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SAP BusinessObjects BI Universe

All of the current Ideas that mention SAP BusinessObjects BI Universe integration are marked as completed as this feature was offered pre June/July release. This is nearly a critical requirement for adoption in my organization.

I had previously heard that this was removed due to licencing restrictions, can we get an official response on that? Is there any possibility of this being re-integrated?

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We like to hear an official response and future roadmap for this from the Microsoft Power BI team. This will help to decide what route customers need to take. Not sure why they have not come out and responded after so many comments.

  • steph commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    SAP won't do this gentle gift to his concurrent Microsoft...

    I'm pretty sure we won't ever have the right to use such a connector

    It seems logic to me

  • lenny chao commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't think it's a technical gap to implement this connection capability as we are all aware this was already there in 2014: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-connectivity-to-sap-businessobjects-bi-now-generally-available/.

    The SAP BW Server and HANA connectors are not equivalent to the connector for BO universes. The published universes are kept in managed SAP BO repository instead. The use of repository is regarded as standard practice for most organizations who adopted SAP BO BI. And it will be a HUGE effort to rebuild these universes into either Azure Analysis Services or on-premises SSAS cubes.

    Please make it available (again). It is a win-win.

  • Ton vermeij commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This connector will help a lot of clients starting think about PowerBI with the familiarity of SAP BO Universes! We all know has fast this can go!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    70% of the customers not happy removing BI universe connection, this could potentially losing customers for SAP. May someone in management realize this?

  • Arkay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature is required and appreciate if Power BI product team post an update.

  • Todd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is really a SHAME that the SAP BusinessObjetcs connector is not available from PowerBI. This is a very CRITICAL REQUIREMENT for all business organizations

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This definitely is a good feature to have this connector. PLEASE bring it back. Many companies like using an assortment of reporting tools. SAP would benefit from its continued use of this feature if this is again provided.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great tool for our group and helping improve decision making with solid analytics.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Now that SAP has their SAC product, I'm guessing they prefer people use SAC rather than PowerBI.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a critical requirement for us. We had put in a lot of time and effort in creating the BO Universe. We now want to use it as source in Power BI. We will still be using BO for daily "bread and butter" report and would like to use PBI for Dashboards on Cloud.

    Please let us know if there is any chance of getting this functionality back on Power BI.

  • David Kinealy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Our semantic layer is built using the SAP Universe so having this connector is essential for us as we do not want to create two semantic layers.

    Any update on this?

  • CJ OBrien commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Looks like this thread is falling on deaf ears. Too bad MS Power BI had potential.

  • Jayesh Mangal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is very much required in the current org structure. Many intelligent reports configured on boxi are required on POWER BI for dashboarding purpose.

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