Administering Enterprise Reporting Systems
The BusinessObjects Enterprise family (abbreviated BOE throughout this chapter) presents a fairly complex approach to web-based report automation and distribution. Its ability to schedule reports to run on a regular basis, and then make those reports available to viewers in a variety of ways, has made BOE an increasingly popular method for automating corporate reporting. The Enterprise version that matches Crystal Reports 2008, BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.0, fully supports new Crystal Reports 2008 features, such as enhanced cross-tab objects, Xcelsius/Flash integration, the Parameter Panel, and so forth. Architecturally, it has also improved over previous versions by more tightly consolidating ...