Share Strategy Management Data Easily Using SAP BusinessObjects Voyager and Xcelsius

  • by Dr. Karol Bliznak, Vice President, SAP AG
  • October 30, 2009
Publishing strategy data beyond just your strategy analysts and managers helps you proactively respond to changing business requirements, ensure alignment at all levels within your organization, and instill confidence in people making decisions. You can provide access to this data by using SAP BusinessObjects Voyager and Xcelsius on top of your SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management platform.
Key Concept
SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management helps companies improve performance and align execution with strategy by connecting goals, initiatives, and metrics. With SAP BusinessObjects Voyager, business analysts can explore multidimensional data, quickly answer business questions, and then share their analysis and workspace with others. Xcelsius is a point-and-click data visualization tool that provides sophisticated yet user-friendly dashboards. It allows users to access interactive visual models, which include buttons and dials, to help communicate complex data. These visualizations give key decision makers a convenient way to interact with data and test future business scenarios — all with the click of a mouse. Because these visual models stay connected to data sources, they are constantly refreshed, delivering up-to-date insight.

With SAP BusinessObjects applications, you can layer analytical and dashboarding BI tools such as SAP BusinessObjects Voyager and Xcelsius on top of your SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management application to enhance your metric management capabilities. 

SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management 7.5 helps your organization communicate business goals, prioritize strategic initiatives, and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs). By cascading strategy across the enterprise, SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management users on all organizational levels can benefit from the application’s user interface (UI) and comprehensive coverage of the strategy management process.

SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management 7.5 provides metrics and scorecard application data to external BI tools via dedicated connectors. I’ll describe how to set this up in the following sections:

  • Populate an Xcelsius dashboard via a Web service
  • Integrate SAP BusinessObjects Voyager with SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management

Dr. Karol Bliznak

Dr. Karol Bliznak is vice president of the Rapid Innovation Group (RIG) within the mobility division at SAP. He focuses on converging SAP’s strategic innovation categories, such as mobile solutions, SAP HANA, business analytics, and the cloud. He works at the SAP AG headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. He has more than 14 years of SAP experience in business intelligence, mobility and in-memory technologies, enterprise performance management, financial accounting, controlling, governance, risk, and compliance.

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