Reporting on SAP BW without BEx: Q&A on SAP BusinessObjects Analysis and WebI Best Practices and Capabilities

What is the case for migrating away from SAP Business Explorer, and how does BEx compare to SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence or the Analysis tools? BusinessObjects expert Tom Kornfeld takes readers’ questions on replacing BEx and scenarios for using WebI, Analysis for OLAP and Analysis for Microsoft Office.


Top 10 Lessons for Successful International SAP Rollouts

Any SAP rollout represents a major project. Language and cultural barriers make international rollouts even more challenging. This white paper highlights potential pitfalls and provides valuable guidance on how to make your rollouts a success. Topics covered range from how to overcome cultural barriers, whether to translate or not and if so how, how to achieve quality in translation, lifecycle planning for multilingual rollouts, interpreting, training, project communication, testing and troubleshooting. These “tips and tricks” are based on world-wide customer projects run by Lucy Software, SAP Language Consulting and Translation partner.


SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio – A Beginner’s Guide

by Dr. Berg

In this blog Dr. Berg takes a look at the features of Design Studio, exploring the basic functions and also look at the capabilities of this new interesting tool from SAP.



SAPinsider Lifecycle Management Matters column thumbnail by Karl Kessler

Learn in detail about the newest development additions to SAP NetWeaver 7.4. Topics covered include features for database-independent programming with Open SQL, unified data modeling and definition with core data services, and simplified control of stored procedures with ABAP-managed database procedures.


BW is Dead – Long Live BW

by Dr. Berg and Brian Wood, Vice President and Product Strategist, SAP Labs

The introduction of BW 7.40 on HANA has resulted in something of a rebirth for BW, and this article summarizes the history, the current solution, and the potential future for this one of a kind solution.