What’s New in SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.2

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.2 suite is a complete set of tools for transforming your data into functional information and bringing it to the users. The collection comprises tools for reporting off of the data, scheduling and delivering the documents, analyzing and exploring the data, viewing and visualizing the information, administration of all these tasks and modifying your own exceptional results.

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.2 Suite introduces the following enrichments:

System Configuration Wizard

The System Configuration Wizard assists the administrators to configure SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform. This wizard makes easier than ever by a guide you through a set of necessary post-installation configuration steps to set up the system.


SAP Jam is a newly associated tool that helps to unite your partners, customers, and employees with processes, information and applications for social networking and applications along with mobile compatibility.

SAP HANA Business Layer Wizard

A New SAP HANA Business Layer wizard automatically generates a database and business layer based on preferred SAP HANA views.

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

After creating a workspace in Analysis based on SAP BW or SAP HANA data, you can export it as a Design Studio analysis application for the flexible usage for users on desktop and as well as mobile.

Right-to-Left display support

For most components of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.2 Suite, you can now add support for various languages that read from right-to-left, such as the Arabic language.

Supported Platforms:

  • Microsoft SQL 2014
  • Oracle 12c
  • Adobe Flash Player 12

Fixed issues from the following SAP releases:


  • SAP BO 4.1 SP 3.1
  • SAP BO 4.1 SP 2.3
  • SAP BO 4.1 SP 1.7
  • SAP BO 4.0 SP 9.1
  • SAP BO 4.0 SP 8.5
  • SAP BO 4.0 SP 7.9
  • SAP BO 4.0 SP 6.12