Sapphire 2016 – Jayne Landry and the new BusinessObjects naming convergence

Jamie and Clint got to spend some time with Jayne within her jam packed schedule at Sapphire 2016 in Orlando.

They got to speak about the latest convergence of all the SAP Analytics tools under the SAP BusinessObjects banner as well as other new and exciting news.

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Jayne Landry @ SAPPHIRE 2015

Jamie and Clint found some time at Sapphire 2015 to talk to Jayne Landry – Global VP & GM Business Intelligence about all things Analytics. Yes, we’re a tad late in posting. But, better late than never.

Just one correction to the podcast is that Design Studio 1.5 that was mentioned and showcased at Sapphire is already GA.

Many thanks to Andrew Fox for the one and only #AskDSLayer question:

#askSAP Community Call with Greg Myers: SAP BusinessObjects BI Strategy and Roadmap

Last September, I moderated an #askSAP Community Call on the SAP BusinessObjects BI Strategy and Roadmap. Nick Smith published a recap today on the SAP Analytics blog. Listen to the original recording as Steve Lucas, Jayne Landry, Ty Miller, and Blair Wheadon discuss the future of SAP business intelligence.

You can read my thoughts about the call on the EV Technologies blog in an article entitled The Times They Are a Changin’.

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Jayne Landry at SAPinsider 2014 Singapore

Clint Vosloo got to sit down and have a chat to Jayne Landry at the SAP Insider Conference in Singapore last month. They got to chat about SAP’s new run simple message as well as talk about the convergence of tools in the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio as well as Jaynes World Tour she is currently on.

Example Deployment of an SAP Analytic Bundle

Recently the Diversified Semantic Layer crew recorded a podcast with Jayne Landry (VP for Solution Management in the Analytics Team) focusing on the newly released Analytic Bundles.  If you haven’t had a chance, head over to DSLayer.net to listen to the podcast.  These bundles are pre-built industry content using BusinessObjects BI4, and provide an excellent starting platform as a data warehouse, universe, as well as dashboards and reports for your business.

Why else should you care?  If you are an existing BusinessObjects customer, and running (or thinking of upgrading to) BI4 – guess what?  These Analytic Bundles are provided FREE.  Even if you aren’t a good fit for one of the industries, these provide a sample set of universes and reports that showcase what is possible with the tool.  You may even be able to reach out to Jayne and discuss if there is an opportunity to develop other industry-specific bundles.

As an extension of this topic, I wanted to do a walkthrough of the process to deploy an Analytic Bundle (preview: it’s super quick and easy!!), what it looks like from a deployment model, but most importantly – how it can easily be extended.

Without further ado, here is the walkthrough video for your enjoyment.

In our next episode, we will examine the Analytics Data Model for Telco & Utility, which leverages SAP Sybase PowerDesigner.

To look at demos of each of the Analytic Bundles (and/or download them), you can do so here.

Bundles of SAP Joy

SAP has put together a licensing strategy to help attract new customers as well as to help existing customers migrate to more robust bundles of SAP products in the analytics space. We are joined by Jayne Landry, the Global something of something really long that needs an acronym that is the keeper of all this bundling goodness.

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Jayne Landry
Jamie Oswald
Greg Myers
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