The SAP Analytics Business Intelligence Statement of Direction (SoD) provides guidance to our SAP BusinessObjects customers on the product directions of SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP BusinessObjects solutions. The SoD got some important updates this month and can be found here.
SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP BusinessObjects
SAP Analytics Cloud is the strategic analytics offering from SAP and is changing the way our customers run their business, by allowing them to analyze their data in context and to make better and faster decisions. The integration of BI, planning and augmented analytics in a native cloud solution allows to move from insight to action, brings analytics closer to the point of decision, and provides trusted insights from their most valuable data.
As we define the future of SAP Analytics Cloud, we are committed to our existing SAP BusinessObjects BI suite customers. We continue to add enterprise reporting features like formatted reports, sections, and more recently in 2022, we added the report bursting capability. This allows most BI use cases, including reporting, to be transitioned to SAP Analytics Cloud. However, with the mainstream maintenance of version 4.3 of SAP BusinessObjects BI suite ending in 2025, we do not want to leave SAP BusinessObjects customers behind, and therefore we have decided to release an updated version of the BI suite code named SAP BusinessObjects BI 2024 to provide more time to our on–premises customers to adopt SAP Analytics Cloud.
SAP BusinessObjects BI 2024
We are planning to release a new version of the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite code named SAP BusinessObjects BI 2024, available on–premises and through managed cloud, and focused on the most widely adopted solutions: SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, single source .unx universes, SAP Crystal Reports, SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office and the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform.
We will provide clear use case migration paths for the components for which we plan the end of
support after 2027.
Our intention is to only support Windows and Linux platforms.
Software as a Service, Managed Cloud or On Premise: pick up your favorite deployment models
As more of our customers shift their on–premises workloads to the cloud, we also offer SAP
BusinessObjects Enterprise, private cloud edition (PCE), which runs the BI suite in a managed cloud
environment operated by SAP. The public cloud subscription model for SAP Analytics Cloud and the
private cloud edition of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise provide a flexible framework to adjust the
number of users on either solution, and to adopt SAP Analytics Cloud at their own pace, as usage patterns evolve over time. Many of our largest SAP BusinessObjects customers already run both solutions side-by-side, during their transition to the cloud.
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