7 Reasons Why Customers Are Adopting BusinessObjects Analysis, Edition for OLAP 4.x

  • by Anurag Barua, Independent SAP Advisor
  • May 13, 2013
Straight from the field, learn about seven features in SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP that are prompting companies to transition from ad-hoc analysis in SAP BEx to Analysis.
Key Concept
The BusinessObjects Analysis product line includes Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office and Analysis, edition for OLAP (formerly known as Voyager). They are considered premium alternatives to the SAP BEx Analyzer and BEx Web Analyzer, respectively. Analysis, edition for OLAP retains a lot of the analytical power of BEx and significantly enhances the end-user experience.

I have worked with companies and have spoken with people there who have implemented SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 and now can take advantage of its improved analytic tools. They either have migrated or are in the process of migrating from SAP BEx to BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP or edition for Microsoft Office. With the increasing adoption of BI 4.0 either in the form of upgrades from previous BusinessObjects versions or fresh installs, users now face an enviable problem: They have a wider selection of reporting and analytical tools from which to choose. In particular, those transitioning from the BEx world to the BusinessObjects world are finding user-friendly tools. Among those tools, SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP is a popular choice.

I’d like share information directly from the field with you. This includes a summary of input and feedback from companies that have very recently migrated to Analysis about the primary reasons for their migration. Note that this input is based on initial use while companies are just becoming familiar with the functionality. I also give you hands-on examples of how companies are using features that they find helpful.

Anurag Barua

Anurag Barua is an independent SAP advisor. He has 23 years of experience in conceiving, designing, managing, and implementing complex software solutions, including more than 17 years of experience with SAP applications. He has been associated with several SAP implementations in various capacities. His core SAP competencies include FI and Controlling FI/CO, logistics, SAP BW, SAP BusinessObjects, Enterprise Performance Management, SAP Solution Manager, Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), and project management. He is a frequent speaker at SAPinsider conferences and contributes to several publications. He holds a BS in computer science and an MBA in finance. He is a PMI-certified PMP, a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and is ITIL V3F certified.

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