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Четверг, Июнь 30th, 2011
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Бизнес нуждается в аналитике

Российские предприятия проявляют большой интерес к BI-решениям, правда, не всегда понимают, как к ним подступиться

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Четверг, Июнь 30th, 2011

Топ-менеджеры SAP СНГ записали клип «Скованные одной цепью». ВИДЕО

Топ-менеджеры SAP СНГ стали героями клипа, в котором исполнили песню на собственные слова с припевом группы Наутилус Помпилиус «Скованные одной цепью». Главным героем клипа стал Владислав Мартынов, возглавлявший SAP СНГ в 2009 г. и недавно ушедший в отставку.

По сценарию клипа Мартынов проводит совещание с руководителями департаментов российского офиса SAP (среди них, к примеру, директор по работе с клиентами Игорь Богачев) и объявляет о цели, которую перед сотрудниками ставят «они» (вероятно, … полный текст

Источник: CNews

Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms

Пятница, Июнь 3rd, 2011

Хоть и немного с запозданием. Gartner 27 января опубликовал “магический квадрат” по BI платформам

Figure 1. Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms

Figure 1.Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms
Source: Gartner (January 2011)

  • The combination of SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP BusinessObjects revenue accounts for the largest share of the BI platform market. The data and user volumes of the SAP customers’ BI applications are among the largest (almost twice the average) in the market, with more of its customers considering it an enterprise standard than most other vendors on the Magic Quadrant.
  • SAP has one of the largest channel and services ecosystems: it is present in 127 countries with 5,250 channel partners, 1,350 value-added resellers globally and 850 OEMs. The combination of SAP and BusinessObjects represents the largest installed base in the market. Gartner estimates this installed base to be more than 46,000 customers.
  • Of the 13 BI platform capabilities evaluated during the Magic Quadrant research process, SAP BusinessObjects’ reporting and ad hoc query capabilities were defined by its customers to be its top strengths. While none of the SAP NetWeaver BW capabilities were rated above the market average, OLAP analysis was rated highest, demonstrating that SAP BEx Analyzer is still widely used over SAP NetWeaver BW. However, the OLAP tools of BusinessObjects XI were rated well below the market average according to our survey. In order to address the OLAP needs of both SAP NetWeaver and SAP BusinessObjects customers, new ad hoc multidimensional analysis products are being introduced: SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, Edition for Microsoft Office, which became generally available in September 2010, and SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, Edition for OLAP, which is expected to be available with the BI 4.0 release.
  • SAP complements its BI platform with forward looking capabilities in the areas of: collaboration and decision support with its StreamWork product, Text Analysis; search-based data exploration with its Explorer product; and other enterprise information management products with data integration, lineage and impact analysis, and data quality. Its vision for an in-memory appliance, HANA, promises to solve many of the perennial performance issues of large complex BI deployments in general (given its SQL and MDX access for third-party BI tools) and SAP BW in particular. SAP has also been one of the first of the leading BI vendors to introduce a SaaS offering, BusinessObjects OnDemand BI. SAP has also made investments in mobile BI with its Sybase acquisition and its SAP BusinessObjects Explorer iPhone/iPad application.
  • The SAP Business Warehouse Accelerator and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, Accelerated Version, provide options for performance and implementation improvements for many in the installed base of SAP NetWeaver BW customers.
  • Despite many new product announcements, such as HANA and the upcoming BusinessObjects 4.0 product release, SAP BusinessObjects customers that have had inquiries with Gartner analysts have expressed increasing concern about the BusinessObjects road map, given the product changes to support optimizations with the SAP Business Applications and NetWeaver BW products, and the perceived higher cost of ownership. These customers have also told us that the migration, implementation and integration choices can be confusing. These sentiments are supported by survey responses to the “view of vendor’s future” question, which indicated high levels of concern among SAP customers (twice as many of the SAP survey respondents indicated “more concerned” about the vendor’s future than the survey average). Many SAP NetWeaver BW customers and SAP BusinessObjects customers are still determining what role these products will play in their future architecture and BI strategy.
  • Poor performance and implementation difficulty were cited as problems by more than 32% and 40% of the survey reference customers, respectively (this is almost three times more often than the survey average). These survey results are consistent with the many client conversations Gartner analysts have with clients about the performance and implementation challenges of NetWeaver BW customers.
  • Our market survey data shows that ratings for SAP’s customer experience for its BI platform product, which includes ratings for support, software quality and for sales experience are the lowest of any vendor in the survey. This is the fourth year in a row for low scores. SAP has put in place programs to address customer issues with support and to address, more broadly, the customer experience.
  • The ability to achieve the business objectives driving the purchase of the BI platform (for example, make better decisions, expand types of analysis, make information available to more users and so on) saw SAP ranked among the lowest in our BI Magic Quadrant survey.
  • New support and license terms, including customers being charged for upgrades which they had expected to be provided at no/low cost, have led to poor experiences with SAP for some BusinessObjects customers.
  • Обзор рынка хранилищ годовой давности можно посмотреть здесь.

    Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites

    Пятница, Июнь 3rd, 2011

    8 марта 2011 года gartner опубликовал новый “магический квадрат” по итогам 2010 года.

    Figure 1. Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites

    Figure 1.Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites

    Source: Gartner (March 2011)

    Лидеры – красивая тройка: Oracle, SAP и IBM.


    • SAP has a broad portfolio of applications and continues to grow its CPM footprint through acquisitions, including the 2010 acquisition of a partner, Cundus, for disclosure management, and its overall vision is very strong. The key strategic components of SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management, SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management, and SAP BusinessObjects Financial Consolidation deliver a good breadth and depth of functionality in all areas of CPM. Its recent acquisition of Cundus will provide integrated disclosure management capabilities, an emerging area in CPM financial reporting. SAP’s current CPM release, EPM 10.0, Phase 1, started ramping up in December 2010. For further reading on the Cundus acquisition, see “Deal Adds Disclosure Management to SAP Financial Governance Offerings.”
    • SAP has improved its sales effectiveness through a better focus on its customers and prospects. CPM applications are sold through a mix of a direct sales force and indirect partners and channels. The CPM applications are directly supported by a dedicated CPM sales team, which supports the core account executives who own key accounts. SAP’s global routes to market and strong relationships with service providers mean that it is well-positioned to continue growing its market share as organizations deploy CPM more widely. SAP has a partnership with Microsoft to support SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation as a preferred solution, and this is seen in the marketplace.
    • SAP is executing well on an aggressive road map to deliver integration among the various acquired CPM applications in its portfolio and integration with SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP BusinessObjects BI. SAP has delivered CPM integration with SAP BusinessObjects BI, SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP ERP applications. It has introduced industry planning applications for the public sector, healthcare and banking. SAP has released a number of line-of-business applications, including Capex Planning, Liquidity Planning, Sales Volume Planning, and Sales and Operations Planning. In keeping with BusinessObjects’ traditionally heterogeneous strategy, the CPM products can be purchased and deployed without the need for the SAP NetWeaver/BI/BW stack. SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation NetWeaver is now the product of choice for most SAP customers with BP&F requirements, and it grew by 54% in 2010 as a result, where it now has more licensed NW customers than Microsoft.
    • SAP’s linkage of CPM with governance, risk and compliance (GRC) through its Strategy Management component is a visionary move. Although this is initially relatively simple, it shows SAP’s vision of linking PM with risk management, which is still early in its evolution. In addition, we envision that SAP will bring more GRC/financial governance components to market in the near future, including reconciliation management, disclosure management (integrating its acquisition of Cundus disclosure management) and close management, as it has stated its vision of improving organizations’ financial close. SAP also brought a risk management and planning solution to market.


    • As with the last Magic Quadrant, there is still confusion in the user base about the role of the acquired products, and about the impact of the EPM road map on existing SAP products. EPM 7.5 has addressed some of this, because the release has broader integration across the EPM portfolio and more integration with NetWeaver BI; however, EPM 10.0 provides more clarity. While SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation is its stated strategic solution for BP&F, based upon which it recently introduced a specific industry public sector planning application, SAP has also unveiled a CPM planning product dedicated to the public sector in North America based on BW-Integrated Planning in early 2009. These two product announcements cloud SAP’s EPM message.
    • Although SAP has committed to the support of strategic enterprise management (SEM) and related products to support CPM (such as BW-Integrated Planning, which still has a significant user base) through 2017 and potentially beyond, some SAP customers that have made major investments in these solutions are disappointed that these products are no longer viewed as strategic CPM products by SAP. Although SAP is still supporting these products, users will have to purchase EPM applications if they want leading-edge CPM functionality. Although many users are planning possible moves to the EPM solution, some are looking at alternatives, instead of assuming that SAP is the only answer. Although we expect SAP to retain most of these customers, it is an opportunity for competitors to target the SAP user base.
    • SAP’s user reference responses were below-average, consistent with the 2008 and 2009 CPM Magic Quadrants. This indicates that there are still improvements to be made in service and support areas.


    Что продают партнеры SAS

    Пятница, Июнь 3rd, 2011
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    Что продают партнеры SAS
    Компания SAS занимает на рынке бизнес-аналитики особое место. Есть две категории продуктов такого рода — Business …
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    PC Week: Еще одна тенденция — сопряжение транзакционных приложений и аналитических процедур реального времени, благодаря чему менеджеры смогут принимать оптимальные решения непосредственно в ходе бизнес-процесса. Такие вендоры, как SAP или Oracle, имеющие в своем портфеле и ERP-системы, и аналитические инструменты, в состоянии осуществить их полную интеграцию сами. Как подобную задачу решает SAS?

    Й. Д.: Да, подобное взаимодействие сегодня востребовано повсеместно. К примеру, когда клиент пытается получить деньги в банке HSBC, при его обращении к менеджеру запускается ПО SAS, определяющее вероятность мошеннических действий со стороны данного клиента. По результатам такой аналитической процедуры принимается решение — давать ему деньги или провести дополнительные проверки. Процедуру эту выполняет приложение реального времени, отвечающее за выявление потенциального мошенничества.

    Со многими разработчиками транзакционных приложений мы тесно сотрудничаем, и они предоставляют нам интерфейсы для доступа к своим продуктам. К примеру, для полноценного доступа к информации, контролируемой ERP-системой SAP, у нас есть специальное решение SAS Data Surveyor for SAP. Не исключаю, что наш интерфейс Data Surveyor обеспечивает лучшие возможности, чем имеющийся сегодня интерфейс между продуктами SAP и ее же подразделения Business Objects. Но нужно еще понимать, чтó стоит за словом “бизнес-аналитика”. Если имеется в виду классическая технология Business Intelligence, которой располагают все вендоры ERP-систем, — это одно, а если сложные аналитические процедуры кредитного скоринга, классификации клиентской базы, прогнозирования развития ситуации — совсем другое. Именно такие возможности мы предлагаем пользователям наших продуктов.