SAP’s New Business Intelligence Innovations

Easy Tools For Powerful Analytics

SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) recently announced “”¦new business intelligence (BI) innovations that bring customers richer business insights. Now generally available, feature pack 3 for the 4.0 release of SAP® BusinessObjectsâ„¢ BI  solutions ““ including SAP BusinessObjects BI, Edge edition, software ““ and the 1.0.1 release of SAP® Visual  Intelligence software let organizations equip users with powerful analytics tools that are easy to access and use.

Using its BI market share leadership to help customers use analytics to run like never before, SAP is focusing on five key pillars of its ongoing BI strategy for innovation without disruption:

Core: A foundation for managing BI initiatives ““ data exploration, visualization, organization, reporting, sharing and more ““ is core for organizations of all sizes to understand how they are performing.

Creative: Easy-to-use, self-service connectivity to different environments and data sources helps customers unlock deeper business insights enabling user autonomy and individual creativity.

Mobile: Delivery of the content required by workers in the contexts they need it ““ wherever they are, on any device ““ via a friendly, consistent user experience means instant answers for more people.

Extreme: Powerful capabilities such as real-time and predictive analytics enable organizations to tackle “˜big data,’ uncover hidden risks and reveal untapped opportunities.

Social: Increased collaboration allows teams to drive and capture the decision-making processes surrounding structured and unstructured data.

“˜New innovations in areas such as “big data,” cloud, collaboration, mobile, predictive, social and visualization have helped create a renaissance for the entire BI industry,’ said Howard Dresner, chief research officer, Dresner Advisory Services. It’s an exciting time for BI, with bountiful opportunities “˜for organizations and lines of business to arm users with unique insights that can improve decision-making processes and transform businesses. Now more than ever before, BI solutions are accessible, affordable, complete, flexible, scalable and usable.’


New Analytics Innovations Now Generally Available

The latest examples of SAP’s continued innovation across its key BI pillars, today marks the general availability of feature pack 3 for the 4.0 release of SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions ““ including SAP BusinessObjects BI, Edge edition, for small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) ““ and the 1.0.1 release of SAP Visual Intelligence. The feature pack release for  SAP® Crystal Server software is planned to be generally available this month.”

Feature pack 3 for the 4.0 release of SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions extends the core of customers’ BI foundations with new capabilities in the following areas: Mobile. “Big data”, Insights, Social and Integration reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) and complexity.

Bringing creative, self-service BI directly to the desktop, the 1.0.1 release of SAP Visual Intelligence lets people use personal data sources such as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and CSV files, in addition to data from SAP HANA.  It also features SAP StreamWork connectivity for collaborative BI.

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