The first half of 2011 is shaping up to be especially exciting. Here a just a few of the things that I’m looking forward to.
SAP BUSINESSOBJECTS BI AND EIM 4.0
This major release “brings together the SAP BI and EIM technology suites in a way that has never been done before and expands the SAP footprint in the emerging Business Analytics category…The release brings together a collection of new enhancements for all customers, including existing BusinessObjects users as well as rich new functionality for SAP users.”
Virtual Launch Event
Register today for the SAP BusinessObjects BI and EIM 4.0 virtual launch on February 23, 2011 (held in New York)! Join Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board, on the vision for business analytics, gain insights from customers on business analytics from SAP, and learn from a product demonstration how this release can impact your business.
Ten ASUG webinars are scheduled, covering the different products and features. Read more in this blog by Derek Loranca from Aetna.
Product Name Changes
OK, this doesn’t really fall under the category of “exciting” (some would argue quite the opposite) but it’s worth repeating as we’ll need some time to get used to the new names. Here is a link to the 4.0 Product Names wiki.
Video Contest (United States only)
Stay tuned for a February announcement on the BusinessObjects Community about a BI and EIM 4.0 video contest. Cool prizes to be won!
Speaking of videos, in case you missed it, here are a few videos about the release:
- SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqW_VhAre-o
- Introducing SAP BusinessObjects BI and EIM 4.0 and the vision for Business Analytics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJdlaED7hRA
- The future of SAP BI is now - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tukmHIERq3M
- Video on new branding changes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZqQSq2q0bY
- What’s new in 4.0
What's New in SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.0?
SCN BLOG AND FORUM CHANGES
A significant change coming to SCN is the upgrade of the community platform to Jive. Read more about what’s coming in this blog by Senior Director Jeanne Carboni: Migrating SCN Blog Functionality in 2011.
2010 BEST OF SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK
With all this looking ahead, it’s also good to take another look back at what we collectively achieved on SCN in 2010. Senior VP, Mark Yolton, shares our impressive highlights. SAP Community Network: Year in Review - Best of 2010