Villeurbanne (France), 29 September 2015 – GeoBI, Business Geografic’s mapping component for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4, keeps on evolving with several technical and functional improvements that leverage Geo-Analytics and decisional mapping capabilities within SAP BO BI solutions even further.

GeoBI is developed by Business Geografic, a world leader specialist in Mapping Analytics and Geo-Business Intelligence. GeoBI integrates the spatial dimension right into the semantic layer of SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions, by combining geographical and business data to create dynamic and interactive decisional maps within SAP BO reports.

GeoBI, released in September 2015, capitalizes on both SAP’s BusinessObjects BI 4 SP6 release and Business Geografic’s constantly evolving GIS platform to remain ahead of mapping innovation within SAP BO BI 4 solutions.

GeoBI comes with major technical benefits for SAP BO BI 4 users.

  • Higher performance – GeoBI exploits the latest technical improvements brought with SAP BO BI 4.1 SP6 to boost the processing of large volumes of data, when leading sophisticated analyses involving intricate spatial intersections on several data sources for instance. Users can also merge different spatial dimensions in their analyses to aggregate big data volumes and accelerate geo-analytics and geo-reporting.
  • Easier data exploration – GeoBI users can now easily switch between data sources and reload their map layers based on new data sources.
  • Wider compatibility – GeoBI can now be deployed in Linux-based environments to help and widespread the best mapping practices within the SAP BusinessObjects BI 4 user community. GeoBI also supports SAP’s new UNX BO universe format.

GeoBI brings new mapping and collaborative features for SAP BO BI 4 users.

  • New display modes – GeoBI maps now benefit from the clustering of points to ensure smarter geo-visualization with maps displaying large volumes of data and multiples analyses. GeoBI also provides customizable straight flow maps on top of curved flows for movement geo-analyses.
  • Improved value-added GEO Services – GeoBI is now fully compatible with Business Geografic’s Isoline GEO Service, thus adding the ability to lead cross-analyses involving time, distances and transport networks. GeoBI can also geocode the addresses and XY coordinates that are contained right within users’ BO universes thanks to Business Geografic’s Geocoding GEO Service.
  • Better sharing and collaboration – GeoBI now enables users not only to save their map drawings and annotations but also to print their BO reports together with their GeoBI maps, in HTML, PDF and XLS formats. GeoBI also extends its collaborative approach by introducing the management of map profiles, in order to facilitate map sharing with users and/or user groups.
  • Improved user experience – GeoBI users can now display their decisional maps in full screen mode; tomorrow’s complete redesigning of the GeoBI Designer, Admin and Viewer interfaces will resolutely place Geo-Analytics at the very forefront of business decision-making within SAP BO BI 4.