December 12, 2008

San Jose, Calif.-based Business Objects, an SAP company, a provider of business performance optimization solutions, has released the latest version of Business Objects BI OnDemand software. BI OnDemand is a complete suite of business intelligence (BI) capabilities, including a data warehouse, delivered on-demand.

Two key innovations in BI OnDemand help customers create and manage data warehouses in the cloud more quickly and flexibly, making sure business users receive the most current reporting and analytics information. First, the new content creation and development capabilities help customers to ensure that data from both on-demand and "on-premise" applications is quickly available to business users. Second, the BI OnDemand accelerator for Salesforce CRM enables customers to build a data warehouse with massive amounts of Salesforce data and prepare it for reporting and analytics -- reducing the implementation time from weeks to days, says the company.