BusinessObjects 6.5 is an older version of the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform and has been launched in 2004. BusinessObjects 6.5 was the last version based on BusinessObjects own server platform and was an evolution out of BusinessObjects 5.1.x.
In the BusinessObjects 6.5 version, the first web reports within BusinessObjects could be created. In opposite to BusinessObjects WebI 2.0, which was delivered on the BusinessObjects 5.1.X platform, reports within WebIntelligence 6.5 could be formatted with lay-out.
BusinessObjects 6.5 however had some important missing features in its WebIntelligence version. As a result, many customers were faithful to their full client reporting, which could be consulted via the BusinessObjects 6.5 web-portal.
The main products within the BusinessObjects 6.5 BI platform were:
- Web Intelligence: to create your reports in a complete web-environment. One of the main missing features was to create reports on multiple queries. It had a very basic charting and calculation engine.
- Full Client reporting: the desktop tool to create your reports in.All options were inherited from the previous 5.1.X version. Reports created in the full client reporting tool could be published into the database repository, or stored locally.
- BusinessObjects Server: the heart of the BusinessObjects environment. On the server you could configure access towards the repository to enable web-access to all your reports; even reports developed in the Full client desktop tool could be consulted on the web portal which was resided on the server.
- BusinessObjects designer: to create your semantic layer. The designer was the tool that created a translation layer between the technical database and the more business oriented reporting objects. The semantic layer was called a universe within BusinessObjects.
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