July 17, 2012 // By: Heather McIlvaine
Feature Pack 3
Last year SAP integrated mobile access, in-memory computing, and big data analytics into SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0, and called the portfolio its most important BI release ever. Today, these capabilities are must-have BI features. Gartner predicts, for example, that 33 percent of all BI content will be consumed on a mobile device within the next year. It’s no longer sufficient to simply be able to remotely call up reports; users now want to be able to dig into the data from their mobile device. Enter feature pack 3 for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0.
This eagerly-anticipated release delivers both entirely new functions to SAP’s BI suite as well as enhancements for existing features – all with an eye to mobile, social, and big data trends. Current SAP BusinessObjects users can get the latest updates by deploying support pack 4. This is available today in SAP’s Service Marketplace in the Software Download Center.
In terms of platform improvements, the most important new features are centered on SAP HANA and big data analysis, tighter integration with the SAP core, and ease of use. We highlight some of these below.
SAP HANA and big data analysis
Tighter integration with SAP core
Ease of use