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Business Objects ExplainedSAP Live and Local Webcast Tour 08

22 May, 2008




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The BI Challenge

SAP 2008 / Page 3

The Challenge TodayOperational Systems Finance Systems CRM System HR System Partners/vendors Internet, email Increased efficiency Lower costs

Business Intelligence Gap

Customer retention Employee motivation Faster time to market Compliance with regulations Better communications

A Typical Environment Challenge: BI for the MassesMost BI platforms struggle with meeting this challenge

BI is too complex

BI is for the savvy few BI is numeric BI is on only on my desktop BI is inconsistent


SAP 2008 / Page 6


Business Intelligence PlatformBusiness Intelligence PlatformCore Business IntelligenceQuery, Reporting, & AnalysisReporting Analysis Dashboards

Advanced AnalyticsInformation DeliveryPredictive


Enterprise Information ManagementData Integration Data Quality Metadata Management Data Mart Solutions

Data Challenges

No Traceability to Source

Inconsistent Data

Disparate DataPoor Data Quality

Business Intelligence Platform

Information Delivery Dashboards Predictive Reporting Analysis Search

Core Business Intelligence

SAP 2008 / Page 11

Enterprise-Class Formatted Reporting with Crystal ReportsAccess and present any data

Get the information you need from any data source SAP or non-SAP Automated wizards and reusable templates speed report production

Info when and where people need it

Real-time and scheduled reports Deliver feature-rich, interactive reports securely over the web

A proven market standard

Proven world standard for report design The choice of over 500 independent software vendors Embedded within Microsoft, SAP, Borland, BEA, and IBM

Richly formatted, interactive information for every user

Answering Adhoc Business Questions with Web Intelligence

Powerful ad hoc queries

Powerful web based reporting, query and analysis Integrated and trusted interactivity and analysis for all users Zero IT reliance Multiple queries to both relational and OLAP data sources

Flexible, interactive viewing and integrated analysis

Tailor to meet all analysis requirements in the organization Flexible and easy to navigate and manipulate

Self-service information access and interactivity

Simple Visualisation of Complex Data

Extremely attractive High interactivity

Feather lightHighly scalable Easy to build and maintain

Drive Decision Making and Insight with Dashboards

Web based dashboard authoring Consuming all BI content reports, visualisations and more Based on BI platform

For Business Users Information where and when you wantIntelligent Search Faster and better searching capabilities Federated Search across the internet and intranet Combined Search and Analysis Mobile Intelligence Access BI content on your mobile device Rapidly deployed Desktop Widgets Place BI content direct onto your desktop Easily monitor key analytics and KPIs

BI Where You Work My Desktop

MS Office Access trusted BI content

The Business Intelligence Platform A Single Trusted Information Source

On Mobile device In MS Office via Search Non IT - SELF SERVICE BI SUPPORT CASUAL USERS

Data Profiling DATA INTEGRATION DATA QUALITY Metadata Management And more



Business Objects Enterprise BI PlatformTCO Power

Web based Management Security and Portal Integration SINGLE PLATFORM

BROAD CONNECTIVITY Crystal Reports OLAP Analysis

SAP BI Roadmap

SAP 2008 / Page 20

Business Objects and SAP: A Perfect Match

BIP Product Roadmap: Strategic Focus on Premium Offering


NOTE: Products not explicitly mentioned here continue on their existing roadmaps, including but not limited to SAP BW, SAP Portal, Visual Composer, BI Accelerator, BusinessObjects Rapid Marts, etc


SAP 2008 / Page 23

The Value of the SAP Business Objects Offering

Delivering what was out of reach and scope before:Unlocking your most valuable asset your business data. With the new offerings from SAP & Business Objects ALL INFORMATION is accessible: Structured AND unstructured Inside your enterprise network AND across your business network SAP sources AND non-SAP sources With the new premium offering ALL PEOPLE in your enterprise get the trusted information they need to get their job done The right tools for the right job for analysts AND mere mortals Self service shrink the long list of IT service requests Stunning data visualization let people see the insights Trusted data you can rely on quality comes naturally, no required SAP 2008 / Page 24

Business Objects, an SAP companyThe Mission

Transform the Way the World Works by Connecting People, Information, and Businesses

Our offer to you

All Information, All People,

One Platform:Business Objects Whitepaper


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