Japanese Version of SaaS Business Intelligence Solution Launched By Fujitsu and SAP

Fujitsu Limited and SAP AG today
announced they are jointly developing a Japanese-language version of the
recently launched SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand solution, which
will be made available to the Japanese market using the cloud
environment of Fujitsu.

SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand is a
software-as-a-service (SaaS) business intelligence(BI) solution
addressing the previously unmet market need for a single product that
equips users with a complete, integrated BI toolset. SAP started SaaS BI
solution in 2006 and currently has more than 260,000 subscribers. With
this solution, peoplecan easily access all of their on-demand and
on-premise data with little to no prior experience or training. Since
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer software capabilities are included, users
can quickly access and navigate business data from any source. AJapanese
version of SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand, currently in development by
Fujitsu and SAP, is scheduled to be released in the Japanese market in
May 2010 using the cloud environment of Fujitsu.

The solution
will enable customers to use on-demand offerings from the SAP
BusinessObjects portfolio without having to build their own systems,
realizing comprehensive information usage quickly, at a low-scaling
cost. Additionally, in combination with other SaaS services, new forms
of information usage in the cloud will be made possible.

dealing with changes in operating environments, timely management
decisions and job-site operations, a hot topic surrounding information
systems concerns information analysis and effective information usage,
as well as internal and external information sharing. This has brought
SaaS BI solutions into focus for the collection and analysis of various
types of information, which can be put to practical use in all business
phases from enterprisemanagement to job-site operations.

In the
age of cloud computing, however, requisite information resides not only
on mission-critical systems but is dispersed across the cloud
environment and individual computers. This latest offering of SaaS
BIsolutions enables users to collect this information – as well as
combine, analyze and share it – to achieve a new information-usage

The two companies have been promoting joint operations in
ERP applications around the world as global partners and now will
deepen their cooperation as global strategic partners also in BI
applications through these new strategic joint operations.


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