BEx or SAP Business Objects Advanced Analysis – What’s your View?
As we all know the marketing blurb suggests Advanced Analysis is designed for financial and business analysts, advanced analytic tools create real-world value from your information assets. Relying on sophisticated analytic engines that can access both numeric and text data, these tools interrogate complex historical data to look for trends, outliers, and patterns through a visual interface.
But what is the reality and are customer going to migrate to it ?
Whenever I speak to people about the arrival of Advanced Analysis maybe by Christmas this year the question I am asked time and time again is Why would I adopt it at a cost (implementing the XI platform with associated licensing and project costs) when I can stay with the notionally free BEx tool for the foreseeable future. Apart from restating the SAP Business Objects technology roadmap and explaining about the convergence in the two technology suites I am at a loss as to the “compelling event” that will be the catalyst for customers to move to Advanced Analysis. Is there a compelling event in your mind?