Business Objects Enhances On-Demand BI With New Release

Strengthening its position in the software as a service (SaaS) business intelligence (BI) market, Business Objects, an SAP company has announced the next version of BusinessObjects BI OnDemand software. BI OnDemand is a complete suite of business intelligence (BI) capabilities, including a data warehouse, delivered on-demand.

Two key innovations in BI OnDemand will help customers create and manage data warehouses in the cloud quickly and flexibly, making sure business users receive the most current reporting and analytics information. First, the new content creation and development capabilities will help customers to ensure that data from both 'on-demand' and 'on-premise' applications is quickly available to business users. Second, the BI OnDemand accelerator for Salesforce CRM will enable customers to build a data warehouse with massive amounts of Salesforce data and prepare it for reporting and analytics -- reducing the implementation time from weeks to days.

Organisations today, particularly large enterprises, typically have a hybrid of on-premise and on-demand applications for use across their organisation and externally with their network of partners and customers. However, achieving holistic, accurate insight across these various sources is an ongoing challenge for these companies. BI OnDemand enables customers to share reports and dashboards that include both on-premise and on-demand data, giving a more complete view of their entire enterprise.

The solution also lets customers bring their SAP and non-SAP data together to provide any business user with access to all data.

Improved Delivery of Business Data with Simplified Data Warehouse Creation and Management

In the current economic climate, it is critical that all people have insight into business data across the entire enterprise. The new content creation and development environment capability makes it easier for customers to support business users' demands for reports that are both tailored to their role and include data from both on-premise and on-demand sources. With data exploration technology from Business Objects, business users can now simply type in a keyword to find the data required for a particular report and make it immediately available within the data warehouse for inclusion in reports. This new capability saves time, reduces administration costs and helps customers keep pace with the constant demand for new types of content.

Faster Deployment of BusinessObjects BI OnDemand

With the new Business Objects BI OnDemand accelerator for Salesforce CRM, customers can quickly create a data warehouse for their Salesforce data in the cloud that can then be combined with data from other on-demand and on-premise sources. The enhancements will allow customers to move large amounts of data and prepare it for operational reports, ad hoc reporting and dashboards.

"Today we are giving customers a solution to make all information accessible to all people on-demand, regardless of where it comes from, giving people the insight they need to thrive during the economic downturn," said Mani Gill, vice president, OnDemand Solutions, Business Objects. "With our new offering, we are targeting the large enterprise on-demand market, enhancing those companies' ability to deliver full insight to decision-makers."

Updated Date: Jan 31, 2017 01:58 AM

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