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BO Influencer Summer in Boston, August 12, 2008 Print E-mail

August 12, 2008

In Boston for BO summit today. Hope to do a couple of "tweets" with the most interesting BO news for the SAP community. Now for breakfast... 7:29 AM

Lots of spin so far at BO Summit....but one fun tidbit: SAP/BO is on an aggressive "replace Hyperion with EPM" campaign...with some success. 9:22 AM

Dr. Kaplan's deep dive into strategy/ops a bit too deep for me...but, one takeaway: company purpose/mission must be aligned with strategy. 9:49 AM

Kaplan on why SAP/BO metrics/KPIs matter: "If you can't measure it, you can't manage it, and if you can't manage it, you can't improve it." 10:03 AM

 

Funny moment on BO partner panel: Deloitte and Accenture speakers briefly lock horns over who has claim to brag as "largest BO/BI partner." 10:11 AM

Another example of why BI/BO is hot right now: it seems to be "countercyclical," attracting investment even in a "down economy." 11:31 AM

Not sure if I can call Business Objects "BobJ" like the insiders do and keep a straight face...I'm just not sure....does it get any cornier? 11:54 AM

Accenture rep told me - they have enough internal consultants for current BI/CO needs, but - they are training/ramping for future demand. 12:02 PM

Before my laptop battery goes, one more BO trend to watch: BO Edge Series creating opportunities in the midmarket - now #2 to Microsoft. 12:14 PM

SAP/BO skills tip: inclusion of Risk Management in S and Poor's ratings should drive interest in SAP/BO GRC offering = consulting demand. 4:16 PM

Consensus from BI/BO insiders: BI is no longer a "skills specialization," but something all SAP consultants need to add to their skillset. 5:05 PM

August 13, 2008

Back from SAP/BO Summit - more tweets/highlights to share tomorrow. For now: prep for podcast taping re: "Green and eSOA" - more soon! 12:48 PM 


August 14, 2008

A few post-BO Summit Tweets... Biggest story was S and Poor's risk mgt news - should drive GRC interest bigtime. 1:09 PM 

Other buzzworthy tools to target that were emphasized during the BO summit: BIA (on the SAP side) and Polestar, open search tool (BO side). 6:39 PM


August 15, 2008

Another BI/BO skills trend: needs for developers who can customize user-friendly interfaces (ABAP AND, increasingly, Java, for BO). 3:28 PM


August 19, 2008

Put together my piece on the SAP BO Summit for my BPX blog. 11:46 AM

 

 

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