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SAP BusinessObjects BI Add-on Certification (BO-BI-SDK)


The BO-BI-SDK (until 3.1) integration scenario will no longer be available for certification. Existing certifications will remain valid until they expire after 3 years. Please contact SAP ICC for more information.

Many Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) develop add-on solutions to SAP BusinessObjects BI using the released SAP BusinessObjects BI SDKs. Such third party add-ons to SAP BusinessObjects BI are eligible for SAP Integration Certification.

Please note the intended target of this certification are third-party applications or tools whose main focus is to provide add-on fuinctionality or an extension of functionality to SAP BusinessObjects BI itself. It is not geared towards those cases where Crystal Reports or other components are used as embedded reporting tools within a third party application.

The SAP Business Object BI Add-on Certification comprises technical requirements outlined by SAP, and functional as well as scalability/performance requirements mutually agreed upon between the ISV and SAP.

With the release of SAP BusinessObject BI 4.0 platform, the Third Party Add-ons for SAP Dashboard Design (Xcelsius Engage) 2008 certification is now included to this scenario.

Getting Started

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) highly recommends that ISVs and 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

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 SDK Developer Library

SAP Business Object BI 3.0 SDK Developer Library

SAP Business Object BI Release 2 SDK Developer Library 

In addition to the technical interface specifications, please also refer to the applicable SAP Solution Manager Ready

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 ISV solution can be advertised with the following logo:

Important Links:

Business Objects SDK Application Development Forums on SAP Developer Network.

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 got 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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