SAP Business Object with Mobile

The SAP BusinessObjects Mobile platform provides you with access to Business Intelligence (BI) content on your mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry).

The diagram below shows Mobile Installation on top of BusinessObjects Enterprise Framework

Business Object with Mobile

And the Business Objects Mobile Architecture will be like

Business Object Mobile Architecture

Three deployment scenarios are supported for SAP Business Objects Mobile. You can choose to deploy based on your User community.

BlackBerry devices registered on a corporate BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) Non-BlackBerry devices and/or BlackBerry devices not registered on a corporate BES. This requires a proxy server or firewall to ensure security.

User population that includes BlackBerry devices registered on the BES and other devices. This requires a BES and a proxy server or firewall.

Based on the above deployment scenarios the common architecture of BO Mobile would be like server-side requirements The following components need to be deployed on top of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Installation.

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The Mobile server composed of an authentication server (VAS) and a processing server (VMS).

A mobile database that logs the user activity and provides information on the synchronization of data between the SAP Business Objects Enterprise server and the mobile devices.

A BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), if you are deploying the application to BlackBerry device users (Deployment type 1).

A proxy server, if your deployment to BlackBerry devices does not include a BES server or if your deployment includes non-BlackBerry devices (Deployment type 2 and 3).

To deploy client application to devices through OTA provisioning, you need to install and deploy the OTA web application, delivered with SAP Business Objects mobile, on a web application server.

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Client-side requirements

Based on the deployment scenario, SAP Business Objects mobile application can be delivered to users via

Over-The-Air to BlackBerry devices using the push capability in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

Over-The-Air (OTA) via a secured web site page. This requires you to deploy the OTA web application delivered with -SAP BusinessObjects Mobile to a secured web application server. Manually on each device using the client desktop application supplied by the device manufacturer.

BO Mobile Configuration

Environment & Product versions used:

  • Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2
  • BOE XI4.0 with BOBJ MOBILE XI4.0
  • BlackBerry Email & MDS Simulator
  • BlackBerry Device simulator

The BO Mobile server was installed on the same machine that hosted the BOE server.

The BlackBerry Email MDS Simulator & BlackBerry device simulator also Installed in the same machine. This architecture is depicted as below.

BlackBerry Device simulator

Installed Components and CCM:

Components and CCM

The business objects mobile works only on the Tomcat server.

BO Mobile work on Tomcat Server

SAP BusinessObjects BI4.0 installation

After downloading the BI4 installation files from service.sap.com, check the files. There must be 5 installation files:

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Step 1: Click on the first file, create a directory to extract all installation files. After extraction, you can start the setup from and select your language: “C:Software51040831DATA_UNITSBusinessObjectsServer_winsetup.exe”.

Installation File

Step 2: Check that all requirements have the status “Succeeded”. Click Next and accept the license agreement.

license agreement

Step 3: Please insert your license key. A temporary license key can be downloaded from service.sap.com

temporary license

Step 4: Select your language. Click Next.

Select Language

Step 5: Select the option “Full” for a complete installation. Click Next.

complete installation

Step 6: Choose your destination folder. The standard directory is “C:Program Files (x86)SAP BusinessObjects”. Click Next.

destination folder

Step 7: Select the first option, we want to use the standard database delivered with SAP BusinessObjects BI4.0. Click Next.

Standard Database

Step 8: Because we don’t have an application server, we need to install Tomcat. Select the first option and click Next.

Application Server

Step 9: Select the first option “Install and use Subversion”. Click Next

Install and use Subversion

Step 10: For a standard installation, I select the proposed values. The node name is the name of your

computer. Click Next.

node name

Step 11: Select the standard port 6400. Click Next.

standard port 6400

Step 12: Define passwords for the Administrator account and the CMS Cluster Key. Remember your passwords!!! Click Next.

CMS Cluster Key

Step 13: Create passwords for the SQL server administrator and de be user account. I use the same passwords for all. Click Next.

SQL server administrator

Step 14: Define the standard ports. Remember that port 8080 sometimes will used for a proxy port! Click Next

port 8080

Step 15: Use de default values. Click Next.

Default Value

Step 16: Use the default port and create a password for the LCM repository. Click Next.

LCM repository

Step 17: Do not configure the connectivity to the SMD agent. Click Next.

SMD agent

Step 18: Use the default option. Click Next.

default option

Step 19: Now the installation progress can be started. Confirm this screen by clicking Next and the installation will start. This process can take one or two hours. Please have patience

installation progress

Step 20: 50 minutes later… installation has finished. Please read the post-installation steps and click Next and Finish.

Installation

Step 21: A new map with the name “SAP BusinessObjects BI platform 4” is created in the start menu. From these shortcuts, you can start the Central Management Console and the BI Launchpad. Please test these shortcuts.

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