SAP BOBJ


What is Business Intelligence (BI)?

The end-to-end process of BI involves analyzing the data generated by businesses, transforming the data into insights, and then leveraging those insights to make optimal decisions. BI tools primarily leverage “descriptive analytics,” because these tools traditionally focus on analyzing the current and historical performance based on data generated by the enterprise.

What is SAP BusinessObjects?

What is Business Intelligence (BI)?

The end-to-end process of BI involves analyzing the data generated by businesses, transforming the data into insights, and then leveraging those insights to make optimal decisions. BI tools primarily leverage “descriptive analytics,” because these tools traditionally focus on analyzing the current and historical performance based on data generated by the enterprise.

What is SAP BusinessObjects?

SAP BusinessObjects is a centralized BI tool that provides organizations with the ability to perform reporting, create visualizations, and generate real-time BI. BusinessObjects is the on-premises BI layer for SAP’s Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). It is currently among the most widely used BI tools in the SAP technology ecosystem, according to SAPinsider research The Future of Business Intelligence. Key capabilities of this tool are:

  • Near-real-time BI
  • Increased user autonomy
  • On-premise deployment
  • Seamless integration with SAP technologies

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders

  • Build a foundational analytics culture: While SAP sees the future of analytics in the cloud, primarily in the form of SAP Analytics Cloud, BI tools like BusinessObjects provide a great opportunity to fine-tune the “data-driven culture” aspect of your organization. Success with analytics tools is about the capability to assimilate, absorb, and leverage the tool in day-to-day decision making (SAPinsider research “Analytics in The Cloud”).
  • Democratize BI: Modern BI tools like BusinessObjects have functionalities like drag-and-drop features to build reports, intuitive interfaces, and dashboards that allow business users to leverage these tools without needing any technical or coding skills. Ensure that you put these tools in the hands of more business users.
  • Document BI tools in action: A powerful way to capture the value BI tools deliver is to document use cases generated by business users and share these across the organization to promote a data-driven business culture. You can find examples of BusinessObjects use cases on SAPinsider.
  • Understand the transition to cloud roadmap: There is no doubt that SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise has amassed an immense userbase. However, as the need for business intelligence evolved, SAP created a new Software as a Service (SaaS) product in SAP Analytics Cloud. SAP has made it clear that the ultimate go-forward solution for SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise users is SAP Analytics Cloud. Many SAP BusinessObjects customers have yet to move to SAP Analytics Cloud, and it is therefore imperative that they start planning this transition strategy. Read more about what product leaders at SAP have to say about this journey to the cloud.

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    Using SAC in Combination with SAP BusinessObjects BI

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    Are you considering using SAP Analytics Cloud to begin your journey into cloud analytics with an existing SAP BusinessObjects BI deployment? If so, consider a hybrid approach and re-use your existing assets, such as Universes and Web Intelligence reports, and integrate your SAP Analytics Cloud system with your SAP BusinessObjects BI system. An integrated hybrid…
  2. A New Era In Analytics: SAP BusinessObjects and Journey to the Cloud

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    Over the last three decades, SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise has amassed an immense userbase. As a leading solution for enterprise and ad hoc reporting, users continue to rely on the software to compile large amounts of data into universes for analytical modeling and report against it. However, as changes in the market occurred and the needs…
  3. SAP BusinessObjects BI and SAP Analytics Cloud: Best of both worlds

    Extend your analytics capabilities and self-service user analysis across your entire organization with SAP Analytics Cloud while continuing to use your enterprise operational reporting and your semantics layer and universes, and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence models and assets. In this session, we will: -Provide an overview of how you can gain greater analytics capabilities by…
  4. Back to the Future – Preserving your SAP BusinessObjects investment

    Looking to the future with SAP? With the advent of great BI offerings like SAP Analytics Cloud, it’s hard to gauge how your original investment in BusinessObjects can be activated and reused. Wonder no more by attending this timely seminar on that very topic. This session will help you: - Learn which parts of your…
  5. BusinessObjects Upgrade Services: Fixed Price Options, Add-Ons Available

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    Make sure your SAP BOBJ environment performs optimally so you can focus on providing users with the data they need without concerns of system availably.   Find other insightful content from Protiviti on their Vendor Showcase
  6. Reporting & Analytics: Case study: How C Spire leveraged SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio to build interactive dashboards for multiple user types and multiple data sources

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    Learn how C Spire developed and deployed an interactive dashboard to deliver metrics and data from multiple sources to users at all levels of the organization. RA_2017_Stout_Casestudyhowcspireleverages Jeff Stout If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to...…
  7. BI & HANA: Case study: How Fannie Mae maintains an efficient SAP BusinessObjects environment

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    Find out how Fannie Mae efficiently manages its SAP BusinessObjects platform to optimize performance. here Indira Manchem If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Nirmaladevi Singaravelu If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an…...…
  8. BI & HANA: Case study: How Newell Brands leveraged SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio to create a service-level dashboard that integrates with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence reports

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    Learn how Newell Brands designed and built a service-level dashboard using SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio integrated with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. here Chen Tiryaki If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn...…
  9. SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: Leveraging New Functionality to Enhance User Experience and Improve Self-Service

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  10. Live from SAPinsider Studio: A Look Inside SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.2

    Sathish Rajagopal, Senior Director of BI Solutions Go-to-Market at SAP, explores SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (SAP BusinessObjects BI) 4.2 and explains what to expect from this release. Topics covered include: Customer satisfaction with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 Key features and capabilities of this solution How to move to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 from previous versions…...…