Tuesday, January 29, 2008

SAP & Business Objects

With SAP acquiring Business objects and Oracle already purchased Hyperion. It is becoming evident that these "would be" BPM vendors need the BI to be an integral part of the BPM space.

We all know that the cycle of of BPM needs analytics. BAM will be helpful in the analyzing the real time events and actions taken, but still a large part of historical & real time data analysis lies with in the purview of the BI tools.

Or are these guys leading us to a corollary of sorts here?
ERP = open data but locked process.
BPM = open processes but locked data.

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