Product Management SAP NetWeaver BI

February 2008
Busi ness I nt el l i genc e Pl at f or m
Roadmap – Shor t Ver si on
©SAP 2008 / Page 2
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©SAP 2008 / Page 3 ©SAP 2007 / Page 3
The Evol ut i on of Busi ness
I nt el l i genc e
1990s 2000s 2010s
Information democracy
Environment: multiple applications
Challenge: singl e version of truth
BI Sui t e
Expert tools for a few
Environment: one business application
Challenge: functional limitations
BI Tool s
BI as part of business processes
Environment: entire value chain
Challenge: complexi ty
Pr oc ess-Cent r i c BI
Tradi t i onal BI
Information dissemination defined
and controlled by IT
Collect data
Integrate in corporate
standard models
Disseminate on standardized
channel s
Present an accurate and accountable
picture of the past
Understand why things happened
Pri marily for strategic use
Nex t -Gen BI Key Busi ness Dr i ver s
Globalization
Short product cycles
Flat hierarchies
Global competition
Innovati on
Engine for success
Competi tive differenti ator
Culture of flexibility
Efficiency
High number of decisions
Increased responsibili ties
Compliance and
transparency
Intelligence needs defined by
business
Monitor business activiti es
Pl an for business
objectives
Respond to changed
business models
Pl an, monitor and improve
acti vities to reach objectives
Integrated intelligence from
strategy to execution
Interlink business processes
with BI
©SAP 2008 / Page 4 ©SAP 2007 / Page 4
Cust omer Chal l enges
Busi ness I nt el l i gence c ompl ex i t y
End user is crucial to success of any BI initiative
Too many different tools with steep learning curves
Complex data models beyond the understanding of business
Fl ex i bi l i t y t o respond t o c hange
Technology cannot keep up with the speed of thought
Data models quickly get out of sync with business models
Disconnect between business and IT leads to misunderstandings and long
development cycles
I nf or mat i on f r agment at i on
Information is locked away in application silos and heterogeneous sources
Integrating information requires expert knowledge
Disconnect between analytic and operational applications
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Unstructured
Data
Business Applications
& Structured Data
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Cloud
Data
Busi ness I nt el l i genc e Pl at f or m
Busi ness I nt el l i genc e Pl at f or m
Information Discovery & Delivery
Enterprise Information Management
Query, Reporting, & Anal ysi s
Data
Quality
Data
Integration
Data Mart
Solutions
Metadata
Management
Advanced Anal ytics
Predictive Reporting Analysis Dashboards Search Information Delivery
©SAP 2008 / Page 6
The New Busi ness I nt el l i genc e Pl at f or m
and SAP Net Weaver : A Per f ec t Mat c h
Open
SAP-only Source Agnostic
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IT and Data
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SAP
NetWeaver BI
SAP NW BI Accelerator
Business Objects
EIM
Business Objects
Information Discovery & Delivery
High
Performance
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The New Busi ness I nt el l i genc e Pl at f or m
and SAP Net Weaver : A Per f ec t Mat c h
Knowledge Workers & Business
Users
Knowledge Workers & Business
Users
Best Connectivity to SAP
Master Data Management
Semantic Abstraction
Semantic Abstraction
Industry-Leading Data Integration
Open to any Data Source
Industry-Leading Data Integration
Open to any Data Source
In-Memory Acceleration
Task
Workers
SAP NetWeaver Business Obj ects
The Alignment, Extension & Augmentation of two leading,
complementary BI & EIM solutions
Text Analysis
Text Analysis
Data Quality
Data Quality
Meta Data Management
Meta Data Management
Data Warehouse
Data Mart Solutions
Data Mart Solutions
IT
Analysts
©SAP 2008 / Page 8
Val ue Over vi ew of t he Combi ned
Of f er i ng
All Employees
All Employees
All Views on Information
All Views on Information
HIGH
PERFORMANCE
USER CENTRIC
OPEN
A complete, end-to-end BI platformsupporting QR&A,
Performance Optimization and Business Suite
The SAP Business
Intelligence Platform
Next Generation Anal ysis Engine
Next Generation Anal ysis Engine
Data Accuracy and Consistency
Data Accuracy and Consistency
Any Source
Any Source
Scal eable Informati on Delivery
Scal eable Informati on Delivery
©SAP 2008 / Page 9
Pr emi um Pac k ages
Interactive visualization
Easy data exploration and search like query
All data (including unstructured)
Market leader in enterprise reporting
Embedded, interactive visualization
All data (including unstructured)
Enterprise-class data integration
Market leader in data quality
Deep integration with BI
Enterprise Query, Reporting
and Analysis
Visualization and Reporting
Data Integration and Data
Quality Management
©SAP 2008 / Page 10
Enterprise
Reporting
BI P Pr oduc t Roadmap:
St r at egi c Foc us on Pr emi um Of f er i ng
BOBJ
SAP
Existing solutions
BEx Report Designer
Crystal Reports
2009 2008 2010
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BEx Report Designer 7.1
Crystal Reports Crystal Reports Crystal Reports
Crystal Reports Trial Crystal Reports Light Crystal Reports Trial
Key Points
For BI Tools the strategic focus going forward and the key investments will go towards
the premium offerings based on today‘s Business Objects product portfolio.
BEx Report Designer 7.1, last release in 2008, available without enhancements until
2010, maximum maintenance until 2016, will be replaced with Crystal Light product.
30 day Crystal Reports trial distributed via SDN in Q1.
©SAP 2008 / Page 11
OLAP
Analysis
BI P Pr oduc t Roadmap:
St r at egi c Foc us on Pr emi um Of f er i ng
BOBJ
SAP
Existing solutions 2009 2008 2010
Voyager
BEx Web Analyzer
BEx Excel Analyzer
Pi oneer
Incl. Excel Analyzer
Pi oneer
Incl. Excel Analyzer
Voyager
BEx Web Analyzer
BEx Excel Analyzer
Key Points
Pioneer (code name for 2009 release) provides superset of capabilities from both BEx 7.0
and Business Objects Voyager. Voyager customers migrate to Pioneer. BEx Web Analyzer
will be not be further enhanced.
Pioneer will include Excel Analyzer capability.
©SAP 2008 / Page 12
Dashboarding
BI P Pr oduc t Roadmap:
St r at egi c Foc us on Pr emi um Of f er i ng
BOBJ
SAP
Existing solutions 2009 2008 2010
Xcelsius
Xcelsius+ Xcelsius+
Web Application Designer
DashboardBuilder
Xcelsius
Web Application Designer
DashboardBuilder
Key Points
Xcelsius+, a future release of Xcelsius, will become the flagship product for dashboarding.
BEx Web Application Designer will be not be further enhanced beyond the release 7.0 EhP1
in 2008.
©SAP 2008 / Page 13
BI P Pr oduc t Roadmap:
St r at egi c Foc us on Pr emi um Of f er i ng
BOBJ
SAP
Existing solutions 2009 2008 2010
Data Quality &
Master Data
Management
Master Data Management Master Data Management Master Data Management
DQ DQ DQ
Master Data Management+
Key Points
SAP NetWeaver MDM will be able to consume content from Business Objects Data Quality
(DQ) in 2008: data cleansing and de-duping before load into master.
By 2010 we will deliver tight integration of DQ with an enhanced version of Master
Data Management.
DQ will continue to be available as a standalone offering.
©SAP 2008 / Page 14
Enterprise
Reporting
Dashboarding
OLAP
Analysis
BI P Pr oduc t Roadmap:
St r at egi c Foc us on Pr emi um Of f er i ng
BOBJ
SAP
Existing solutions
BEx Report Designer
Crystal Reports
2009 2008 2010
B
A
S
E
P
R
E
M
I
U
M
BEx Report Designer 7.1
Crystal Reports Crystal Reports Crystal Reports
Crystal Reports Trial Crystal Reports Light Crystal Reports Trial
Voyager
Xcelsius Xcelsius
BEx Web Analyzer
BEx Excel Analyzer BEx Excel Analyzer
Voyager
BEx Web Analyzer
Xcelsius+ Xcelsius+
Web Application Designer Web Application Designer
Data Quality &
Master Data
Management
Master Data Management Master Data Management Master Data Management
DQ DQ DQ
Master Data Management+
DashboardBuilder DashboardBuilder
Pi oneer
Incl. Excel Analyzer
Pi oneer
Incl. Excel Analyzer
Key Points
Products not explicitly mentioned here continue on their existing roadmap,
examples (not a complete list): Business Objects Web Intelligence, Rapid Marts,
SAP BW, NetWeaver BIA, etc.
©SAP 2008 / Page 15 ©SAP 2008 / Page 15
Thank You
Thank you for your investment in SAP products, we remaincommitted to your
success and will protect that investment.
With Business Objects, SAP adds best-in-class, open, end-to-end business
intelligence and information management capabilities to the industry-leading
business software portfolio.
For more Information:
Please visit: sap.com/businessobjects/ or businessobjects.com/solutions/sap/
©SAP 2008 / Page 16 ©SAP 2008 / Page 16
Thank You
With Business Objects, SAP adds best-in-class, open, end-to-end business
intelligence and information management capabilities to the industry-leading
business software portfolio.
For more Information:
Please visit: sap.com/businessobjects/ or businessobjects.com/solutions/sap/
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