Some are good, few are very good ... advise in selecting a BI component


I often run against presentations and overview decks and some are good, but only a few are very good. I faced the latter with the embedded presentation on SAP's roadmap for analytics and the accompanying BI component selection advise. This is a really useful deck:

  • it provides a clear overview on the roadmap by comparing today's SAP BI components with what is foreseen for 2017

  • The overview has a clear split for on-premise/privat Cloud scenarios versus full cloud via SAP HCP (Hana Cloud Platform)

  • Fo call scenario's it provides a good as-is situation, plus a deep level insight on the roadmap and what is coming up H1 2017

Below is a video with the full deck available. If you require the PDF version, go to the bottom of this page or download here.

There are few things that really make this deck useful and important. Talking the BusinessObjects Cloud product set, it brings a nice overview of what functionality is embedded in what edition also bearing in mind the Digital Boardroom. Well done SAP. Another topic on on-premise BI, is the convergence of SAP Lumira and SAP Design Studio. The principles on that convergence are simple and crystal clear:

  • converge use cases, not features and functions

  • all existing content is safe and will work, so backwards compatibility