SAP Business Objects BI provides insight into your system by recording web activity and allowing you to inspect and to monitor the details. The configuration dialogue for Auditing allows you to select the server or servers that you want to audit and the relevant attributes - such as time, date, IP address, port number, and so on - that you want to record. The auditing data is logged to disk and stored in comma-delimited text files, so you can easily report off the data or import it into other applications.
As the auditor, the CMS is responsible for collecting events and writing them to the auditing database. When an audited event is triggered, the server responsible will generate a record and store it in a local temporary file. At regular intervals the CMS communicates with the audited servers to request copies of records from their local temporary files. When the CMS receives these records, it writes the data to the auditing database.
Once the data is in the auditing database, you can run the auditing reports against the database or design custom reports to suit your business needs. You can audit the events of individual users of SAP BusinessObjects BI as they log in and out of the system, access data, or create file-based events. You can also monitor system events like the success or failure of scheduled objects.
In this way, SAP BusinessObjects BI Auditor provides you with a way to monitor and record key facts about your SAP BusinessObjects BI deployment. The information about who is using your system, and which objects they are accessing allows you to answer system-level questions like “which groups within the company use our SAP BusinessObjects BI system the most?” or “how many concurrent user licenses are we using at any given time?” Auditor also allows you to better administer individual user accounts and reports by giving you more insight into what actions users are taking and which reports they are accessing. This information lets you be more proactive in managing the operation and deployment of your SAP BusinessObjects BI system, while helping you better evaluate the value that SAP BusinessObjects BI provides to your organization.