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RESTON, Virginia – October 10, 2011 – HARKEN DATA, formerly known as Provansys , a strategy and technology consultancy focused exclusively on business intelligence (BI) and analytic solutions, today announced the availability of services related to the release of SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 (BI4). With HARKEN DATA’s deep SAP BusinessObjects expertise and involvement in BI4 beta testing, the consultancy is well-suited to help clients better understand the implications of this SAP release, provide recommendations with the best approach for implementation, and achieve maximum business value.

The new SAP release is a major upgrade that includes a significant number of new features and functionalities. Existing SAP BusinessObjects customers will benefit from expert help and guidance to ensure that they not only select the right upgrade approach, but to also sail smoothly through the upgrade. Properly trained and educated business users will go a long way toward ensuring long-term self-sufficiency and success.

Through its strategic and long-standing partnership with SAP BusinessObjects, HARKEN DATA possesses the right skills, knowledge and experienced/certified consultants that can help clients with the following:

  • Assessment and Strategy: assess the client’s current position, educate the team on the changes in BI4 and help determine the best migration approach based on unique needs (migration, re-design or evolution)
  • Upgrade: perform the upgrade through a proven application development lifecycle (the HARKEN DATA Way), from requirements analysis to deploying the release to business users with minimum business disruption
  • Education and Training: deliver custom training through a mixture of lecture, lab-based and online training covering best practices, techniques and usage that is more than just simple “tool training” or “how to use the system” training

“For almost a decade now, HARKEN DATA has been at the forefront of ensuring the success of its clients through complicated endeavors such as major upgrades, platform consolidation, advanced customization, and portal integration,” said Dan Ross, Managing Partner of HARKEN DATA. “Our consultants understand the underpinnings of the BusinessObjects 4.0 environment and can work with clients to review the different strategies and methodologies that will ensure the delivery of an optimized, performance-based business intelligence solution for our clients.”

HARKEN DATA is presenting several educational sessions at the ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference being held October 9-12, in Orlando, Florida. By contacting HARKEN DATA, consultants will be available to discuss the best approach and roadmap for BI4 upgrade services.


HARKEN DATA, formerly known asProvansys, is an industry leading consultancy that delivers best in class business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing strategy, architecture and implementation services that enable organizations to realize the full benefits of their data and information assets. Learn more at

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