SAP integrates its SAP BusinessObjects Data Services and SAP BusinessObjects Data Federator with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse to allow users to extract, cleanse and integrate data from non-SAP sources before feeding it downstream to business intelligence, CRM and other platforms, leading to more reliable information circulating within the enterprise.
announced July 20 it has enhanced its SAP BusinessObjects Data Services and SAP
BusinessObjects Data Federator, both part of the SAP BusinessObjects
information management platform, and integrated them with SAP NetWeaver
Business Warehouse. The upgrade expands support for SAP customers, allowing
them to "extract, profile, cleanse and integrate data from non-SAP sources"
and feed it into SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, the company said in a news
In turn, this results in reliable data being fed downstream to business
intelligence, CRM, ERP and SCM
(supply chain management) applications. The enhanced tools, which include a Web
services-based tool kit, allow companies to "more easily embed data
integration and data quality capabilities into applications and
processes," the company said.
In addition, the information from the SAP
NetWeaver Business Warehouse can be integrated with other sources into a
combined virtual data warehouse.
"We have a significant community of SAP
BusinessObjects IM customers that continues to grow, showing that trusted data
is top of mind for companies today," Marge Breya, executive vice president
and general manager of SAP's Intelligence
Platform Group and SAP NetWeaver Solution
Management, said in the July 20 statement.
SAP has been busily adding new
applications to its stable throughout 2009, perhaps the most prominent being SAP
Business Suite 7, which became available worldwide on May 5. The platform can
be deployed either in its entirety or as specific modules: SAP
ERP, SAP Customer Relationship Management, SAP
Supplier Relationship Management, SAP Supply
Chain Management and SAP Product Lifecycle
On June 30, SAP
rolled out two new applications designed to aid enterprise compliance with
Those applications, SAP
BusinessObjects Risk Management and SAP
BusinessObjects Process Control, were also designed to help manage risk and
ensure the placement of proper internal controls.
By automatically monitoring risk and regulation compliance, the software
would theoretically allow issues such as quality control in a manufacturing
line to be identified and addressed before they became costly problems.
SAP and Hewlett-Packard
on May 12 announced that they had collaborated to offer a server-based
technique that the companies claimed translates into a 700 percent improvement
in the processing time needed for a single message, in addition to a 400
percent jump in the volume of messages processed.