SAP, HP tackle unrealised business intelligence benefits


14 Oct 2009

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Businesses may now have a solution to complex business-intelligence and data-warehousing challenges in the form of an integration between SAP AG and HP.

At the SAP TechEd 2009 ecosystem education event in Phoenix, Arizona, SAP AG and HP have announced an agreement through which they will integrate the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) component and the HP Neoview enterprise data-warehouse platform to help customers solve such challenges.

Businesses can struggle with making informed decisions and can spend time, money and IT resources to access data from a various sources in order to carry out analysis and reporting, all the while using a variety of business-intelligence products.

Business challenges

The growth and distribution of volumes of data can challenge businesses, and this is where the integration of SAP NetWeaver BW and HP Neoview hopes to help by also assisting businesses in obtaining increased returns on existing business-intelligence (BI) investments.

This integration will provide customers with the flexibility to deploy SAP NetWeaver BW or BI-driven analytic applications from SAP on the HP Neoview enterprise data-warehouse platform. HP Neoview provides a scalable database platform to store, manage and access huge volumes of data through its parallel processing and shared-nothing architecture.

“With broader visibility across their business networks, companies can gain the insight needed to act decisively in today’s global economy,” said John Schwarz, member of the executive board, SAP AG.

“Working together, SAP and HP are enabling customers to achieve visibility by delivering integrated solutions that offer increased scalability and greater flexibility for any data environment.”

HP Neoview platform capability

The HP Neoview platform’s capability is complemented by the SAP NetWeaver BW and the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator (SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator) software for the data-warehouse layer, as well as by software from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio, which act as the BI front-end tools to provide high-speed analysis of data.

“Businesses are continually challenged to drive greater value and efficiency throughout their organisations,” said Thomas E Hogan, executive vice-president, Software and Solutions, HP. “HP and SAP offer a highly scalable business-intelligence solution, which enables organisations to deliver enhanced decision-making capabilities to a wider range of users.”

Photo: Businesses can struggle with making informed decisions and can spend time, money and IT resources to access data from several sources.