Indigestion for SAP
The integration of technology and processes will be difficult as SAP digests Business Objects acquisition, analysts warn.Warnings of integration challenges and technology conflicts have already begun, as analysts warn SAPs $6.78 billion acquisition of Business Objects will be hard to swallow. The deal, announced early Oct. 8, will combine SAPs business analytics with Business Objects BI (business intelligence) technology. It is SAPs largest to date.
Judith Hurwitz, CEO at Hurwitz Associates, said, "SAP clearly understands that customers need to be able to leverage their enterprise data to make better business decisions. Therefore, it is not surprising that SAP would look to a company like Business Objects for their BI and overall analytical software capabilities."