SAP will release SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, designed to speed searches of enterprise data for mission-critical information and analysis, at an undisclosed point in summer 2009. In addition to rolling out a number of new enterprise platforms and programs throughout 2009, including its Business Suite 7, SAP has collaborated with Hewlett-Packard and other companies on new projects.
will roll out SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, designed to
give workers within an organization near-instant access to business data via a
user-friendly search interface. The new SAP search tool is scheduled to hit the
market in summer 2009, although SAP has not disclosed a specific release date
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer allows rapid
search through millions of records via the search and navigation capabilities
of the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio, which
have been combined with SAP NetWeaver BW (Business
Warehouse) Accelerator software.
The announcement of the new product was made May 12 at Sapphire, SAP's
annual conference, held this year in Orlando, Fla.
BusinessObjects Explorer works via a search box interface, allowing users to
input key words-such as "tool price"-in order to find the data they
need to answer mission-critical questions. Users can also drill down further
into the data, with the system making suggestions for future searches. The company
claims that its software is capable of searching through 900 million records in
under 2.5 seconds.
The product will be available in two iterations, a "standard"
edition and an accelerated version for sorting through enterprise data. One of SAP's
partners on the project is Intel, which has co-engineered the in-memory
processing capabilities of SAP NetWeaver BW
Accelerator to optimize it to work with the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series.
SAP has been collaborating with other
companies on a number of enterprise software projects. On May 12, SAP
announced a collaboration to speed business
transactions, centered on having HP's server-based XML accelerator working within SAP
NetWeaver Process Integration technology
to make XML transactions more rapid.
With the combined system in place, the companies claim a 700 percent
improvement in the processing time needed for a single XML message, and a 400 percent improvement in the volume of
Throughout 2009, SAP has
rolled out a number of enterprise-oriented programs, including SAP
Business Suite 7, which features a modular software library with SAP
ERP, SAP Customer Relationship Management, SAP Supplier
Relationship Management and SAP Supply Chain Management. Business Suite 7 that allows customers to deploy particular modules
without necessarily needing to go through the time and expense of upgrading the