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Analytic Content Package for SAP BusinessObjects (BO-CNT 4.0)

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) solutions address any business intelligence requirement - from flexible ad hoc reporting and analysis, to dashboards and visualization, to powerful data integration and quality as well as prepackaged data mart solutions.

SAP partners - system integrators, as well as ISVs and solution partners - are offering a great variety of analytic content for SAP BusinessObjects. By initiating a certification program, SAP wants to expand the pre-packaged, pre-built analytic content available to customers. Analytic content packages include both SAP-, as well as non-SAP data sources, pre-defined data models, and a set of standard frontends (e.g. reports and/or dashboards), which are based on the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform. An analytic content package can be built to support industry-specific or LOB-specific solutions.

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 now has a common infrastructure with a unified look and feel for all BI solutions.  It has a new semantic layer with a new universe format (UNX) using Information Design Tool for heterogeneous access over all sources.  The partner can now exploit the powerful SAP HANA in-memory technology to build Analytic Content Package for SAP BusinessObjects and submit for certification.


To ensure a standardized and harmonized development process for the implementation of analytic content packages, the SAP Integration and Certification Center is offering certification of SAP BusinessObjects Content (BO-CNT) for VARs, ISVs and SIs.

Getting Started

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) highly recommends that partners, who are interested in certifying an integration of their product with SAP solutions, begin with our page Getting Started with Integration and Certification that explains the SAP ICC services and describes the process how to obtain them. This page helps you select the correct integration scenario and contains technical information, streaming media presentations, step-by-step guides, and much more.

Technical Documentation

Analytics content can be developed and certified across the entire SAP BusinessObjects portfolio of solutions -such as Enterprise Performance Management, Enterprise Information Management, Crystal Reports, Xcelsius etc. For ease of use the certification versioning dependency is guided by the SAP BusinessObjects XI and Edge versions.

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0

BO-CNT is enhanced with an option to certify BI on HANA

BOBJ Analytic Content Package 2.0 Test Plan

SAP BusinessObjects XI/Edge 3.1
A separate test is available for this release.

SAP BusinessObjects XI/Edge 3.0
BO-CNT 3.0 was introduced as a certifiable interface in this release.

BOBJ Analytic Content Package Test Plan

Test System Recommendation from SAP ICC

Partners and ISVs need access to SAP BusinessObjects software in order to develop and deploy their analytic content package. The necessary software may be obtained separately from SAP. In some cases, it may be part of the benefits of a specific SAP partner program (such as the SAP PartnerEdge Channel Partner program), or be included as part of a hosted SAP development environment. Partners should check with their partner manager or SAP ICC for details.

Price List

3,500 Euros per Certification (Euro currency applicable to all countries).
To understand all services and benefits included in this fee, please refer to the Getting Started Page.

Benefits of Certification

Customers using SAP-certified solutions in their SAP environment, as well as the ISVs and partners offering these, experience great benefits such as shorter implementation times, technical enablement, and marketing assets that certification provides.
Please visit the 'Certification Benefits overview page' for more information.

  • After successful certification testing the vendor solution can be advertised with the following logo:

  • Platform User License is available for this scenario
  • Meet one of the requirements established for SAP go-to-market initiatives, such as SAP EcoHub or SAP Build & Sell program

Important Links:

Technical Information
SAP BusinessObjects Solutions provides links to all BusinessObjects topic areas.
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform

Go-To-Market Activities for Partners
SAP BusinessObjects Build & Sell (for SAP PartnerEdge Channel Partners)
SAP EcoHub Business Analytics Store

SAP Training and Help:
Please refer to SAP Education.

ICC Webinar You are invited to join our introductory webinars - hosted by the SAP Integration and Certification Center in regular intervals. For a schedule and recordings go to the page "SAP INTEGRATION AND CERTIFICATION WEBINAR SERIES".

Apply for ICC Services right away - please fill in the SAP ICC online application form.

SAP Application Development partner directory: The certified solution is listed in our SAP Application Development partner directory.

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