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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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  1. SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: Leveraging New Functionality to Enhance User Experience and Improve Self-Service

    Reading time: 5 mins

    Panelist: Kristof Gramm, IT-Logix Sponsor: BI & HANA 2018 SAP has introduced a number of new functions with the latest upgrades to SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. Read this Q&A transcript to get answers about new functionality, and how you can use it to support end users in creating faster and better reports…. This content is...…

  2. 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…...…

  3. What’s Next with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and SAP BusinessObjects Lumira 2.0

    Reading time: 31 mins

    Join SAP BI experts Jeroen van der A and Xavier Hacking of Interdobs to learn more about what’s coming next for SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and SAP BusinessObjects Lumira 2.0. If you missed the chat or need a refresher, you may view the chat replay or read the edited transcript below.  Live Blog What’s Next…...…

  4. Integrated Planning Across the Business

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    Business planning requirements have changed dramatically in recent years. With economic volatility requiring dynamic planning processes and the need for real-time insight into data to better serve customers, organizations are seeking to move beyond fragmented planning tools and spreadsheets that can no longer keep pace with modern business. Discover how SAP helps organizations meet their…

  5. 2 Ways to Connect to Data Sources Using SAP BusinessObjects Cloud

    Reading time: 8 mins

    SAP BusinessObjects Cloud offers data connectivity to many on-premise and cloud data sources. You can either acquire data into SAP BusinessObjects Cloud or connect to the data source in real time without any replication. Learn how you can use each of the data sources available in SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, then review the use cases and…

  6. Two Ways to Connect to Data Sources Using SAP BusinessObjects Cloud

    Reading time: 8 mins

    SAP BusinessObjects Cloud offers data connectivity to many on-premise and cloud data sources. You can either acquire data into SAP BusinessObjects Cloud or connect to the data source in real time without any replication. Learn how you can use each of the data sources available in SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, then review the use cases and…...…

  7. Part 3: Implementing Security in BusinessObjects Universes with Security Tables

    Reading time: 16 mins

    Learn how to implement security in SAP BusinessObjects Universes using database security tables. Learn how to establish and create database security tables, store security information in those tables, import the tables into your Universe, and join the tables with your current Universe model by joining them with the corresponding tables in the Universe. Finally, find…...…

  8. Implementing Security in BusinessObjects Universes with Security Tables

    Reading time: 18 mins

    Learn how to implement security in SAP BusinessObjects Universes using database security tables. Learn how to establish and create database security tables, store security information in those tables, import the tables into your Universe, and join the tables with your current Universe model by joining them with the corresponding tables in the Universe. Finally, find…

  9. A Guide to the Scorecard Options of SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.6

    Reading time: 14 mins

    Learn two options for creating scorecards with the new scorecard-visualization component in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.6. Key Concept Scorecards are a new component in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.6. As in most dashboarding tools, a scorecard is a pre-packaged way to provide customized graphics tied to how well or badly a company is performing…...…

  10. Development Tips for Creating Mobile Apps with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and the SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform

    Reading time: 21 mins

    Learn how to design, create, and deploy mobile applications with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform. Key Concept The SAP BusinessObjects Mobile application provides mobile access to Design Studio applications. As mobile usage differs from desktop usage, a different development approach is required when creating applications for mobile usage. Today’s business…...…