APOS Distribution Server - Expanded BI Distribution Options

Complement the powerful information generation and delivery system that is SAP BusinessObjects with APOS Distribution Server, which features:

  • Enhanced destination types
  • Enhanced encryption & security
  • Greater variety of formats
  • Enhanced print controls

APOS Distribution Server SAP BI Launchpad Integration

SAP BI Launchpad Integration

You can use APOS Distribution in standalone mode, or integrate APOS Distribution Server directly with BI Launchpad, so that you can access a number of advanced Distribution Server features directly from the BI Launchpad interface.

Find out how the Distribution Server / BI Launchpad integration can support your information distribution governance objectives. Download the white paper:

Advanced Information Distribution Governance:
APOS Publisher / BI Launchpad Integration White Paper

Information Distribution Governance

Whether the distribution mode is push, pull, place or print, the distributed information is subject to governance. There are many reasons for organizations that employ SAP BusinessObjects to want to improve the ways in which they deliver information, but they can all be reduced to one word: control.

Absolute control over your report distribution infrastructure makes your report distribution workflows more usable and efficient, but also more secure, thus providing the distribution governance needed to meet internal standards and external legislative requirements.

APOS Distribution Server is a module of APOS Publisher, a complete SAP BusinessObjects publishing solution, and is also available separately.

APOS Distribution Server & GDRP Readiness

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP), which comes into full effect on May 25, 2018, is a very good reason to take advantage of the APOS Distribution Server's distribution governance capabilities. The GDPR harmonizes data privacy laws across Europe and sets the way in which organizations across the EU, as well as organizations that deal with the data of such organizations, approach data privacy.

The GDPR relies heavily on Privacy by Design principles, and compliance is meant to be evidence based, so you need to be able to demonstrate that privacy is embedded in your business processes and technology. Privacy by Design embraces seven principles:

APOS Distribution Server's enhanced destination types, print controls, encryption, and security make it perfectly suited to handle GDRP-compliant distribution of business intelligence reports. It allows you to develop your BI distribution processes with built-in data privacy.

Enhanced Destination Types

APOS Distribution Server presents users with a number of new destination types, as well as the following capabilities:

  • Print to multiple printers.
  • Send Web Intelligence reports to print. Distribution Server PDFs the report and sends it to the printer.
  • Send directly to SharePoint or any other content management system.
  • Develop custom destinations using plug-ins designed to send to a particular destination, in a particular format, or using custom encryption.
  • Use SAP BusinessObjects itself as a destination. For example, if you are scheduling to a Word document, you can cause that document to appear within an SAP BusinessObjects folder. A user can also schedule instances to specific folders within SAP BusinessObjects.

APOS Distribution Server

Enhanced Encryption & Security

The Distribution Server integration provides the option of adding external encryption libraries with encryption algorithms to allow administrators to customize encryption.
Distribution Server also increases secure FTP options, beyond what is native to SAP BusinessObjects.
In addition, when you set up Distribution Server, you can specify which destination types are available to which user groups (see Figure 3 ).

Enhanced Print Controls

Crystal Reports has always provided pixel-perfect report printing, but the Distribution Server integration makes many new printing options available for Web Intelligence and for Analysis for Office:

  • Distribution Server provides the ability to send in multiple formats simultaneously.
  • Distribution Server provides asynchronous out-of-process printing -- the ability to print to printers regardless of whether the printer is currently available using spin-off processes, for greater stability and high volume. The spin-off processes report back to DS so that print jobs are never lost.
  • Distribution Server features LRS integration for print and email destinations, providing guaranteed delivery.
  • Distribution Server allows administrators to determine which printers users can print to, ensuring that printed documents remain within the intended environment.

The APOS Publisher Solution

APOS Distribution Server is a stand-alone module of the APOS Publisher solution. APOS Publisher is a complete Publishing solution for SAP BusinessObjects. It lets you execute tightly controlled document production and distribution workflows to deliver content to the right people at the right time and in the right format. APOS Publisher consists of a number of components that provide agile, flexible, scalable and extensible publishing capabilities to your SAP BusinessObjects deployment.

 

 

 

 

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