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Quick Customization for the BI Launch Pad

A familiar and consistent user experience is key to making business users comfortable with their Business Intelligence platform interfaces.  Customizations can help you enhance your BI LaunchPad, giving it your standard corporate look and feel.  Customizing certain elements can also add a professional touch and a unifying theme.  This article will outline quick customizations to LaunchPad files.

Pros and Cons
The advantage of this method is that your results will be visible right away.  You can tweak sizing of graphics and colors and view the updated web pages immediately.  This is great for your testing and development process.
The drawback is that these changes are not permanent.  They will not survive Patch or Feature Pack updates.  For further information on branding the BI LaunchPad for permanent customizations, please refer to:

http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir4/en/xi4_oem_customization_en.pdf

http://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1586824

http://help.sap.com/bobip40/#section4 (Business Intelligence platform Administrator Guide: Section 17.3 Customizing BI launch pad and OpenDocument logon entry points)

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Brett DarcyAbout Brett Darcy
Brett Darcy is a business intelligence consultant specializing in report, dashboard, and semantic layer development.  Brett delivers customized SAP BusinessObjects solutions for customers across all industries.  With Decision First Technologies, Brett utilizes Web Intelligence, Dashboards, Universe Designer, Information Design Tool, and Explorer.

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