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SAP Product Brief SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Solutions

SAP BusinessObjects LIVE OFFICE


INFUSE MICROSOFT OFFICE DOCUMENTS WITH BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Trusted Information for Any Microsoft Office User


Business users often spend too much time collecting corporate data for use in Microsoft Office documents. Usually the data resides within multiple systems, and its hard to be sure youre working with the most recent information. The cycle of uncertainty repeats every time you need to update or change data. And on top of the challenges with accessing

and trusting the data, few if any safeguards are in place to make sure it only goes to the authorized recipients. The SAP BusinessObjects Live Office software integrates information within your Microsoft Office environment which means you can quickly embed accurate, refreshable data into documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. The result is a document you can share with others for secure, collaborative decision making.

The SAP BusinessObjects Live Office software integrates business intelligence (BI) within the Microsoft Office environment. Embed trusted, refreshable data within Microsoft Office documents to share with your coworkers. Or go beyond the organizations firewall by adding BI directly in Microsoft Outlook e-mail messages.

Figure: Inserting Data from Reports and Ad Hoc Queries into Your Microsoft Office Documents

Self-Service Access to Corporate Data


Without help from IT, locating the precise data you want can be difficult and time consuming. SAP BusinessObjects Live Office gives you convenient, selfservice access to corporate information. You log on once to a single, centralized system to access all the key data you need. Using intuitive wizards and toolbars, you connect to and select data from documents in Crystal Reports or SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence software or via ad hoc data selections all within Microsoft Office. Once youve embedded the information into your document, you can quickly format, reorganize, and perform calculations using the familiar features in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.

With SAP BusinessObjects Live Office, your Microsoft Office documents display data from the same trusted semantic layer that supports your companys query, reporting, and analysis system. When everyone uses the same correct source of information, you dont spend time disputing the validity of the data. Instead, everyone focuses on making quicker, more confident decisions. SAP BusinessObjects Live Office helps you be confident that the data you access is timely, consistent, and accurate.

Secure, Shared Documents


Traditionally, Microsoft Office documents contain static information that relies solely on version control for proper updating and a password for security. SAP BusinessObjects Live Office takes advantage of the security SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise provides. You can publish documents to SAP

SAP BusinessObjects Live Office helps you embed trusted, refreshable corporate data into Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and e-mail messages.

Confident Business Decisions


SAP BusinessObjects Live Office lets you embed refreshable, corporate data managed by the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise software, a flexible and scalable intelligence platform. Use SAP BusinessObjects Live Office to access live data connected to accurate underlying reports and business-friendly queries data your IT team has already verified. Modify data filters and formulas as needed, while retaining all existing formatting and calculations. Then automatically refresh a single item or all the data in your document for instant access to the most up-to-date information.

SAP BusinessObjects Live Office gives you convenient, self-service access to corporate data and puts the most accurate, up-to-date information at your fingertips for more confident decisions.

BusinessObjects Enterprise for instant access over the Web or embed them directly in your e-mail messages using Microsoft Outlook. The underlying report automatically retains your security parameters to help ensure that users see only the data they should have access to and security is maintained, even when you share the document outside the firewall.

SAP BusinessObjects Portfolio of Solutions


The SAP BusinessObjects portfolio of solutions helps you optimize business performance by enabling you to close the gap between strategy and execution while addressing business and compliance risks. To manage operations effectively, contain costs, and meet customer demands, you need comprehensive business solutions that provide complete and integrated business information. With insight into every aspect of the business, you can monitor performance, spot inefficiencies, and identify opportunities for growth. In the face of growing compliance challenges including environmental, health, financial, trade, border security, waste disposal, and specific customer requirements you need to build controls and checks into your business processes. Supporting regulatory compliance also requires these processes to be fully transparent.

Share and Present BI with Microsoft Office Today


By integrating data within the Microsoft Office environment, SAP BusinessObjects Live Office gives you an efficient method for embedding trusted data in your documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and e-mail messages and increasing business users selfsufficiency. Instant refreshing puts the most accurate, up-to-date data at your fingertips for more confident decisions. And by taking advantage of the proven infrastructure from SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, you can share any resulting documents securely with others for collaborative decision making.

By taking advantage of the proven infrastructure from SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, you can share any resulting Microsoft Office documents securely with others for collaborative decision making.

Turn Insight into Strategy


SAP BusinessObjects solutions are open, action-oriented, and connected. They deliver a complete, intuitive profile of business performance using any data from any application and any platform and ease collaboration to improve decisions and resolve issues. The solutions automatically detect significant risks and performance issues within and beyond the business.

Find Out More


The benefits of SAP BusinessObjects Live Office can be realized today in all supported versions of Microsoft Office. To learn more about SAP BusinessObjects Live Office, call your SAP representative or visit our Web site at www.sap.com/sapbusinessobjects.

With the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio, you gain broader insight and can align strategy, optimize decisions, and improve risk management, regardless of underlying transactional systems. The SAP BusinessObjects portfolio provides consistent, integrated solutions that are portable and interoperable, transforming the way you work by connecting people and information and optimizing business performance. In short, SAP BusinessObjects solutions help you turn insight into strategy and strategy into operational decisions ready for execution.

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Summary SAP BusinessObjects Live Office software integrates business intelligence (BI) within the Microsoft Office environment. Embed trusted, refreshable data within documents, spreadsheets, and presentations and share them with your coworkers. Or go beyond the organizations firewall by adding BI directly in your e-mail messages using Microsoft Outlook. Business Challenges Reliance of business users on IT department to provide reports and data Constant discussions over data accuracy that delay decisions Assurance that data in Microsoft Office documents stays current without struggling with version control Security of documents while sharing them Productivity loss caused by manually updating spreadsheets Learning curve associated with advanced BI analysis tools Key Features Self-service access Access BI content directly within Microsoft Office documents without IT assistance Sharable documents Publish Microsoft Office documents to SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise software for instant access over the Web, while maintaining data security even when shared outside the organization Trusted information Display data in documents from the same trusted source that supports your organizations intelligence platform Secure, direct refresh Automatically refresh a single data item or all data in your document to stay current Business intelligence in Microsoft Outlook Embed BI directly in your e-mail messages using Microsoft Outlook Formatting and calculations Format and perform calculations using familiar features of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word Business Benets Support confident business decisions based on current, accurate information Share trusted data for collaborative decision making while maintaining security Eliminate time-wasting debates over data accuracy Improve business users self-sufficiency and decrease IT involvement Reduce the cost of delivering BI by leveraging your existing BI content and metadata investment For More Information To learn more about SAP BusinessObjects Live Office, call your SAP representative or visit our Web site at www.sap.com/sapbusinessobjects.
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