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In today’s world of unpredictable economy, enterprises strive for solutions that can efficiently deliver the insight to handle data, and formulate better decisions out of it. Simultaneously, there is a prior need of functionality that can integrate business processes and help manage enterprise functions – so as to achieve sustainable growth.

SAP BusinessObjects avail solutions for both medium to large enterprises, and also configures a number of industries, including government organizations, manufacturing, distribution, financial services, nonprofits and more.

SAP BusinessObjects is leading in matters related to comprehensive Business Intelligence.

Why SAP BusinessObjects platform?

 SAP BusinessObjects BI is a suite of front-end applications that enable users to view, arrange and analyze business intelligence data. This powerful BI software allows to put decision-ready information within business users’ reach.

SAP BusinessObjects business Intelligence (BI) solution deals with manipulation of data, enabling users to access, examine, design, and share information within the corporate environment in a number of formats either internally or externally.

The Business Objects platform ensures data across the organization is safe and consistent. It deals with data by using a common semantic layer, thereby preventing duplication of reports. This solution can thereon be automated with other solutions, including Microsoft Office.

Components of SAP BusinessObjects Suite

The suite of SAP BusinessObjects includes the following key components:

  • Operational Reporting:  Crystal Reports
  • Ad Hoc Query and Analysis:  Web Intelligence (WebI)
  • Data Exploration:  Explorer
  • Dashboards: Xcelsius

 

How it works?

 

SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand solution aids an interface to follow an automatic approach towards uploading a spreadsheet, and exploring data with the help of search and browse functionality.

 

This suite of applications helps the user to create precise dashboards and reports and perform ad hoc analyses. Companies can get rid of pulling data from different sources for manually creating tables, graphs and charts. These spreadsheets can be easily accessed through online instead of following conventional procedures like e-mails. Business users even avail the opportunity of Partner offerings.

 

Structure

 

SAP Business Objects is designed as entities dealing multiple layers:

 

  • At the top of SAP Business Object is the kernel, that indicates inherent data of the object.

  • The second layer, is the integrity layer. It deals with the business logic of the object. It encompasses the rules and limitations of Business Object.

  • The third layer, termed as the interface layer, administers SAP Business Object, and determines the object’s interface.

  • The fourth and outermost layer is the access layer. It highlights the technologies used to obtain external access to the object’s data.

Key Features

SAP BusinessObjects enable organizations to manage Business Intelligence by offering a full set of tools. The primary features of SAP  BusinessObjects include:

 

  • Complete solution: Explore, report, and share all in a single, integrated offering

  • Powerful search and browse functionality: Supercharge searching and browsing to find the information you need

  • Combined data: Bring together data from several sources to create a single report for a complete view

  • Preconfigured, customizable templates: Create interactive visualizations, data sets, charts, and graphs

  • Ad hoc reporting: Perform what-if analysis

  • On-time reporting: Schedule and share data, reports, or dashboards online securely, inside or outside the organization

  • Intuitive interface: Accelerate learning and ramp up quickly

  • Free trial: Try it for free, then get the scalable, subscription-based solution

  • Security: Use folder-level security to limit access and help ensure data security

  • SaaS offering: Be up and running quickly without software or hardware installation

  • Streamline operations: Leverage a hosted data warehouse and development environment

  • Industry and business-specific offerings: Get solutions for industry and specific line-of-business uses through partners.

Advantages of SAP Business Objects

SAP Business Objects BI solutions allow users to access, format, analyze, navigate, and share information across the organization. Certain major pros and cons of Business Objects are listed below.

 

Pros of SAP Business Objects

 

  • Massive Resources
  •  Nearly Endless Scalability
  •  Robust Feature Set
  •  Versatile Integration
  •   Solid Administrative and Data Governances

 

Cons of SAP Business Objects

 

  • Quite Expensive
  • Requires a Number of Servers
  •  Upgrading is Difficult
  •  Not Business User-Friendly

 

Once this is done, organizations open up the door to improved business intelligence solutions. These include:

 

  1. Information clarity and insight – This empowers users by creating ad-hoc queries and manage powerful data analysis to obtain deeper insights regardless of database platform.
  2.  Reduce total cost of ownership – Provides a single, integrated, scalable, business intelligence enterprise platform.
  3.  Effectively streamline business intelligence operations – Improve the business user information request process which helps the tech department spend less time interpreting this data.
  4.  Maintain a long term operational sustainability and financial growth – creates a framework of data extraction and analysis to improve the decision making process that help improve revenue and long term sustainability.

Conclusion

By using Business Objects BI solutions, organizations have access to an industry leader and historically proven system with user-friendly applications. Regardless of what the needs of your company are, an SAP Business Objects can help any organization deploy solutions and start taking advantage of the benefits it offers.

 

The key benefit of SAP BusinessObjects is that it allows organizations to recruit new tools if necessary and eliminate the need of pulling old disparate solutions together thereby resulting in a user-friendly environment.

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