Two Ways to Connect to Data Sources Using SAP BusinessObjects Cloud

  • by Pravin Datar, Director, SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidations Solution Management
  • April 12, 2017
SAP BusinessObjects Cloud offers data connectivity to many on-premise and cloud data sources. You can either acquire data into SAP BusinessObjects Cloud or connect to the data source in real time without any replication. Learn how you can use each of the data sources available in SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, then review the use cases and the configuration required for them.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will learn how to:

  • Make use of data sources available in SAP BusinessObjects Cloud
  • Choose live or acquired data sources for your model
  • Configure connections to data sources
Key Concept
SAP BusinessObjects Cloud supports various data sources that allow data to be acquired in real time without any duplication.

SAP BusinessObjects Cloud is based on SAP Cloud Platform. This software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution offers an opportunity for companies to combine planning, business intelligence, and predictive analytics in a single cloud-based solution. With SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, you can perform data exploration, planning, predictive analytics, and data visualization in one product with a user-centric interface. You also can leverage native integration with on-premise applications and data sources. In this article, I explore the available data sources to which SAP BusinessObjects Cloud can connect as well as their configuration and limitations.

Overview of Data Sources and the Connection Manager in SAP BusinessObjects Cloud

SAP BusinessObjects Cloud offers a wide range of data sources to which you can connect. This includes on-premise systems as well as cloud data sources. SAP BusinessObjects Cloud has core capabilities that are common to all SAP BusinessObjects Cloud users as well as some specific analytics capabilities, such as business intelligence, planning, and predictive analytics.

Pravin Datar

Pravin Datar works as director in the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Solution Management team at the SAP BusinessObjects Division. He has more than 20 years of business experience that includes management consultancy, ERP project management, and SAP SEM, BPC RIG, and EPM solution management. He holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering and an MBA from University of California.

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