The world of business is becoming increasingly global and marked by virtual organizations using mobile technology and social networks. Organizations must be equipped to better assess and act decisively on huge volumes of data both from within and outside their businesses. In response to this transformation, SAP AG launched the 4.0 releases of business intelligence (BI) and enterprise information management (EIM) solutions from the SAP® BusinessObjects™ portfolio.
The top 6 reasons for considering BI 4.0 are:
- Universes can now be sourced from multiple databases.
- Universe can now access OLAP data sources directly via MDX.
- Common look and feel to individual BI products, including Crystal Reports, Web Intelligence,Explorer, and Analysis.
- A tighter integration with BW via direct exposure of BEx queries and InfoProviders to BI tools.
- Improved BI/BW performance.
- BI 4.0 is the first version highly optimized for the HANA in-memory appliance.