The years 2015-2016 brought a breakthrough in the Business Intelligence area of SAP – starting with the launch of a new tool for data visualization and ending with the creation of a completely new system in the Data Warehouse category. New market trends, as well as more and more frequent use of cloud computing by enterprises, resulted in a change in SAP’s approach to BI tools. The completely new SAP Analytics Cloud mentioned above was designed to not only fully consolidate the functionalities of all SAP tools from the BusinessObjects and Business Explorer families, but also to facilitate access to data visualization for enterprises, while minimizing the cost of use (the SaaS model). The constantly increasing amount of incoming data, including streaming data, prompted SAP to create SAP BW/4HANA, a new system independent of the standard SAP BW system.
Apart from novelties that are just establishing themselves on the market of Business Intelligence solutions, we will also discuss SAP BI solutions that have already been present on the market, as well as their intended use in the context of specific needs of the company.