Accelerate your move to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 with 360Suite
With the release of the 3rd Service Package for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3, SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 is definitely the place to go!
We warmly encourage our customers to take advantage of this release to adopt BI 4.3. Upgrading from previous versions is simple, it can be considered an update, and with SP03 you get the best feature set of all available versions, with an impressive list of innovations and enhancements.
Furthermore, to help the customers who are upgrading or are considering it, we are delighted to propose to all of you a freemium opportunity developed by our partner WIIISDOM.
Indeed, thanks to their expertise and the capabilities of their 360Suite solution, you can benefit free of charge of their accelerator to upgrade to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 in a faster and trusted manner.
Let us uncover what you can expect from this freemium offer.
Speaking about advantages.
The main advantage of this freemium offer, coupled with SAP BusinessObjects, is that it tackles the most difficult and time consuming part of any upgrade project – the testing phase. This will allow you to drastically increase your key success criteria while reducing the time needed to reach them.
The truth is that during such projects, good practices implies that you should be validating your content by comparing the objects “before” and “after” the migration. This is somehow possible if you are doing this side-by-side on different servers but impossible when running an in-place upgrade as the “before” content is gone!
It involves ensuring that all migrated WebI documents continue to behave exactly the same way as in the initial version, that each document is available, continues to give the same results visually, that the data is reachable and consistent with an equivalent level of performance.
In addition, the data security part must also be checked. If you have row level security, the new BOBJ system must be validated to ensure that each user receives the same information they would have benefited from before.
Doing this on a small subset of documents is fast but creates risks. Doing it manually is not reasonable as a BOBJ environment will have dozens of Universes, thousands of Webis and each will usually contain several reports over tens or even hundreds of pages.
That’s why all of this must be done, not in a punctual and manual way, but automatically and massively.
Finally, if differences appear, you must be able to easily identify and understand the reasons why in order to correct them before going into production.
In summary, our proposition is simple : you will benefit from all of these advantages and functional capabilities, thanks to the Freemium offer from WIIISDOM, built around the 360Suite product.
Who is concerned?
The 360Suite Freemium offer is compatible with the release of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 SP03 and will be available to all our customers on SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 / 4.2 / BI 4.3 looking at upgrading from On Premise to On Premise, or from On Premise to the Cloud.
Being a Freemium, it of course doesn’t come with full capacity but proposes you best of the breed functionality that you will be able to activate a certain number of times during the freemium period.
- you can compare 10 WebI reports per week for a period of 100 days
- for the compared reports : we indicate the 100% accurate, partially accurate, and the failed
- then, you can unlock “full details” for each report 5 times during the freemium period
“Full details” means that the tool will automatically highlights the differences, in terms of data accuracy, report look & feel (layout) and performance. Example:
With the release of the 3rd Service Package for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3, and the end of the mainstream maintenance for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2, many customers are at a crossroads and wondering how to continue to operate their favorite BI platform with the latest version.
It’s time to step up, and the partner ecosystem can help!
This is why this type of freemium offer exists: it is there to help and convince our entire SAP BusinessObjects community that an SAP BusinessObjects upgrade can be carried out more quickly and reliably.
So, to all customers who will take this path, we look forward to hearing your feedback, and in advance, we would like to thank you for your renewed confidence in SAP BusinessObjects.