Starting Your Journey to Business Objects Cloud

Today many organizations rely on business intelligence and run multiple BI platforms that address different business needs. With cloud-based BI tools coming into vogue, Business Objects and other products, like Tableau, Power BI, and QlikView, are at a crossroads. With SAP’s future road map retiring the Business Objects on-prem licensing model, it is critical to ensure the IT roadmap has a solid strategy for addressing this situation.

Recognizing that the future is digitization, SAP is pursuing a strategy of delivering an entire business analytics platform in the cloud. Although SAP has pledged Priority 1 support for BOBJ SP4.3 through the year 2027, the future investment will focus on SAP Analytics Cloud.

For many organizations, no other product can easily replace Business Objects.  The universe model is secure, convenient, scalable, and the foundation on which the reporting structure is built.  Redeploying all this from the ground up directly into SAP Analytics Cloud can be a massive undertaking.  The thought of moving “big bang” from BOBJ to another tool can be a significant barrier to progress to an analytics cloud platform.  There is another way.

Consider a move to a hybrid cloud-based model consisting of SAP Business Objects private cloud edition paired with SAP Analytic Cloud.  This allows you to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud while retaining access to universes and moving content to SAC when and where it makes sense.

For many organizations, BOBJ is an invaluable asset. The adage, “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” applies. The continued loyalty of customers depends on the SAP’s continued commitment to Business Objects.

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE AND BUILDING ON THE PAST:  We have extensive knowledge of the Business Intelligence ecosystem and can say with certainty that the landscape is changing.

To stay on top, organizations should leverage their assets by opening up to hybrid options and other BI analytics tools. In this scenario, rather than being replaced by other BI tools, Business Objects will remain the foundation and create new growth opportunities.

Tek Analytics can help you evaluate the hybrid strategy of Business Objects Private Cloud Edition and SAC.  This can allow you to shift on-premise workloads to a managed cloud environment that will continue to evolve and be supported beyond 2027.    Contact Us today to learn more!

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– By Merri Beckfield