We all know that SAP is fast growing in our business today. SAP is the leader in the enterprise applications market, helping organizations automate and improve business operations – resulting in better business execution. BI will now be integrated with Business Objects due to SAP’s acquisition in October 2007. Business Objects is the leader in the business intelligence market, helping organizations make more intelligent decisions – resulting in better business strategy. Together, SAP and Business Objects seek to close the loop between strategy and execution through closer integration and enhanced interoperability between their portfolios.
The Business Objects premium BI solutions include a full range of core business intelligence capabilities, as well as end-to-end information management solutions that have deep integration with SAP applications today. In addition, SAP customers can leverage the BI capabilities of Business Objects to gain access and insight into both SAP and non-SAP data, allowing for a 360-degree view of business operations.
The release of SAP NetWeaver 7.1, scheduled for Q3 of this year, marks the end of major enhancements to the SAP Business Explorer (SAP BEx) tools. Although these tools will continue to be supported under SAP’s maintenance policy, SAP’s strategic focus and development efforts will be placed on the Business Objects BI solutions. SAP is encouraging customers to adopt the Business Objects’ business intelligence platform to meet their needs for more sophisticated and strategic BI solutions.