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“It’s exciting to see this part of SAP: nimble, open, swift, even on demand. Last week, the company began showing pre-beta versions of several new software as a service technologies, code named 12 Sprints and Kona, one meant to provide a collaborative decision-making environment, the other to provide users with an on demand BI experience. We got an up close look, and filmed it, ReviewCam style, and even took a glance at SAP’s newest BusinessObjects Explorer.”
– Fritz Nelson, InformationWeek

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  1. Adam Szigeti
    Though I do adore the concept of utilizing the power of Web2.0 philosophy in ERP applications, the logic of Kona is not quite clear to me.
    It is an on-demand software, meaning it is hosted by SAP and customers use it whenever they need. On the other hand, BI data is stored in the customer database. How does Kona get data from a remote DB, on demand?
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          1. Adam Szigeti
            Thanks a lot, it is clear now. Instead of keeping BI data and logic locally, once data is extracted, it gets transferred to the hosted db, and BI logic is applied on demand. Or, even data transfer is initiated upon demand.
            This is something similar to Business by Design, restricted for BI
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