SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) solutions can empower your teams to achieve remarkable results by allowing anyone in your organization self-service access to relevant information. Helping business users transform their decision making by providing fact-based & quality information regardless of where the data resides.
In SAP Business Objects 4 you can find the new SAP protocol BICS -Business Intelligence Consumer Services, which made a Substantial leap for SAP ECC & BW users.
BICS has developed SAP Business Objects best practice and Center of expertise for implementation of SAP Business Object suite for SAP ECC & SAP BW users
Amongst the different SAP Business Objects Platform you can find:
SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (former known as Xcelsius)
Description: SAP BO Dashboard is a data visualization design tool that displays summary-level business data in a Visually rich and intuitive format that allows users to analyze and interact with their data in order to make better business decisions. You can export the dashboard to PDF,PPT etc Target Audience: executive Managers and information consumers
SAP BusinessObjects Web intelligence
Description: SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence offers a powerful, intuitive interface that enables business analysts and non-technical information consumers to ask spontaneous and iterative business questions about their data. Intuitive ad hoc reporting and analysis, Drill, slice, and format information Target audience: information consumers
SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP
Description:SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP can empower your business analysts with the ability to analyze multi-dimensional data through an intuitive Web interface that delivers a full range of analytical functions. Analysts can quickly answer sophisticated business questions and then share their analysis workspace with others, spreading knowledge beyond the confines of a single department or group. Target audience:business analysts
SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports
Description: With SAP Crystal Reports you can leverage an intuitive interface, access data spread across disparate systems, and design formatted reports.SAP Crystal Reports will deliver your transactional data across modules, Users can use Crystal Reports instead of SAP Query. Target audience: business analysts, and field workers.
SAP Business Objects Explorer
Description: SAP Business Objects Explorer combines the simplicity and speed of search with the trust and analytical power of business intelligence (BI) to provide immediate answers to business questions. You can use familiar keyword searches to search relevant information and explore data directly. Target audience: executive managers, information consumers
SAP SSM (SAP Strategy Management)
Description: The SAP Business Objects Strategy Management application helps you communicate plans and objectives, align business units and allocate resources to key priorities, monitor and report on progress, and proactively take action when issues arise. This can be made by strategy map , KPI and scorecards. Target Audience: executive Managers and unit leaders
SAP BPC (Business Planning & Consolidation)
Description: The SAP Business Objects Planning and Consolidation application combines planning(what if), budgeting, and forecasting capabilities with management and legal consolidation functionality in a single application, so you can shorten budget cycle time, close the books faster and ensure compliance with regulatory and financial standards. Target audience: CFO's, budget managers and planning members
The following is a diagram of the suite from Business Objects solutions: