Understanding Success with SAP Business Objects.

HARKENDATA consultants understand the complex underpinnings of the SAP BusinessObjects environment and the proper methodologies to ensure delivery of an optimized, performance-based business intelligence solution.

As a trusted SAP BusinessObjects partner, HARKENDATA has certified consultants who not only understand the SAP BusinessObjects environment and key success factors, but can help clients align individual business reporting needs with the appropriate SAP BusinessObjects tool. Our intimate knowledge of the BusinessObjects technology base helps ensure success in complicated endeavors such as major upgrades, platform consolidation, advanced customization, and portal integration. HARKENDATA’s component expertise includes older versions of the BusinessObjects suite as well as those associated with SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 (BI4).

Existing SAP BusinessObjects clients who want to migrate to BI4 should consider several things in order to ensure that they not only select the right upgrade/migration approach, but that the business users are properly trained and educated for lasting success. Other challenges may involve learning the new naming conventions and understanding several new features and functionality added.

HARKENDATA can help clients through an array of services specifically geared towards the BI4 upgrade, including:

  • Assessment and Strategy: Assess the client’s current business and technical environment, educate them on the changes in BI4 and determine the best migration approach based on their unique needs (migration, re-design or evolution)
  • Upgrades: Perform upgrades through our proven application development lifecycle (the HARKENDATA Way), from requirements analysis to deploying the release to business users
  • 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

Furthermore, our experienced SAP team has deep experience in all areas of enterprise data warehouse development and deployment that require integration with SAP. Our SAP BI consultants specialize in the following areas:

  • Data Intelligence Solutions utilizing BusinessObjects XI R2 and BusinessObjects XI R3
  • Data Extraction solutions from ECC and BW sources, leveraging standard and custom-built extractors, including integration with commonly-used ETL tools
  • Optimization of SAP NetWeaver BW environments through analysis of current DSO and InfoCube structures to identify areas for reporting and performance improvement
  • Utilization of SAP-certified tool for integrating with BW InfoCubes
  • Leveraging design patterns and templates to more easily integrate master and transactional data from the key SAP modules including FI, CO/PA, MM, SD, POS/DM and CRM
  • Integration of non-SAP data along with operational and strategic SAP data for enhanced business reporting and analytics
  • Supply Chain integration solutions for improved demand planning and forecasting
  • Application-to-Application integration for use with SAP Master Data Management
  • Full lifecycle implementation across all project phases including Planning and Strategy, Blueprinting, Realization, Final Prep, Production, and Ongoing Support

We invite you to learn more about HARKENDATA and our services by exploring our website or contacting us.

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