuss the best possible approach for your organisation. We’ll undertake a non-committal assessment to identify your upgrade requirements and provide a tailored upgrade plan that highlights the best way forward.



  • Xoomworks has a proven track record helping major companies solve their business intelligence issues
  • We are the experts in SAP BusinessObjects™
  • Xoomworks’ experience ensures your upgrade is done to the highest standard.
  • We are the original BO team for SAP, we know the pitfalls and we know how to get around them
  • Take advantage of fantastic new features of BO 4.1

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Partnering with Xoomworks

SAP Partner

Xoomworks BI are a global leader in Business Intelligence solutions and services, supporting large enterprises and SMBs alike. We have over ten years experience in SAP BusinessObject™, SAP HANA, and many other SAP and BI solutions. More than 70% of our technical consultants have previously worked at SAP holding senior positions.

Our core competencies are implementations, integrations, migrations and optimisations, post go-live and managed services, crisis management, knowledge transfer, cloud BI and, of course, strategic advice.

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