SAP Road Map: SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 and Hybrid Analytics Recap
This SAP Road map webcast will provide an overview of SAP BusinessObjects BI4.3 and hybrid analytics. BI4.3 introduces a number of new capabilities to enable hybrid analytics use cases with SAP Analytics Cloud Understand hybrid analytics where SAP Analytics Cloud and BI4.3 can work together.
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Where analytics fits in the overall SAP portfolio
Brings together “X + O” data
Seeing changes in spending patterns
New IT spending is moving to the cloud, includes analytics spending
SAP innovations are moving to the cloud
Customers have made an investment in BusinessObjects
Hybrid investments; worked with Forrester, customers anticipate landscape will be hybrid
For analytics area, 2 large investment areas
- BusinessObjects Enterprise – BI4.3, reuse elements within cloud
- SAP Analytics Cloud
Ensure 2 worlds co-exist
Continue invest in on-premise suite, “sweet” spot include large scale publishing
Innovation investments are SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Analytics Cloud element, BusinessObjects, and content can be leveraged across landscapes, such as the universes
SAP Analytics Hub/Catalog – to access all analytics content
Can run BusinessObjects in the cloud, on 3rd party infrastructure layers or in HEC or single tenant with subscription licensing
Protect existing investment through extend Analytics program and cloud extension policy
“Right size BusinessObjects landscape”
Currently BI4.3 is in beta. Launched beta at end of 2019, over 180 participants, are planning BI4.3 to make it GA in Q2/2020; going forward SP1 release end of 2020
Good feedback so far on beta, quality of performance and UX changes
Pushes out maintenance window to 2027 for BI4.3
A single Web Intelligence client
New WebI client, HTML5, no Java, more streamlined approach, new look and feel
Full parity with Java Applet and Rich Client
New flexibility, share and reuse Web Intelligence documents to build new documents in SAP Analytics
Web Intelligence data model can be reused
A power user can create those queries, complex calculations
That document can be shared
End user can get data without going through query panel
New chart types
WebI can be consumed everywhere
Crystal Reports updates
Enhance live universe connection – improve performance, add support for universe metadata types
Use WebI as a data source to SAP Analytics Cloud
Continue to improve installation, update, and deployment process
Lower cost of deploying BI4.3
Simplify deployment to infrastructure providers (Azure, Amazon, etc.)
Web application to put together administration workflows
End of life for some applications
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A summary of what is coming for BI4.3
Question & Answer
Q: How can I participate as part of Beta Procedure.
Q: Can you use WebI as a data source to BEx query?
A: need to verify
Q: Will there be more releases of BusinessObjects?
A: GA in Q2, SP1 at end of year; plan to look to what is needed for further releases
Q: Analytics Hub vs Analytics Catalog – what is the difference?
A: Analytics Hub is current product name, version, going forward, embed capabilities into SAP Analytics Cloud – new name will be Analytics Catalog going forward; Analytics Catalog will release in a few quarters
What do you think?