Business Intelligence Advances from SAP Put Powerful Analytics Into the Hands of All Users, Allowing People to Revolutionize Decision-Making
SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced new business intelligence (BI) innovations that bring customers richer business insights. Now generally available, feature pack 3 for the 4.0 release of SAP® BusinessObjects™ BI solutions – including SAP BusinessObjects BI, Edge edition, software – and the 1.0.1 release of SAP® Visual Intelligence software let organizations equip users with powerful analytics tools that are easy to access and use. The announcement was made at SAP Analytics Forum North America, being held today in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Register here to join the live virtual event broadcast, beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Using its BI market share leadership to help customers use analytics to run like never before, SAP is focusing on five key pillars of its ongoing BI strategy for innovation without disruption:
“New innovations in areas such as ‘big data,’ cloud, collaboration, mobile, predictive, social and visualization have helped create a renaissance for the entire BI industry,” said Howard Dresner, chief research officer, Dresner Advisory Services. “It’s an exciting time for BI, with bountiful opportunities for organizations and lines of business to arm users with unique insights that can improve decision-making processes and transform businesses. Now more than ever before, BI solutions are accessible, affordable, complete, flexible, scalable and usable.”
New Analytics Innovations Now Generally Available
The latest examples of SAP’s continued innovation across its key BI pillars, today marks the general availability of feature pack 3 for the 4.0 release of SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions – including SAP BusinessObjects BI, Edge edition, for small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) – and the 1.0.1 release of SAP Visual Intelligence. The feature pack release for SAP® Crystal Server software is planned to be generally available this month.
Feature pack 3 for the 4.0 release of SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions extends the core of customers’ BI foundations with new capabilities in the following areas:
Bringing creative, self-service BI directly to the desktop, the 1.0.1 release of SAP Visual Intelligence lets people use personal data sources such as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and CSV files, in addition to data from SAP HANA. It also features SAP StreamWork connectivity for collaborative BI. Announced in May, SAP Visual Intelligence is a desktop BI solution that works with SAP BusinessObjects Explorer and has unique read and write integration with SAP HANA. The software helps lines of business, departments and individuals discover and analyze information to find the answers they are looking for, regardless of technical skill level. It also enables them to easily visualize data and apply key findings to decision-making processes without having to rely on IT.
“As the market share leader in BI, SAP is committed to helping customers run like never before by maximizing their analytics investments,” said Adam Binnie, global vice president and general manager, Business Intelligence Solutions, SAP. “With the most complete BI portfolio available today, SAP is also working hard on the service and support front to make our five-pillar BI vision a reality for any sized business, industry or line of business.”
For more information, including screenshots of feature pack 3 and SAP Visual Intelligence, visit the SAP Newsroom. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews and @businessobjects, and participate in the conversation using the hashtags #SAPForum, #SAPVisi and #BI4.
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