Many of the 13,000+ SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) customers worldwide are taking business intelligence to the next level by adopting SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions as the new face of SAP NetWeaver BW. By doing so they enable fact-based decision making across the entire organization, above and beyond the focused SAP Business Explorer (BEx) user base.
As these customers move to adopt SAP HANA as their database of choice to power their BW data warehouse, they gain even more value from their investments with accelerated BI. Here’s how.
A Unique Integration
Let me start by explaining that the full suite of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 solutions comes with a unique integration to SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP landscapes with multiple optimizations aimed at delivering very tangible value to line of business users and IT departments.
All this value remains available to customers as they move their SAP NetWeaver BW applications on top of SAP HANA. This move is transparent to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 users who simply enjoy a performance boost for their existing analyses, reports, and dashboards. In addition, SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0, as the face of SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA, will also unleash new self-service BI scenarios. All SAP BusinessObjects Explorer users will explore their business at the speed of thought, without boundaries, to the SAP NetWeaver BW data that will be exposed to them in SAP HANA. For example, sales representatives on the road visiting customers will have unlimited and immediate, on-the-fly access to all the information they need to support live customer discussions.
In the Long term
More functionality in SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions will benefit from the power of SAP HANA. Whether it’s pure set slice-and-dice or more hierarchical drill-down, doing an Excel metaphor, a Web browser metaphor, or a tablet metaphor, the power of SAP HANA will surface through SAP NetWeaver BW to accelerate and innovate your business intelligence.
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