Change is coming for SAP BusinessObjects users in the shape of SAP BI 4.3 – due to be generally available in the next few months (ie, early to mid 2020). This is the first major 4.x release since 4.2 in early 2016. 4 years is a long time in software development, let alone politics, so there will be some big opportunities to grasp and a few challenges to meet. Continue reading SAP BI 4.3 is Coming ... Are You Ready?
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Many SAP BusinessObjects users work with universes that are supplied by 3rd-party companies, and I have come across this most often with councils and social care teams. Companies and systems like LiquidLogic, CoreLogic/Servelec/Mosaic, SWIFT, Frameworki and Northgate provide end-users with SAP BusinessObjects universes that allow reports to be created from their databases. Continue reading Linked Universe
In some contexts, SAP BusinessObjects and QlikView could be viewed as quite similar. They both, for example, sit towards the higher-input-higher-reward scale of Business Intelligence (BI) products. They also both need a higher level of expertise to get the most out of them when compared to other offerings like Microsoft’s Power BI. Continue reading SAP BusinessObjects v QlikView
On many occasions, I have come across a Business reluctant to invest in a Business Intelligence solution because of perceived problems with data quality. Continue reading Dealing With The Data Blues
Cognos is IBM’s cloud-based offering into the Business Intelligence (BI) market. It is a full suite of software designed to provide a self-service approach that encompasses data extraction, data analysis and visualisation and reporting. It’s built on open standards so it can be used with a variety of data sources. Continue reading SAP BusinessObjects v Cognos