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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Technology Services

BTS HelpDesk: 503-823-5199

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1111, Portland, OR 97204

Business Objects (BOBJ) Reporting in SAP

Welcome to the City of Portland's Enterprise Reporting Platform Business Objects; or commonly called "BOBJ".

The platform has been upgraded from BusinessObjects 4.2 to BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.3.


Web Intelligence Reports in BOBJ

The city has developed an inventory of Web Intelligence reports on top of SAP BW data. Use the reports underneath the 1-SAP folder. SAP BW data is not real time - the SAP data warehouse is refreshed nightly, so all SAP BW data is about 24 hours old.


Use the new My Favorites folder as a personal super-user work area. You can edit and save content in this location while you work. If you want this content to be available to other BusinessObjects users, it must be saved in the regular folder structure. As always, completed super-user content can be promoted to the citywide folders. Please contact Subhash Balagoni ( for promotion requests for SAP reports.  For Functional BOBJ support contact Aaron Diamond (

If you wish to become a Super-User so that you can have editing (not just display capability) in BOBJ, please go to CityLearner and take the BOBJ eLearning course.  Upon completion, you can then request the role and be given Super-User level access.

SAP learning materials

Materials for learning how to use BOBJ reports can be found here:

Questions? Ideas?

Problems? Please open a ticket using ServiceNow

Please report errors and other issues using ServiceNow. 

Click here to open the BTS Customer Service Portal.

Choose SAP Incident and describe your incident with enough detail to allow our technical team to recreate the issue and offer support.