SAP BusinessObjects

As your business develops and grows, so will the data flowing within it; customer and sales data, costs and cash. The situation your business is in; and the subsequent actions you need to take, should be made clear and exact by – not hidden by – all of this information. That important difference comes from using the right tool to handle your data.

Implementing SAP BusinessObjects, with complete support from Influential Software, will transform decision making, with a single, reliable and real-time overview right across your company, whether of products, services, suppliers or customers.
How many companies can say all their decisions are based on information they totally trust? Or have the power to run what-if analyses to measure the business impact of a specific decision?
See your business in a new light, with SAP BusinessObjects’ interactive dashboards and visualisation tools. It’s even possible to unlock insights from blogs, websites and social networking content. All of this is available on mobile devices – and at an affordable price.

Discover SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence solutions for yourself now; read “Business Intelligence: A Guide for Midsize Companies”

SAP BusinessObjects is amongst a handful of the true premium Business Intelligence software suites in the marketplace and is synonymous with integrated enterprise reporting the world over. Since the early 90’s BusinessObjects has been at the cutting edge of the BI marketplace, a position reflected by the 2007 takeover by SAP; one of the world’s most powerful software companies. BusinessObjects is consistently ranked amongst the most influential players in the BI field, and appears in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant”, seen as the foremost authority in defining BI excellence.

BusinessObjects is at the heart of the SAP Business Analytics offering, and the flagship product is BusinessObjects XI, an interactive reporting application, designed to offer an integrated solution, capable of delivering a fully-featured BI portal, offering services from ETL (Extract Transformation and Loading) through searchable/scheduled reporting to ad-hoc reporting, planning and data-analysis to dashboard tools.

In the SME market-place, the primary offering is the BO Edge platform, which is a fully featured BI package, with a low entry cost and rapid path to deployment. It offers, however; the ability to cater for a significant number of end users, thanks to its advanced report searching mechanism and flexible concurrent licensing model.

At the heart of BusinessObjects is the “Universe”; a patented window on your business data, which removes the need for any expertise in underlying databases and empowers you with a simple click and drag interface to find the data you need in seconds.

In order to leverage this power, the configuration of the Universe is paramount in enabling end-user access without the need for complex training.

Influential have proven methods for designing, configuring and deploying BusinessObjects Universes, which makes report writing for our customers easy, effective and empowering.

Expertly implemented BusinessObjects software can:

  • Interrogate how the business is running
  • Compile reports and analyse them
  • Help to forecast budgets and planning
  • Manage costs
  • Indicate performance
  • Identify opportunities for growth
  • Aids better decision making

And we’ve been successfully implementing it since 1993.

Our team have all the necessary SAP certifications to handle pre-sales, sales, consultancy and support:


  • SAP Certified Pre-sales Consultant
  • SAP Certified Sales Consultant
  • SAP Certified Business Objects Professional
  • SAP Certified Web Intelligence Professional
  • SAP Certified Solution Associate
  • SAP Certified Xcelsius Solution Consultant
  • SAP Certified Support Associate

Influential is a trusted, certified, long-established SAP Gold analytics partner. We have also attained SAP’s Partner Center of Expertise (PCoE) Certification, having been assessed as meeting SAP’s highest criteria in supporting their products. We supply best-cost licensing, maintenance and support, consultancy and project services across all aspects of the product suite, to private- and public-sector clients across the UK.

We offer:

  1. The best pricing for new or renewal Business Objects licences, accompanied with a better level of support.
  2. One free day to discuss and assess your requirements and establish the value Business Objects offers.
  3. We offer packages ranging from 4-10 days tailored for your initial requirements, scoping / analysis / building proof-of-concept.
  4. Upgrading to latest version of Business Objects based on significant experience in upgrading to all versions including BOXI4, including any Universe/Report conversion.
  5. SAP-certified Business Objects training, at a day (rather than delegate) rate, and provide all appropriate training materials.
  6. Resourcing a Business Objects project partially or fully; we will provide a competitively priced, well resourced, professional solution

Pricing is dependent on the size of your business and the specific tools/CPU/roles required, with more information at our primary licence sales website.


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Complementing these Business Analytics capabilities, SAP also offer market leading Predictive Analytics technology; Infinite Insight (formerly known as KXEN). To learn more, please click here.

If you would like to talk to us about a business intelligence solution, software solution or any IT project you need to deliver successfully, please contact us. Visit us in the world famous Searcys rooftop bar of our landmark 30 St Mary Axe (City) site or at our Kent and Glasgow offices to discuss your needs.