Business Objects Extends Market Leadership in On-Demand Business Intelligence With New Release

December 10, 2008 by SAP News 0

New Capabilities in BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence OnDemand Enable Faster Reporting from Both On-Demand and On-Premise Data Sources

SAN JOSE, Calif. and PARISExtending its leadership in the software as a service (SaaS) business intelligence (BI) market, Business Objects, an SAP company (NYSE: SAP) and the world’s leading provider of solutions that optimize business performance, today 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 help customers create and manage data warehouses in the cloud more quickly and flexibly, making sure business users receive the most current reporting and analytics information. First, the new content creation and development capabilities 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 enables 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.

Organizations today, particularly large enterprises, typically have a hybrid of on-premise and on-demand applications for use across their organization 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. In keeping with its commitment to support customer choice, Business Objects’ on-demand offerings make it easy for customers to use the market-leading BI solutions with their preferred software delivery method and existing business applications.

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