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Design Studio






SAP Design Studio transitions your big data to meaningful data, in attractive visualizations,enabling you to easily convey knowledge, discover hidden patterns, transform the way you do business.



Must Knows

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio enables application designers to create analysis applications and dashboards – based on SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP HANA and universe data sources - Design Studio Help Portal.

Design Studio's Product Availability Matrix (PAM) includes detailed information on availability dates, maintenance end dates and upgrade paths, as well as technical release information (supported databases, operating systems, browsers, languages, etc.) for this product.

To manage SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio, you need administrator rights on the local machines where the design tool of SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio is installed, on the connected SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse systems, and on the connected SAP HANA systems. You also need the Administrator user in the BI platform for managing integration with the BI platform. Check the Admin's Guide for details.

The Design Studio SDK allows developers to develop 3rd party components, known as SDK extensions. Application designers can enhance their BI applications using these custom components, as well as the standard palette of components in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio. Check the Developer's Guide for details.

Installation Guide

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 or 4.1 must be correctly installed before the SAP BusinessObjects
Design Studio for BI platform setup can be installed on the BI platform. Make sure that the following conditions are met:

  • You have administrative rights on the machine.
  • The machine has a 64-bit operating system.
  • A list of all supported operating systems and Web browsers for SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio is available in the PAM on the SAP Support Portal at
  • Finally chose the newest version: Comprised Software Component Versions - 'Design Studio BIP Add On 1.6'. Make sure that you chose the Windows on x64.

Find the fully detailed installations guide here.

SAP Idea Place

The product team for SAP Design Studio wants your input on how to better meet your business needs.
Please submit your ideas for new features and enhancements to the SAP Idea Place and explain in as much detail as possible how the idea can benefit your business scenario.

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