August 21, 2012 // By: Heather McIlvaine // 5 Key Facts about Visual Intelligence
The first point on which SAP Visual Intelligence and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer diverge is data acquisition. “In Explorer, you could only access data sources that IT had previously published in a universe or in-memory appliance,” explains Leroux. “With Visual Intelligence, you’re not restricted like that.”
This software lets you connect to a personal data source, for example, Excel spreadsheets, as well as enterprise data sources, like ERP relational databases. You can also connect to SAP HANA and perform analyses on massive amounts of data, without having to acquire it first. Simply put, this capability allows users to conduct analyses on a wider range of data.