OpenSAP has announced some new courses on SAP BusinessObjects Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom powered by SAP BusinessObjects Cloud.
While I am yet to learn about SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, prospects of learning these new solutions created some confusion. So I took it upon myself to find out what these products are all about.
SAP has been branding its products on analytics around BusinessObjects. BO has been a known brand name in analytics, so why rename and spoil that brand. Naturally BO is the name to go after.
The on-premise solutions for analytics are delivered as SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. This product is available in three variants: Premium, Professional and Standard; in the decreasing order of functionalities delivered.
Given the push for software-as-a-service or on-cloud products, SAP has introduced a cloud variant of BOE. They call it SAP BusinessObjects Cloud. They originally called it SAP Cloud for Analytics, but stuck to the naming theme of the brand BO.
SAP Digital Boardroom (powered by SAP BusinessObjects Cloud) extends SAP BusinessObjects Cloud with support for live-meetings and collabaration aspects. This is meant for use by executive management team and board of directors of a company.
I suppose the openSAP courses will shed more light on these new products and hopefully I can leverage the basic knowledge from BOE to understand what they are.