Screenshots: 4.0 Releases of EIM and BI Solutions

February 23, 2011 by SAP News

The following are screenshots from the 4.0 releases of business intelligence (BI) and enterprise information management (EIM) solutions from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio.

UNIFIED BI & EIM RELEASES: SAP announced the 4.0 releases of BI and EIM solutions from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio –unified offerings integrating analytics, mobility and the power of in-memory computing to deliver a real-time, 360-degree view across all of an organization’s information. This is the most complete and comprehensive analytics release from SAP since the company acquired Business Objects in 2007 – enabling simplistic user visibility from “data to dashboard.”

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REVAMPED SEMANTIC LAYER: The 4.0 releases from SAP are enabled by a revamped semantic layer, delivering a consistent user experience that provides fast and trusted access to data from multiple, SAP and non-SAP sources.  The semantic layer supports all BI solutions from SAP across all data types, giving users the ability to access sought after information, as well as offering fresh and relevant perspectives.

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NEW VERSIONS OF SAP CRYSTAL SOLUTIONS: Within the 4.0 releases from SAP is a new version of the SAP Crystal solutions, enhancing the capabilities that current users know and rely on. SAP Crystal has undergone several productivity improvements including a new designer interface, support for the new semantic layer across all data sources, and multilingual support. These updates will benefit not only SAP BusinessObjects users, but also SAP Crystal stand-alone customers in the SME space.

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UPGRADED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES: The 4.0 releases from SAP include EIM capabilities to provide new insights into business information, as well as new intuitive processes for data profiling, metadata management and data quality monitoring. The new “Information Design Tool” offers more robust and easy to use capabilities for accessing valuable information from across different types of data sources.

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NEW PRODUCT TO UNDERSTAND REAL-TIME EVENTS: SAP BusinessObjects Event Insight is a new BI and EIM tool for monitoring and understanding the business impact of events across a network by processing large volumes of event data in real time. Users are enabled to find and analyze complex patterns in seemingly unrelated events, and define that information within their business context in order to identify emerging opportunities or threats via alerts, dashboards or reports.
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NEW DATA GOVERNANCE SOLUTION: SAP BusinessObjects Information Steward is a new data governance tool for IT and the first step for businesses toward a longer term solution supporting data governance. This easy to use and secure tool provides a single place for IT and business analysts to collaborate and govern data assets, while also offering various perspectives on how to understand and analyze the trustworthiness of enterprise information. With integrated data profiling and metadata management functionality, the solution provides continuous insight into the quality of business data.

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ANALYZING UNSTRUCTURED TEXT FROM SOCIAL SOURCES: With the 4.0 releases from SAP, access between structured and unstructured text is now parrallel. In a way that has never been done before, users are enabled to take data analysis a step further and combine unstructured text with access to sentiment analysis for social media, such as blogs and Twitter, in addition to documents and e-mail.

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TIGHTER INTEGRATION WITH SAP APPS: Businesses can now use the 4.0 releases from SAP to take advantage of analytics capabilities within a familiar environment with embedded analytics for the SAP solutions that they already have and are familiar with. This fully developed integration with SAP Business Suite adds immediate value with a new differentiated business capability in addition to CRM and ERP tools.

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INTEGRATION WITH SOCIAL SOFTWARE FOR COLLABORATIVE DECISION-MAKING: Teams can now leverage SAP BusinessObjects solutions within SAP StreamWork for collaborative decision-making. This integration is bult for speed and allows users to prepare decision-ready information in real time and effectively communicate those decisions across a  group of individuals.

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GO MOBILE: SAP BusinessObjects applications can now be accessed when and where customers need it – with plans for deployment on iOS, RIM and Adnroid devices. With mobile options users have the ability to access analytics with the trust that information is remainging completely secure. Mobile users can search across all data with access to relevant information automatically, as well as generate charts and share results with other users, just as if they were sitting in the office.

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TAKE IT TO THE CLOUD: The 4.0 releases from SAP allows for cloud deployment with Amazon Web Service. This capability allows businesses to deploy the BI and EIM solutions on the cloud and deliver the solution to any user on demand, without having to invest in costly hardware to do so.

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BRING IT TO MICROSOFT OFFICE: With SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP, users have access to advanced analytical capabilities to analyze across multiple dimensions and hierarchies in order to uncover deep business insights. With the Web-based analysis businesses can boost user adoption and lower the TCO. These OLAP capabiltiies are also available in a Microsoft Office edition to run analysis within a familiar and intuitive user experience, which includes bringing analysis into PowerPoint presentations.

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COUPLE 4.0 RELEASES WITH THE POWER OF IN-MEMORY: The 4.0 releases from SAP are optimized for the high scalability analysis of in-memory data acceleration with SAP HANA. SAP HANA allows for the real-time analysis of high volumes of data up to 10 times faster than traditional databases. Coupled with SAP BusinessObjects software, users have access to analysis for dashboards, reports and decision-making on a level that has not been available before.

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