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Author's profile photo Raghuraman Ramakrishnan

SAP App Center—Q & A with Partner APOS Systems

At SAP, our analytics team is working to help SAP customers get maximum value for their business needs. Through SAP App Center marketplace, you can discover 420+ analytics partner solutions that complement 12+ SAP Analytics Products from more than 120+ SAP partners and contributors.

Recently, I spoke to Allan Pym, chief operating officer of APOS Systems, about their analytics solutions posted on the SAP App Center. He shared with us his views on the SAP App Center and how customers value their complementary solutions of our products.

Tell us, as an SAP Partner, what do you think about the SAP App Center?

I like two things in particular. First, that SAP is demonstrating its commitment to the SAP partner ecosphere. Second, that the new SAP App Center gives us more opportunity to describe our solutions and what they can do for organizations wanting to get the most out of SAP business intelligence (BI) solutions .

We’re focused around bringing partner innovations to customers.  What are you hearing in the field? 

APOS is finding more and more of our contacts and customers who are thinking “outside the box,” and asking not just what SAP BI can do for them, but also what they can do to make SAP BI even more responsive to their unique needs and organizational restrictions. The partner ecosphere is entering the customer considerations earlier and more often.

One of our customers has told us that the need for extra connectivity and integration led them to consult with us prior to their decision to purchase SAP BI, and that our APOS Publisher solution on the SAP App Center was critical to the successful integration of SAP BI.

This is great news! Can you tell us more about this kind of success?

If an SAP BusinessObjects BI enthusiast is going to the BI +Analytics show in Nashville in August, they can learn more about this customer’s success by attending their presentation on Wednesday afternoon:

Tell us more about your solutions on the SAP App Center for SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise platform.

Some important recent news for us, with the release of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP4, is that the Distribution Server module of APOS Publisher is now integrated with BI Launchpad. This integration provides greater distribution flexibility and control over the distribution of BI content for better information and system governance.

One of the other trends we are noticing is that there is growing interest in extending data connectivity. We believe this trend is largely due to the ongoing SAP BI convergence strategy. Our APOS Data Gateway solutions (SAP Lumira | SAP Design Studio | SAP Analytics Cloud) are designed to address these needs for greater data connectivity.

All the APOS solutions listed on the SAP App Center are designed to simplify, automate, complement, and extend SAP BI platform management and administration practices.

And your solutions on the SAP App Center for SAP Analytics Cloud?

Once again, it is extended data connectivity that organizations are looking for, and this need is even more pronounced with early adopters of SAP Analytics Cloud. Extended data connectivity allows them to adopt and adapt more quickly. The APOS Data Gateway solution fills this need.

Thanks, Allan!

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