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Difference between SAP BO-Data Services and BO-Xi?

Hello Experts,

I am new to SAP and totally confused between SAP BO-Data Services and BO-Xi?

What I understood so far is SAP BO-DS is an ETL tool to build data warehouse but not getting what is BO-Xi used for. Is it a OLAP tool for multi dimensional analysis like Microsoft SSAS, Oracle Hyperion Essbase?

Please, can someone clarify my doubts whether my understanding is correct or wrong? If Wrong, please provide your thoughts.

Thanks in advance for your help.



Former Member
Former Member replied

After Business Objects bought Crystal Reports and launched their product combined as one release they chose to call it Business Objects Enterprise XI. It was essentially BOE 11, but they didn't want it to be called 11 and promoted the name XI which has since become the name of the structure of the platform.

Next release was BOE XI R2, which was basically a service pack, but the version number went from 11 to 11.5. Then they release BOE XI 3.0 and now BOE XI 3.1 which is release 12.

So to answer your question, XI doesn't stand for anything else than 11, but it is pronounced as x-i .(Roman number of 11) .

And BOXI is a basically reporting tool similar to cognos, SSRS.



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