SAP has announced the general availability of the latest release of SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) solutions. The announcement was made at the 2013 ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference, being held September 9-11 in Anaheim, California.
"Today, data, devices and the people who use them are more connected than ever. There is immense value to be unlocked by connecting this information, so called "dark data," to the work people do every day enabling users to quickly discover what is happening and then act with the power of collective insight. SAP's analytics vision is built around driving a near real-time connected experience across enterprise BI, agile visualisation and advanced analytics."
Tammy Powlas, project manager, Fairfax County Water Authority said:
"Fairfax Water is responsible with providing safe, clean water to nearly 1.7 million people and we need reliable analysis systems to ensure people are getting the water they need each day."
"With the latest release of SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions, we have a simplified user interface and improved mobile worker access."
Advancements in the 4.1 release of SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions include:
- One suite for all insight: Unified and highly personalised solutions have the ability to deeply embed analytics to create custom experiences through new software development kits (SDKs) and application programming interfaces (APIs). Powerful visualisations empower users with industry-focused visualisations and special analytics. Faster and more accurate decisions are consumable from mobile devices through a single mobile application.
- One place for all information big and small: Support is available for more than 140 data sources, including more OLAP sources than ever before. A big data-ready release includes support for Amazon Elastic MapReduce and Hadoop Hive.
- One standard for enterprise BI: The latest version delivers a professional-grade BI platform designed for any size business with SAP® Crystal Server 2013 software and the Edge edition and enterprise edition of the 4.1 release of SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions. SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions are available for on-premise or on-demand deployment and support advanced multi-tenant management. The solutions give IT, business analysts and business users the ability to convert analysis on multiple devices as well as go from online to offline mode.
"The 4.1 release brings both enhancements and important integration features to the core BI product, improving capabilities for both SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse and long-time SAP BusinessObjects customers," said Cindi Howson, founder of BI Scorecard and author of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0: The Complete Reference. "The most marked improvements are in mobile, dashboards, collaboration and support for big data sources."
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