Business Objects & SAP Analytics Case Study 

SAP Analytics Cloud and Business Objects Hybrid

Comset partner with their Global Banking and Financial customer to modernise their Enterprise Reporting Platform 


As a full service provider of BusinessObjects and SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) Comset has been working with our Global Banking and Financial client supporting their on-premise Enterprise Reporting platform since 2008. Here is their Business Objects and SAP Analytics Case Study.  

With the corporate strategy of moving their enterprise applications to the Cloud emerging in 2018, Comset provided the Bank with services to advise on their software options and suitable architecture solutions. The outcome of this work was the Bank choosing to move their in-house BusinessObjects estate to the SAP BusinessObjects Private Cloud Edition (PCE) running on Microsoft Azure with Comset providing the migration expertise to help move their on-premise installation to the Cloud. 

Why SAP BusinessObjects PCE & SAC 

With over 20 years of investment in their BusinessObjects applications and some very complex reporting requirements that the newer BI tools were unable to meet BusinessObjects Private Cloud was the obvious choice to ensure that the Bank continued to meet it’s internal and external stakeholders analysis and reporting requirements.  

In addition, to enhance the end-user analysis and reporting experience, at Comset’s recommendation the Bank chose to add SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) user licences to the software stack to enable them to build proof of concepts in the new SAC technology, in line with SAP’s Analytics strategy. As SAP’s focus on SAC became clearer the Bank then chose to extend their SAC licensing to cover their entire Enterprise Analysis and Reporting user community.   

SAP Analytics Cloud + SAP BusinessObjects

Hybrid Analytics as a Bridge

Benefits of SAP Analytics Solutions 

  • The Bank has a SAP managed BusinessObjects and Analytics Cloud platform based on the latest SAP software innovations. 
  • The BusinessObjects and SAC software is running on the Microsoft Azure platform which provides both speed and resilience. 
  • BusinessObjects & SAC Cloud based platform allows the migration of user applications to SAP’s  latest software solutions at a speed determined by the Bank whilst aligning with SAP’s statement of direction for Analytics.  
  • Increased business agility with in-house personnel available for developing greater business value instead of having to provide support for complex in-house technical infrastructure. 
  • SAC can directly access the existing Business Objects universes already developed by the Bank, thereby leveraging the considerable investment in business logic already made in developing theses universes over a long time period. 
  • Lower TCO and Reduced Capital Spend with Microsoft Azure as the preferred platform. 

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