Eastern Michigan University

Business Objects Enterprise (BOE)

Additional Documentation
BOE Quick Reference Guide

 

Below you will find a list of tips to help use the BOE system:

  • Login - Log in using your My.Emich credentials. If you have problems with access, contact the I.T. Help Desk at 734.487.2120.
  • Browser - The latest version of Firefox is the preferred browser for BOE.
  • Printing - You may need to reset your print settings in the BOE. Use the BOE Print Settings information to set your account to print.

Category View

Once you log in, the Categories view is the default. The two main categories are Finance Operations and Student Information.

BOE Categories

Report Listings

You need to right-click on a report title to view a list of options for that report. Click on the View option to run a View on Demand report (VOD).

 

Running a Report

Follow these steps to run a BOE report:

  1. Right-click on the report listing to view a list of options. Select the View option to run a VOD report.
  2. Fill out parameters.
  3. Click the OK button at the bottom of the parameter screen.
  4. A status indicator appears in the center of the window showing that the query is running. BOE Status

Printing

PC users will need to change the following setting to be able to print from BOE. On a Mac, these steps are unnecessary. PC users follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Preferences link in the upper right-hand corner of the interface.
  2. Click on the Crystal Reports link in the left-hand navigation column.
  3. In the second setting of the list (select printing control for Web,) click on the radio button next to PDF one-click printing.

  4. Click the Save and Close button in the lower right-hand corner. You will now be able to print just as you did previously.

Exporting to Excel

When exporting data to Excel, we recommend using the Microsoft Excel 97-2003 - Data Only (XLS) selection.

Additional Noteworthy Features

  • Multiple Tabs - when you open a report, it opens in a separate tab. This allows you to open multiple reports at one time. 
  • Pin a Report to a Tab - when you click the Pin icon, that tab will automatically open the next time you log in to BOE. You will still have to fill in the parameters and run the report, but the report will already be open each time you log in. 
  • Parameter Lists - when a parameter list exceeds 200 items, the list is divided into sections. You can navigate between the sections using the pull-down menu, or the right and left-arrow buttons.