Business Objects

As an independent business unit within SAP, Business Objects transforms the way the world works by connecting people, information, and businesses. Together with one of the industry's strongest and most diverse partner networks, the company delivers business performance optimization to customers worldwide across all major industries, including financial services, retail, consumer-packaged goods, healthcare, and public sector. With open, heterogeneous applications in the areas of governance, risk, and compliance; enterprise performance management; and business intelligence; and through global consulting and education services, Business Objects enables organizations of all sizes around the globe to close the loop between business strategy and execution.

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Whitepaper: Grid Computing's Role in Data Warehousing Grows

by Business ObjectsOct 01, 2008

The main characteristic of any data warehouse is its ability to hold huge volumes of data while still offering good query performance. It is designed to facilitate the analysis of the organization�s data and generate reports based on the analysis.

To provide better performance to analytical queries of business users, companies keep on adding hardware resources, thereby making the data warehouse system very expensive. Sometimes, the power of these added resources is underutilized. In today�s economic climate, IT organizations need to find ways to maximize the resource utilization they already own, which will reduce cost and improve performance.

To address this issue, IT organizations have started implementing cost-effective, reliable and scalable technology in data warehousing components like ETL tools, databases and reporting tools. One such technology is known as "grid computing," which utilizes the computing power of underutilized resources and makes data processing faster.

This paper discusses how IT organizations face challenges when data volume explodes and how grid technology has proven to be an effective solution to handle this data volume and make data processing faster. Also, this paper throws light on data warehousing products of some of the vendors that have implemented grid technology in their databases and ETL tools to make them respond faster.

Whitepaper: Business Objects and Oracle9i OLAP

by Business ObjectsJan 01, 2008

The release of Oracle9i AW (Analytical Workspace) makes it possible for the Business Objects semantic layer to integrate closely with Oracle OLAP technology. Business Objects users can benefit from the performance and calculation power of Oracle OLAP without leaving the familiar BusinessObjects query-building environment. Oracle relational views also make it possible for Business Objects to exploit several trends in the OLAP market place. A Business Objects solution can hold both multidimensional and relational data in a manner that is completely hidden from the end user.

Whitepaper: Enterprise Information Management: Tentative Past, Promising Future - Why EIM Is Finally Becoming a Reality

by Business ObjectsJan 01, 2008

At the most elementary level, Enterprise Information Management (EIM) is accurately what the words that comprise the acronym mean, managing critical business information at an enterprise point. Without a complete EIM strategy, the majority of organizations will continue to struggle with an IT environment hallmarked by poor (or at least suspect) data quality, little or no metadata management, synchronization of master data and in general modest chance of evolving architecturally for years to come.

Whitepaper: Contact Center Analytics to Transform Customer Service: Balancing Efficiency, Cost, and Customer Satisfaction

by Business ObjectsJan 01, 2008

BusinessObjects Contact Center Analytics is an analytic application that enables contact center managers to optimize contact center performance, reduce operational costs, improve customer satisfaction, and optimize agent performance and scheduling. BusinessObjects Contact Center Analytics enables contact center managers to track, understand, and manage critical information from all aspects of a contact center. It is a module of BusinessObjects Customer Intelligence, which also includes Customer Analytics, Sales Analytics, and Campaign Analytics. Business Objects has helped thousands of companies turn enterprise data into meaningful information for their service, sales, and marketing departments.

Whitepaper: BusinessObjects XI: Redefining How Information Empowers Users

by Business ObjectsJan 01, 2008

With BusinessObjects XI, one can go beyond the confines of traditional Business Intelligence (BI) suites. By extending the reach of information to all users in the organization, BusinessObjects XI redefines the way the organization captures and shares knowledge. And best of all, information is delivered within their current environment, where they work - accurately and securely. BusinessObjects XI allows the user to track key business metrics in real time; understand which actions to take based on timely delivery of trusted data; and manage the operations efficiently and effectively through better visibility and information transparency.

Whitepaper: Business Intelligence Standardization

by Business ObjectsJan 01, 2008

Business Intelligence is one of the top technology spending priorities in today’s organizations. Why? Because BI projects: leverage existing information investments, are relatively low cost and low risk and deliver proven high return on investment. Because of this, the BI market continues to show continued strong growth. This, in turn, means that most large organizations are in the process of initiating new BI projects. This paper gives an overview of the advantages of implementing BI standards, and takes a look at some of the real-life, best practice techniques used by industry leaders.

Whitepaper: Enabling Business Insight, Agility, and Performance: Business Intelligence and High-Performance Organizations

by Business ObjectsJan 01, 2008

An enterprise business intelligence platform can provide a consolidated, user-centric view of information across the organization, and forms the basis for information democracy, performance intelligence, and intelligence networks. Business Objects provides a suite of business intelligence products that provides extreme user insight on a trusted platform. Business users can access information across the organization with the broadest, richest capabilities, including market-leading integration with Microsoft Office, collaboration, and question-centric business intelligence. The Business Objects platform offers consummate performance, scalability, security, and reliability. It provides a proven, service-oriented architecture for global deployments.

Whitepaper: Business Intelligence: The Definitive Guide for Mid-Size Organizations

by Business ObjectsNov 01, 2007

Managers have the responsibility to make the best decision possible, based upon the data available to them at the time. If their ability to analyze this data and transform it into useful information is improved, the overall quality of their decisions will be improved as well.

Business intelligence provides a spectrum of tools and solutions to achieve this. It's the underlying technology behind, and a key component for, more effective decision-making. By helping to align individual and departmental efforts with overall corporate strategies it should lead to improved organizational results.

While many small or medium-size companies have relied on spreadsheets as their primary BI tool, most of them have come to realize that this is a stopgap solution and one that's apt to lead to data chaos and inconsistent analysis results. This is not to say that spreadsheets should be abandoned; rather they should be a part of an organization's BI toolset, especially if used in conjunction with a commercial BI product suite that integrates with spreadsheet environments.