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http://spr.ly/BI41_Migration_Webinars - Find out about the top reasons for upgrading to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 and what the key value drivers are. Also, receive guidance on selecting which BI …

http://spr.ly/BI41_Migration_Webinars - Find out about the top reasons for upgrading to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 and what the key value drivers are. Also, receive guidance on selecting which BI client tool to use, considering different use cases and business requirements along with product capabilities, types of data sources, and more.
• Why SAP BI4.x is a market-leading release
• New features in 4.1
• Understand the client tool choices
• Position the best tool for the job

For more on upgrading to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1, visit http://www.sapbusinessobjectsbi.com

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  • 1. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 1 SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Upgrade Webinar Series BI 4.1 Upgrade: Value Proposition and Client Tools Presenter: Henry Banks SAP Customer Experience Group Brought to you by the Customer Experience Group
  • 2. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 2 SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.1 Upgrade Enablement We bring to you all that you need to successfully upgrade to the SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.1. On SCN, you can find a BI 4.1 Upgrade Overview and other resources at: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-56525 Webinars will complement these published resources: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-56308
  • 3. BI4.1 Value Proposition Henry Banks July 2014 Customer
  • 4. 10% 75% Use Analytics Today Need Analytics by 2020 Nucleus Research, Gartner, Fortune Magazine Unlocking the value of “Hidden Data” Ability to manage and consume all data is getting harder Not utilizing all the information out there Not leveraging the power of collective insight Missing new insights IT is not agile enough and the business wants to get involved =
  • 5. 5© 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. Nucleus Research, Gartner, Forbes, Fortune Magazine, Forrester The Forrester Wave™: Self-Service Business Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2012 Key Trends shaping the future of BI 33% 80% of BI consumed on handhelds in 2013 of information needs handled by end users $1 $10.66 Spent on BI Return >10x ROI
  • 6. 6© 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. Top Reasons to upgrade to SAP BI 4.1 Enable Answers on the Go Deliver Governed Data Discovery & BI to the Entire Team Get the most out of your BI Solution
  • 7. Analytics solutions from SAP Agile Visualization Advanced Analytics Big Data Mobile Collaboration Cloud Enterprise Business Intelligence
  • 8. Value Drivers of SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 Native SAP HANA support Designed to support future innovations Mobile Upgrade Ready Reduced TCO DeskI Compatibility Native SAP BW support Focus on Quality
  • 9. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 9 Native SAP HANA support • Support of HANA by every BI Client of the SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 Suite • Platform Integration with Native HANA supported BI Clients as Design Studio, Analysis Office and Lumira • Combine SAP HANA data with any other data source using Multi Source Universes • No performance degradation
  • 10. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 10 Mobile • Embedded within installer & Central Management Console • Support of ALL SAP BusinessObjects Client tools • Integrated Explorer support including Exploration Views • Support of SAP Lumira Cloud and SAP Lumira Server • Support for every Web Application Server and OS as recorded in PAM for the BI Platform • Removal of legacy Third Party Communication Layer
  • 11. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 11 Native SAP BW support • SAP BW Business Intelligence Connection Service (BICS) connection embedded in BI Platform • No need for BW JAVA deployment to SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 Clients to SAP BW • Improved performance for reporting against BW* • Query Stripping and Auto Refresh by BI CLients * Depending on BW Version
  • 12. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 12 Reduced TCO • Available as Cloud Deployment in public and private cloud options • Ability to generate Multi Source Universes • Leverage any investment made in SAP BW for reporting by BI4.1 • Backup without Down Time • Embedded Monitoring Functionality including integration to SAP Solution Manager, IBM Tivoli and JMX clients • Embedded Promotion Management • Improved Auditing Engine • Enabled for parallel patching and on-going improvements for Near Zero Downtime • Support of ALL SAP BI Clients in a single platform
  • 13. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 13 Designed to support future innovations • 64 Bits Server Architecture to support modern Hardware • Building up for Near Zero Downtime • Full support for Virtualization • Platform Integration with Analysis Office, Design Studio, Lumira and Lumira Server • Support for Big Data sources as Hadoop Hive and Amazon EMR • HTML 5 Clients and Mobile Content • Common (extendable) Chart Engine for BI Clients • Universe Support for the Latest and New Databases
  • 14. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 14 Focus on Quality • BI4.1 is better in quality compared to XI3.1 • Complete new Quality Process to ensure quality driven development and software delivery • Ramp Up Target completion within 4 months • Best Practices Solutions Embedded Customer Feedback FedEx: "in the 15-yrs I’ve worked with BOBJ -- 4.1 is the best code release ever”…
  • 15. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 15 Upgrade Ready • Upgrade Management Tool is a dedicated product to upgrade XIR2 and XI3x content to BI4.1 • Improved upgrade performance • Support for Incremental* and Full upgrades • Available as Command Line or by GUI* * Windows Only
  • 16. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 16 Desktop Intelligence Compatibility • Ability to upgrade Desktop Intelligence Documents into BI4.1 CMS • Ability to manage and secure Desktop Intelligence Documents in BI4.1 Central Management Console • Ability to connect Desktop Intelligence Client to BI4.1 CMS* • Improved Report Conversion Tool for higher conversion success * As of XI3.1 SP6 Fixpack 6.1 Customer Feedback Arun District Council: “DeskI compatibility is exactly what we needed. It worked nicely”…
  • 17. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 17 0 Complete end-to-end analytics solution #1 leader in analytics 65,000+ analytics customers 7,000+ Partners with proven track record of success The SAP Difference
  • 18. Choosing the right BI Client tool Henry Banks July 2014
  • 19. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 19  Securely distribute information across your organization  Answer related questions by interacting with pre-defined reports  Build printable reports for operational efficiency Distribute Information SAP Analytics Solutions One Suite for All Insight Reporting Agile Visualization  Discover areas to optimize your business  Adapt data to business needs  Tell your story with beautiful visualizations Discover. Predict. Create.  Deliver engaging information to users where they need it  Track key performance indicators and summary data  Build custom experiences - users get what they need quickly Build Engaging Experiences Agile Visualization Enterprise BI Dashboards and Apps Enterprise BI Reporting
  • 20. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 20 Dashboards and Apps Reporting SAP Analytics Solutions Tuned for Key Use Cases Agile Visualization  Where there is a significant complexity to the BI content  Standardized formats, sophisticated design, complex data mashups, or high levels of governance.  Separates the creation environment from the consumption environment.  Not a product, but a way of working with software  Business user, analyst, or executive answering their own questions  Mobile or web based self service  Combines the creation and consumption environment into a single seamless experience Agile Visualization Self Service Professionally Authored Professionally Authored Self Service
  • 21. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 21 SAP Analytics Solutions For Specific Personas Reporting Agile Visualization Dashboards and Apps Reporting Decision Maker Analyst Designer Professionally Authored Self Service
  • 22. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 22 SAP Analytics Solutions Holistic overview (datasource agnostic) Reporting Agile Visualization Dashboards and Apps Reporting Professionally Authored Self Service Lumira Analysis Office Design Studio Dashboards Analysis for OLAP Explorer Lumira Boards Exploration Views Web Intelligence Crystal Reports
  • 23. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 23 SAP Crystal Reports for formatted reports  Access nearly any data source directly  Build reports that look exactly the way you want through pixel-perfect positioning, layout and templates  Powerful API to embed reports into applications  Optimized for high-volume reporting and publishing Overview Build pixel-perfect formatted reports for printing and operational reporting
  • 24. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 24 SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence for self-service query and reporting  Market-leading self service reporting solution for rapid report creation  Support for multi-source semantic layer to bring together different sources of information – without having to know the DB structure or SQL  Content accessible from anywhere: Mobile, Web, Desktop Overview Quickly build ad-hoc queries and reports without a knowledge of SQL or the underlying data structure
  • 25. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 25 SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards for building custom dashboards on any data  Build rich, interactive dashboards and visualizations  Broad visualization library to support KPIs and executive dashboards  Leverage enterprise BI infrastructure with support for the semantic layer  Recommended for use on 3rd party data sources Overview Provides a rich set of visualizations and controls to build highly interactive dashboards on third-party data sources
  • 26. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 26 SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio for building analytic applications on BW and HANA  Modern development environment and HTML5 runtime  Native BW and HANA support  Growing library of controls  Recommended for HANA and BW customers Overview Provides a development environment that contains a broad library of controls and visualizations to build analytic applications on BW and HANA
  • 27. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 27 SAP BusinessObjects Explorer for business users to quickly access information on their own Provide business users with a simple experience to independently ask and answer business questions on the fly  Quickly and easily explore your data using search  Easily visualize your data  Geographic and Time awareness  Build simple, interactive views (Exploration views)  Mobile ready Overview
  • 28. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 28 SAP BusinessObjects Analysis for OLAP analysis  Recommended for OLAP analysis scenarios (multi-dimensional analysis)  Quickly leverage your existing OLAP investments with support for BW, HANA, Essbase, Analysis Services, and other OLAP sources  High productivity for analysts through both Web and Excel based interfaces  Premium alternative for BEx customers Overview Provide Business Analysts with the ability to analyze OLAP data in both Excel and over the Web
  • 29. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 29 SAP Lumira to unleash business analyst creativity Provides the freedom to understand your data, personalize it, and create beautiful content Overview  Download and install on your desktop in less than 5 minutes  Insight from many data sources  Combine, manipulate and enrich data to apply it to your business scenarios  Self-service visualizations and analytics to tell your story  Optimized for SAP HANA for real- time on detailed data  Boards allow for dashboards to be assembled from existing visualizations
  • 30. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 30 Agile Visualization Compared  Data acquisition and mashups from multiple data sources including HANA  Supports Universe semantic layer and SAP Business Suite  Data manipulation – cleansing and grouping.  Rich visualizations  Desktop deployment  Data acquisition from HANA and BW  Data mashups via BW Workspaces (require BW 7.3 on HANA)  Excel based visualizations  Rich hierarchical data functionality. Full access to all BW metadata.  Excel and Powerpoint Addin  Data acquisition from HANA, BW, MS Analysis Services, Oracle OLAP, Essbase  Rich hierarchical data functionality  Web based deployment  Simple, consistent UI  Enables broad based data access with little training requirements  Exploration views enables self-service dashboards  Web based and mobile solution More Capability Easier to Adopt DecisionMakerAnalyst SAP Lumira Analysis for Office Analysis for OLAP Explorer
  • 31. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 31 Simplification and Integration Plans As Of Q1 2014 SAP Lumira Explorer Analysis for Office Analysis for OLAP SAP Lumira SAP Lumira desktop Lumira Server Analysis Office Design Studio Design Studio Web Intelligence Web Intelligence Crystal Reports Crystal Reports Dashboards Incremental improvements Incremental improvements Analysis for OLAPIncremental improvements Converge Dashboards with Design Studio per public SoD and integrate with SAP Lumira Add interoperability with Lumira Add server to enable sharing Remove Flash and add to SAP Lumira Server DashboardsIncremental improvements Key Points Lumira transitions from a desktop product to an integrated product family that is included in the BI Suite license Key Points No products are deprecated or end-of- lifed. All products continue to be fully supported for the life of the BI 4.x platform. Explorer
  • 32. Selecting the Right Client Based on Product Capabilities
  • 33. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 33 Where does the data reside? ReportingAgile Visualization Dashboards and Apps SAP BW SAP HANA Relational sources OLAP sources Flat files Web Intelligence Crystal Reports     Design Studio Dashboards      Lumira Explorer Analysis Office- OLAP    1    Optimized and favoured Supported Unsupported  OLAP Office 1. Supported with relational .unx against BW, BW on HANA and HANA optimized InfoProviders. Limited direct BW BICS connect 
  • 34. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 34 Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Comparing Product Capabilities Crystal Reports for Enterprise Web Intelligence Dashboards Design Studio Analysis for Office Analysis for OLAP Lumira Explorer Highly formatted reporting Parameterized & Dynamic Layout Self – Service Hierarchical capabilities Data Visualization Product Interoperability Guided Navigation Mobile Reporting 1 1 2 Supported Not Supported 1. With Design Studio 2. With Explorer and Lumira Cloud
  • 35. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 35 SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & OLAP Sources Hierarchical Reporting Capabilities Crystal Reports for Enterprise Web Intelligence Dashboards (BI4 SP05 connectivity) Design Studio Analysis for Office Analysis for OLAP Explorer/Lumira/P A Support for hierarchical member selection        Support for hierarchical parameters        Lum ok Support for hierarchies in charts and crosstab   Only Hierarchical Scorecard     *Lum ok Support for “delegated measures”        Support for hierarchical report design        Switching between hierarchies on the fly        Level based member selection        Showing Leaves only / Lowest Level of the hierarchy        “Expand to Level” as a configuration option        Skipping Levels of a hierarchy        Ranking data along hierarchies       
  • 36. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 36 Where is the content created? ReportingAgile Visualization Dashboards and Apps  Design Studio  Dashboards  Web Intelligence Analysis OLAP  Explorer  Lumira  Analysis Office  Predictive Analysis  Lumira  Web Intelligence  Crystal Reports Discover. Predict. Create. Build Engaging Experiences Distribute Information
  • 37. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 37 Where is the content consumed? ReportingAgile Visualization Dashboards and Apps  Design Studio  Dashboards Discover. Predict. Create. Build Engaging Experiences Distribute Information  Design Studio  Dashboards  Web Intelligence  Crystal Reports  Analysis OLAP  Explorer  Lumira  Analysis Office  Predictive Analysis  Lumira  Design Studio  Dashboards  Web Intelligence  Crystal Reports  Explorer  Lumira  Web Intelligence  Crystal Reports
  • 38. Selecting the Right Client Based on Your Audience
  • 39. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 39 Who creates the content? ReportingAgile Visualization Dashboards and Apps  Design Studio  Dashboards  Crystal Reports  Web Intelligence  Web Intelligence Analysis Office/OLAP  Predictive Analysis  Explorer  Lumira Designer Analyst Discover. Predict. Create. Build Engaging Experiences Distribute Information
  • 40. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 40 Who consumes the content? ReportingAgile Visualization Dashboards and Apps  Design Studio1  Dashboards  Web Intelligence  Crystal Reports  Design Studio  Dashboards  Web Intelligence  Crystal Reports  Analysis Office/OLAP  Predictive Analysis2  Explorer  Lumira  Explorer  Lumira 1. Content consumed in Design Studio output, not the Design Studio IDE itself. Analyst Decision Maker Discover. Predict. Create. Build Engaging Experiences Distribute Information
  • 41. Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client … based on your business requirements
  • 42. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 42 Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Comparing Product Capabilities Crystal Reports for Enterprise Web Intelligence Dashboards Design Studio Analysis, Edition for Microsoft Office Analysis, edition for OLAP Lumira Explorer Usage of Hierarchies Using BEx Query Structures Microsoft Excel as client Internet Browser as client Creating calculations Multiple Source in one report Supported Not Supported
  • 43. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 43 Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Comparing Product Capabilities Crystal Reports for Enterprise Web Intelligence Dashboards Design Studio Analysis for Office Analysis for OLAP Lumira Explorer Offline Capabilities Mobile Reporting Distribution via eMail (Broadcasting) Edit the report Change the “view” of the data What-if scenarios Data enrichment Supported Not Supported
  • 44. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 44 Selecting the Right SAP BusinessObjects BI Client Comparing Product Capabilities Crystal Reports for Enterprise Web Intelligence Dashboards Design Studio Analysis, Edition for Microsoft Office Analysis, edition for OLAP Lumira Explorer Highly Aggregated information Strong data visualization Drill Down / Navigate to detailed information Mobile Reporting Search & Exploration Supported Not Supported
  • 45. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 45 Your BI Strategy should start with the business requirements, not with the DWH. Key Learnings Start by defining your requirements and your desired outcome. Focus on the business pain points by area. One use-case after the other – not all at once Understand your audience. Let them describe their workflow. Listen ! Remember – Your BI Strategy starts with the business requirements.. Not with the DWH
  • 46. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 46 Key Links  sap.com/upgradebi  sap.com/learnbi  sap.com/bivirtualization  sap.com/bisizing  service.sap.com/roadmap  sapbusinessobjectsbi.com  Getting started with SAP BI  How to Select the Right BI Tool for Your Environment  SAP’s Release Strategy for Major Releases of SAP BusinessObjects BI
  • 47. © 2014 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. Thank you For Comments & Questions: Henry Banks – Customer Experience Group Email: Henry.Banks@SAP.com