SAP VISUAL INTELLIGENCE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Version 1.1 – June 2012

SUMMARY
The purpose of this Q&A is to provide general information about SAP Visual Intelligence.

CONTENT
GENERAL INFORMATION ................................................................................................................................ 1
USING SAP VISUAL INTELLIGENCE WITH SAP HANA .............................................................................. 3
LICENSING AND NAMING ................................................................................................................................ 3
COMMUNITIES AND LINKS ............................................................................................................................. 4

GENERAL INFORMATION
1. What is SAP® Visual Intelligence™?
SAP Visual Intelligence is our latest innovation in the SAP BusinessObjects Explorer solution family. It is a
desktop-based visualization and data manipulation solution that allows business users to acquire data from
a variety of corporate and personal data sources and manipulate without any scripting. They can then
analyze this data, with beautiful visualizations, quickly discovering unique insight that can be easily shared,
shaping the business faster than ever before.
2. What can you do with SAP Visual Intelligence?
From powerful data discovery to beautiful visual analytics, SAP Visual Intelligence is about bringing life to
your data, finding the key information for better decisions.
With SAP Visual Intelligence, you can:

Consume data the way you process thoughts: fast, interactive, and visual

Connect, access and visualize data without a single line of code

Get real-time answers on any volume of data

View the big picture and drill down to details

Share your findings instantly with others

©SAP AG 2012

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7. Can I try SAP Visual Intelligence with my own data? Yes. you can.SAP Visual Intelligence – Frequently Asked Questions 3.experienceexplorer. Does SAP Visual Intelligence replace SAP BusinessObjects Explorer? No. 9. SAP Visual Intelligence 1. Please visit www. 4. 2012. business users can quickly explore their data and build their own dashboards. Will SAP Visual Intelligence be available globally? Yes. Is SAP Visual Intelligence equally aimed at large and small or medium enterprises? This new solution is not targeted at a specific size of organizations.experienceexplorer. SAP Visual Intelligence was created to complement and extend the value of SAP BusinessObjects Explorer. How is SAP Visual Intelligence different than SAP BusinessObjects Explorer? With the web and mobile experiences of Explorer.com for more information and demos about SAP Visual Intelligence. SAP Visual Intelligence complements these two experiences while offering Business Analysts the ability to perform more advanced analysis using visualizations and graphs. English will be the only language supported initially however other languages will be available in future releases. We have set up a trial environment where you can upload your data on SAP HANA and see how great SAP Visual Intelligence really is. Is SAP Visual Intelligence currently available? SAP Visual Intelligence 1.0 is generally available as of May 15. 5.0 will be available globally. ©SAP AG 2012 Page 2 .com for more details on how to register and start your trial. SAP Visual Intelligence can be deployed to thousands of employees in large corporations to just a few people working for a small company. 6. Where can I get more information about SAP Visual Intelligence? Please visit www. 8.

What version of SAP HANA is compatible with SAP Visual Intelligence You will need SAP HANA 1. Once installed. It is quick to download (approximately 150 MB) and install. Future releases of SAP Visual Intelligence will able to access and acquire data from different data sources. LICENSING AND NAMING 14. Within a few minutes. How does it compare with SAP BusinessObjects Explorer when used with SAP HANA SAP Visual Intelligence is a desktop application. you can go from downloading the application to creating beautiful visualizations. 11. What are the capabilities of SAP Visual Intelligence 1. There is no configuration required or Information Spaces to create. Do we need SAP HANA if we wish to use SAP Visual Intelligence? Yes. How much does SAP Visual Intelligence cost? SAP does not disclose actual cost. ©SAP AG 2012 Page 3 . 12. the first release (1.0) of SAP Visual Intelligence will only be able to connect to SAP HANA data sources.SAP Visual Intelligence – Frequently Asked Questions USING SAP VISUAL INTELLIGENCE WITH SAP HANA 10.0 on SAP HANA provides the following capabilities: • Direct connectivity to huge volumes of HANA data online • Consume HANA analytic and calculated views • Enrich HANA analytic view with geographical information (maps) • Consume time hierarchies created in SAP HANA 13. you can connect directly to your SAP HANA sources and start your data discovery and analysis.0 on SAP HANA? SAP Visual Intelligence 1. Customers are encouraged to contact their local SAP sales representative to discuss pricing for their organization’s specific needs.0 SP3 Rev 26.

Where can I find SAP Visual Intelligence communities? a) Experience Explorer site b) SAP Visual Intelligence on SCN 19.com SAP Analytics Blog SAP Analytics Newsroom 20. SAP staff is being trained on the SAP Visual Intelligence solution so that they can be better prepared to work with our customers. 17. Stay in touch a) Find us on Facebook b) Follow us on Twitter c) Watch us on YouTube ©SAP AG 2012 Page 4 . With the web and mobile experiences of Explorer. COMMUNITIES AND LINKS 18. Should our customers use the name SAP Visual Intelligence if they contact Customer Support or speak with other SAP representatives? Yes. Is SAP Visual Intelligence a business intelligence product? Despite not carrying the portfolio brand BusinessObjects. they are.SAP Visual Intelligence – Frequently Asked Questions 15. Other resources and sites a) b) c) d) e) Experience SAP HANA site SAP Analytics on SAP. business users can quickly explore their data and build their own dashboards. SAP Visual Intelligence is part of the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio and extends the value of SAP BusinessObjects Explorer. Are Project Hilo and SAP Visual Intelligence the same solution Yes. Hilo was an internal project name and will not be promoted further. 16.com SAP BusinessObjects BI Solutions on SAP. The solution name is SAP Visual Intelligence. SAP Visual Intelligence complements these two experiences while offering Business Analysts the ability to perform more advanced data transformation and analysis. I have heard about Project Hilo in the past.