Thursday, 5 June 2014

Power BI Connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects BI Now Generally Available

Now available is the Power BI connectivity to SAP BusinessObjects BI, a joint business intelligence interoperability solution delivered with SAP in Microsoft Excel, Power BI for Office 365, and SAP BusinessObjects BI. With this solution, users can connect to SAP BusinessObjects BI Universes as another supported data source in Power Query for Excel, enabling them to access and analyze data across the enterprise and share their data and insights in the cloud and any device through Power BI.   
 
Microsoft currently offers multiple ways to interoperate with SAP. The BI connectivity is another option customers have using Excel and the latest version of SAP BusinessObjects BI. Users can rely on the latest, accurate, and trusted enterprise data directly in Excel through an SAP BusinessObjects BI Universe without having to wrestle with copying and pasting or manually importing data. Companies that have made investments in both BI stacks can now effectively leverage their technology investments to maximize ROI. IT can also use the connectivity to continue to manage critical company data sources while giving business users access to trusted enterprise data in familiar tools they use every day without requiring them to learn new skills.
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