In introductory blog of this series (SAP BI and Business Objects – Drawing Transition Roadmap (Customer Perspective) –Series I), I talked about categories of customers accordingly their choices will vary. In this blog I shall discuss plan for ‘Customers using only SAP BI solution’.
So you are currently using SAP BI solution along with your SAP Core solutions like R/3, ECC, SRM, CRM etc. Now with the advent of SAP taking over BO a new world of tools availability beckons you. BO offers plenty of choices and you need to evaluate which all to start with (transition plan) till the time SAP comes out with final offering (expected some time in 2009 / 2010). I present my humble suggestions on this –
Tools Perspective –
My Suggestions –
Considering the above analysis, my take shall be start evaluating Crystal Reports very seriously and see if you could move to that before final offering (premium) comes out. Based on the preview of final offering you can decide on other tools. One of the reason behind this suggestion is Crystal Reports is already well integrated with SAP BI and not much of development is expected for final offering.
I look forward to your comments and suggestions and accordingly shall include those in my approach.