The following table lists the BMC Reporting Foundation components:
|Reporting foundation server|
|BMC Reporting Foundation database server (CMS Database)|
Sybase SQL Anywhere
|Reporting Foundation Tools|
The BMC reporting solution sets provide additional components to have a complete BMC reporting solution. Each solution set contains some or all of the specified items.
|Report portal (Business Intelligence Launch Pad)|
The report portal is a browser-based interface that you use to connect to the reporting server to view and administer reports.
The portal, also called Business Intelligence Launch Pad, is the single point of contact for report viewing, for searching for a particular report,
Because it is browser-based, you can access the reports from any location that has access to the Reporting server.
You can access the Report Portal (Business Intelligence Launch Pad) using
|BMC Reporting Foundation database|
The BMC Reporting Foundation database is a database that stores information about the Business Objects system and its users.
Following table displays the supported databases:
|Upgrade Management Tool|
The Upgrade management tool (formerly Import Wizard) guides administrators through the process of importing users, groups,
The promotion management application enables you to move business intelligence (BI) resources from one repository to another
|Business View Manager|
You can use the Business View Manager to import Business View XML files that contain database information and metadata.
You can use it to connect to a database and retrieve data in reports.
|Central Management Server|
The Central Management Server (CMS) is responsible for maintaining a database of information about your BusinessObjects Enterprise system,
The CMS also maintains the BusinessObjects Enterprise Repository and information about user actions.
You can access the Central Management Console from:
|Web Application Server||The Web Application Server acts as the translation layer between a web browser or rich application, and SAP BusinessObjects system. |
Apache Tomcat 7.0.32 is the default webserver installed.
|Services and Servers|
A service is a server subsystem that performs a specific function of Reporting Foundation system.
A server is a process at the operating system level (it is called a daemon on some systems) that hosts one or more services.
For example, the Central Management Server (CMS) is a server.
The universe is a description of the database or a part of the database. It describes the database objects in everyday language
The universe is a collection of objects used as building blocks for the reports. The objects provide a map between the reports and the
The universe uses the mapping information to generate the SQL structures for retrieving the data for each report.
The universe is provided by the specific BMC reporting solution sets that you use. Consult the user documentation for the
In SAP BusinessObjects 4.1, the universes created and published with the Information Design Tool are saved with the .unx extension and hence called the .unx universes.
To convert existing custom universes to .unx universe, refer to the SAP Business Objects documentation and follow the steps.
If you want to use the .UNX Universe type, BMC recommends creating new reports with available objects.
Categories provide a way of organizing documents. They are like a filing system; you can group like reports into the same category.
|User groups and users|
BMC Reporting Foundation provides the highest-level user, Administrator. The BMC reporting solution sets can add more
|Databases and data collection tools|
Each BMC reporting solution set either provides a database for storing report data and tools to collect the data as needed,
For example, BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management Reporting contains the database and the Reporting Engine.
|Reports and report templates|
Solution sets might contain predefined reports, also called solution reports. These reports are already
Solution sets might also contain report templates that enable you to quickly configure reports containing the data that you need.
|Web Intelligence Application|
The web intelligence application provides a drag-and-drop interface for creating new reports. It also contains graphs and charts and filtering tools.
You can create new web intelligence documents to create reports that present the information that you want to review.
BMC recommends to set the preference for web Intelligence view mode to Web and Modify mode to Rich Internet Application.