In 4.1 there is this new feature to customise the Web Intelligence interface. It's a nice feature, but can it be useful? Yes it can, well at least I think so.
When this feature is combined with opendocument there is a huge visual impact. And this can be very useful, especially when the opendocument link comes from outside of BO, for example a sharepoint portal. Changes are that the business user clicking this report link doesn't know anything about BO Web Intelligence.
The 'standard' opendocument view is something like this
But realizing that the business user knows nothing about Web Intelligence, there is a lot of visual noise and cluttering on this screen. Lets make some customization and remove all the Web Intelligence stuff to make it lean.
I created an extra usergroup in BO and assigned the business user to this group. For this usergroup I set the customization:
Now the 'lean' opendocument view is presented:
This is much better!