SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence consolidates all SAP BusinessObjects front-end products used by the end-users to consult or create reports. SAP has integrated the full BusinessObjects product portfolio within their own offering starting 2007, after the acquisition of the company.
Within the product portfolio of Business Intelligence, you can find the own developed products by BusinessObjects, next to products they have acquired and integrated in the product suite (e.g. Crystal Reports).
The SAP BusinessObjects platform is the core of the reporting and analysis suite. The platform is used as primary access to publish, store, create and share reports and to perform analysis within the different products. The SAP BusinessObjects platform can be the portal environment towards your integrated reporting environment.
The integrated SAP BusinessObjects BI platform can contain following products:
- SAP BusinessObjects WebIntelligence; the analysis tool for your relational environment. Within SAP BusinessObjects WebIntelligence, you can easily create your own report with attractive charts, a flexible lay-out and advanced drilling functionality.
- SAP Analytics Cloud is the Business analytics product from SAP. It is a SaaS (software as service) application entirely based on the HANA cloud platform and combines the needs of Business Intelligence, Predictive analytics and Organizational planning.
- SAP BusinessObjects Analysis for Office: gets the report data in your office environment with some simple clicks. Whenever the data changes in your database just click the refresh button to get your most recent data into the presentation, Excel or PowerPoint document of your choice.
- SAP Crystal Reports; pixel perfect reporting tool, that delivers reports on which you can rely on. SAP Crystal Reports is mainly used for fixed reporting. Crystal can be used to drill through, to analyse figures if you don’t feel the need for a strong graphical interface.
With all these individual products, SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 offers a wide variety of solutions into a stable environment for your reporting and analysis. On top of the current products, SAP BusinessObjects is constantly improving and extending the product suite with new integrations, enhancements and even new products.
element61s consultants are constantly following the most recent developments within the SAP BusinessObjects product portfolio, to be able to offer the best solution towards our customers.
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