I recently sat down with Jackie Howard of searchSAP.com to discuss some of the new features that the new SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Performance Management release (EPM10) would include, and some of the challenges that bundling a number of acquired applications represents.
The first thing users should see with EPM 10 is a more consistent look and feel, particularly with the SAP NetWeaver versions of the main applications in the financial space. Each has a more consistent browser-driven user interface that makes process flows — such as moving between SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management and SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation — more intuitive and streamlined.
Another area that’s updated in EPM 10 is the increased data handling and business intelligence (BI) capabilities that now come with most of the SAP NetWeaver EPM applications. Customers have been confused by SAP vendors claiming that EPM required large BI projects to aggregate information and handle financial information in conventional data warehouses.
To read the full article on searchSAP.com please visit SAP BOBJ EPM 10 introduces new UI, data handling. If you happen to be at SAPPHIRENOW 2011 May 15-18 in Orlando, FL stop by the SAP Press booth after lunch on Tuesday to meet me and have a copy of my SAP Press title Understanding BusinessObjects Enterprise Performance Management signed!