SAP Business Objects


The Web Intelligence Business Objects reporting tool enables authorized users to securely access Amherst College administrative data using a web browser. Report developers with database expertise in their area have secured access to data to write reports.



To run reports your computer must be connected to a network port that is 'behind the firewall' or actively running VPN Firewall Client. 

An individual’s Amherst College username and password are required.  Select LDAP as the authentication method.

Getting Started

Getting Started: 

Your computer must be connected to a port behind the firewall or using Firewall VPN.

Business Objects  login

To set a preferred default folder, click Preferences found on the right side of the top menu list. Under the General heading > InfoView Start Page > Folder select Browse Folder. Navigate through the Public Folders list and select your desired folder. Click OK to select the folder then click OK again to save and exit the page.

Log Out

You will be automatically logged out when the automatic inactivity timeout limit is reached; however, to support Amherst's security best practices, please log out when you are finished using the portal. If applicable, also make sure to disconnect your VPN Firewall Connection, when you are finished.



Please contact Alex Vasovic or Monica LaCroix if you have general technical difficulty with Web Intelligence. If you have a question or problem with specific reports (data contents, format), please direct your questions to the report author.

Additional Information

Additional Information: 

Run a Report

Select a report and double click to run. Some reports may prompt for user input. Web Intelligence uses '%' to represent one or more wild card characters. For example to search for all people whose last names begin with an A, one can enter A%. In the Amherst database, %mith select people with the last names of both Kingensmith and Smith.

A Web Intelligence report has two panes. The navigation pane in on the left and the report displays on the right. If the navigation is hidden it may appear as there is only one window. Click on the gray section on the arrow in the middle of the gray bar on the left of the report to open or hide the navigation map.