BI platform gives security administrators the ability to control BI applications. The BI Launch Pad, the CMC, Platform Search Application, and so on, are BI applications. BI application features can be restricted for users and groups.
Only BI platform applications can be secured. Standalone applications like Crystal Reports can’t be secured. You can secure applications in the CMC by navigating to the Applications tab. There, you can access the user security option for each of the securable applications.