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APOS Publisher

A Complete SAP BusinessObjects Publishing Solution

APOS Publisher is a complete SAP BusinessObjects publishing solution for enterprises of all sizes.
It gives you in-depth knowledge and control over your publishing workflows and processes, enabling
high-volume and high-value document production and distribution. APOS Publisher takes BI publishing
beyond bursting, letting you extend the use and ROI of your BI platform and providing an alternative platform
for SAP BI content broadcasting and legacy publishing processes such as statement generation.

Harvey Norman

Success Story


With [APOS Publisher] in place, we were able to deliver the sought after single version of the truth… With the new centralized BI solution in place, the information available to analysts is quite transformational, and the benefits continue to accrue. This was a complex project, and the APOS integration addressed a very complex piece of the puzzle.

Richard Arkell, Harvey Norman


Customer Use Case

Harvey Norman faced a "burning platform" situation in which they needed to replace local reporting with a centralized BI deployment serving synchronized information and providing strong distribution control.

APOS Publisher

  • High-volume scheduling
  • Enhanced destination & format types
  • Enhanced encryption & security
  • Enhanced print controls

Why You Need APOS Insight

Metadata management and monitoring help you ensure efficient operations and information governance:

  • Manage system growth and reduce technical debt
    Gain a full understanding of report usage, reduce the number of reports you need to support, and reduce the resource time required to maintain reports through automated report catalog and report documentation generation.
  • Optimize security structure and manage organizational change
    Audit your security structure to meet corporate governance standards and protect sensitive information.
  • Monitor and audit user activity for better compliance and governance
    Gain granular visibility into the activity of users with real time web application server monitoring and historical activity auditing.
  • Optimize license usage and planning
    Analyze system usage to discover the number of connections during peak usage, who the most active users are, patterns of usage over time, and how usage is evolving.
  • Optimize system resources
    Analyze system usage for more timely task execution and use external functional system monitoring and analysis of audit information for anomalies to improve response time and comply with service level agreements.
  • Strengthen change management processes and workflows
    Analyze detailed audit information to support change management controls and documentation. Use impact analysis to improve system governance, achieve financial report / internal control compliance, and accelerate EHR upgrades.
  • Simplify content migration
    Automate report cataloging, documentation generation, and system utilization analysis for migration planning and streamlining your migration.
  • Manage multi-tenancy more efficiently
    Use metadata analysis to better manage system resources, audit report usage by entity and manage chargebacks more effectively.
  • Real-time system management
    Leverage precise and immediate information and alerts enabling prompt resolutions and improved system stability.

SSA Santa Clara County\

We use [APOS Insight] to help us manage our 1,300+ Crystal reports. This helps us with upgrades and possible build impact analysis. What used to take weeks to accomplish with a manual process now only takes minutes… If you need a meta data tool, this is the one to go with!

James Moore, Supervisor EHR Reporting, Community Medical Centers

SSA Santa Clara County

APOS Publisher

APOS Publisher Architecture
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What You Can Do with APOS Publisher

APOS Publisher features:

  • High-volume scheduling interface
  • Robust bursting - document/statement bursting
  • Xcelsius bursting to multiple formats, including SWF, PNG, PDF XLSX
  • Document consolidation
  • Enhanced distribution using document metadata
  • CMS integration - integration with content management workflows

APOS Publisher automates many tasks, extending and enhancing SAP BusinessObjects' publishing capabilities.

The flexibility, agility, scalability, and extensibility of the APOS Publisher BI publishing solution allow it to grow with your publishing needs, and ensure you will continue to be able to deliver personalized reporting to your information consumers -- the right information to the right people at the right time.

SAP BusinessObjects Report Bursting

APOS Publisher enables the construction and seamless execution of complex bursting scenarios, serving "slices" of information to information consumers across the enterprise. A "slice" is a portion of data that conforms to specified permissions. Slices essentially group information by user functions, using system information to deliver data personalization. The entire publishing process is data-driven.

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SickKids, Toronto

We purchased the APOS Bursting Manager to help us get information to the right people when it is needed. The combination of SAP BusinessObjects and Bursting Manager has made us agile in dealing with the management of research studies, and has allowed us to effectively allocate our resources.

Asanga Mallikage, Senior Analyst, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (SickKids)

SickKids, Toronto

SAP BusinessObjects Report Distribution

APOS Publisher's post-processing services create metadata for each document created during the bursting process and  send it with the distributed content, thus permitting smart integration with other applications.

This post-processing power appeals to customers with complex distribution requirements, including numerous destinations.

APOS Publisher can convert reports to multiple formats, zip them with passwords, and apply encryption to PDFs.

BI publishing is not just a means of delivering reports to information consumers. It is also a means of integrating BI information with other enterprise information technologies such as content management systems.

Your content management and BI systems don't have to be competitors. In many organizations, content management is more central to operational workflows than BI, but BI can provide a layer of in-depth and managerial information to those formal workflows.

One of the greatest benefits of content management is its thorough indexing of content, which gives the content management system an extremely powerful search capability. The BI system, on the other hand, can provide in-depth information to support numerous themes and workflows within the CMS.

APOS Publisher distributes document instances with additional metadata to integrate better with the CMS, and bridge the gap between these enterprise information solutions.

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SAP BusinessObjects Report Consolidation

APOS Publisher lets you build packages of reports for individual information consumers, so that they receive a single consolidated report, rather than a series of disconnected reports. This consolidation simplifies the management and use of reports by the information consumer. The packaged reports are often hyperlinked to each other for supplementary or drill-down information.

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SAP BusinessObjects Analysis for Office & APOS Publisher

Use APOS Publisher to execute tightly controlled Analysis for Office document production and distribution workflows.

Using the APOS Publisher Bursting Manager module, you can burst Analysis for Office documents to various users, either in native format, or exported to other formats. Create built-in recurring schedules using a wide variety of formats -- PDF, XPS, CSV, XLSX, XLS, HTML, MHTML, ODS (Open Doc Spreadsheet), XML, OXML (Open XML), TXT (tab delimited) -- or directly to print.

University of Washington, Medicine

[APOS] Publisher has saved many hours of administrative work not creating and maintaining 600 report instances directly. Instead, we schedule 18 bursting definitions in APOS Publisher. To add or change a report schedule, I just update the database with the information so there is no need to touch schedules in SAP BI.

Bret Holmes, University of Washington, Medicine

University of Washington, Medicine

Progressive BI

Agility, flexibility, scalability, extensibility - all are qualities of APOS Publisher. It is these qualities that make APOS Publisher a complete BI publishing solution for SAP BusinessObjects, and a progressive well managed BI solution.

APOS Publisher is a progressive solution because it allows you to increase the ROI on your BI system by leveraging it for new line-of-business requirements, and by replacing legacy platforms and functions.


APOS [Publisher] reliably publishes nearly 8,000 monthly reports to Business Objects. Configuring the publishing is easy and highly configurable. This is a very valuable tool for our organization. APOS tech support… response time is among the shortest I encounter. Product suggestions and improvements are welcomed and status of the improvements are provided. APOS is a top-quality vendor.

Lee Pfeiffer, BI Engineer, Equian



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