SAP's Business Objects Group Unveils New BI Tools

<a href="">InformationWeek</a>, <a href="">IT World</a>

Jim Manico, OWASP Global Board Member

August 12, 2008

1 Min Read

Three weeks after upgrading two business-intelligence software offerings for the midmarket, SAP's Business Objects unit has unveiled a new tool that helps users jazz up their PowerPoint and PDF-based presentations with interactive Excel charts.BusinessObjects Xcelsius Present, priced at $195 per license, is part of SAP's push to get easy-to-use BI into the hands of more business users. The software, which lets users drag and drop Excel data into their presentations, comes with 10 templates geared toward specific business functions and areas, including human resources, sales, marketing, finance and accounting, government, and education.

Also new: Business Objects introduced a new enterprise performance management (EPM) tool called SAP Spend Analytics, which collects and analyzes procurement-related data from various sources, enabling users to monitor compliance and look for ways to save money. In addition, the company is offering a free version of its Crystal Reports software to users of its Business One application.InformationWeek, IT World

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Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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