SAP BO focuses on answering business questions that cannot be anticipated ahead of time with use of Dashboards and Apps for better impact analysis and simulation of profit impacting factors. It is focused on empowering the business user to self-serve answers to their own questions, and enabling access to large data sets through intuitive user interfaces.

The reporting functionality is mainly for distributing information around the organization. These are typically business questions that can be anticipated ahead of time, with a report or Universe prepared by a business user or IT developer that addresses these questions. It consists of

  • SAP Crystal Reports
  • SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
  • SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius)
  • SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
  • SAP Visual Intelligence
  • SAP BusinessObjects Explorer
  • SAP BusinessObjects Analysis