Appendix B. Glossary
- Ad-hoc report
A report you create on your own, using either Desktop Intelligence (DeskI) or Web Intelligence (WebI). An ad-hoc report is the opposite of a canned report.
The person responsible for your BusinessObjects XI Release 2 system. This person creates user accounts, sets permissions, and manages servers. Effectively, this person is the boss of the BusinessObjects environment.
- Application Foundation (AF)
This is the old name for the Performance Management tool for BusinessObjects version 6.0.
- Application Programming Interface (API)
This is an interface that a computer program uses to respond to requests from the computer program.
In the report, this is a generic word for the table, crosstab, and charts.
An acronym for Business Objects; see Business Objects (BO).
- Business intelligence (BI)
A somewhat generic term used for computer programs that store, analyze, and broadcast data to users to answer business questions. Frequently abbreviated as BI.
- Business Objects (BO)
The name of the company that provides the BusinessObjects XI Release 2 suite. This is the former name of DeskIntelligence.
The business-intelligence (BI) suite of applications from Business Objects (note the space).
A small area of your computer’s hard drive used for temporary storage of frequently or recently used data. A prime example is the Internet Explorer cache. For performance ...