October 1, 2007
Providing business intelligence (BI) solutions for a business that uses SAP software continues to confound many users because of the long list of available options and the inherent complexity of such an undertaking. Yet, organizations need to clear these hurdles so they can benefit from a BI solution that provides visibility into business processes supported by applications from SAP and other vendors. This isn’t a new issue, but SAP customers need to revisit their BI solutions for SAP now, because many are old and need updating. In addition, new products and releases—from SAP and other vendors—have introduced more BI tool options.
The early sections of this report help SAP users understand the inherent challenges and available solutions for BI. Later sections discuss common use cases where SAP and non-SAP products are applied to successful BI solutions.
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