Identifying SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform Components


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Identify the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform Components

SAP Business Intelligence Strategy

SAP's Business Intelligence strategy is designed to maximize flexibility and scalability for enterprise deployments. Key objectives include:

  • Inclusive for all user and landscapes
  • Collaborate across the organization
  • Adaptable and scalable

Business Intelligence Strategic Areas

The following are Business Intelligence strategic areas.

Enterprise BI
  • Inclusive for all users and landscapes:
    • BI on mobile, cloud, on-premise.

    • Ready for global operation.

  • Collaborate across the organization:
    • For everyone across the organization - individuals, teams, or department.
    • For active sharing and decision-making.
  • Adaptable:
    • For flexible, data-safe, and mission-critical operations.
    • For any size of business, deployment, or organization.

SAP Business Intelligence Platform

The BI platform gives all the tools that you need to publish securely, distribute, and administer your business intelligence.

The following graphic highlights the placement of BI Platform in BI Platform Layers.

The BI Platform facilitates integrating data from almost any source into visually appealing reports and dashboards to be distributed in multiple ways (web, print, mobile), depending on business user needs.

The SAP professional grade Business Intelligence (BI) platform allows customers to leverage virtually any data source, structured, or unstructured. The Semantic Layer facilitates data access for business users, allowing them to access, analyze, and visualize data sources, without any knowledge of the underlying data structure. The BI platform provides all the tools you need to securely publish, distribute, and administer your business intelligence. With client tools for self-service, dashboards and apps, and reporting, users will have the tools they need to access and use the information they need to make better informed decisions. Finally, your BI content is securely accessible virtually anywhere on desktops, mobile devices, browsers, and various desktop tools and portals

SAP Business Intelligence Suite

Here are the primary reporting tools in the suite.

The portfolio includes:

  • SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
  • SAP Crystal Reports

The portfolio can be used in the following ways:

  • Quickly build formatted reports on any data source.
  • Securely distribute reports both internally and externally.
  • Minimize IT support costs by allowing users to create and change their own reports.

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