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BI News: June Edition

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June 2013

Business Intelligence News

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Welcome to the June issue of Business Intelligence News!

SAP’s business intelligence (BI) team has been busy releasing a lot of new and updated solutions over the past several weeks. In this issue, we are including articles to get you up to speed on the latest innovations, as well as tips on how to easily upgrade your BI solutions; introduction to SAP Lumira Cloud; and overviews of SAP BusinessObjects Mobile, version 5 and the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence suite 4.1.

In next month’s newsletter, we’re going to switch gears – away from technology and features and functions – to provide tools and tips on how to move BI from simply another IT project into a strategic value-driving initiative within your company. The next issue will include articles on creating business cases, using design thinking to determine transformative solutions, and leveraging best practices for building your BI strategy.

Saskia Battersby, GM BI Solution Management



How SAP Lumira Changed My List of Baseball Heroes

Most of you are familiar with the book and movie Moneyball, but there are more examples of how baseball and analysis tools are transforming the game. Hear an SAP developer’s own tale of how a new analysis client expanded his list of baseball heroes.

SAP BusinessObjects Mobile 5 for iOS – Empowering decision makers everywhere

The latest release of SAP BusinessObjects Mobile software is available this month for download. It includes a great new look and feel and is brimming with new capabilities.

The number “1” in the version number of the latest release of the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite is significant. It is the key to the central messages of the release and, as the first point release of a major undertaking like SAP BusinessObjects BI 4, it is the version customers waiting to upgrade should move to.

Discover a wealth of new features and capabilities in this release »


Tammy Powlas, ASUG volunteer and senior business analyst at Fairfax Water, shares her positive experience in upgrading to the latest version of the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite, and how the SAP Customer Validation team was with her every step of the way.


Best Practices for a Smooth BI Migration

Still using versions XI of SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions? For those looking to upgrade to the latest version of the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite now, Tom Woodhead of APOS and Thierry Audas from SAP have put together a best practices article to get you up and running. 


SAP Proudly Launches “Everywhere” Analytics

With the release of SAP Lumira Cloud earlier this month, SAP marks the beginning of the new wave of self-service innovation from SAP that spans desktop, cloud, and mobile. Ilan Frank, solution manager for SAP Lumira Cloud, shares highlights of this new offering from SAP as well as how to get your account for free.

Discover a new wave of self-service BI in the cloud »


Ovum Research White Paper – Mobile Business Intelligence: A Growing Enterprise Trend

Interested in mobile BI? In this fast-paced business world, more organizations are using mobile BI solutions to provide their users with the ability to access relevant data while on the move. Ovum surveyed 1,000 enterprises to find out more about this trend.

Discover the results of this survey now! »


Key Steps for Planning for Your Upgrade

Upgrading your BI platform doesn’t have to seem daunting. Appropriate planning and support are essential for a successful deployment. To help ensure a smooth transition, JC Raveneau and his team have formed a comprehensive list of helpful service links, considerations and processes.

Learn how to secure success with your upgrade project »


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Just starting your implementation of BI? Maidenform, eBay, and LSI share how they drove adoption of BI products within their companies, and what lessons they learned along the way, during this SAPPHIRE NOW session.

Fairfax Water (which recently upgraded to version 4.1 of the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite) and Kraft Foods Inc. talk about how size influences their approach to their BI projects as part of this SAPPHIRE NOW panel discussion.

This short, but sweet, interview with Abdhul Jackson, Exatech’s data warehouse and BI specialist, illustrates why the company chose to use the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite, and what it has accomplished in three years by using the full BI suite.


June 26, 2013 – An SAP Customer Success Story – in the Words of Our Customer – on the Innovative Use of BI and Analytics – Webinar

August  18-23rd 2013: TDWI World Conference – Agile BI – San Diego, California

September 3-5, 2013: SAPinsider 2013 – Singapore

September 9–12, 2013: ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference – Anaheim, California

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