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How to implement Business Objects:BI Architecture Design and Reporting Deployment
SBO Add-ons for ASAP 7Jay Thoden van Velzen, SBO FS Global OperationsJuly 9, 2010
 © SAP 2009 / Page 2
Definition of Business Intelligence andBI Architecture
SAP Business Warehouse (BW) was at one point called “BI”
Somewhat confusing name, suggesting a database means you have “BI”
BW can certainly be part of a Business Intelligence landscape, but is rarely even the only data source,let alone the entire Business Intelligence platform
Business Intelligence is a IT/business concept or discipline, not a specific set of applications/tools, ordatabase, to enable better business decisions and insight into corporate information
BI Architecture is the system sizing, system architecture and security implementation that make up a BIenvironment
Business Intelligence Architecture comprises of:
SAP Business Objects Enterprise (specifically and historically)
Business Intelligence Architecture across the SAP Business Objects product suite
Business Intelligence
Business Warehouse (BW/BI)Business Intelligence Architecture
 © SAP 2009 / Page 3
End User Business Value central to good BI
End UserBusiness ValueContentdeliveryDatagovernanceSystemPerformanceHardwaresizing andcapacityAnswersbusiness needAppropriatemetrics andKPIs
Multiple factors need to line up correctly to provide high business value.All elements stand in service of the end user result
Systems that do not answer a particular business need or do not track the appropriate metrics and KPIs, do not provide business value Systems that do not provide answers in appropriate time frames, do not perform, or do not allow the user community to use the system when they need to, will discourage analysis and result in diminished business value Systems that present obstacles to end users receiving the information they need, reduce business value Systems that provide information that cannot be trusted do more harm than good 

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