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What's next for BI innovation at SAP? There was a ton of buzz from last week at SapphireNOW about SAP's BI strategy, including a new solution for data discovery called SAP Visual Intelligence. A recent blog post from business intelligence analyst Cindi Howson highlights 5 core pillars of SAP's BI strategy and points out many of these recent BI innovations:

  1. BI core: SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 and the subsequent Feature Pack 3
  2. Creative BI: provide fast time to value for both line of business and IT (Visual Intelligence)
  3. Mobile BI: develop first for mobile users and expand BI to untapped users (SAP Mobile & Zen)
  4. Extreme Analytics: Big data, real time, predictive (Hana, IQ, Predictive Analysis)
  5. Social:  capture the decision, leverage the network. (Streamwork)

In her blog post Cindi writes, "SAP is once again innovating in BI, not just integrating."  You can stay connected with the latest innovations by following the news from a BI innovation tour next week starting in Australia. We will be #TrackingTimo Elliott as he leads the innovation discussion in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne. Follow #anzBI #BI4 on Twitter. We'll be sharing even more details on BI innovations activities happening in places near you.

Also watch for BI2012 in Milan, June 6-8, there will also be more innovations at the upcoming SAPinsider event in Milan, be sure to follow #BI2012

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