SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards

As a flexible extension of the SAP Business Objects BI platform or the SAP BW Netweaver Portal, this software provides a user-friendly framework for creating interactive glossy reporting. SAP Business Objects Dashboards empowers experienced business users to create dashboards using an Excel-based editor, with rich visualizations, interaction capabilities, and connectivity to various data sources as core competencies of the product.

Excel based creation

The biggest advantage to dashboards is that they are relatively simple to create for complex glossy reporting. No programming knowledge is required for this. To create a dashboard, on the other hand, the possibilities given by Excel are heavily used and supplied visualizations are bound to cells. SAP BusinessObjects then creates dashboards in either Flash or HTML5 versions that can be published to the SAP Business Objects BI platform or SAP BW Netweaver Portals.

Your advantage

  • Experienced Excel users can be enabled to create dashboards themselves.
  • The creation of glossy dashboards can be done from the same hand as the creation of classic glossy reports.


The second key unique selling point of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards is the wide range of possibilities for interaction, for example, by means of "what-if" analyses. Prefabricated objects allow the modification of a static representation to a dynamic one in a short time. For example, exchange rate fluctuations and their effects can be easily simulated by the user using controllers.


If interaction and "what-if" analysis are the critical competencies, you should take a closer look at SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards.

Visualizations and data sources

In addition to the wide range of visualization options using prefabricated objects for all types of charts, SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards also offers an exceptionally large number of connectors for data supply.


If you need the connection of different data sources as well as interactive what-if analyses, we recommend SAP Business Objects Dashboards.

If your data is already in the SAP world (SAP BW, HANA) and interactive what-if analysis is not your main requirement, take a look at SAP Lumira.