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Creating Universes with SAP BusinessObjects by Taha M. Mahmoud

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History of SAP Business Objects

Business Objects is one of the leading companies in the BI and reporting field. The company was created in 1990 and finally taken over by SAP in 2007. There were many products offered by Business Objects, but the most famous one is Business Objects XI. The first official SAP release was SAP Business Objects XI3. The last available version of SAP Business Objects is BO 4.x, and the framework was completely changed in this version to comply with the Microsoft Ribbon technology. The integration between Business Objects and other SAP products was dramatically enhanced in this version, as shown in the following table:

Release name

Number of the service pack

Release date

BusinessObjects 3.x

NA

1995

BusinessObjects ...

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