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At the core of every data initiative is the requirement for clean, trusted information. Data quality serves as the foundation for business intelligence (BI), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and …

At the core of every data initiative is the requirement for clean, trusted information. Data quality serves as the foundation for business intelligence (BI), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and customer relationship management (CRM) projects.

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  • 1. SAP Solution Brief SAP BusinessObjects Portfolio SAP® BusinessObjects™ At the core of every data initiative is the requirement DATA SERVICES for clean, trusted informa- ONE PRODUCT FOR DATA QUALITY tion. SAP® Business- AND DATA INTEGRATION Objects™ Data Services software is a breakthrough technology that unifies lead- ing data-quality and integra- Explosion of Data Requires Taking the scenario a step further is the Solutions That Can Do More need for agility and access to data in a tion solutions – helping your timely and efficient manner. Not only organization to move, trans- In today’s world of huge data volumes is this agility and access necessary to and multiple, disparate data sources, meet the stringent requirements of to- form, and improve its data. business users often are challenged to day’s business leaders, but it’s also harness and make sense out of chaos. critical to ensure adherence to ever- As organizations grow both organically stricter government and legal require- and through mergers and acquisition, ments for data access and reporting. these problems keep mounting. Expo- nential growth in data is common, caus- Introducing SAP® BusinessObjects™ ing CIOs to question how best to utilize Data Services often strained and limited resources. SAP® BusinessObjects™ Data Services Add to the mix the complex tools that software is a breakthrough technology require specialized, time-consuming released for the enterprise information training, and the picture becomes even management market. The software bleaker. unifies our leading data-quality and inte- gration solutions – helping your organi- At the core of every data initiative is zation to move, transform, and improve the requirement for clean, trusted infor- virtually any type of data anywhere, at mation. Data quality serves as the any frequency. It provides one develop- foundation for business intelligence (BI), ment, runtime, management, security, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and and data connectivity environment. With customer relationship management SAP BusinessObjects Data Services: (CRM) projects. However, data is often • Your data integration and data-quality transient and volatile, residing in multi- processes become one. ple areas and entering the information • You have one solution for data man- network from various sources. agement services. • You can further extend your organi- The ability to support data quality within zation’s enterprise-class capabilities data integration and migration projects as a customer using SAP is fundamental for a sound information BusinessObjects Data Quality infrastructure. Yet many current solu- Management software. tions are highly complex, requiring spe- cialized skills and resources. Often, SAP BusinessObjects Data Services these products are integrated loosely heralds a new day in information or not at all. The result is costly. Em- management, allowing greater agility, ployees waste time working on one-off more-trusted information, and improved tactical projects that become outdated operations for your enterprise. even before full implementation. And a truly integrated enterprise-quality solu- tion that shares a common environment and development is nowhere in sight.
  • 2. Enterprise Agility Understanding the impact of changing data is critical to managing an effective Business users can now design and information network. With SAP Busi- deploy projects faster, working with a nessObjects Data Services, your single solution to address the most crit- business users can see and react to ical and common needs for data quality changes from the source to the report, and integration. With the breakthrough and for the first time this includes data- drag-and-drop development user inter- quality processes. In addition, the face (UI) of SAP BusinessObjects Data software supports full data governance Services, your productivity results can with a thorough audit trail via data lin- escalate. You leverage skill sets as per- eage across the entire BI infrastructure. sonnel work within the same UI to build Global support is in- data-quality and integration jobs. Using Maintaining compliance with govern- cluded with the latest a common metadata repository, your ment standards and regulations is criti- developers can check objects in and cal to today’s business and technical release of SAP Busi- out to promote development collabora- executives. Providing trusted informa- nessObjects Data tion and drive standardization of data- tion with standard data-quality business quality rules. To help maximize time to rules across the enterprise guarantees Services – the soft- market, you can leverage prebuilt data adherence. ware delivers an ex- mart solutions for SAP, Oracle, and salesforce.com applications – deploy- Operational Excellence tensive data-quality ing BI projects in weeks instead of product with support months. Whether your needs are for a single da- ta-quality project or a tool that can form for information across The Most Trusted Information the foundation of your information infra- over 234 different structure, SAP BusinessObjects Data SAP BusinessObjects Data Services Services is your solution. It can fit your countries worldwide. provides wide-ranging data-quality fea- organization’s requirements and scale, tures to support various types of data, from small pilot projects to large enter- regardless of industry and operational prise-wide deployments. domain. With SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Class Universal Data Cleanse software, virtu- A single solution equates to lower total ally all data – including free-form, struc- cost of ownership. Dramatic reductions The union of two top-tier products – tured, and unstructured data – can be in costs and resources can be gained SAP BusinessObjects Data Quality processed and cleansed. Global sup- by installing, maintaining, and support- Management and SAP Business- port is included with the latest release ing one application. At the same time, Objects Data Integrator software – in a of SAP BusinessObjects Data Servic- with this single, intuitive solution you single environment equates to a power- es – the software delivers an extensive can accelerate your team’s product ful product in the field. SAP Business- data-quality product with support for proficiency. Overall, with only one envi- Objects Data Services supports virtu- information across over 234 different ronment for security, administration, ally any data source type, including countries worldwide. development, and execution, you can unstructured data with true enterprise- improve your IT infrastructure. wide connectivity to databases, appli-
  • 3. cations, and mainframe applications. product – one development user inter- At the core of every Thanks to the benefits of parallelization face, metadata repository, runtime and grid computing, processing perfor- architecture, management console, data initiative is the mance can be scaled up. security, and data connectivity layer. requirement for clean, Other key features of the latest release SAP BusinessObjects Data Services of SAP BusinessObjects Data Services trusted information. is fully compliant with Web services include: Data quality serves as interoperability. It provides extensive • Instant traceability with impact analy- Web services support to form the data sis and data lineage functionalities the foundation for BI, foundation by providing data-quality and that now include the data-quality ERP, and CRM projects. data integration services that underpin process your business applications. • Data validation dashboard and process auditing for instant review To support a global and distributed • Direct metadata exchange and inte- development environment, the soft- gration from the modeling tool ware provides multiuser development • Codeless workflow design and CRM application help ensure that data collaboration where users can check administration to improve usability is correct from the start – enabling objects in and out of a common meta- • Multiuser support and security with downstream operations and business data repository for both data-quality central repository decisions to be made with trusted infor- and integration jobs. • Transformation management that mation. Data integration functions allow helps define best practices heterogeneous data from disparate SAP BusinessObjects Data Services • Data-flow design to quickly fix or link sources to be used for broad view of takes its enterprise position even data transforms the data, helping ensure that there are further with a proven integration with • Thorough administration and report- no gaps in business planning. Pre- other SAP applications. ing tools defined SAP BusinessObjects Rapid • Highly scalable scripting language Marts® packages deliver complex data SAP BusinessObjects Data offering built-in functions in concise, open, and accessible Services – The Time Is Now • Interoperability and flexibility with models that can enable advanced ana- Web services–based applications lytics in days rather than months. Faster SAP BusinessObjects Data Services • High-performance parallel transfor- reports can mean faster decisions – is the ideal vehicle for improving data mation and grid computing enabling the truly agile enterprise. quality. With this software, you can • Broad source and target support move and clean nearly any type of Find Out More data, from structured to unstructured. SAP BusinessObjects Data To learn more about SAP Business- Using this application can increase and Services – The Right Solution Objects Data Services, please call your greatly enhance your organization’s SAP representative or visit operational efficiency. Plus, customers SAP BusinessObjects Data Services is www.sap.com/sapbusinessobjects. of our data-quality software can extend your solution for delivering trusted data their enterprise-class capabilities. across the enterprise. Enterprise-class performance and functions allow you to SAP BusinessObjects Data Services address initiatives such as ERP, BI, supports data integration (physical), data warehousing, data migration, and data quality, data profiling, data audit, master-data management. Embedded and unstructured data with a single data-quality services in your ERP or
  • 4. QUICK FACTS www.sap.com /contactsap Summary SAP® BusinessObjects™ Data Services software provides wide-ranging data-quality fea- tures to support virtually any type of data, regardless of industry and operational domain. The software unifies our leading data-quality and integration solutions – helping your organi- zation to move, transform, and improve nearly any type of data anywhere, at any frequency. It provides one development, runtime, management, security, and data connectivity environment. Business Challenges • Maintaining data quality within data integration and migration projects • Providing the agility and access to data necessary to meet business as well as govern- ment and legal standards Supported Business Processes and Software Functions • Enterprise agility – Design and deploy projects faster, working with a single solution to address the most critical and common needs for data quality and integration • Trusted information – Provide wide-ranging data-quality features to support free-form, structured, and unstructured data, regardless of industry and operational domain • Operational excellence – Improve your IT infrastructure by using a single solution for data quality and data integration • Enterprise class – Use a data-quality and integration solution that can support enterprise- wide connectivity to databases, applications, and mainframe applications Business Benefits • Opportunity to reduce total cost of ownership by implementing and operating a single solution for data quality and data integration • Ability to design and deploy projects faster, working with a single solution to address the most critical and common needs for data quality and integration For More Information To learn more, please call your SAP representative or visit us online at www.sap.com/sapbusinessobjects. 50 092 923 (08/12) ©2008 by SAP AG. All rights reserved. SAP, R/3, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver, Duet, PartnerEdge, ByDesign, SAP Business ByDesign, and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. Business Objects and the Business Objects logo, BusinessObjects, Crystal Reports, Crystal Decisions, Web Intelligence, Xcelsius, and other Business Objects products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects S.A. in the United States and in several other countries all over the world. Business Objects is an SAP company. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in this document serves informational purposes only. National product specifications may vary. These materials are subject to change without notice. These materials are provided by SAP AG and its affiliated companies (“SAP Group”) for informational purposes only, without representation or warranty of any kind, and SAP Group shall not be liable for errors or omissions with respect to the materials. The only warranties for SAP Group products and services are those that are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services, if any. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.