Business Intelligence in SAP Environments: Understanding the Value of Complementary BI Solutions
Two fundamental ways Specialist BI and Niche BI can complement SAP capabilities are in the areas of end-user usability and data integration (especially non-SAP data and data quality management). For those customers who are looking for complementary capabilities to their SAP BW and SAP ERP Reporting, it is important to remember that not all solution providers know how to effectively bolt-on or bolt-in to SAP, even if they are SAP NetWeaver-certified. There are differing levels of breadth and depth in complementing and integrating with SAP that can make or break hybrid architectures. Only Specialist BI or Niche BI providers with a detailed understanding of, long demonstrated history with, and high degree of investment commitment in SAP can effectively make hybrid solutions work.