SAP BusinessObjects Upgrading & Migration
Upgrading to a new version of your BI software is always a big step. It is as complex as installing the new software package on the server and client machines.
The most time-consuming part of an upgrade is validating that the existing content still works. Even if this step seems to be trivial our experience learns that this is most of the time not the case. Each upgrade is different. Each company solution is customized in a different way (e.g. might or might not be in line with the "best practices”). A lot of elements can affect the success or failure of the migration, leading to unexpected costs. At element61, we start off with a lot of general experience in this area. We can rely on concrete customer cases in which we've handled the upgrade successfully. We've performed upgrades of SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.x and 4.x, including BusinessObjects 4.2. The combination of this product knowledge with good practices in BI upgrades, positions element61 well to help you with your upgrade.
Migrating from your current software to a different toolset or another vendor, requires a different approach. Given the strong background of element61 in several technologies, we are an ideal candidate in advising you for a vendor switch. E.g. changing toolset within SAP BusinessObjects (BEX Analyzer, BO Analysis for Office, etc.). We can also advise on purposes of reporting solution (e.g. Crystal Reports, WebIntelligence, etc.).
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