SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) solutions simplify data manipulation, allowing users to access, navigate, analyze, format, and share information across a corporate environment.
SAP BusinessObjects BI (also known as BO or BOBJ) is a suite of front-end applications that allow business users to view, sort and analyze business intelligence data.
The reporting, analysis, and interpretation of business data is of central importance to a company in guaranteeing its competitive edge, optimizing processes, and enabling it to react quickly and in line with the market. With Business Intelligence (BI), SAP NetWeaver provides data warehousing functionality, a business intelligence platform, and a suite of business intelligence tools with which an enterprise can attain these goals.
Crystal Reports -- Enables users to design and generate reports Xcelsius/Dashboards -- Allows users to create interactive dashboards that contain charts and graphs for visualizing data Web Intelligence -- Provides a self-service environment for creating ad hoc queries and analysis of data both online and offline Explorer -- Allows users to search through BI data sources using an iTunes-like interface. Users do not have to create queries to search the data and results are shown with a chart that indicates the best information match.
SAP's Business Information Warehouse (BW) is a comprehensive business intelligence product centered around a data warehouse that is optimized for SAP's R/3 environment.
SAP BW is one of the important technical module of SAP and it stands for business information warehouse. The most important thing in the running of a business is data. Every business activity generates data. This data is used by a company is all areas of its business; it is used by the employees of the company in their work, to help them make a better decision.
SAP NetWeaver BW is a special software made by the maker of enterprise resource planning ERP ) software systems, SAP, which groups together and formats huge amounts of business data in the Enterprise Data Warehouse. It does so with the help of SAP BI tools, and is supported by a wide range of Enterprise Planning tools.
This allows the SAP BI software to analyze the data which is important for all decision making in the company. In this way, SAP BW optimizes business processes, helps a corporation to act faster and to be more flexible, as per the current requirements of a market.