SAP BI 4.0 and Xcelsius 2008 Events and Resources

Hi Everyone,

With all the anticipation and ramp up surrounding the release of the new SAP BI 4.0 Suite, I would like to report on several new and exciting events and resources that you should not miss. I will also mention some exciting Xcelsius 2008 news that we announced yesterday on twitter!

Let’s begin with SAP BI 4.0:

SAP BI 4.0

Webinar Alert: BI 4.0: Did you think about your upgrade?

Please join David Francois Gonzalez with the SAP Technology RIG Americas as he hosts the webinar titled BI 4.0 Did you think about your upgrade?

DATE: Wednesday, 15 December 2010
START TIME: 8:00 a.m. PT, 10:00 a.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. ET, 5:00 p.m. CET
PRESENTER: David Francois Gonzalez

For more information and to register for this webinar, please click here.

Resources: SAP BI Suite ELearning Catalog

SAP is now offering official product tutorials to assist in learning the new SAP BusinessObjects suite of products. Below is the list of products with available interactive and animated tutorials online. For more information on what’s available, please click here.

  • SAP Crystal Reports 2011
  • SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise
  • SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards
  • SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
  • SAP BusinessObjects Explorer
  • SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool
  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform
  • SAP BusinessObjects Analysis (coming in Q1)

Xcelsius 2008

Today Matt Lloyd announced the release of the Xcelsius 2008 Fix Pack 3.4 (FP3.4) with support for Windows 7 on the SCN Forum.

The Fix Pack must be applied to Crystal Dashboard and Presentation Design (Xcelsius 2008) SP3 (version:, FP3.1, FP3.2, or FP3.3. If you don’t already have it installed, please click here. To proceed with your FP3.4 download, please click here.

Please be aware…there are two different versions available to download:

  1. The Xcelsius Present 2008 Fix Pack 3.4 patch is for Xcelsius 2008 SP3 Present only
  2. The Xcelsius Enterprise 2008 Fix Pack 3.4 patch is both for Xcelsius 2008 SP3 Engage and Enterprise.

After FP3.4 is applied, the version number should change to version:

The following official documentation is now available on the SAP help portal for your reference:

For more information and the official announcement, please click here.

Our goal is always to provide you with all the latest news and events on SAP BusinessObjects, so please stay tuned for more. You can also follow us on one of our other profiles:

Soo Tang Yuk is the ‘Xcelsius Gurus Network” community manager and evangelist. To find out more about her, please visit the About Us page.

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6 Responses to “SAP BI 4.0 and Xcelsius 2008 Events and Resources”

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  2. Nidhal says:

    Thank you for these information!!!!! I m wondering when the release 4.0 will be avalable for clients. I have sent an email for a representative but I had no answer.

    Kindest Regards,

  3. [...] thanks to the Everything Xcelsius Guru team at Business Intelligence, BusinessObjects, Crystal, Crystal presentation design, Dashboard, SAP [...]

  4. Mico Yuk says:

    Hi Nidhal,

    Speculation states by 2011 Q2 but as with all software companies those dates usually change which is probably why you haven’t gotten an answer. They are in ramp up right now. Hope this helps.


  5. Femke says:

    Hi Gurus, It is driving me crazy but I cannot install the
    fp 3.4 (enterprise). I get the follwing error message:
    BusinessObjects XI 3.0 setup error Error applying transforms.
    Verify that the transform paths are valid. I’ve googled a bit and
    apparently it has to do with windows installer keeping a wrong path
    in my registry. But I cannot find a solution, can anyone help me a
    bit further? I do need this fixpack (scorecard issues :-) ). Thanks
    mail to: femke at

  6. Mico Yuk says:


    I saw that you got this resolved in our Linkedin group.


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