SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards


Running your business requires instant access to information so you can make informed decisions and take immediate action. But how do you stay on top of the competition if you can’t see how business is performing? You need instant access to clear, understandable metrics that drive your business.

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards is a drag-and-drop visualization tool designed to create interactive analytics for powerful, personalized dashboards with live connections to SAP BusinessObjects BI platform, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) and other data sources. You can share these interactive dashboards with all your business users so they can make the right decisions.


Securely and easily source your dashboards from any live data connection to any back-end system. Then share insightful visualizations live via Microsoft Office, Adobe PDF, the Web, SAP Crystal Reports, or the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform or SAP portal. With SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards you can:

  • Experience unparalleled interactivity
    • Track operations with interactive real-time ready dashboards for every user.
    • Share interactive insights across your business ecosystem with any and all users.
    • Optimize successful decision making with scenario planning using what-if analysis capabilities.
  • Gain unrivaled flexibility
    • Visualize any operational and analytical information assets with direct connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects universes, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, and other live data sources.
    • Embed and interact with dashboards within portals, reports, presentations, and PDFs.
    • Extend dashboards to include any custom visualization components using SDK.
  • Design inspirational dashboards
    • Leverage a library of commonly used visualization components to help users unmask complexity of data.
    • Design simple or extraordinary dashboards with drag-and-drop and free-form design.
    • Use pre-built templates and samples to expedite dashboard design and deployment.


SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards extends the power of business intelligence to more users by offering visual simplicity with interactive gauges, charts and widgets. Drop-down menus and sliders make it easy to present complex business data clearly, giving your decision makers an easy way to interact with data and test out future business scenarios with the click of a mouse. All dashboards can be built leveraging the BI assets in place – from BI platform security, administration, and life-cycle management to the semantic layer.

With SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards, you can reap benefits such as:

  • Ability to make informed decisions faster using an interactive dashboard with connection to streaming real-time data feeds
  • Alignment with employees and business partners on meeting company goals via one visual version of the truth
  • Cost and time savings thanks to the ability to work directly with any data source
  • Faster sharing of key operational metrics with multiple output formats
  • Flexibility to build, deploy and re-use your own visualization components using the SDK
  • Improved user adoption of dashboards because of business-friendly visualizations
  • Time and effort saved in using one dashboard design tool that can be used by IT and business users
  • Scale to users inside and outside an organization