SAP BusinessObjects Named User Vs Concurrent User Vs Public Document License

SAP BusinessObjects Named User Vs Concurrent User Vs Public Document License

From SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 SP4 we have three types of license called as Named, Concurrent, and Public Document. Let’s have look on each license type and where we can use this license.

What is SAP BO Named User License?

Named User license to represent an individual person or user and provide guaranteed access to the system.

They are mostly used by Administrator, Developer, Power user or the one who required guaranteed access like higher management.

Named User license provide access to all desktop application such as Webi Rich Client, Information Desing Tool, Universe Desing Tool etc.

If you have 10 deployments in your organization then same named user license can be used for all deployments.

What is SAP BO Concurrent User/Session License?

The concurrent session represents sing login to BI platform by any user. Login using concurrent users are limited to a number of licenses deployed on the server.

If you have 20 concurrent licenses on the server then you can create any number of users on BI platform but only 20 users can log in at a time.

The concurrent user has read and edit access to all tools. The concurrent user can edit BI document using BI platform. This type of license does not allow to use any client tool.

What is SAP BO Public Document License?

Public Document license that allows customers to expose BI content on the public Internet. This is priced per document exposed publicly.

what metrics are available?

We support the following license metrics:

  • Named user
  • Concurrent session
  • Public document

Some components are available only in the named user metric.

What components are available with each metric?

For technical and operational reasons, not all metrics are supported in all components.

Client Component NUL CSBL Public Document
Lumira Lumira Server for BI Platform Yes Yes Yes
Lumira Desktop Yes No No
Design Studio Design Studio Viewing with BI Platform Yes Yes Yes
Design Studio Viewing with NW Platform* Yes No No
Design Studio Viewing with HANA Platform* Yes No No
Design Studio Desktop Yes No No
Analysis for Office Excel and PowerPoint add in with BI Platform Yes Yes No
Excel and PowerPoint add in with NW Platform Yes No No
Mobile BI Mobile BI App Yes Yes Yes
Web Intelligence

 

Webi Web Client Yes Yes Yes
Webi Rich Client Yes No No
Crystal Reports Crystal Reports Web Viewer Yes Yes Yes
Crystal Reports Desktop

Includes Crystal Reports 2011, 2013, and Crystal Reports for Enterprise

Yes No No
BI Admin and Client Tools Administration Tools

Includes Central Management Console, Client Configuration Manager, Business View Manager, Information Design Tool, QaaWS Designer, Report Conversion Tool, Translation Management Tool, Universe Design Tool (except Widgets which are included in both the NUL and CSBL model)

Yes No No
Live Office Live Office Client Yes Yes No
Analysis for OLAP Web Client Yes Yes Yes
Dashboards Dashboards Viewing Yes Yes Yes
  Dashboards Desktop Yes No No
Explorer Explorer and Exploration Views Yes Yes Yes
Explorer Infospace Administration Yes Yes No

*Viewing Design Studio content on the NW and HANA platforms is deprecated and will not be offered in the next major version of Design Studio, due out in mid 2017.

About Lumira license. how can i license it?

SAP Lumira consists of SAP Lumira, desktop edition and SAP Lumira, server version for the BI Platform.

The desktop edition is only offered in the named user (NUL) metric.

The server version for the BI Platform is offered in the NUL or CSBL metric.

The following table shows the current licenses that include SAP Lumira components.

 

  SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise SAP Crystal Server SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI
  Standard edition Professional edition Premium edition
SAP Lumira, desktop edition Not included NUL metric only NUL metric only Not included NUL metric only
SAP Lumira, server version for BI Platform Not included NUL and CSBL metrics NUL and CSBL metrics Not included NUL and CSBL metrics

 

In addition, the following legacy licenses also included Lumira desktop and Lumira server:

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite, Analytics Edition (retired in January 2016)
  • SAP BusinessObjects BI, version for SAP Applications (retired in January 2016)
  • BA&T SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite (retired in August 2014)

What components are offered in these licenses?

SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise
Standard
edition
Professional
edition
Premium
edition
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform
Yes
Yes
Yes
SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Yes
Yes
Yes
SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI
Yes
Yes
Yes
SAP BusinessObjects Live Office
Yes
Yes
Yes
SAP BusinessObjects Lumira

Desktop and Server edition for BI Platform

Yes
Yes
SAP BusinessObjects Analysis

Editions for Office and OLAP

Yes
Yes
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

Yes
Yes
SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards

Yes
Yes
SAP Sybase IQ
Restricted use license. Maximum of 8 cores and can only be
accessed via SAP BusinessObjects BI software.

Yes
Yes
SAP Data Integrator
Restricted use license. Maximum of 8 cores and
limited to one target database.

Yes
Yes
SAP PowerDesigner Enterprise Architect
Restricted use license. Maximum of 1 CSBL.

Yes
Yes
SAP Predictive Analytics
Restricted use license. Maximum of 256 GB database size
and 1 named use of Predictive Modeller. 
Predictive output can only be consumed by SAP 
BusinessObjects BI software.


Yes
SAP HANA VORA
Restricted use license. Maximum of 8 cores.


Yes

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