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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Technology Services

BTS HelpDesk: 503-823-5199

111 SW Columbia St, Suite 400, Portland, OR 97201

Exciting Changes in SAP Business Objects (BOBJ)

On September 29, 2014 the City of Portland upgraded BOBJ to the latest version.  This upgrade provides a new interface for users and some exciting possibilities for the future.

What is BOBJ you may ask?  SAP Business Objects (BOBJ) is a tool used to gather data from SAP.  The City of Portland uses the gathered data to create web-based reports that provide data in a different format than SAP reports.  These reports can pull data from multiple SAP modules and can be modified to meet specific reporting needs of bureaus. 

To access BOBJ you need to be assigned either the End User Role or the Super User Role.  End Users can access City-Wide reports and reports that Super Users have modified for a bureau. End Users can also filter reports to view the specific data needed.  In addition to all that End Users can do, Super Users can edit reports for specific bureau needs and make them accessible to End Users.

If you are not currently a BOBJ user and would like to learn more, contact your Bureau BOBJ Super User.  If you’re not sure who that is, send an e-mail to and we will get you the information you need.

Additional information about BOBJ is available on the SAP Learning Center:

And more……..

Please stay tuned…..There is currently a focus-group of bureau Super Users working with EBS to define and guide some new BOBJ features. We will keep you updated in the blog.

If you are currently a Super User, don’t forget the drop-in help labs in the EBS Training Room with Chan Aaby on Tuesdays of pay week 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. and on Wednesdays end of payroll week, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.