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Overview of SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI solutions

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Need for a BI solution in Midsize companies SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI Solutions Overview
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standard package Edge BI. version with data management Customer feedback © SAP 2009 / Page 3 . version with data integration Edge BI.Agenda Need for a BI solution in Midsize companies SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI Solutions Overview Edge BI.

Office productivity tools and transactional applications aren’t enough Limitations of Office Tools Difficult to capture workflow and approvals Difficult to work with structured data and dependencies Not integrated with budgeting or HR systems Version control and audit issues out of date documents Data entry and formula issues errors and inconsistencies Cumbersome.Why BI? .” CIO High Technology Manufacturer © SAP 2009 / Page 4 . top down process Difficult to work with semi/unstructured data Only considers quantitative measures Limited. but found it to be a complex and expensive solution. email-based collaboration Limitations of Transactional Apps Requires a well defined. inflexible data access Difficult to link with dayto-day activities Cumbersome. forms-based collaboration “ We tried building our own solution using Microsoft Office.

By creating a closed-loop management system. companies can avoid such shortfalls.” Source: Harvard Business Review © SAP 2009 / Page 5 .The key to success is an application specifically designed for managing strategy “ Various studies done in the past 25 years indicate that 60% to 80% of companies fall short of the success predicted from their new strategies.

etc. Compliance Human resources What factors drive retention of my best employees? Wireless Finance Understanding the drivers of key financial metrics and facilitating financial reporting and analysis Sales Customers Customer/partner self-service Operational efficiencies from sharing information with partners Partners © SAP 2009 / Page 6 .Business intelligence works within different lines of businesses Sales and marketing Understanding the profitability of customer segments Business Intelligence Operations Improved inventory management Executives Analysis Operations Manufacturing Supplier performance scorecarding Production Supply Chain Finance. HR.

not enough insight Data Lineage “Where did this number come from?” Executive Information Technology Track Data Changes “What changed since the last time I opened the report” Report Publishing “How can I send a personalized campaign to my customers?” Xcelsius “How do I create a dashboard?” Sales & Marketing Finance Services Polestar “I don’t have time to create a report.How do I make smart decisions? Too much data. How do I find the information I need now?” © ©SAP SAP2009 2008 //Page Page7 7 .

version with data management Customer feedback © SAP 2009 / Page 8 . standard package Edge BI.Agenda Need for a BI solution in Midsize companies SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI Solutions Overview Edge BI. version with data integration Edge BI.

The solution has been ideal for supporting our business as we continue to grow. The BusinessObjectsTM Edge Series gave us access to tool sets and technologies that were previously out of our range.SME Business Analytics Portfolio Fits your budget and timelines TM TM BusinessObjects BusinessObjects Edge Series XI 3. so we could make better business decisions. when they needed it. Sole Technology © SAP 2009 / Page 9 .0 Fits the way your employees work Fits your IT environment and preferences Crystal Crystal Reports Reports Server Fits your future growth plans “ We were struggling at getting data into the hands of people who needed it.” George Bock Senior Director of IT.

Standard Package © SAP 2009 / Page 10 SAP BusinessObjectsTM Edge BI. Siebel and JDE * Download separately Add Data Integration Graphical ETL Transform Impact Analysis Data Lineage Add Data Quality Management Data validation Global Address cleanse Includes everything in Edge Professional Requires subscription to postal address data (sold separately) Includes everything in Edge Standard SAP BusinessObjectsTM Edge BI. PSFT. Sharepoint Oracle.1 Comprehensive. Versatile BI Solutions Designed for Mid-Size Companies Add-ons for Edge Add-ons for Edge BusinessObjects Rapid Marts BusinessObjects Rapid Marts Ad hoc reporting Analysis Dashboards Office Integration Security Scheduling and Publishing Auditing Mobile Widgets Polestar Navigation* Integration for SAP.SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI SAP BusinessObjectsTM Edge BI 3. version with data integration SAP BusinessObjectsTM Edge BI. version with data management .

the intelligence platform SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI. standard package © SAP 2009 / Page 11 .SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI.

standard package Seamless MS Office Integration with LiveOffice Interactive Data Visualization with Xcelsius Answering Business Questions with Web Intelligence Analysis and Sharing of OLAP Data through Voyager © SAP 2009 / Page 12 .The power of SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI.

Seamless Microsoft Office integration with LiveOffice Easy: Use corporate data in Microsoft Office without reliance on IT Accurate: Refresh in Microsoft Office to get latest data Collaborative: Securely share documents with live data context and maintain secure access to sensitive data © SAP 2009 / Page 13 .

presentations Interpret information beyond data presentation Easy to use. maps.Interactive data visualization with Xcelsius Access attractive. PDF. and selectors © SAP 2009 / Page 14 . interactive what-if scenarios for user empowered insight Apply the power of innovative design Intuitive design environment Pre-built components. skins. gauges. charts. personalized dashboards anywhere Portal. documents.

end user reporting and analysis for all users Access.Answering business questions with web intelligence Easy to use. combine and analyze data from multiple sources (SAP and non-SAP) within a single interface Increase collaborative decision making through threaded discussions © SAP 2009 / Page 15 .

Powerful analysis and sharing of OLAP data Powerful analysis and sharing of OLAP data Designed for business analysts Comprehensive range of business and time calculations Share analysis beyond analyst group Comprehensive data access Access and analyze multiple OLAP sources in one place Multiple views of the same OLAP cube Fast access to specific information with partial refresh Cost-effective deployment options © SAP 2009 / Page 16 .

The same trusted information. any time. any device Desktop Web Browser Mobile An Interface For Every Business User Microsoft Office © SAP 2009 / Page 17 . any where.

Flexibility with Rich Client and Mobile On-line and off-line support Provide the most simple query. metrics and real-time data with Mobile © SAP 2009 / Page 18 . reporting and analysis solution both online and offline access with Web Intelligence Rich Client Offer a mobile solution for remote access to BI reports.

easy monitoring Receive alerts and RSS feeds © SAP 2009 / Page 19 .Dashboard widgets Turns desktops into a direct portal for any user to monitor their KPIs View Xcelsius and Web Intelligence docs on their desktop for quick.

document synchronization Expanded content Crystal Reports and SAP sources Enhanced enterprise support Security.Mobile function Proactive alerting On data change. schedule Report push On alerts. compression © SAP 2009 / Page 20 . document change. encryption.

version with data integration © SAP 2009 / Page 21 .SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI. with data integration SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI.

version with data integration Delivering business intelligence you can trust Deliver trusted information End-to-end impact analysis Report to source data lineage Maximize developer productivity Single interface to design Web-based administration to deploy Accelerate BI deployments One version of the truth aggregating data from multiple sources Create and update universes with a single click Update universes based on source changes automatically © SAP 2009 / Page 22 .The power of SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI.

version with data management © SAP 2009 / Page 23 .SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI. with data management SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI.

Improving trust in data Data quality is now part of the SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI. version with data management: Deliver the most trusted and accurate information Adding data quality support for more countries Instant traceability with impact analysis and data lineage capabilities Data validation dashboard and process auditing for instant review New workflow design and administration to improve usability Multi-user support and security with central repository Transform management allows you to easily define best practice Comprehensive administration and reporting tools Extend enterprise-class performance Interoperability and flexibility with web services based applications High performance parallel transformation and grid computing Broad source and target support © SAP 2008 2009 / Page 24 .

version with data management One Development User Interface One Metadata Repository One Runtime Architecture Access Transform Improve Deliver Data Quality Professional Development User Interface Metadata Repository Runtime Architecture One Administration Environment Administration and Connectors One Set of Connectors © SAP 2009 / Page 25 . version with data management – DI + DQ Data Integrator Starter Development User Interface Metadata Repository Runtime Architecture Administration and Connectors SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI.BusinessObjects Edge BI.

version with data management Customer feedback © SAP 2009 / Page 26 . standard package Edge BI. version with data integration Edge BI.Agenda Need for a BI solution in Midsize companies SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI Solutions Overview Edge BI.

What are our customers say about our product? “Within one week of deployment we went from zero reports to delivering reports across all departments. Prior to using SAP Business Objects. we‘re replacing those intuitive decisions with data-driven decisions – based on the greater data analysis enabled by Edge BI. which increases our users‘ acceptance rate. SAP Business Objects solution is more intuitive. our decision-making was more intuitive. In terms of navigating. Now.“ Wayyne Bennett Vice President of Finance “Ad hoc analysis was a huge requirement for us.“ “Its ease of use allows us to create dashboards in a matter of days versus months using our previous BI solution.“ Karen Cambray CFO Marty Louie VP Finance © SAP 2009 / Page 27 . © SAP 2009 / Page 30 .i 4B a BI practise Thank You www.

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