Business Objects Upgrades Analytic Framework
Business Objects Application Foundation 3.0 adds analytic engines for predictive analytics and statistical process control.Business Objects SA on Monday announced a new version of its analytic framework, incorporating predictive analytics for the first time. Separately, the Paris-based company, with North American headquarters in San Jose, Calif., announced three new modules for its Supply Chain Intelligence analytic application. The new version of the analytic framework, known as the Business Objects Application Foundation 3.0, adds analytic engines for predictive analytics and statistical process control. KXEN Inc. is providing the technology for the predictive analysis engine. The new analytic engines allow users to predict the outcome of their business decisions and to monitor business processes over time, particularly those related to enterprise quality management initiatives such as total quality management and Six Sigma, Business Objects officials said.
Both analytic engines present their results via a dashboard interface. Application Foundation 3.0, which is the application development framework that all Business Objects analytic applications are built on, also includes additional personalization options and an enhanced workflow engine to show different views of key performance indicators.